Monday, 30 January 2012

2012 !!!!! Welcome Back to My Blog!

At last I have managed to post on my own blog! I have been AWOL for months as blogger didn't like me at all :( and couldn't leave comments on other blogs either :(

Anyhoo, I'm back now (hopefully no more problems) and off we go ...............

Saturday, 30 July 2011


Watching the deer at "The Scottish Deer Centre", Cupar

Being a "duck" at our flat in St. Andrews . . it took a while to get this photo as Jack didn't realise he wasn't to eat the pringles straight away LOL

I'm ready to go to the new "Glasgow Museum of Transport".....

Jack and his wee friend Kayla looking for boats on the River Clyde.....

Friday, 29 July 2011


A lot of things have changed since I blogged in May and I will keep it short and without drama :D
We are now a family of 5, Craig, Lauren, Blair, little Jack and I.
Alan left the family at the begining of June.

We are doing fine and had our usual holiday in St Andrews making lots of new memories and were very lucky with the weather.

I've been to tons of crops since I last blogged but don't seem to have produced much (this sounds familiar) and plan to change this as of Sunday when I'm cropping in Stirling . . if I make it there .. . that's a whole other story lol >>>>>
Last Friday I hurt my back and have SI joint dysfunction !!! The pain has been terrible and I've been doped up to the max since then. Fortunately, I'm feeling much better today and think all the various pills and gels are now working :D

I had the most wonderful weekend down in Debden at the beginning of the month with some amazing friends and I travelled with my good friend Izzy. Have already booked for next year ;)

Onward and upward has to be the motto for this year and I intend to keep it going . I have the support of my loving family and wonderful friends . . what more can I ask

chat soon
Val xxx


At last I have my blog fixed !!! It's only taken 2 months!
Just a wee note to say I'm back xxx

Monday, 23 May 2011


Just life getting in the way of blogging again :)

I've been to so many crops over the last couple of months that I can't actually remember them all !

I've had my usual one at Stewarton every Thursday evening (just love this weekly crop), a couple in Stirling on Sundays :). One in Uddingston which Izzy and I are going to again next week OR it could be the week after next :). The charity crop for Arthritis Care in Kilmarnock (next one in Milngavie in June).
We have one lined up for Edinburgh at the beginning of June and another new one in East Kilbride also in June PLUS the all day Stewarton crop and the Stirling crops next week and again in June ! ! !

The big question is . . . did I actually scrap?? Well, yes and no :D I do tend to do a lot of chatting and a little less scrapping but I have managed a few layouts over the last few months AND since I haven't uploaded any for the best part of this year I could bore you with quite a few . . . eventually ;D

I decided to make a couple more Pop Pop Fizz Fizz mini albums ( these were little albums made from cd folders shown on the old days of "Club Scrap" tv weekly) I have been trying to find thick card to make the folders as they are impossible to source ready made in the UK. My friend Lynne gave me some card to try so tonight I'm going to be making templates :D

Only bit of unfortunate news is that I have slipped something in my SI joint and have been a lot of pain for weeks ( now have a walking stick which I'd had for a couple of weeks before venturing outside with it, purely vanity I suppose). I was meant to have a weeks bed rest and lots of diazapam but that only lasted two days lol Now ready to start physio next week . . . the joys lol

Saturday, 2 April 2011

I'M BACK . . . .

And hopefully full of inspiration and raring to go . . . . to all the crops I have lined up for the next few months :D
Next Sunday is the all day crop at Stewarton and I'm really looking forward to it :D
Next week I have a crop in Stirling then The Sincerely Yours craft show at the end of the month, crops in Uddingston, Kilmarnock and Stiling in May and then Milngavie and Stirling so far, in June !!!! PLUS . . . . the weekly crops in Stewarton on Thursday evenings.


I have found my camera cable now so expect a pile of layouts hitting your screen any day now !

Monday, 28 February 2011


I had another super break at "South Littleton" in Rattray :) :)
3 days of crafting with friends what could be better?? AND . . . I got to feed the beautiful "Big Maxxxxx" :)

I managed a few layouts in between chatting, laughing and eating :) Actually I had better check my layouts for "squintiness" as I did have rather a lot of painkillers while I was scrapping (bad back/neck)and this could reflect on my layouts lol.

I have said many times before how wonderful South Littleton is for a relaxing break or a scrapping weekend and this visit was every bit as good.
Hazel, if you are reading my blog could you please adopt me ??? I am very quiet, clean and good with horses and I promise to clean the scrapping room for you every day ;) ;)