well.. never, ever thought my break was gonna take this long..
So I will try and play a little catch up and hopefully should be back in the swing of things real soon
now that the kids are back in school again
and life as I know it is slowly returning 🙂
After our break in Spain I just had time to tidy things over at work,
finish some magazine commissions and pack some suitcases once again..
Jake, Laurelle and me went to Holland for an extended visit as it was my Mum’s birthday and my brother’s 50th,
perfect excuses to go!
As I was going with 2 kids it is always a problem fitting in someone’s car..
so I booked a rental for the 9 days thinking I could go wherever and whenever I wanted to go.
When I came to get all my papers [and driving license] together I could not find it for love nor money
and spend 3 days in total panic with turning the house upside down more than once!
Finally I gave up and was about to cancel the rental when one last look in an old handbag showed my license..
pfewwwwww I’d never been so happy to see a pink piece of paper!!!
The first day [Saturday] in Holland we were lucky enough to be able to go to a
cardmaking/scrapbooking show in Zwolle,
It was totally awesome with lots of stalls,
much more than I expected and a whole dedicated area for kids..
Laurelle was in her element.
I also arranged to meet up with a blog buddy of mine, Renata
who as it happens only lives in the next village from my Mum.. isn’t it a small world?
Renata made Laurelle and me so very welcome and even got the cuttingmats out ready for some crafting..
but when we got talking there was no time for anything else!!
Big hugs honey for making us so welcome and next time it will be for lots longer
so we can get some ‘freubelen’ done and I’ll definately keep you to the shopping trip you promised 😉
We stayed at my sister Ingrid house
and everytime we get together we just inspire and infect each other with everything
from buying clothes, decorate the home or even pets..
as a result of this,
five days after we came back we have a new family member of the feline variety…
Meet Eddie [yup, namesake of Edward from Twilight!]
Eddie was born on our wedding anniversary [4th of July]
and we got him on Thursday the 2nd of September,
for a Ragdoll [he is a blue point bi-colour] this is quite early,
normally they go to new homes 12/13 wks,
but the mum had problems and couldn’t look after her kittens properly.
The first day he settled in fine and found a friend/brother in Ollie,
Jinx is keeping his distance..
he definately doesn’t want to get involved at the moment and I’m not forcing him!
Over the weekend Eddie started to be very lethargic
and sleeping all the time which got me everso worried,
all sorts of things went through my mind..
but in the end it turned out to be a bad case of constipation and after he’d done the business he was as right as rain!!
Expect to see lots of tales to follow about this little fella,
he will be keeping me busy for quite a while yet!
SUGAR BOWL ~ SWEETIE SEARCH
You might have seen on the Sugar Bowl challenge blog
that a search is on for some sweeties to join our DT.
Before I show my card with the new challenge that will be posted tomorrow
I wanted to point you in the direction of the SUGARBOWL blog
where you can find all the details on applying and I wish each and everyone the best of luck.
The last update for today is about my Garden Studio..
With everything going on the progress is very, very slow,
but have started to move some of my stash already!
I really didn’t realise how much stuff I’ve got..
and am having to beg for some help soon!! 🙂
Move all that to here..
That’s about it from me for now..
I’m so sorry to have kept you this long.. I did tell you I had some catching up to do 🙂
Hope to see you tomorrow,