Thursday, 28 August 2008


Yayyyy!!! Thanks to my brother, who found me a replacement laptop .. I am back on track and I have just had an email to say that it has been dispatched!

So I have gutted my living room and moved all my craft stuff through to my bedroom. I will keep the desk in the living room, (without this humongous old pc, it will look much less cluttered) and just use the space to craft and bring through all the bits when i need them. This way my living room is back to being a living room, and a lot more spacious now, and my bedroom is still a bedroom!!


I am off to collect my boy in a bit. I need to take him to the hairdressers. Usually his dad takes him, his hair is getting v V v long, (which is my intention) and i just want it tidied up a bit. But i am scared James will take him in and get it all chopped off. He is even schooling Ethan to say 'I want my hair short like daddy's'... however I have told them both that i am the boss of the hair (well for now anyway!!).

More soon
em xx


I have just had a phone call to say that my laptop has been damaged, they have no more in stock and are offering a refund ....!!

That isn't going to help!!

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

no photos yet!

Sorry, i know that I said I would put up some pics today (and I have huners from the past few weeks..) but i am getting a new laptop any day now .. so adding new photos to this old slow mo PC seemend pointless! I am just trying to back up all my files, move over all my millions of years worth of photos onto CD's etc and saving all the links to websites that i love.

Am soooooo looking forward to new laptop, as this one is ancient and is v slow. Plus because the new one has wifi and I have a spanking new router, I can use it anywhere. I am currently debating wether to move my craft area back to my bedroom, as it is SERIOUSLY taking over my living room, and I want that space back. Although I do like my bedroom, as it is lovely and calm, and clutter free (apart from the 4 year old sleeping on my 320 thread count sheets, lol!!).

So i am in a bit of a pickle ... I have a number of options;

a) leave it as it is, as with new desk and laptop, living room will look less cluttered anyway
b) move it all to bedroom, however to maximise space I will need to get a new flatscreen tv and mount it on the wall ... oh dear more spending, lol!
c) move it all to my bedroom cupboard, but keep new desk in living room, and just bring out stuff when i need it....
d) I take over Ethan's bedroom as my craft room/office .... ha ha ha ha ... not yet anyway!!

I am going to need a bit of 'office' space for my new 'work' ventures, so am just trying to work out what is the best scenario .... however most of them involve spending more money... dooh!

Anyway, I am off to catch up on some TV and enjoy a glass of wine. E and I had roast beef for dinner tonight, (he ate the lot), so i needed to open the bottle to make the gravy (wellt hat is my excuse!).

Night all
em xx

Monday, 25 August 2008

Hello there .. it is me .. remember me!!

Hello Everyone ...

Well where do I start ... it has been so long and so much has happened and I would bore you all if I were to even remember it all!

Lots of exciting developments and much fun has been had .. I will try to remember some of the best bits!

Ethan and I had a fab time up at my Nanny's, the weather was great and we had loads of fun hanging out in the garden, picking veggies for tea and collecting worms. It was really nice to spend some quality time with her and Ethan loves her to bits, I love seeing the two of them, they are v sweet together.

We also hit the shops in Inverness and I got loads of new bits for Ethan and stuff for my holiday, as well as some divine chocolates for my neighbour Sandra who looked after the cats for me (she was so touched by the chocs bless her, so I have arranged for her to look after them again when we are away in Sept and Oct ... don't you just love good neighbours ... everybody needs good neighbours ... with a little understanding ... oops sorry, a little off track there, ha ha!!). We went for a yummy, fab, meal for my birthday. I had THE MOST delicious fillet steak .. lovely and bloody and was like cutting through butter, Yum. Plus Ethan shocked me by eating an entire 3 courses!!!!! I certainly think he has turned a corner with regard to his eating, he finally seems to be through the fussy eating phase, which is an huge relief! We are going back to Nanny's for a week in October, so will go out for another meal then .. am dreaming about that steak, lol!

We took Nanny up to Debbie and Geoff's when we got home as she has never seen their new house, and we all oohhed and ahhhed over the nursery. They are going to make such great parents, I am so happy for them and immensely proud of my brother. Because I am such a lovely sister in law, I am helping out Debbie by giving her some hands on childcare practice, as she is going to have Ethan for a few days when I go away, ha ha, bless her .. hopefully all Ethan's 'fight play' wont make the baby come early!

It was my brother's 30th Birthday party on Saturday, well what can I say ... I am the Singstar champion, or so I thought at the time ... also I was doing my best sexy dancing (thank god I can't remember that bit, lol!!) We didn't leave until after 4am and lets just say I was feeling a bit 'delicate' the next day! (I did find out whether i am having a niece or nephew tho ... but I am not telling!!).

Had a lovely day out on Friday, went to Edinburgh with Ethan and then Joanne and I went shopping for holiday bits and then for a lovely meal (where we wrote lists out on napkins as we couldn't find any paper hee hee!). Jo looked stunning in all the slinky dresses she tried on, watch out men of Petra ... grrrr!!

It is only about 2 weeks until we go away, I am soooo looking forward to it. I seriously need to get cracking on the sit-ups though .... since I lost a stone when i was ill, my tummy has turned to jelly .... do you think the 'Simon Cowell' looks works well with a sarong?!

I also have some exciting work developments in the pipeline ... it is going to such a busy few months, I will defo need to holiday to chill out before it all takes off.... so watch this space, I will tell more soon.

Right, I have so much more to say and loads of photos (one of my particular favourites is from our trip to Inverness. We got a shopmobility wheelchair for Nanny, however Ethan also enjoyed it, sitting in her lap the entire time, so I pushed the two of them around the Eastgate centre for 6 hours!) but I need to get to bed.

Sorry it has been to long (especially sorry to Katy, I promise to be better at updating!!).
Night all
em xxx