Thursday, 26 August 2010


The dude is 15 months old today this is him pretending he didn't want his photo taken!!
And my dad is the grand old ago of 67 ...... and still not retired! Mind you if he ever did he wouldn't know what to do with himself.

I'm currently killing a tree, by printing off a TON of information from the Scottish Chartities Regulator so as I know what I'm doing in my attempt to be a part-time treasurer for the Toddler group. I haven't a clue what I'm doing but hey what's new!!!!

We had a bit of creative day yesterday, it was lovely and sunny so I taped some huge sheets of brown paper to the patio and we went to work with crayons, paint pens and chalks. We had interesting results - until the Dude decided he's had enough and wanted to put the paper on his head!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Isn't little guy the cutest! The colour scheme of my cousin's wedding was black and white (very classic) and this was the Dude's wedding favour. I love it, but then my first cuddly toy was a panda - bought for me before my parent brought me home from the hospital, so I'm really impressed that the Dude now has his own little panda too!

Sunday, 22 August 2010


It's been a busy few weeks round these parts. Getting back into the old diet (lost 2.5lbs in 1st week), work is getting busier and 2 big family celebrations. My big bruv is now the tender age of 40!!!! I'm the only one of us still in my 30's now - ha ha And this weekend has been one of my cousin's wedding.

We left for Carnoustie on Friday afternoon and were staying in a self catering flat for 2 nights along with my dad and his wife. It was a really nice flat, older property with big rooms, high ceilings and an amazing view from the livingroom out over the sea.

It's been a really good weekend, weather has been fantastic (bit windy but what else can you expect on the east coast of Scotland!) and it's been really chilled out. The dude has been fab, not phased at all about sleeping in his travel cot, or in a different location and was a total flirt with the waitresses at the hotel!

The day began with us waiting outside for the new bride and groom to arrive by helicopter so the dude thought he break in his new shoes! Then a wee chilled out drink with daddy. Unfortunately the meal was a bit of a let down and the dude almost didn't get fed (apparently they thought the 'babies' wouldn't need a their own meal) but it all ended well - he had half of mine and then some cheesey pasta.

This morning we decided to take a little wander along the beach first time paddling in the north sea! We had great fun.

I was so busy last week that I didn't get any sewing done so my aim this week is to finish the backing of my current WIP.

Saturday, 7 August 2010


I've taken the bull by the horns and rejoined weightwatchers today. I've had enough feeling and looking like a big weeble so enough is enough! It's not going to be easy getting back into it all again but I've done it before so I can do it again. It isn't exactly rocket science - eat less, move more!

It's been a good day today - I finally got shoes to wear to my cousin's wedding, yeah :) They're purple too!!!
The sofa seat covers are all washed, hopefully the blue crayon has all come off, and I've spent more time trying to tidy up the monoblocking. It's like painting the Forth Bridge! As soon as I tidy up one section, give it a brush I spot more little weeds that I hadn't noticed before. That's about 2 hours in total between last Sunday and today I've spent scrapping out moss/weeds and brushing and I've barely done a third of it. If the weather holds out I'll be back out at it tomorrow, I'm determined to get it finished soon. It does make a big different in how tidy the outside of the house is looking though, so it's worth all the back braking bending.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Something New Every Day

I've learned tonight how to put pdf ebooks onto my ereader! And photos (it's still processing the photo but it's on there!).

It's the weekend again, woo hoo. I feel like it's been a really long week and I am happy that the weekend is here. I'm still trying to get myself organised and into a proper routine being back at work but I'll get there.

This was the Dude walking about the garden last weekend, just before he lost his balance and broke his fall with his nose! It's slowly getting better but it'll be the first of MANY. It's hard to believe how fast time is going when looking at the Dude, this time last year he was only 10 weeks old and I was still trying to figure out what to do with a little baby. Now I'm trying to chase after a little walking dude!?!?!

(see how messy the drive is - I was in the middle of tidying it up, it's looking miles better now, still needs a bit of work done but it started to pour down so I stopped)

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Nippy Reality

It is offically the end of my 2 weeks holiday (boo hoo :(), back to the snappy teeth of reality of work tomorrow morning!

We've had the odd day out - visited the Scottish Deer Centre, Edinburgh Zoo, done the odd bit of shopping, tidied up our garden, made plans for improving the kitchen, finished the monster quilt, started another quilt (yeah!) but most importantly we've chilled out and spent time with the dude.
a reindeer having a munch
choice of colours for the kitchen
koala chilling out
a painted hunting dog
spinning the dude

I've also started my next quilt!!!! Made 3 of 7 strips already. I'm looking forward to how it looks when it's finished.