Sunday, 25 December 2016

Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas

Photo taken by Lesley - Willow Christmas of 2008

wishing you all a very Merry Christmas 2016

Love from Pickle Land
Lesley, AJ, Kiwi, Willow and Eric xxx

Monday, 5 December 2016

Walter Elias Disney

On the 5th December 1901, my hero Walter Elias Disney was born. with his vision and creativity and with one mouse, he created what has to be the happiest place on Earth.  I have had the priviledge of going to Walt Disney World in Florida twice and it truly is magical.  My whole life I have loved Disney.  I have great memories of my brother and I singing and dancing along to our Disney albums and reading from our Story a Day books when we was little.  I went on my honeymoon to Disney World and I just love everything Disney.  Walt was wise beyond his years and was in my opinion just wonderful.  What would have been his 115th Birthday, Happy Birthday Walt. 

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Happy Birthday Adam

image taken from pinterest
Wishing my Happy Birthday to me wonderful husband Adam.  Here is a virtual cake for you that I know you would love especially as it has Kit Kats on it.

With all my love
Your ever loving wife Lesley xx

Friday, 9 September 2016

Happy Birthday to Me

Its my Birthday.  I am 42 years old.  Wow, how did that happen?????? Is still feel like I'm 21

Monday, 5 September 2016

Happy wedding anniversary

Seven years today I wore this beautiful dress to marry my best friend.  Seven years today I vowed to love and cherish my best friend forever..  We have had many ups and downs over the past seven years but I wouldn't change a thing. 

AJ I love you.  You are my world xx

Monday, 9 May 2016


Its beautiful and sunny here in the UK.  Hope you are having a lovely day wherever you are in the world.
with Love from Pickle Land
Lesley xx

Saturday, 7 May 2016

(Inter)National Scrapbooking Day Weekend

Its InterNational Scrapbooking Day Weekend.  I am hoping that I will be doing something scrapbooking related over the next few days.  I hope my fellow scrap bookers have a great weekend too and enjoy our wonderful hobby.

With love and scrappiness from Pickle Lamd
Lesley xx

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Coming Soon - My Book Challenge 2016

I have challenged myself to read at least 30 books in 2016.  Coming soon I will be starting a series  of book reviews of the books I have read.

Look out for that soon

From Pickle Land
Lesley xx

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

May the Fourth Be With You

Image from Pinterest - Alessandro Pautasso
As my husband and brother and a few friends are Star Wars fans, I thought I would wish them Happy Star Wars Day
Love Lesley

Fresh Air and Sunshine

Image taken from Pinterest

I just love this quote.  I am definitely looking forward to some fresh air and sunshine this summer.  (Though not necessarily on a bicycle).

Monday, 2 May 2016

Springtime in Pickle Land

Image taken from Pinterest

I cant believe it is May already.  Where has the year gone?  The Spring has started to show itself, though the last few days in the UK have been quite chilly. Don't you just love blossom trees!!!

Things are changing in Pickle Land.  Things have been difficult for me over the last six months or so, but I'm feeling stronger and I am started to get motivated to start projects again and to get myself organised and do them.

Projects that are heavily on my mind are as follows:

1)  Completing my Project Life from 2014
2)  Starting my Project Life for 2015 and 2016
3)  Disney Albums
4)  Wedding Albums - both my own and my brothers
5)  Art Journaling

Look out over the coming weeks and months for updates.  I am hoping that I will be able to schedule in lots of posts soon.

Looking forward to catching up with you all soon

Good evening from Pickle Land
Lesley xx

Please note that the above image has been taken from a pin from Pinterest.  It was pinned from Flickr and I believe is from embryonicboy.  This photo was not taken from me.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day AJ. I love you to the Moon and Back xx

Friday, 5 February 2016

Hello 2016, Stampin Up, time with family and Journaling Forum


I've been MIA for so long but inspired by my attendance at a Journaling Forum hosted by the fabulous Jamie Ridler of Jamie Ridler Studios I'm back.  More on this later

Happy 2016.  It has been so long since I've blogged.  Life hasn't exactly been great but I'm feeling stronger and I feel I'm getting my spark and mojo back.  I've still a few issues to sort that will help me on my recovery but I'm taking life as it comes and trying to be positive.

well what has happened since I last blogged. 

Firstly I have become a Stampin Up Demonstrator.  I have been looking at becoming one for a couple of years but finally I have taken the plunge.  I am enjoying it so far, I absolutely love the products and I have a great upline in Louise.  Its still very early days and I'm using it more as a hobbyist but I've my first hostess party in a couple of weeks which I am looking forward to.

You can find me at if you are interested in Stampin Up.

Secondly my sister in law Rhea finally got her visa to live in the UK.  She arrived at the end of November and it so nice that AJ and I was able to spend time with my brother and her in the Christmas and New Year holidays.  I am so pleased for R and Rhea.   They have been married for over two years and it has taken so long for her to be allowed in the country so now they can enjoy their married lives together.  I am so proud of them both for their commitment and determination and faith whilst they have been waiting for them to be together.  It is so  nice to get to know my sister in law better as the last time we saw her was the day after their wedding in the Philippines.

Thirdly AJ and I are now the very proud parents of another fur baby.  Eric is a five year old black and white cat that we adopted from the local cat shelter.  He is absolutely gorgeous, full of character and has been abit of a life saver for me over the last few months.  We both love him to bits.  Kiwi and Eric seem to get along OK, but we are still having problems with Willow.  She seems to be very jealous of Eric and is very grumpy when he is around.  I'm sure she will get used to him eventually.

That's my major news really.

Going forward into 2016 I am concentrating on what makes me happy and have decided to start putting myself first for once.  I am doing things that are making me fulfilled and things that are beneficial to my soul. 

One of the practices I have been sticking to at the moment is daily journaling.  I love to write and I have neglected this part of me for so long.  It is deep ingrained in me and I believe I have suppressed my need to write for so many years because I didn't feel I was good enough or articulate enough and so many other reasons why I shouldn't write.  But I have had a voice whispering me for a while now saying I should let go of all my fears and just let go and write.  It can be just a sentence or a whole blog post, but I am writing.

I have been immensely inspired on my journey by Jamie Ridler, and yesterday I took part in her first Jamie Ridler Studios forum on Journaling.  It was so awesome to be in a forum with so many inspirational and creative people.  We discussed why we journal, how we journal, what we put in our journals, what do we use to journal, and the importance of journaling in our lives.  It was a great experience and I am so glad I took part (even though a little "You're not good enough" voice keep whispering in my ear - I am so glad I ignored the voice).
It has inspired me to get back to this neglected blog and thus here I am - yeehhh!!!

Jamie is also doing a great Do Good initiative called Give a Girl a Journal where she will be giving Journals to Girl to encourage them to journal.  She is launching it on February 14th, so please visit her site for details of this on the day.  It's going to be great !!!!

Anyway I will end today saying it is great to be back.  I am hoping to do more regular posting on this blog ( I have notebooks full of ideas) though I am not putting any pressure on myself like I used to.

Good evening from Pickle Land, I hope to speak to you very soon

Lots of love, Lesley xxxx