Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Wintery Weather

We woke up this morning to a light dusting of snow. Only just enough to cover the ground and it was melted by lunchtime. It is predicted that we get more tonight but we will see.

The cats are as crazy as can be. They were out like a flash this morning into the snow. Tom sitting on the roof surverying his (white) kingdom and Jerry bounding through the snow. The are so funny in the evenings. The can be lured from anywhere but hitting their whiskers pouches together. Today I could hear Jerry's bells from a long distance away and before long she was bouding over the sheds and fences to come in and get her food.

School is busy as usual. The kids are driving each other and me crazy but we are surviving to tell the tale.

Wedding plans are coming along. Not that long to go now. Invitations are out, dress is getting sorted,just need to go out and buy the shoes. Easier said than done as Fran is short so I will need flat shoes. Not that it bothers me as I just don't do high heels.

Tennis - not much happening on that front at the moment mainly due to the weather. I have a league match on Sunday so that should be interesting and am thinking of playing in a tournament in Southampton during the half term break.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Bad blogger - Sorry

I've been a bad blogger and havent posted for a while sorry.

Been back at school for almost two weeks now. Can you believe it. Before you know it, it will be time for another holiday. Things are going ok at the moment, kids are still as demanding as ever but seem to be quite good in the morning, so its the afternoons I have to survive.

I have been playing very little tennis lately. Must have something to do with the darkness and the weather. I do hope to start back soon. I have however been going to the gym. Thanks Audrey for motivating me to go. We go together and it is helping to get both of us there.

Not much else is going on at the moment. I have been doing quite a bit of scrapping and am slowly but surely getting lots of my piccies scrapped. My SA album is almost finished. I have also started a US Open 8x8 album (see picture of an example page going to keep most pages looking very similar) have done 4 pages now.
The other LO is for the weekly challenge on UKS. I had to use an Elvis song as a title. The picture is of a canoeing trip mom and I went on in Knysna a few years ago.
Wedding plans are going fairly well. Thanks to mom and all her organising. The invitations are about ready to go out, the venue is books and we are deciding on the menu. Tomorrow I am going to Audrey's to try on my dress and get her opinion and if I carry on with the gym should manage to lost some more weight before the big day.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Found the pictures

I found the pictures I was looking for last time. Something as simple as looking in the right place, ie on the laptop and not the desktop computer. So here they are.

The first one is of two of the lovely beaches of Sedgefield and Swartvlei. Many hours have been spent spashed in the waves here escpecially Swartvlei as it is much better for swimming.

The second one is of the view from Outeniqua pass between George and Oudtshorn in SA. Its a view Ive seen many times but was Frans first.

The third one is the Christmas card page that I did from all the cards I got at school. The middle section opens up to reveal all the names from inside the cards as well as a lovely snowflake made by one of the kids.

Im off to a crop in a bit and hope to do another page for my SA album which makes it 20 completed pages now. I think Im pretty much done unless I find the missing pictures from the marathon and Cape Town. Then back to school tomorrow. Not really looking forward to that.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year

I cant believe that 2006 is over and 2007 is here.

2006 was a good year for me. It was the year when......

....I got engaged

... We moved to our little house

...We got and fell in love with the cats

...I found a good tennis club and started playing more tennis

and I really got into scrapbooking (actually starting towards the end of 2005.

Its also the year when I got a really difficult class at school and has been a challenging last term. Lets hope they settle down.
I was going to post some pics of some of my latest scrap pages but in true style cannot find where I saved them.

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