Sunday, 23 May 2010

My Girls

Hi everyone, welcome to my girls Maxine and Gemma.The girls are getting ready to do the Race for Life today at Waddington air field at the top end of Lincoln. Gemma painted herself with neon colours on her face and arms, and when Maxine arrived Gemma did the same to her, they then got dressed for the occasion.

The final results don't they look fab. They where starting their run about 10.30 s0 as I am writing this they are doing it.

Both my girls are doing this for me because I had Breast Cancer in 2002, news flash just had a call from Gemma they have completed the 1st k, and its very hot, lots of people have dressed up so its fun all the way.

I am so proud of them both

This shall be my last post for a while because I am away on holiday this next Tuesday for 2 weeks with Maxine and family really looking forward to it. The case is packed got the sun lotion and the passports, here comes the sun x.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

News News

Well my lovely friends out there in Blogg Land Paradise, I have some exciting news to share with you all. Are we ready!!!!At last I can escape B & Q, I have been there 4 years now, and I have had so much time off with my disability through all the heavy lifting that I have to do,(but they have been brill with me) so on doctors orders I have landed myself a new job just down the road from my house working in the local newsagents part time.

I will be able to walk to work so that will build up the legs, and the exercise will do me good.

I shall be starting when I come back from my holiday which is next week, so I should come back nice and refreshed!!!! and ready to go. refreshed not sure about that cause we have the grand kiddies with us and Ben plans to be swimming all the time!!!

So that is 2 brilliant things that is happening to me this month, so I am on cloud nine at the moment.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Time flies past

My goodness where does the time go, it certainly disappears for me, don't seem 5 mins ago since I was on site.

Up here Mr J and Max, Mark, Ben and Paige oh and me are now on count down to our hol which is in 2 weeks time, come this Tuesday. Got the clothes, sun cream and first aid bag all ready, suitcase's to get down and pack. Then sort out some crafts to take with me ready for when I shall babysit for the kiddies.

Gemma is dog and house sitting for us (3 dogs) she is good, she will be busy doing her last essay ready for the end of her course, its only 6000 words where do you start, that's the question????

Here is a picture of one of my favourite flowers, Orchids, I have currently 5 in the kitchen, 3 of them are what I rescued from work and they are starting to get their flower stems on don't know what colour they will be. That's the beauty of rescuing them, discovering what they are going to be like.

I love this time of the year when things are all in bloom, plenty of blossom around things looks and smell lovely to. Specially after a good rain pour, which we had today, clears the air. The fields all look lovely with their different shades of green and the yellow of the Rape, which has a very strong smell this year or my nose is sensitive. Its the feel good factor.

Well my friends I shall sign off for now and would like to wish everyone and lovely week whether at home with your hobbies or at work!!!!

Wednesday, 28 April 2010


Well what has been happening up here in Lincolnshire. Ben had a lovely birthday with loads of pressie's and birthday money, he had a fun day as did all of us, plenty of food and a bouncy castle, face painting, the kiddies where shattered at the end.

Me well I am not very good, those's that know me will understand when I say PAIN plenty of it, in fact its so bad I am off work at the moment, back to the docs tomorrow and find out the verdict if I am going back. I can honestly say that B & Q is killing me, I have a spinal disability and all the heavy lifting that I do has not helped. Anyways we shall see.

This past Monday I went to my local newsagents as the owner is after some more help in his shop and wants a mature person, I think I fit the bill being 52yrs lol. So fingers crossed that I will be lucky, more on that at a later date.

Well in four weeks I shall be in Turkey, Side is the place we are going to, it shall be Dave (the hubby), Mark (son in law), Maxine (daughter), Ben and Paige (grandchildren) and Me, yippee cant wait, 2 weeks of sun and relaxing just what we all need.

I have been to another beading class photos to follow, I do find it all relaxing doing beading and Goldwork. I have arranged to have a tutor over on the 19th May for a day's crafting, we are going to be doing Cornucopia, I don't know much about it so when the lesson is done and the work finished I shall post pictures and a description.

Well my lovelies I shall sign off for now and would like to wish everyone happiness and love.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Little Man

Well my friends here in the world of blog, it has been a busy week for me.

Firstly it has been my daughter's 31st birthday last Wednesday, and she was spoilt again, Maxine wanted a Pandora Bracelet for her day so Gemma and I got her a charme each, that left her hubby Mark and the nippers to get the bracelet which they did, needless to say she was over the moon.

And today Ben my little man had his 6th birthday party. He had 25 friends to the hall that his mummy and daddy hired for him, along with a bouncy castle, which was neat according to him, there was also face painting, the kids thought it was great, just hope the parents have a peacful nite cause they where all shattered.

Tomorrow (Monday) I shall be have Ben and Paige for the day, so after the gas man has been we are going to see my friend Tara and her kiddies, who love Ben to bits, I am also going to show Megan how to finish the bracelet that I have been teaching her to make. We will all have lunch then maybe go to play zone so the kids can let off steam before they go back to school Tuesday.

Today it has been really warm and sunny and do you know what it makes everyone smile and be happy which is what is needed after the winter, hopefully it shall carry on.

So my lovelies I shall sign off for tonite and wish everyone a lovely week, and I shall now catch up on your blogs.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


Well what can I say, I have been duped by my oldest friends, Rosie P, Kissed by and Angle and Kelly's Recipe's for life.

I have been following them all since Kelly set me up and did not know it was her aunt and mum, we have known each other since meeting in Italy, they where being nosy at our Conway Cruiser, so I said come in and have a look, and as they say that was that, we have been friends since.

In fact January as I call her cut short their holiday and travelled up to Bielefeld in Germany where i lived with my lot and came to stay, this is how much I trusted them, I gave them the keys to my house and my daughters whilst I was at work. Ours is a friendship that is always there, and even though we don't see a great deal of each other, we pick up where we left off, to me they are friends for life.

So to Kissed by and Angle, Kelly's Recipe's for Life and Rosie P, I just want to say a big huge thank you for your love and friendship xxxxxx

Caft Group

Good evening everyone, welcome to a new day and I hope this finds you all well.
This bunch of ladies are the Morton Craft Group, we are all self help who have a passion for crafts. The lady in the middle at the back is Mary and the lady at the right end is Jackie I have known them now for over 10 years we used to do bobbin lace together until the group broke up so Mary and Jackie decided to make the self help group. We meet on a Wednesday afternoon for 2 hours, pass knowledge on to each other and generally have a fun afternoon.
From the left is Ann, Marleen, Chris, Cath (at the back), Linda, Mary (at the back), Jenny,
me (in the B&Q uniform), Ann and then Jackie

The photo above are my latest projects, the top one in blue and the middle one are the same pattern from America, I say one thing about the Americans there are plenty of bead sites.

The one at the bottom is what I made on Tuesday at the workshop I went to in Scunthorpe at the Bead Cabin. Glenda owns the business and started workshops, pop over to her web site and have a look, she has just gone live on the net and welcomes comments as this is all new to her as well. I shall be over there again next Tuesday for another go at a workshop to make a Ladder Bracelet in twisted bugle's picture to follow.

Well my friends I shall wish you all goodbye for now, till the next, take care and warm wishes.

Thursday, 8 April 2010


Hi everyone, catching up now on my blog and sharing my happiness is a great feeling.
The above photo is one of my favourites it was the Nostalgia stall
they deal in various types of beads, wires etc pop along and have a look.
The photo above are the 2 friends that came with me to the NEC, on the left is Jackie, Jackie has a wealth of knowledge all to do with crafts and is a brill helper and Jenny is on the right. Jenny is also a guider and gets ideas from us all to help the Guides, Jenny is also a member to the Embroiders Guild and is just starting to learn how to bead, I am teaching the craft group I go to.
The above photo is on a stall at the NEC that took my eye, it was full of handy bags and containers to keep beads, cross stitch, tools etc, it was the spotted one I liked. The whole day was fantastic, and fun, even though we got caught up in traffic coming back. We did not spend to much money!!!! which I must say makes a change. The next big event I am hoping to visit is actually here in Lincoln this July, we are going to have a craft fair on the showground, after that it shall be a trip to Harrogate, this time we are thinking of hiring a mini bus to go in instead of loads of cars.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


Hi everyone, I am sorry that I have not been on for a while, I was hoping by this time I would have received some photos of my day teaching at my sister Lainey's place of work, the above photo is Lainey and my nephew Andrew, we nipped into Bogna Regis after visiting my mums grave at Chichester, it was a lovely warm day.
I can't call it working when I visited Lainey's place of work, it was FUN FUN, what a great day I had, arrived for 9.30am, got all set up with my machine and introduced to all the service users, what a lovely bunch they where. I had a shadow for the rest of the day his name was Paul, he was so interested in the machine and helped me all day. All the users decorated their bags, put their names on them so everyone was different. In total we made 20 bags, those that did not get finished I took back to Lainey's and finished them all off for them.

Paul who was my shadow was telling me that it was soon his birthday and was getting a new PSP!!! and did not have anything to keep it in so I made him his own case with his name on and wrapped it up for his birthday, I also brought him a card, normally if you are staff you are not allowed to buy or make them anything, but as I was a visitor it was ok.

I had my photo taken with each one and was hoping to have them sent to me but no luck, the smiles on their faces was brill, it was a pleasure doing what I did and have been asked if I would do it again, of course I said yes.

I had a lovely day on the Monday, I went sight seeing on my own, I visited HMS Victory and HMS Warrior, Portsmouth Cathedral (which I must declare I did not know was there)!!! how bad is that. The Mary Rose was closed off due to refurbishments going on, but I look at the museum which was great.

The photo's are Portsmouth Cathedral and the Stateroom on HMS Victory, I never get fed up visiting the Victory and Warrior, but I think my favourite is Warrior!!!!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010


Hi everyone hope this finds you all well as it does me. Thank you for the lovely comments I do so enjoy reading them.

I have a good friend in Kelly how she puts up with me I dot know!!! that's years of friendship I reckon.

Well at last I have managed to take a photo of the necklace, but the picture does not do justice I think. I am pleased with it and the colours are shocking pink, a very pretty blue and black crystal beads!!!!

The large bead is glass and its pink and clear with lots of bubbles inside, and very heavy. I do so enjoy doing this type of thing.

From tomorrow I will not be on site as I am travelling down to Portsmouth to visit my sister for 5 days, I am also taking my sewing machine and I am going to teach my sisters charges how to make swimming bags, been busy cutting out 16 in total plus handles, we are then going to decorate them so they are just for them. Looking forward to that it should be fun. Lainey's (my sis) charges are all adults with learning disabilities, so it shall be challenging for me but different. More on that when I am back. You never know my nephew might allow me to use his laptop!!!

So for now I shall close oh and also off to collect my new car at 3pm, excited or what.

Bye for now, have a lovely week

Saturday, 13 March 2010


Well good evening my friends, I hope this finds you all well.

I have had a very long day, been up since 5am to go into work, but did not get much sleep last night, worrying about doing the cash office but it went well, the hard part is tomorrow!!! It stressed me out.

Came home and found my family all here, and what a greeting I received from Paige who is 18mths and Ben who shall be 6 next month where does the time go. I had brought them both a little pressie cause they have been good, Ben got a pushchair and doll and Paige got some Ben10 alien figures!!!!, Ben thought I was nutty giving him the dolly ha ha, they where made up. Paige kept giving dolly a biscuit, not often does she give her food away cause she loves eating!!! she will change that when she gets older. Ben is full off cold and has a Rudolf nose bless him.

Hubby Dave made tea tonight, chicken wrapped in parma ham stuffed with phillie cheese along with a salad, did not touch the side.

I am now sitting here with laptop whilst watching a film and having a cool drink of lemonade and fresh orange, lovely, the log burner is nice and hot, but no central heating on.

So my lovelies I shall close for the night my battery is getting low, so good night sweet dreams x

Friday, 12 March 2010


Wow what more can I say but wow, what a revamp its incredible, Thank You Kelly from the bottom of my heart for this fantastic make over, a thousand thanks. XXXXX

Thursday, 11 March 2010


Today has been another cold day at work even though the sun was shining. In fact it was warmer at 5.45 this morning when I got up for work, even though there was a frost.

Today I was invited to my friend Tara's house for lunch because I was due at the dreaded dentist for a filling and check up.
Tara made me a slimming world curry called Kofta, it was lovely! We both go to slimming world, Tara has only been going 2 weeks and she is very competitive, and has turned it into a competition to see who can loose the quickest, I am not that type of person and so I laugh at her and her ways. Tara is good company and a good dose of salts if you are feeling down. People are surprised at our friendship as Tara is the same age as my oldest daughter!!! She says I am just like her mum in a lot of things which is a lovely compliment.

Oh the dentist went well next check up in 6 months.

The necklace is now finished so I shall get round to taking a photo this weekend, the colours that I have done it in are bright instead of the traditional colours of say black and red or gold and black, Glenda the tutor laughs at my colours but is surprised at the end result.

As I am writing this I am watching the second part of Emmerdale and the wedding ah its snowing!!! My daughter is drying her hair and trying to sort out a fancy dress for wearing to school tomorrow, she was dressing in army but has changed her mind again. Hubby is out at the golf range whacking some balls so all in all its peaceful.

Well my lovelies I shall sign off for tonight and like to wish everyone a happy Friday. Keep safe.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010


Well what a lovely couple of days I have had. Yesterday I went over to Gainsbourough to get picked up to go to Scunthorpe to a beading class. Glenda the lady who runs it is brill, she showed us how to make a St Petersburg necklace, and I must say it is very pretty, I shall take a photo to show you all when it is finished. The lesson only cost £6.00 and that included all the beads, pattern and tea/coffee, it was for 2 hours but went on for 3.5hrs. We have all booked for another class in April.

Today I went again to Gainsborough for my normal afternoon craft class and found out that 2 more ladies would like to join the April class so phoned up Glenda to discover that she was in hospital having her Gall Bladder out she got rushed in last night bless her.

Well I now have a full car to go to the NEC on the 25th for the day so that is good, the ladies are all like minded on our crafts so that is good, its going to be an early start for me, but I do not mind.

Up here in Lincoln it has been freezing specially at work, I even had my jacket and gloves on, and everyone said it must be cold cause normally I don't wear a jacket let alone gloves, but the sun was shining so that helps.

Rite my lovelies I shall close tonight's news, until the next take care and keep smiling.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Busy busy!

Well today has been a busy busy day. Firstly had to go into work for an hour for some training in the cash office ready for this weekend, then went back home and picked up hubby, decided to have breakfast out for a change, then up to one of my favourite shops, Dunhelm Mill as I forgot to get grey cotton to fix Gemma's trousers, whilst up there showed Dave the bedding set that I liked but he did not, chose a carpet for the front room to cover up the coal burns Dave has done on my new carpet!!!! and then Dave decided to look for new bedding for our room, and went for really feminine items, with flutterbys and flowers on it, then nipped to Maxine's for Dave to fix her outside tap cause it was leaking, then back home for a little while, had a quick cuppa and then back out to work again for a meeting.

Got back in at 6.30 cooked tea and dinner for tomorrow cause my friend is coming for lunch, I normally go there but SKY are coming to fix the box, as it keeps freezing. I was going to sew the heading tape on the curtains and cut out the linings for the caravan curtains, but my hip is playing up so been banned and told to sit down!!!!

I have also brought 2 more shelves for my work room as running out of space for my lovely boxes so Dave has promised to do them this week.

Just watching Pineapple Studios we like that in this house, they make us laugh. Its good to laugh, stops the wrinkles!!!

Well my lovelies that's about my day, just left to say have a lovely week at doing what you do and keep smiling.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Nutty day!

Well what a nutty day this has turned out to be. At work today everyone was in a great mood, it must be the sunshine. Customers where full of jokes and laughter for a change, I was in one of those moods as well. Firstly I could not pronounce my words, they all came out wrong, we call it a "Connieisim" here and everyone I work with know what I am like, but it made the customers laugh, anyone would have thought I was drunk!!! not had a drink for 18yrs.

Then went over to my craft afternoon and we are trying to arrange a days craft with a great teacher called Brenda Scarman, we are aiming for May so fingers crossed for that, that reminds me must e-mail Brenda next. I am also going to the NEC so going to offer anyone a lift with me as so far there is only Jackie and I going now in the car as my friends girl is off to her nans.

Going on a trip on the 18th March down to Pompy to visit my sister, she has also arranged with her work for me to go in and teach some sewing to her clients, they all have disabilities of different kinds and she thought it would be nice, so I am taking my sewing machine down and they are all going to make their own swimming bags. The home relies on donations from the public for materials etc, so I have a load of blackout lining that I am going to cut out ready, I am looking forward to the day I am spending with them, more on this when I get back.

This month is proving to be very busy on the sewing side, just been asked to make another roman blind for a friend at work, plus alter some curtains for the outlaw!! ready for our caravan being opened next week.

Thank you to everyone on their kind thoughts about Maxine's dog Jessie, I have passed them on to her.

Well that's about it for tonight, until the next, loving thoughts to you all x

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Whats happened?

Well my goodness what has happened to my page!!! It is a mystery to me, Kelly help, I did try to put Kelly's button on my side bar but must have pressed the wrong button lol, this is me who does not know what to do.

My daughter Maxine had to put her dog Jessie down last week, poor Jessie lost 4kg over night and they discovered 2 tumours, one in her stomach and the other growing on the side of the ribs, she lost weight over night and it was a big shock and as she was not a young girl anymore the vets recommended putting her to sleep. Maxine is going to get another dog as soon as she can, as it is horrible going into her house and not being greeted by Jessie and the kiddies are missing her. They have decided to have a rescue boxer when one comes avail.

On the home front, all is warm, we had no shower for 12 days, so had to go to Maxines for a bath cause we don't have one, but the shower is now fixed, yippie, wonder what is next.

On the sewing front, my lady with the OCD keeps changing her mind about her curtains, I am running out of patience now!!! but shall keep trying to please her fingers crossed. I have also been busy making linings, shortening trousers and trying to make 2 baubles!

It has been a lovely warm day up here in Lincoln, the sun is shining, the crocus and snowdrops are out, everyone has a smile on their faces it is so nice to see. My 2 dogs are sleeping and I am watching Ben-Hur again for about the 1000th time, its a classic.

Well my lovelies that is me for 2day, warm wishes and a loving smile to you all xxx

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Warm and cozy

Hello everyone.

At last all warm and cozy here at home, it took nearly a week to get the new part for my boiler, British Gas are ace in my books.

On the home front I have been very very busy making curtains and blinds for a lady who has OCD, and is making it very hard work to complete things for her. She brought some Laura Ashley fabric for her front room, very lovely it is until you go to sew it together and nothing matches!!! then to top it all the first pair we hanged we found out that her floor is not level, so in places they hung lovely in other they where to long argh!!!! Then she brought a blind and it was very flimsy and she could not get it to hang properly so asked me to put in blackout linings and redo the whole thing again, why is it they they never go together the same.

We had a lovely dusting of snow the other day, it made everything look lovely for a while, I went outside to put some rubbish in the bin and ended up on my bum covered in snow and laughing my head off, I am afraid that is my sense of humour, would not be any help to anyone if it was them, too busy laughing!!!! Wicked or what.

I do not know where my time goes at the moment, what with work, looking after my granddaughter and raising funds for my friend Leah who lost the baby. On that note I would like to say we are nearing my target of £1000, one of the young lads at work is going to do the Lincoln 10km marathon and everyone has been sponsoring him, so far nearly £200 in sponsorship.

On a personal note I would like to say a HUGE BIG THANK YOU to Lucy of Lemonade Kitty for her lovely generosity love and kisses back to you.

My Internet provider has been taken over and I have been having trouble getting on line, apparently they need to upgrade the lines!!!! what that means I do not have a clue, they have said that it will take a little while to get things sorted, so if I am quiet you now know why.

Well then that's about all for now, be back soon. Love and warm wishes to everyone.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Up date

Just a quick update, the gas man could not fix the boiler, has to order new parts!!!!, this boiler has been a thorn in my side since the day it was put in. Hopefully the parts that have been ordered will be here tomorrow, in time for him to come back.

I would also like to say thank you for all your lovely wishes xxxx


Hi everyone

Well up here in sunny Lincoln at the moment, it is very very cold, and we keep having snow, and to top it all the bungalow is freezing!!!

I woke up at 5am getting ready to get out of bed at 5.30 to get ready for work, only to discover that the heating was not on, checked everything but to no avail could not get it going, so jumped back into bed for a little while.

Dave got up and tried to get it going, no chance it was saying, so Dave had to bank up the multi burner so that we had some heat. He then got in the little oil rad and had left that on all day so when I came home it was not cold, so I am sat here in the living room waiting on the gas board, hopefully not to long!!!!.

I have been busy sewing for a customer making all her curtains, Roman blinds and shortening some of the others so it has been very busy. At the weekend I also covered 6 dining chairs which looked lovely in the end. So for me it has been a busy week.

I have also been making Christmas Baubles again, I have had a few orders so it makes a welcome change.

Yippie the Gas Board is here, and it is the same fella that has been before and knows the boiler very well, cause it keeps breaking down, he is very nice about it, so I make him a coffee.

On a personal front, my friend that lost her little one is slowly getting back to normal, so at work I have be asking for help towards buying her a headstone, we are doing very well, nearly £600 collected, one one of our young lads is doing the Lincoln 10km run, and has volunteered to do it in her honour, so we are all sponsoring Adam, not many young men would do that, but it just shows that there are some lovely people in the world. My aim is to raise about £1000 for Phoebe's headstone. so it will take some of the pressure away from Leah and Leon.

Then there is my daughters Maxine and Gemma who are going to do the Race for Life here at Waddington Air base in May for me, so they have been busy collecting sponsors, it is a busy time for everyone, keeps us out of trouble ha ha.

Well my friends I shall sign of for now, until the next take care and keep safe.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


Hi everyone

I would just like to say sorry for not being in contact these past few weeks, but things have not been good with me.

I did not get to see my friend Jan (Kelly's mum), as she was poorly with her knee, so we put it off, so I did not get to see Kelly, which was a shame, and did not get to celebrate my and Jan's birthday together.

On the home front I have been busy getting my business up and running and so far its going well.

Had an order for 4 Christmas Baubles, and I am pleased to say they are done, I have also been making blinds, curtains etc for a lovely lady who is about to come out of the forces, so its exciting here at the moment, so if I go quiet for a little while please bear this in mind but shall do my best to write.

Next month I am excited about as I am off to the NEC for the big stitching show, taking a couple of friends so it should be a good day out. And for the first time here in Lincoln, we are having the first bead fair at our showground, cant wait for that either.

Well my lovelies, that's is all for now, once again sorry for not writing sooner.

Keep warm and keep happy and loving thoughts to you all.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Happy New Year

I would like to take this oppertunity to say thank you for you kind words on the loss of Phoebe, it has meant a lot.

It has been a very stressful time this past couple of weeks, but I must move on, Phoebe has been laid to rest and is now a little Angle and I have some lovely memories of her.

First I would like to wish you all Happy New Year, and hope that things are going well for you all.

It is soon to be my birthday and I am hoping weather permitting that I shall be coming down to Jan's (Kelly's mum) on the 22nd of this month cause Jan's birthday is the day after mine and we do try to get together, plus my friend is laid up after having a knee op, so I can come and spoil her.

I have been busy with Christmas baubles, and now have 2 orders for 6 baubles and a phone case which will come to Jan's. Hopefully this shall be my year, I have also reduced my working hours at B & Q down to 25 so that now gives me more time at home.

I shall also be able to catch up on you all and have a good read this next week, I have to admit I have missed reading about you all.

Rite this is me signing of until soon take care love to you all. xxx