Thursday, August 30, 2007

Big Hugs!

Another fantastic over at the True Friend Blog and the theme is Cuddles! Perfect theme for Martha as she's sooo cuddly! The pics on this page were taken by my mum using my dSLR! Yay for her! And yes Martha is munching my nose.... another favourite pastime of hers! Guest Designer this week is Katie Shanahan-Jones who is a new dog owner with Beagle puppy Willow who's so cute! It sounds like she's having loads of fun with her! Here's my page...

Perhaps unsurprisingly I'm loving the new Scenic Route ranges, Ashville and Summer... I think it might be my new favourite! Here's a Chloe page using it.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

All the fun of the Fayre!

Went to our Village Rustic Fayre yesterday and amazingly for a Bank Holiday Monday the weather was lovely! Martha came along too and entered into the Pet Show - I was perhaps a little over excited when she won first in Best Puppy and Best Large Dog and (shockingly!) second in 'Dog the Judge would Most Like to Take Home', although the judge did say she didn't want to pay to feed her! Martha also had her first taste of Bitter and rather liked it!!

She also managed to force down a whole hotdog too! After all that excitement she was glad of a dip in the river that surrounds the park - in fact she rather enjoyed laying down in it!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Loving a challenge..

The new challenge is up at A True Friend - this week it's all about your pets' likes and dislikes. Most of Martha's seem to revolve around woofing and being dirty!! There are some fab pages as always on the blog, Lauries really caught my eye this week with her Stroposaurus!! So cute!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Planning an early spring visit to Brum....

Martha is quite a sleepy girl this evening... that's cause we've been to Bournemouth Champ Show today where she won 2 third places. That means she's very pretty, i'm vey proud, but also that we'll be off to Crufts in March!! Woohoo! Blogger not playing nicely tonight... can't upload pics!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Mad Martha!

Martha is loving the sunny weather, especially when it's not too hot! Here's a few pics of her having a mad sprint around the garden last night! I don't want to catch anyone looking at my long grass though!!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Communcation is Key

I’ve been thinking about how a lack of communication is probably the one thing that is most responsible on a daily basis for making my life more difficult. People who don’t ring you back, people who keep information to themselves. I’m sure sometimes it’s just a lack of thought but that in itself can be rather frustrating. So rather than (just) moaning about it I suppose the only way to effect change is to strive to do better yourself, so I’m pledging to attempt to be as open and helpful as possible to enable other to see that communication is key.

Promise i'll be back with something pretty later!!

You can't fight fate!

Ali Edwards is always inspiring, but today's AEzine really struck a chord - I've been chatting with Emma about scrapping everyday life including how works affects us all, so Ali's prompt to create a little something each day, telling a story about that day came just at the right time. For me the best way to get these stories down is to blog them as they happen, so that's what i'm going to do. Here's the first of many!!

I don’t hold much for horoscopes, only when they tell me what I want to hear – so when I read today’s I was so up for a day of playing!

'Even with the current conflict between your head and your heart, you can still feel a deep sense of well-being that is most welcome in your life now. It doesn't matter what you should be doing today; self-indulgence may win out over your responsibilities. So, why bother fighting the inevitable? Go ahead and play today; life's too short not to enjoy it.'

It’s the start of the UKS mini summer cyber crop today and I’m a bit bitter about being at work.. do you think I can squeeze all three classes in when I get home?? If Martha has anything to do with it, it’s unlikely!!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Finally Summer!

I think it's finally summer! I was able to get out in the garden yesterday and take a couple of pics with my lovely new Tamron 28-75mm. I was quite pleased with these especially the gorgeous Monbretia, which seem to grow like weeds in our garden!!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

One or two...

Just a couple more pages to share!!

More Elsie!

Received my delivery of the Lola line of Love Elsie last week and have already done about half a dozen pages using it!! Adore the colours and designs so much! While I get round to scanning those here's a few pages using the othe lines.... I especially love the embossed papers that look really fab when sanded back.