Friday, 23 July 2010

No real excuses

The last few weeks since coming back from Austria has been a blur. A few days after we came back, I got a really bad ear infection that affected by balance and basically I was dizzy and felt sick constantly for three days. Since then I haven't felt 100% and to be honest, I've no real excuse, but I've been quite lazy and haven't felt like doing much. I've probably done a few scrapbook pages which I will share with you another time. I haven't ,however, felt too guilty, which I normally would do, because I honestly feel as if my body has been telling me to slow down and take some time off from running around like a mad fool all the time.

I have, however, been enjoying Shimelles LYPLYP course, though again I haven't really been following it religiously Again I am not feeling guilty as I know whatever I will learn from it will be invaluable to my journey in scrapbooking, and the way the course is, it really does allow you to do things at your own pace.

If you have been following my blog, a previous blog mentioned I was doing a cross stitch for my friend Kim (see below). I have no excuse - I haven't made any progress on it and it is three weeks until her wedding to Dave. I actually do feel guilty about not doing it but as mentioned I haven't felt like much the last few weeks. I am determined to complete it, but it may now be a Christmas present instead of a wedding present.

Last weekend, I travelled to Liverpool (along with my MIL)- for my friend Kim's hen night. It is the first time I have been to Liverpool and I was really impressed with the city. It has a real buzz about it and is definitely a very modern city. I'm hoping that AJ and I will visit together soon as I know he will really like it. (Below are a couple of pics I took of Liverpool and of course the bride to be Kim)

Anyway, I have a fairly fun packed Saturday planned for housework ( not my favourite pastime) - my house is a complete mess at the moment. This is in readiness of by BF Jo and her husband Chris visiting with their two beautiful children Olly and Grace on Sunday. Can't wait to see them as it seem ages since we all met up, and I am epecially looking forward to playing with Olly and Grace. They are adorable!!

Good evening from Pickle Land and hope to speak to you soon

Lesley xx

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Holiday to Austria

For the last week, AJ and I have been on a much needed holiday to beautiful Austria. We decided fairly last minute to take a holiday away rather than spend at home and both agreed to return to St Johann in Tirol where we had our first holiday together two years ago.

We have had a fantastic time. We visited Zell am See, Innsbruck, Berchtesgaden and the Kehlsteinhaus in Bavaria in Germany, experienced a Tyrolean evening, attended a strudl doo and a local brass band concert as well as enjoying St Johann in Tirol. Below are some highlights of my holiday.

Now, I've lots of photos and memories to scrapbook over the summer. I especially love the picture of AJ - on the funtrain in St Johann in Tirol. That's definitely got to be scrapbooked.

Also, looking forward to Shimelle Laine's new online class which starts tomorrow. Hopefully I can use some of my new photos on the course.

I'm definitely not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow but I'm sure that is just post holiday blues after having such a lovely time away. Maybe looking on the internet and planning the next holiday might help!!!!

Good evening from Pickle Land. Hope to hear from you soon
Love Lesley