Monday, 22 May 2017

Week Twenty And I Got My Stitch On!

The year is going too quickly and week twenty is over already, here are the highlights:

The rain didn't stop me going for a walk in my lunch break!
And it was still raining when I finished my swim in the evening!
Zumba was brilliant and VERY hot!
I had a practise run with my sewing machine and made this headband :)
I lost 3lbs this week and it made dirty pudding taste all the sweeter :)
I had a giggle with Alice, she taught me that catastrophe means a big disaster!
I went to the Charter Fair in Cheam Village.
I had a very naughty dinner at bingo!
The weather was so lovely I actually wore my shorts!
I had a snuggle with Rufus :)
I thought about cutting the grass but then decided I couldn't possibly get rid of all the daisies :)
And finally I made myself a pair of pyjama bottoms!
It's been a really lovely week and I'm looking forward to what the next seven days brings.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Five Favourites February

So far I've managed to do three layouts from my five favourites so I'm back to share my five favourite photos from February.
Because I know that sharing the photos will keep me on track.
And I find there's nothing that inspires me more to scrap
Than looking at a great pile of photos
And thinking about the stories that go with them.
I'm hoping to be back next week to share five layouts from my January photos.

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Monday, 15 May 2017

Week Nineteen Was Workout, Workout, Workout!

Another week has gone by far too quickly, here are the highlights:

After a break of four weeks it was great to get back in the pool again!
It was also great to be back at Zumba after a two week break :)
The weather has been gorgeous :)
On Wednesday, after a full day at work, I cut the grass
And then went on a six mile walk!
I got my scrapping mojo back and did a Christmas layout!
I saw this little cutie :)
I gained two and a half pounds this week but I know this is because I've started exercising again so I'm not too worried.  I won the raffle so it wasn't all bad :)
Dirty pudding tasted great as usual :)
I had a training day at work on Friday so couldn't go on my normal lunch time walk so I went after work instead:
On Saturday I couldn't get out for a walk at all so made use of my mini trampoline :)
I spent a lovely afternoon scrapping and watching the last ever Gilmore Girls :)
In the evening I went to bingo with the girls but, as usual, I didn't have a win :(
Sunday morning I went for a lovely walk over the golf course.
In the afternoon I marked out a pattern for some pyjama bottoms I'm making...
...then I cut the fabric, great progress really because I've been threatening to make them for over a year!
The sun was really shining so I headed outside for a coffee and a read
While Alfie played with his ball :)
And then the sun went down and it was time to grab my knitting and watch TV while Alfie had a snooze :)
Now another week has started and I'm wondering if I'll have a completed pair of pyjama bottoms by the end of it!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

It's back!!! Five Favourites January

Recently I filed away a huge pile of layouts that had been building up over the past year!  I thought it would be a quick job but it actually took over 2 hours! 

Finding the correct album for the corresponding year on the layout and then finding the correct gap in the album was a real pain :(
One thing that was really easy though was filing away the layouts I'd done from my Five Favourites project.  Five layouts a month, all done in order, all stacked in order, 10 minutes and it was job done :)
It made me realise that I need to continue with the project.  I've still been selecting five favourite photos each month but I haven't been sharing them and I think that's where the problem lies. 
When I share the photos on my blog at the start of the month it makes me ensure the layouts are finished and ready to share by the end of the month.
So here are my five favourites from way back in January, I'll be sharing February's photos next week and then trying to get all 10 layouts done by the end of the month! Wish me luck :)

Thanks for stopping by and if you do the Five Favourites project then let me know :)
Jo xx

Monday, 8 May 2017

Week Eighteen Included A Night Out WIth My Girl

A week that starts with a Bank Holiday is always a good one, here are the highlights:

We were very lucky to have a sunny day down in Bournemouth :)
So me and Paul went for a lovely walk along the beach with a pit stop for lunch!
In the evening I had a little win at bingo :)
Me and Maddie went to the cinema to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2, it was amazing!
I went on a 6 mile walk after work on Wednesday!
I had such a naughty weekend food wise so I made sure I was extra good for the rest of the week, this meant I had a maintain and enjoyed my dirty pudding :)
Saturday was crop day and I had a great time :)
Then I had a trim, I've decided to grow my hair again because I love the process of growing out the layers :)
In the evening I went to bingo where we were all given this cute pirate pug, Maddie has called it Petunia!
After bingo I decided to file away some layouts, I thought it would be a quick job but it took over 2 hours! It was great to look back over the layouts I'd created and made me realise that I need to start doing my five favourites again each month.
I also gave my stash a good sort out so didn't go to bed until well after midnight!
On Sunday morning I was up and out early getting my 10,000 steps done!
Then I spent the rest of the  morning scrapping and catching up with Bull.
It really was a day of two halves, the morning was cold with spots of rain and the afternoon was warm and sunny enough to read in the garden!
Alfie was tired out after running around playing with his ball!
And that massive stash sort out really got me excited about scrapping again so I created this layout :)
The rest of the evening was spent with feet up, sock knitting and watching TV.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by
Jo xx