Thursday, 17 July 2008

a little bit of everything.

on the !st August, SSB and I will be celebrating our 5th Wedding anniversary. I know this is a bit premature, but life has thrown us our fair share of problems over the past 12 months, and as a couple we are just as strong as we were the day we got married. (sorry for the soppy sentimentalism...)
It seams like a million years ago now, and both our lives have changed so incredibly much since SSB posted to a drum group wanting a goat skin, and ending up 10 months later with a wife!
so - we have all sorts of 'life' stuff happening over the next few weeks, and will hopefully be basking in the sun (cough...yeah right!) at Gibraltar farm camp site on our anniversary for the annual 'family and Friends' camp.

the lovely Vicky has given me this award! Thank you so much!
there are apparently RULES to this award...
(copied and pasted from Vicky's blog)

1 . I can put this rather sparkly Logo on my Blog.
2. Put a link/or mention the lovely person who gave you the award.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put a link to those Blogs on your Blog
5. Leave a message on their blog of your nomination

So - here is the sparkly logo

I have put a link to Vicky's blog!!!

I am afraid I am just choosing 2 recipients...bad blogger me!

first Jo for being a super ace swap partner

second candeez who is making me insanely jealous of the weather where she is!!

both relatively new to blog land but both fascinating people!


This is the view from my office window this morning at 7.30. I kid you not, it could have been the middle of winter! Accrington isn't the cheeriest of places in the blazing sunshine - but come on - is this really summer???

SSB sent me an e-mail to tell me a parcel had arrived - at 9.30 this morning, so only had to wait 6 HOURS to get home and open it!!!!

and it was well worth the wait - just look what Jo sent me for the Russian doll swap!

a gorgeous doll, with two babies in her pouch, an bracelet a card and cutting all in this fab box! I LOVE THEM!!! thanks Jo!

here is the cutting

and the card...

and here is the cushion I sent to Jo - actually remembered to take a photo before I parcelled it up, and as she got it yesterday, I can post it up!wow - this post has been all over the place! sometimes I just have too much to say, and incredibly unorganised thoughts - but hey! that's life!!

oooh, almost forgot - next post is my 50th! so I will be doing my first give away - so keep your eyes peeled while I desperatly think what to give away!!!


ethel and edna's tearoom said...

lol Frantic post! but at lesat you've managed to do one. I'm sadly slacking this week.
Your wedding photo is lovely. We got married 18 years ago whe photos were still all about set poses and nothing looked natural like yours. Beautiful. :o)

Candeez said...

Love your blogs. Lovely wedding piccy too!

Thanks for the award . That's very sweet of you. I'm going to put it on my blog tonight.
Looks like you've got particularly dreary weather in your part of the world. I'm sure you'll get a summer soon. I'll waft some hot air up over to England. Some would say that won't be too difficult as I'm full of hot air. Happy writing!

wonderwoman said...

lovely pics and congrats(in advance) on anniversary! congrats also on your award - i do like reading your blog and have found that random thoughts are often the best!

jennyflower said...

Well done on the whole bein married thing, good work! The rusian doll thing is so sweet I've seen lovely things all over the show. Tip us the wink when you join your next cute swap won't you?

Kate said...

Happy anniversary!

maria said...

Have a lovely anniversary.
The russian dolls are really cute.
I've just seen my blog on your links - thanks, it's so exiting it's the first time i've seen myself on one.

jo said...

wow!! thank you so much for the award!! i am so excited!! I get my new laptop today so i can blog away!! I may have to borrow your photos as my camera is broken! i want to show everyone my lovely cushion!!!
thank you so much for being a fab swap partner and congrats on your anniversary! I hope to find that happiness one day!!

funkymonkey said...

Happy Anniversary! If it's any consolation the weather is just as dismal here in the West Midlands - very dark even when it isn't raining.

Krafty Keely said...

WOW 5 years seems like yesterday and seeing the photo brings it all back.

For everyone reading the comments take another look at the photo because whilst Kath looks beautiful in it, it doesn't do her justice I can honestly say she was the most stunning, radiant and in love bride I have ever met, and SSB looked OK too.

Happy anniversary and if it's any help the weather in Manchester was no less dreary and a longer drive home.

Love Keely xx

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hello there,
I just came across your beautiful blog...
You are so talented!
By the way, I live in Chorley.
In Lancashire, also!
And sometimes I go Preston market on a Tuesday and Thursday to look for new treasures for my website.
Kisses Kisses

sharie said...

Just thought I'd come over and say 'hi' but stayed for a while longer to read your entire blog!
Be back soon

megan said...

beautiful wedding photo.

i love the russian dolls you got and the cushion you made - fantastic.
lets pray for sunshine - we need it - it's not fair!!!

Jennie said...

ooh love the wedding photo!! Congratulations in advance for your anniversary!
Love your swap goodies. That cushion you made is absolutely gorgeous!!

twiggypeasticks said...

Congrats on your award, that is a lovely photo. Nice swap stuff too, clever you, the cushion is lovely.

saraeden said...

Oooooh you work in Accrington , i lived at the Globe inn there with my mum a few years ago !!

Early Happy Anniversary wishes as well

Sara x