Monday, 28 April 2008

Sunshine and Showers

Working from home today as I have so much guidance material to write. The office is really not conducive for getting your head down and achieving goals like that. Happily I woke early and managed to get started straight away, so I am now feeling very virtuous as I have actually got all the material I was planning to finish done ahead of schedule, so that means that I will be able to finish work on time for the first time in living memory!

Had a really good weekend too. We had supper with my parents on Saturday night; they had an old family friend staying with them and, as I was painting the fences on Saturday, I suddenly remembered that I had recently scanned all the old photos that my father had taken in the 60s and 70s on slide film. Many of these included pictures of our friend's family, so I put together a 4x4 brag book for her with the help of my trusty BIA . Well, what can I say? she was thrilled. It was so good to see her looking so well.

Managed to get lots of crafting done, particularly finishing off the cards that I was making for the Marie Curie Cancer Care Card Appeal - they have to be in the post this week; finally managed to make about 45. Got those in the post today.

Also got some new cycle socks and gloves in preparation for our holiday later this week. I think we must be mad, we are cycling from Glasgow to Inverness, with the weather as it is at the moment it is going to be a challenge . But we will start with a high as we have had an invitation from the current owners of my old family home (our 'so called' country seat!) just outside Helensborough, it adds 10 miles to our route, but it is a flat and shortish ride on Friday otherwise, so it should still be a reasonably good day, and will get the legs broken in ready for the longest day of the trip. Whatever the weather, it will be a great trip and will be a good break from work. I so need to get away for a while as we really have been so busy.

Well, that's it for now.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

England in April

Well, there we were thinking that the weather was looking brighter yesterday, with temperatures reaching the low 20s, and today you find me writing this looking out onto a dull, damp day.

But, what it does mean is that I now have no excuse not to upload the blank pages i have prepared for Shimelle's 'Save the Day' project, so here are some of them:

Friday, 25 April 2008

Well it all starts here!

This is me starting to enter the world of blogging and creating a space for me to store and share 'stuff'. There is part of me that is really not sure why or how I am going to do this, but I thought I would give it a go.

Not really got time to put much here just yet, but will endeavour to get started properly over the next few days.