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Time flies

It seems ages since I have blogged and the last two weeks have just gone in a total blur.

I haven't actually been enthused to do much lately and hence I' feel I haven't done anything to really share on this blog. I'm actually not feeling too guilty about this though, as I think most people have periods in their busy lives when they feel exactly the same, and I've had alot on my plate lately

However I do feel I can share the following

On the work front, both AJ and I are experiencing unsettling times. We both work for local government and impending central government cuts means that budgets will need to be cut and jobs may go as a consequence. Being as we both work in the same building, this doubles our risk of one or both of us being made redundant in the very near future. It is worrying for us both as currently we have two mortgages (we are in the process of selling AJ's flat) and two lots of bills. If one of us is made redundant we probably will just about manag…

These are my girls

In the absence of children, these are my girls. Just wanted to show off them as they have been really cute lately and I like these pictures of them







Good Evening from Pickle Land Hope to speak to you soon Love Lesley xx

Clock watching to chick flicks

September 6th - Clock Watching



Journalling reads:

Clock watching serves no purpose. It just makes time go much slower

Lessons learnt today are:

That I seem to be clock watching alot at work. At the moment work is getting me down and don't exactly want to be there and I wish it is 5.10pm at 9am. Clock watching, however, serves no purpose as it just makes the time go even slower
It is nice to catch up with a friend I haven't seen for a few weeks
On reflection, I haven't seen alot of my friends for a while recently and I really need to rectify that
That I have become insular lately- not always a good thing
It is National Payroll week( I even get spam e-mail at work) - which coincides with the Tax Office saying that mistakes have been made and some people may owe tax. Hope that isn't me or AJ

I attended my Lifestyle assessment and learnt that I weigh less than I did when I started the programme. However, I personally feel that I haven't done enough and I should have lost alot…

Layouts Days 1 to 5

I have finally done my layouts for LSNED days 1 to 5.

They are all quite simple - like me!!! I've tried to keep certain elements for each day the same. Such as adding a small embellishment on each page, number for each day, title for day printed in black

September 1st - Roast Dinner




Journalling reads:

You can't beat a meal out after a hard day at work, especially if it is a roast dinner

September 2nd- Omelette



Journalling reads: I make a mean omelette

3rd September- Paint toenails


Journalling reads:

Why paint your own toenails when you have a wonderful husband to paint them for you


4th September- Creative




Journalling reads:

I am more creative than I give myself credit for

5th September - Love




Journalling read:

All you need is love




Lessons learnt today

All you need is love

My husband got me a lovely Boofle Anniversary card and "Anniversary" Willow Tree Figurine

That we have some lovely friends and family that have sent us cards and texts wishing us all the best. We even had a text all th…

Our First Wedding Anniversary

On 5th September 2009, AJ and I got married in the beautiful Lake District. I can't believe it has been a year already. It really only seems like a few weeks ago
We had a very small yet intimate wedding - including AJ and I, there was 22 of us. This was because AJ and I are not centre of attention people and we really didn't want a big affair. We only wanted our closest friends and family to be there. It was a perfect day - apart from the weather which was very dull and drizzly. My brother gave me away (unfortunately both of my parents have passed away) which was very emotional but I am glad that he was able escort me down the aisle on behalf of my Mom and Dad. My friend Jo who I have known my entire life was my maid of honour, and AJ's best mate Dave was the Best Man.
We got married at 12.30pm- which was earlier than I wanted but now am glad it was early as I was really nervous and just wanted to get ready and get the ceremony over and done with as soon as possible once I w…

Toe nail painting and how to use the microwave

In making the presents for Chris and Jo, I have been sidetracked from creating my layouts for Learn Something New Every Day. However, I have been keeping notes of lessons learnt so that when I come to create them I'll have a reminder

For day three and four of LSNED

Yesterday I learnt

Why paint my own toenails, when I have a wonderful husband who will paint them for me!!

That our new neighbours have moved in - haven't met them yet though

Ameretto biscuits and nougat are a good combination

I now have a back up plan if the buyer of AJ's flat decides NOT to purchase the furniture

My friend Mandy has a new job and is excited to go clothes shopping even though they are for work clothes - Mandy and Ceal are currently in Adelaide, Australia

That Grace (Jo's little girl) stumbled whilst having a paddy and has bruised her nose and face. Luckily she didn't break her nose. Saw her today as doesn't look as bad as I imagined though!!

Today I learnt

That I am very content just potterin…

Presents for Friends

I've had the house to myself this afternoon as AJ has been playing cricket, so I have used the time to make some presents for some of my friends. It is my friend Jo's birthday at the end of the September, so I have made her a little something using a frame (bought from Home Sense - great shop), and an owl stamp from the June Bug range from Basic Grey. I think this is quite simple yet cute, and I'm planning on finding more small frames and doing something similar for some of my other friends- either for their birthdays or Christmas. I'm not being tight, but I thought I would start making some presents that are personal and made with love by me. Below is Jo's present

I've also made a desktop calender for my friend Chris for her birthday in November. I have made it so it can be used every year and have left some sides empty so she can add her own photos to it. I've used a variety of papers- from my monthly scrapbook box from Sarahs Cards Limited of which we bot…

Roast Dinners and Omelettes

I have pondered for the last few weeks what I could possibly learn each day and how to put across in the LSNED class that started yesterday. I now think, I have been thinking too hard, and the lessons being learned are becoming evident as the days goes by.

Yesterday I learnt the following:

That it is twice as hard to get up for work after a long weekend off

That you can't beat a meal out after a hard day at work, especially if it is a Roast dinner

That time really does drag when I am at work, but flies when I am on the computer, looking at my favourite blogs and visiting the LSNED forum


Today I learnt

Nothing ever goes to plan, even if you do everything you can to make things happen

I'm more pessimistic than I used to be

That I can make a pretty mean omelette

I have been keeping notes in my diary so I can blog what I have learnt and I am planning on doing my layouts at the weekend , when I have a little more time. Plus my photo card reader seems to be broke and thus I can't down…