Archive for March, 2007

Commercial enterprise…

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Here are some product samples I have been creating… feedback helpful!

Birthday Card 2 Birthday Card 1

Completed bracelet - 20 cms approx Springtime earrings

Prices about Monsoon standard I think…

Pregnacy Survival Tips – The Last Month

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Ten days to go, pilule and the baby is 4/5ths engaged, cure which means it is nearly ready to come out! Still pretty wriggly! Here are my helpful hints for making it through!

1. Have mrBen as a husband. Not only are all those costumes fabulously entertaining, website he cooks really well too!

2. Cereal bars, or if you’re naughty like me, jaffa cakes. Keep some by the bed and in your handbag AT ALL TIMES. You’ll never regret it.

3. Rennie Rapeze fruit flavour or chewy mint – as for no. 2.

4. Not drinking after 8pm, and eating just before bed seems to stop me waking up in the middle of the night hungry or desperate to pee. You do need to drink lots in the day time to make up your fluids.

Things I wish I’d bought:

1. Braces. Maternity trousers – and I’ve tried a LOT of brands – just fall down all the time! The best ones were from Dorothy Perkinks – over the bump, cheap and long lasting.

WIP

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Insert dramatic music of choice. (My favourites would be the Imperial March or Ride of the Valkyries.)

The midwife slightly freaked me out by saying that today – so much to do, phlebologist so little time! Bathroom conversion happening next Monday.

Here are some of the lovely gifts I got when leaving work – not the chocolates, as I’m afraid they’ve all gone already. Yes, I know – a box every two days is not part of a healthy balaned diet.

Pressies

Here is a card I made for my friend Kerry, expecting at the end of July:

Baby Card

And my recent creative exploits: recycled tin painted with acrylics and embossed, glass beads, copper wire, freshwater pearls and mother-of-pearl.
Charms
Experiments with newspaper, information pills
ink, impotent
stamps and acrylics:

collage

Bargain handcarved stamps:

Handcarved stamps

Recycling tin cans:

Recyling tin cans

19 days to go…

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Insert dramatic music of choice. (My favourites would be the Imperial March or Ride of the Valkyries.)

The midwife slightly freaked me out by saying that today – so much to do, phlebologist so little time! Bathroom conversion happening next Monday.

Here are some of the lovely gifts I got when leaving work – not the chocolates, as I’m afraid they’ve all gone already. Yes, I know – a box every two days is not part of a healthy balaned diet.

Pressies

Here is a card I made for my friend Kerry, expecting at the end of July:

Baby Card

And my recent creative exploits: recycled tin painted with acrylics and embossed, glass beads, copper wire, freshwater pearls and mother-of-pearl.
Charms

I’ve been awake since 4 am…

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

And I’m now bored. I have been surfing Delia and Nigella, information pills my two favourite culinary inspirations, site and have made the world’s longest shopping list with lots of veggies for the vitamins. Their websites are okay, but their books are perfect comfort reading, provided you have snacks to hand because I always get hungry reading them. I now have to get mrBen to pick them off the bottom shelf coz its painful to bend.

This is my most comfy position at the moment – recumbent. (Isn’t recumbent a great word?) On my front on the pilates ball is a good second.
Me & Tigger

My first ever experience in front of the video camera was for a primary school Home Economics project. Our group had to pick a recipe (chosen by me) write a script (me) and present it (me again). I was being Delia! And I loved it! It was the only time I looked good on film. I was bossy, but that’s why our teacher said we were the best. I knew what I was doing and that I could do it well.
So today I’m going to try Frijolemole, just for the name of it, but I can’t be bothered boiling dried chick peas so I’m going to use tinned. Yummy!

I’m never very sure that what I say, do or remember is at all sensible at the moment. Particularly this time of night. Particularly when trying to spell ‘particularly’. Put it down to 5am hormonalness.

(Baby appears to be practising kung fu fighting tonight. A lot.)

Free, free as a bird, soaring on high, soaring through sky!

Friday, March 9th, 2007

The time has finally come – I am no longer a full time teacher, no rx (God willing)! I left today, read happy but a bit stunned, approved laden with lots of cards, pressies, chocolates and fruit from teachers and kids. And pretty tired.

The next time I go back will be with a baby!

Plans:

1. Reading. I am part way through ‘A Suitable Boy’, and have spent my booktoken from Kerry on ‘The Sea’ by John Banville and ‘The Book of Fathers’ by Miklos Vamos. (I also have a Russian one but its downstairs and I can’t move.)

2. Sewing. Curtains, Moses basket sheets, decorative items. I’ve spent the fortune, now I really need to steward it!
3. Collage, cards and other mixed media stuff. As above, although less of a fortune was spent.

4. Painting walls and getting the house sorted.

I’m going to need to write myself a new timetable, aren’t I?

I did say I would put my feet up and I will. I promised. Baby still wriggling away!

A huge thank you to everyone!

Sunday, March 4th, 2007

…who came last night, check especially to Guy Incognito who played us some quality dance musak, Alan who organised the band, and our parents who helped so much with preparations on the day.Edgy!

Gluten free cake Ben's cake Strip the Willow Peter and Angela
Friends Famerlee  Smilers

More friends  D, Esk, Kenny

Scotluggers  C&C

Happiness


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