Sunday, 25 July 2010

Hello new followers!

Hello - I have some new followers! I am sorry I didn't say hi earlier - so hello and I just wanted to say all your blogs are wonderful and inspirational.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Mini mail arrived & hospital visit

Went off to the Hospital today - tons of blood taken (thank goodness I hadn't drunk alcohol for a few days!) and x-rays. I think the two radiographers had a sadistic streak in them in asking me to get into a position that a person my age shouldn't be asked!!!!! I am pretty sure they did it for a laugh!

Anyway came home tonight and found a package with some miniature mail that I had ordered from Linda at Une Petite Folie. The mail is beautiful and cheered me up. Thank you Linda.

It was so weird because I had ordered the mini mail from Linda and the day after I ordered it Susan from Minicrochetmad had sent me a memento box and mini mail as a thank you and as I said earlier in a post is one of the nicest presents I have ever received. (Susan made the memento box from here). I have put up photos. Susan's mail is in place on a little stool/table I have painted but not yet finished and I also made the tea pot! Linda's mail is not in place yet (it will be going on a new desk I have ordered). The book cover was from Lizelund blog. I still haven't re-decorated the wall but will do.............eventually!

Anyway that's enough for now - I think I have waffled a bit tonight (that's what lack of sleep does) and also repeated myself!!!!!

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Purchases from York

Well, I am pretty pleased with myself. I more or less stuck to my shopping list although we did go down with the intention of buying the fibreglass sheets of bricks but changed our mind and bought the stencil and brick compound made by Bromley Craft Products. The chap who owns the shop spent a lot of time showing us all the different finishes and telling us what to do as well. I am pretty sure I have seen some of you out there using either this product or something similar and decided to take the bull by the horn and have a go!!!! I think reading everyones blogs has given me a bit more confidence!!! AARRGGHH.

I did see a lovely pink spotty flower pot and lillies and a matching watering can and would you believe it I forgot to buy them!!!! I might go back on Tuesday after I have been to the Hospital in Leeds!
Also bought the stain for the balcony and decking on the Lake View house but I am still not sure as I really like the natural colour of the balcony railings and window frames which is wood but the decking is mdf. Part of the front door is also wood but the top part is mdf again! So no idea what to really do with the mdf - suggestions on a postcard please!

York - Miniature Scene

Just heading off to York and going to the Miniature Scene - whoo hoo!!!! Only thing is hubs wants to be back for the start of the British Grand Prix! Thankfully it feels cooler today so won't be too bad walking around. I am going to get some of the textured paint for the Lake View house. I have tried unsuccessfully to mix paint and sand - so yet again the easy option for me. I also want to have a look at bricks.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Hello new followers!

I have just realised that I have 7 new followers – I am sorry I missed you – Hello!

Michelle (I can’t see a blog for you? If you have one let me know!)
Linz M (who has a great dieting blog – not minis)
Sharon (a lovely blog )
Mags Cassidy (who makes the most amazing things)
Nuria (a lovely blog)
Lainie’s Little Things (a lovely blog and some printies too!)
Mini_babies (amazing baby dolls!)

These blogs are all wonderful and very talented.  Pop over and have a look.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Amazing weight loss!!

Whoo hoo I have had an amazing weight loss this week - I lost 6lbs!!!!  After being ill I did lose 8 but by the end of the week after eating normally again the final loss was 6lbs!   I still have a mountain to climb but I am at the lowest weight I have been for two years!  I am so happy.  Wasn't nice being ill but ...........