Friday, 23 June 2017

Todays the day - did we EVER think this would come about.

Korin moves out of our home today.............she is really happy and I am really happy for her - it has taken almost 6 months to get her into this house and by God it has been one struggle after another, one problem after another, very very much a negative time, but highs when she finally got her mortgage, mega lows when she heard from Cameron at the housing association that he MIGHT withdraw the property because the solicitors were at logger heads !  Well her solicitor was at a stale mate situation waiting for the WHG's solicitors to send them enquiries which they weren't prepared to do as it wasn't LEGALLY essential, but Korins solicitors were saying they were LEGALLY needed, OMGoodness it has been awful.  BUT Todays the Day - we hope - just waiting for them to give key release which SHOULD be before 1 pm and then arrange for Chantel at WHG to ring and confirm a time for Korin to nip out of work to go collect Keys at her house and do meter readings etc.  I have felt mega sorry for korin along the way, sorry for me too - it has been horrendous !  BUT it's happening,, hopefully today, fingers crossed - how many times have I said that during this process.  Hundreds of emails - phone calls, disappointments, stress, anxiety etc etc - and todays the day - we hope.

I will miss you Korin like crazy, I know I shall see you regularly but I will still miss you being here and I know Ben will miss you too.

AND in between it all you have had to buy your car and sell your car and buy a cheaper car !  AND now on top of everything else you are waiting on the answer to whether you are being formally offered the job at Sutton Coldfield............it seems as if it is in the bag but how many times did you think you were getting the house and then you weren't getting the house and then you were getting the house and then it was being snatched away from you again, and now GOD help us !  you complete today and also find out about your new job.  fingers crossed again.




Sunday, 4 June 2017

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

let it be good news when i ring Cameron tomorrow.  feeling sick with worry, trying really hard to be positive.  Sick of each weekend being uncertain.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

lovely to see house inside ......

more problems again waiting on solicitors who have been dragging their feet - solicitors not talking to one another, drives you crazy, doesn;t look like korin will be in before our holiday and she is already stressed stressed stressed.












lovely house so excited for her but depressing the solicitors have cocked up big time by the look of it.











Tuesday, 30 May 2017

OMFGoodness, at long last, finally and hopefully not long to go

~Cameron from the housing association contacted korin today to say that she can go view tomorrow morning or thursday afternoon, this means she will be seeing her new home for the very first time, emotional, and stress relief, just got to get the solicitors to put a bit of a wiggle on !

Monday, 29 May 2017

I hate marian...............with a vengeance

so why do i still want to ring her and find out that she is having a bad time ....... hoping  she is having a bad time, I shouldn't wish this on people.  I know that, but she wronged me big time and I really want to tell her how much of a shit she is ................. but I still miss having someone to moan to, someone to let rip with, Nah, i don't miss her at all, she was vile, criticised everything i put on facebook, laughed at me, was real negative.  I hate Marian, BIG TIME.

3 days back on Slimming World

Almost properly and feel thinner already ............... weigh in at class tomorrow I think, or might just keep doing it with korin as it helps to do it with others and going to class is always on my own.  I hope i've lost a pound or two anyway.  fingers crossed.


Just sending a little prayer up ............

this week HOPEFULLY will be handover of the property that DD has bought - it looks lovely, I hope she will be really happy there, she needs her space now she's 26.  HOPEFULLY again exchange of contracts and completion COULD take place this week if the Solicitors get their bloody fingers out and get cracking.


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Pocket Letter Pals...... I hope Sheila doesn't follow my blog, I don't think she does - if you are reading this Sheila - click off now. ha ha

I had heard of these and saw a few people had posted pictures but didn't fancy making them at all, not interested one iota !

However, Sheila off Inchie group and I had decided to do a swap, I left it up to her to decide whether she wanted to swap inchies or twinchies, or ATC's etc and how many.  Sheila suggested Pocket Letters.

Pocket letters are 9 segmented wallets which people keep pokemon cards in - you theme the pocket letter - or you can have a free choice, and after looking up on  You Tube I found that you also enclose a letter - can be about yourself, which is normal when you don't know someone, or can be about the pocket letter or your love of crafting etc.  You also enclose a little something behind the ATC's you make - like die cuts or a chocolate bar or a tea bag of some exotic tea etc so the recipient can sit and have a cuppa whilst they open your pocket letter.

Anyhoo, I decided on a Summer/holiday theme - and away I went, I loved loved loved it, couldn't stop !  And made my offering/swap within 3 days - now that I only work the latter two days of each week.

so here it is ..................... better in real life me thinks, and hope that Sheila likes it, she's on holiday for a week now so won't post it until next Wednesday when she will be on her way back.


front 9 x ATC's Summer/Holiday theme


Back view 


first ATC -  made like a pocket and has enclosures of hearts 


Little heart die cuts inside first ATC


top middle pocket made from life journal cards & stamped with my name 


back of card - die cut ampersand 


Little enclosure of 3 x sample washi tapes


top right ATC - as a folder type with a letter from me telling Sheila about how we love Woolacombe and the reminders of the kids when they were small, that we aren't too bothered about abroad holidays and  funnily enough we are going to Woolacombe for our holiday again this year but just me and Keiron 


Middle line left ATC - made a beach/sea view ATC and then a pic of someones feet as from a sun lounger - I used silk, shiny thread as if it was the sea waves.


the little extra in this ATC is a small colouring zentangle ATC card for Sheila to colour, although she probably wont. 


Middle of 9 ATC's is a Sun - made by me out of a mould and polymer clay, love this mould 


Right hand middle row ATC is a photo from the net of the world - everyone says how small the world is but really it's very big and we have never explored it, i know that Sheila does a lot of travelling, I think she may be retired..............because we work such a lot we don't travel much, and to be truthful with how bad the world has become with terrorists and bad people, I think I shall just travel to little villages and the like !


Another little colouring project


Gold embossed this ATC and a shiny heart 


and the little extra is some sticky-notes


middle bottom row ATC is a beach hut - love beach huts and sand was made from sand paper and a little rinchie of a deckchair - a reminder that me and Sheila met on the inchie group where we make, inchies and rinchies and twinchies and thrinchies etc etc 




and the little gift of a rubber/acrylic 'frame' stamp


bottom right ATC - a map of Somerset & my favourite place in the whole world.


the back of this ATC shows from whence I came good old Brumigum - although we escaped there as it has gone down hill considerably.


Altered paperclips are the little gift 


And the backs of those clips 










& an extra pocket attached with a ball-link chain ....... with hearts and a tea bag (when I get one) inside.





Saturday, 20 May 2017

oh and a bit more crafting !

for UK Stampers - 6xinchies


Saturday 20th May 2017 - where has nearly have a year gone.

Trying to get back on Slimming World and end up at the Pretty Pigs for lunch - but we didn't overload our plates and didn't have a dessert so I felt quite virtuous.  maybe.



Korin had her car in the week, and it's lovely.


Settled nicely into two days a week (Thursday and Friday at work) - all day, and prepping is so much easier when I'm 'at it' all day long, did 15 clinics.  when I did mornings I was doing maybe 11 or 12 in the week.

Went round to Keirs this afternoon and Little Luna is just so adorable, getting bigger and now started on rusks too -  the joys of being a nanny is absolutely fantastic.  love her with all of my heart, I didn't' think I could love a child as much as my own, but Luna has filled my heart to overflowing, I know that sounds gushy and stupid but it's the only way I an describe it.




and we went to see how the house was getting on, she has a number on the door and the two car parking has been jet washed and looked really clean and sparkly - hoping above all hope she will be moved in by 8th June, fingers crossed.