Spring Awakenings New Kit & Blog Train

I have been working on the new Spring Awakenings Kit created by Designs by Angel as part of her creative team. To promote the new kit, a blog train starts today with free Brag book pages on different members of the creative teams blogs. Hunt them out and get a complete brag book free. All pages are co-ordinating designed with this massive kit. It is perfect for pregnancy, new babies and Easter.

The top images areof the mega kit and Angel is offering the Quick page and Brag book pages FREE with purchase from either Pretty Scrappy or K-Joi Studios.

The blog train, visit the Creative teams blogs listed at the end to pick up your additional FREE brag book page and check out their work. Dont for get to leave a little love and comment as a thank you for the freebies.
You can get your free Brag Book pages from Scrapdragon HERE
Blog Addresses

Visiting Daisy


We have just got back from visiting our new Granddaughter Daisy Grace. I cant beleive how much she has changed sine we first saw her. Daisy is now five weeks old and startign to smile and chuckle when we amuse her. the next time we see her will be Easter weekend when they all come to visit so that the great grandparents can see Daisy.

Now I have sorted those photos, I have to prepare for a Blog train which is happening on here Tuesday with free Brag book pages from the new Spring Awakenings kit from Designs by Angel which is about to be launched. Check back here on Tuesday for more details.

Thank You to everyone

There has been a lot going on this week since we got back from wedding dress shopping in Burton. Friends and family have all been buying little gifts for our granddaughter Daisy. We have a load to take down to Lyndsdey and Gary when we visit Manchester on Saturday. I made some little Thank You cards with Daisy’s photo on as a digital page using the NewLife Dreams Oh Baby kit (its georgeous; I love the little feathers and sparkles! ) After printing the layout, I have made lots of hybrid cards with paper and ribbons so that Lyndsey and Gary can write out the cards and post them out to all who have bought for Daisy.

I also decided to sign up for the Race for Life. There are a few people at work doing it and I have never attempted it before. But as my mum is currently undergoing treatment for Breast cancer, the least I can do is try and run a bit and raise some money to support the Cancer Research. I am overjoyed at the reponse to sponsor me so far as I only set it up on 9th March. You can see all the lovely people who have sponsored me so far on the right. Thank you everyone.

The Race cant do me any harm (I think) , at least it might motivate me to get into practice of at least walking the distance! That might spur on my weight loss motivation as I need to get out and move a bit more. I was weighed at my local Weight Watcher class last night and stayed the same. I wasn’t too upset about this as I was actually surprised that I hadn’t put on any weight after my holiday and was expecting to have an unexpected ‘blip’ this week. Especially after we had been out for a curry and drinks at the weekend. Oh well must try harder…

Wedding dress shopping

This weekend has been great fun. My daughter Michelle is getting married on 10 October this year and we went going wedding dress shopping on Saturday. On Friday night we left work and drove down to Burton on Trent where Michelle and Ben bought a house. On Saturday we walked into Burton Town to Moss Bros and looked at the men’s outfits and made some decisions about those.
We had an appointment at the little wedding dress shop at 2.00pm on the afternoon and Ben’s mum came along to join in the fun as well. Michelle tried on about eight or nine different styles, some where very Victorian and full of flounces, others were more fitted. She even managed to try a large full net meringue style dress on. Although it was quite difficult to sort out the manoeuvring into them.
After a while Michelle narrowed it down to two dresses. Then the difficulty was to make a decision, but she finally chose one and a matching headdress for the event.
On the evening we were booked into a local Burton curry house, Temptations for a meal. Apparently it had won awards in 2008 for the service but I must admit we had the worse service I had ever encountered. There was seven of us and we ordered wine when we ordered out meal. It took that long before they served ourt starters that we had drunk three bottles of wine between us. and then they only served us after we had complaind twice. Then they had the cheek to serve our meal on chipped plates. When we asked for them to be changed they made out we were in the wrong for being fussy! Michelle was not happy and stated that it was very unhygenic to have chipped plates and immediately all other diners were given a different style ‘new’ plate.
They even managed to mix up the orders when Sally wanted a change from her usual Korma to another mild one but was given a very hot Jalfezi. Even that was hotter than the Madras paul had requested and the waiter had warned him it was ‘very hot’! Needless to say we wont be going back to that restaurant again. It may have had an award in the past but it only deserves a gong at the moment.
Sunday morning we had our family favorite of ‘dippy’ boiled eggs before we drove back home to see to the cats.

It was a shock to they system to go back to work after two weeks in the sun. Especially when I haven’t even finished wading through the mountain of laundry.
As a distraction to avoid looking at the laundry, I have been reviewing the photos which I took in Egypt while I was playing with my new Canon 450D camera and the 50mm lens which Allan bought me for Christmas.
These very clever carvings were on display in the hotel restaurant. They had lovely displays of fruit and vegetables everyday. I just had to capture the colourful display.
I set off tonight for my Tuesday weight watchers class in anticipation of the two weeks all inclusive menu of the Hauza Beach Resort in Sharm would have increased my weight dramatically. I was overjoyed to find I had stayed the same as before my holiday and not managed to put on an ounce! I don’t believe it, we must have drank at least a bottle of red wine each day. I will have to be really ggood for this week otherwise it will show on my next weigh in!