Friday, 29 July 2011

Rest and relaxation

School's out for summer - yeah. Looking forward to 5 weeks of rest and relaxation. Well maybe not if this week was anything to go by. It sure was busy, Sam and Marc on cross over shifts so I was up at 5 a.m. Monday and off to babysit and take my grandchildren to childminders then off to work for the day. Back to pick up three noisy grandchildren and we had a MacDonalds then it was home until Sam came in. Tuesday was the same but I also did a sleep over that night and then off to work. I was feeling a little tired. Caught my leg on the side of the car and grazed it and had a nasty bruise but its going now. Sleep over last night but Livvy decided she didn't want to sleep and woke at around 11 p.m. and then she just smiled sweetly and said 'no like bed nana'. It was near 1 a.m. when she finally went to sleep but I do adore them all and I love seeing them.
I'm off to the North East on Sunday for a 2 week visit so I might just get that rest and relaxation after all!!.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Grandchildren day

I had a lovely day with my grandchildren last Sunday. Marc and Sam had both been on nights so I took my three adorable grandchildren up to my little craft studio where they spent several hours painting and playing. I bought some ceramic pieces for them to paint from the chap in the next unit and they loved it.
Livvy painted a little pink elephant but unfortunately there was more paint on Livvy than there was on on the elephant but she enjoyed it.
Tom wanted to do a green dinosaur and must have used a whole pot full of green paint but he was happy and did a lovely job. We then added shades of a lighter green and he wanted to add red paint to the dinosaurs nails and eyes.
Ben was in his element painting a dragon he had named Merlin. He did it in shades of green and then painted silver on the dragons wings and gave him red eyes too.
They were so well behaved. We did a drive through MacDonalds for lunch and took it back to the studio.
Unfortunately I can't seem to get the photos off my mobile for some reason but I'll post them up as soon as I can sort out why.

Take a look over at my Honeycomb Crafts section and see the piece I enamelled today at a workshop in Shrewsbury it was mam and me and I like the way it turned out.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Marsden Rock

After a day of torrential rain it was nice to see this picture of Marsden Rock and it brought back memories of warm summer days spent at the beach. This impressive structure was a favourite place to visit when I was younger. At one time it had an archway that connected to another piece of rock but erosion took it's toll and it collapsed a few years ago and then the remaining rock stack had to be demolished for safety reasons so this is all that is left of the rock. When the weather is nice it is a sun trap on the sands. It is some years now since I've been to Marsden, the climb down to the rock doesn't seem too bad but there's a lot of steps to climb back up. I'm not so sure that I'd manage it these days. I'm visiting mam in a few weeks times so maybe I'll take a trip out there.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Here's Livvy li'l sis

There is only one word for her ... cute, oo and beautiful, gorgeous, adorable - OK I used more than one word but she really is a cutey. This is Livvy just before her 2nd birthday trying on a bracelet. With 2 brothers around she seems at times to be turning into a tom boy but at others she is just a sweet little girl playing with her dolls and trying on some jewellery.
I'm not quite getting into this one photo every day but I am trying ... yes some will say very trying ... but when I get a new camera that I can download pics from easily it will be a lot better and I'm certainly putting it on the birthday list.
It's been really warm this last week but the rain came today and it has cooled down somewhat - I think we can expect more rain at the weekend and possibly thunder storms tomorrow so I'm not looking forward to that.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Another pic

I used to be able to email pics from my phone but for some reason it is not working so I'm forced to look for old ones on my computer as already I've missed the one a day pic challenge I gave myself but hey ho I'll just have to buy myself a new camera and get some up to date pics goings. Here's a one of my cute grandson Tom. I have to say it was taken a couple of years ago, he's 4 now but it's the only one on my pc. He's just been in hospital recently as he has asthma quite bad and needs to be on a nebulizer but we're praying he grows out of it as he managed to get through the winter quite well. He'd been eating cake in this photo and yes still eats cake these day, I think he is probably a cake-aholic.