Saturday, 29 August 2009


The last three days have been very hectic ones. Our Church is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and decided to have a Flower Festival as part of the celebrations. The theme was "Church and Community" with floral arrangements to celebrate both the life of the church and community. The ladies from the Floral Art Club were helping with some of the arrangements.

Well they needed an arrangement from the Sunday School, well all the other teachers looked at me! Never one to refuse a challenge I agreed, but said the title needed to be changed to Children and Young People. I did manage to persuade a couple of others to help me. Between us we managed to come up with this arrangement.

I wanted the arrangement to be bright and cheery, so chose bright coloured flowers. I decided to hang some CDs as a mobile and have some musical instruments as well. All the arrangements had bible verses to go along with them. Ours was "From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise" Psalm 8:2.

Of course there had to be a teddy there too!

We built a Duplo wall round a container to hold one of the arrangements.

Not bad for our first venture into floral art - perhaps a new hobby in the making!!

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Dr Who

On Saturday we went to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum to see the Doctor Who exhibition. We had a great time. There were lots of exhibits from all the series, including cybermen and of course, daleks.

If you are able to visit it then do so - it is on until January next year. We might even manage another visit sometime!

Friday, 21 August 2009


Mum and I have been teasing Andrew for the last couple of weeks about what we were going to knit for his birthday. Suggestions ranged from hats, gloves, scarves and socks to the more silly - trousers and shorts. And of course we were going to knit them in pink. So we decided we should actually knit him something - we decided on these facecloths (a change from dishcloths!). They both have HP on them for Harry Potter and a golden snitch!

Then of course we had to take a photo of him actually using one - washing his face is not one of Andrews favourite pastimes!

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Birthday Boy!

On Tuesday Andrew had his 10th birthday - doesnt time fly! He was pleased that it was still an in-service day so he didn't need to go to school. We had a lovely day playing in the house as the weather was so awful!
One of Andrew's presents was Bop-it Extreme 2, which has proved to be hilarious and rather difficult to do!

Every time it is somebody's birthday and I go looking for cards I remember why it is better to make them! All the cards seemed to be the same ones as last years, except this one with 10 jokes in it. Andrew thought it was very funny that he got two of them!
My 'baby' and I - not so much of the baby though! He is rather pleased to be in 'double-digits' now!

Monday, 17 August 2009

Shoes - who needs them?

New shoes for school, which starts on Wednesday - don't need them if you are a teenager!! That is certainly the case for my eldest who decided to wait till today to go looking for some, didn't see any that he liked so didn't get any. So he goes back to school on Wednesday wearing his old pair from last year. I have decided that this is not my problem! Does he have any joggers for PE on Monday - no for the same reason as the shoes - am I bothered - no, he can explain that on Monday if he doesn't find some before then. I have decided that at 15 it is up to him to get these things.

So that was our shopping trip today. The boys preferred to go to Games Workshop to have a look - funny that! They have been busy over the past few days catching up with some gluing and painting of their armies - and roping me in to help.

No I am not getting my own army!!

Sunday, 16 August 2009


Pokemon - the craze that will not go away!!
It is now many years since John got his first Pokemon game for the Game Boy, he first started collecting Pokemon cards and got this Pokemon board game, watching the Pokemon movies - yet he is still playing it!! Just what is the fascination of these little creatures. If you think you have seen a bad film you need to see these films!!! John still plays the games on his DS, although he has been persuaded to part with his playing cards. Andrew never quite got into it as much as John, but he still has the games for his Nintendo.
I suppose it keeps them quiet on a rainy day at the end of the summer holidays.
This has been a week for the dentist for me. On Thursday I got a filling fixed and then on Friday I had a large back tooth removed - not fun! My mouth is starting to feel a better but not up to chewing into a large steak just yet!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Wedding Finery

Here I am in all my wedding finery! Last Friday Gordon and I attended a friends wedding, it was a super day and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

The wedding was held in the National Piping Centre in Glasgow. Both the ceremony and the reception were held there, the first time I have been at a wedding held somewhere else than a Church. The ceremony was really nice and the meal at the reception was lovely. We were also lucky enough to stay overnight there and it was great. It was great to meet up with friends that we haven't seen for ages.
This is the bride and groom, Wilma and John. I wish them the very best for their future life together.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Hen Night

A couple of weeks ago I was at a friends Hen Night in Glasgow. It was a great night, catching up with people I haven't seen for some time. We hired a stretch limo to arrive in style, after finishing off a couple of bottles of champagne, the meal was at Peters in Hyndland Street. We all got our photos done by a charicaturist, a very kind one!

This photo is off me wearing my masks, the theme of the night being "A Night at the Opera".

The wedding is tomorrow at the Piping Centre in Glasgow.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009


How many of you knew it was Calvin's 500th Anniversary on 10th July this year? How many of you had cake to celebrate it? Well this picture proves that we did - really any excuse for cake in our family!!!
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