Saturday, 29 September 2007


Thank you Lou for tagging me LOL This means I have to put my thinking cap on; after a hard weeks work that aint no easy task!

4 places I have worked:
Austin Reed, Regents Street in London's west end for two years. Posh mens wear shop so got to fiddle with loads of masculine bods!
Haseltine Primary School, Sydenham London. Special Needs for two years. This was a tough job and so heart breaking. I worked with children who had been abused in one way or another.
My luverly gorgeous shop that I had for several years. I sold lots of unusual cards, dried flowers, gifts and lots more. It's was fabarooney!
Owner of Charmed Cards & Crafts (current). Probably the hardest I have ever worked!

4 Places I have lived:
Struer, Denmark (where I am from)
Stockport, Manchester (for 6 months when I first came to England at 17)
No other places

4 Places I have visited:
Countries other than Denmark and England I assume, so
Corfu (for several months - heaven!)

4 Favourite Foods:
Bøf med løg (work that one out)
Roast beef or pork ( can't beat a good Sunday roast!)
Anything with cream, from whipped cream to creamy sauces. I just lurve cream (my hips hate it unfortunately)
Freshly baked bread with Lurpak butter (my hips will disagree on this one also).

4 Places I would rather be:
Denmark, sitting with my brother having one of our cosy chats
Denmark eating lots of lovely food
Denmark walking round all the familiar places

Now for the difficult part. I have to tag four people. As I'm not a great reader of blogs that's going to be tough.

These are my chosen ones (sorry guys HA HA HA):


Thursday, 27 September 2007

School Journeys

I remember our school journeys as a child and what fun they were. The excitement and anticipation was quite wonderful. However, when the shoe is on the other foot it's not so great. This situation is now presenting itself to me and I now see it from the other side of the coin - the side that has no excitement, that's replaced with dread, and the only anticipation is nervous jitters! Yep, my baby is going on her first school journey!

But hello! Is it any wonder I worry? When we went on our school journeys we had organised SAFE trips, cycle rides and lots of swimming, now it's abseiling, rock climbing and something quite horrendous called "night line"!! The fact that they need two sets of old clothes that could be left behind for this latter activity does nothing to abate my fears!! ... and "old clothes"??? The girls have no "old clothes", we get rid of those when they grow out of them!! So then what? We have to buy two sets of clothes that can be used as "old clothes"! A trip to Primart then for some cheap sh*te!

Then there's the list of clothing, lots of this that and the other, but they can only take a small bag to put it all in!! Have to have a word with Doctor Who then and see if he has any ideas! Not sure if they do a tardis in bag size!!
I've spent a small fortune on lots of new clothes for Aimee, because it's going to be cold and I haven't really started on their winter wardrobe yet. Have you ever tried to find a waterproof coat for a 10 year old? It's nar on impossible!! They stop making them after the age of 5! So instead I bought an expensive ski jacket that is all weatherproof! If she leaves that behind I'll have a stroke!

Also on the list it says that they can bring sweets - boiled sweets only! So I'll expect Aimee back with several cracked teeth and visible decay shall I? No way am I allowing that! Was this list put together by a man per chance? Certainly no mother would be so stoopid!

Anyway, Aimee is going on Monday and will be back Friday night. I am absolutely dreading it but I am certain she will have a wonderful time.

To cheer me up a little I made another Christmas card. I love the Dolly Mama stamps! It's difficult to find stamps displaying adult humour but these little beauties are so funny.

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Just a Quickie...

.....a quick card that is! This card showcases the fab Imaginisce Black Tie range. 3D Star cut on my Silhouette (sorry Juliet!!).

Oh I'm so GOOD!!!

I'm suitably impressed with myself, and not without cause I might add! Usually when I scrap or make cards my working area gets into a right state. Lately though I have been clearing up as I have been going along and my goodness it makes a difference to the whole working experience! So I'm giving myself a mahusive pat on the back.

I made an Anniversary card for the site last night and here it is. DCWV paper, Prima flowers, Basic Grey Mellow paper, fibre and letters, Dovecraft Value ribbon and Heidi Grace Chipboard.