Friday, 27 February 2009

Finished at last!

At last I have finished my Christmas 2008 Journal! I found it much harder to do this year as I have done it for the past two years! It was difficult to keep up and to find new and different ideas to put in it. Maybe I will have to think of something completely different for Christmas 2009.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009


I can't believe how quickly time is moving at the moment and how slowly I feel that I am getting better, but I am getting better, so I suppose I just have to be patient.

Andrew has been off school this week with a sore throat, so I really had to just sit with him and watch some DVDs - didn't I? We have watched both the Fantastic Four films, which I think are great.

I have also managed to do this LO for the Journey with Gods People challenge over at Faithscrappers UK. The character this week was Joshua.

FaithscrappersUK is having a Cybercrop this weekend. I am so looking forward to it as I missed the one on UKS as I was in hospital at the time.

I have also just finished reading The Shack, which was a very interesting book.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

The dangerous outdoors!

Yes, going outside for some fresh air really can be dangerous for your health. On Sunday, thinking I was getting a bit better, I thought I will go out into the garden for a wee walk. It was sunny, but the grass was wet. I thought I will just bend down and turn up the legs on my joggers for they don't get wet - big big mistake! As I bent over my back gave way and I have been doubled up since. So bad that I needed to get the doctor out on Monday. He gave me some diazapam - great stuff. So now I am hobbling about with the help of a stick!

See fresh air is not all its cracked up to be - be warned!!

Sunday, 8 February 2009

The best laid plans....

Well I'm sure you know the rest of the line. There I was thinking I was getting better, looking forward to a cybercrop and where do I end up - in hospital!

I was rushed in on Wednesday evening with acute stomach pain and vomiting, hooked up to a drip and all sorts of tests. On Thursday I had a gastrocopy (not the most pleasant experience - I am soo glad I took the sedative) and they found I have oesphagitis (inflammed oesphagitis), which had been bleeding. Sounds bad but not the worst thing they could have found! I am now on medication, which I will have to take long term. They also took various blood tests, some of which I am still waiting for the results of. Probably the worst thing is I will have to restrict my diet - no more chocolate or wine - how will I manage!

I got home yesterday and had a good nights sleep in my own bed.

I missed the cybercrop on UKS, but I have downloaded the classes so hopefully will manage to do some when I am feeling better.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009


This is a LO I did a couple of weeks ago for a challenge over at FaithscrappersUK. Is was for a scraplift challenge, the idea being that one person chose a LO, scraplifted it, and then passed it on the next person on the list. A bit like Chinese Whispers, which I used to play with the Guides. It was quite interesting to see how the LO had changed, if any, from the original. The photos were taken at Windsor Castle last October when we were on holiday and the paper is Basic Grey.
I am feeling a bit better and managed to go out for a walk today - the first time I have really been out for several weeks. We had lovely sunshine today but cold. Feeling a bit envious of all the snow that everyone seems to be getting (except us). Not even one little flake has fallen from the sky yet!

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Journey with Gods People

This challenge has just gone live over at FaithscrappersUK Challenge Blog . Every week a short study will be posted on a character from the Bible and the challenge is to a LO, ATC or something on that character. I have decided to do a 6x6 page for each character, building up into a separate scrapbook. The first character is Abraham. Go and check it out!
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