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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I go to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

WOYWW #438 - Scrapbook Albums

A crafty friend gifted me some 12x12 Scrapbook Albums and they were delivered yesterday.

My desk is the result of sorting my next album out with extra pages and strips of spine fillers. Good job I had some spare posts too. Will need to order a job lot of refill pages for my new albums now.

There were lots of papers and bits and bobs in the parcel too plus a 12x12 template which I am dying to use.

Earlier in the day I had sorted my next batch of photos which take me now into 2017 - Horrah.

Later I sorted my new albums and refills as I like 30 pages (60 LOs) in each of my albums and the next one will be my 14th album!

My bed gets used a lot for such things but I have to sort it out for bedtime, hence the dumping ground on my desk currently.

My last LO for 2016 is of my husband's and son's trip to the beach when we were visiting my Mum last Christmas.

Sadly I couldn't go with them as Aunty Flow had taken hold and walking anywhere was a no go area.

Talking of health, Aunty Flow has NOT been to visit since the end of August and I'm having lots of Hot Flashes (spot fan in photo, I have that on all night and the window open!) The flashes are mostly at night so there is hope that things are changing for the better. I will embrace the Hot Flashes if I am relieved the Periods I can tell you.

So the only other thing to dampen my demeanour at present is that I now have a Morton's Neuroma in my left foot. I believe it has been there for years but since the Summer it has become quite painful. It is OK, day to day but Badminton and my recently refound Ballroom Dancing are becoming quite difficult. My GP has referred me to an Orthopaedic Surgeon since having had an x-ray but had to wait 6 weeks for the ultrasound,  so no idea how long I will have to wait now...

Life's rich tapestry I suppose.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

WOYWW #437 - I've Scrapped!

Don't faint, I have been absent for a couple of weeks as I really wanted to do some crafting before I joined in again, so yesterday I scrapped for the first time since the beginning of August.
As you can see I take over my bed in the process...

Still Scrapping December 2016, so that makes me 10 months behind, so I will probably have to be extra careful which photos I choose to scrap for a while now....

Happy WOYWW Everyone

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Wednesday's Walk in the Woods

Thought some fresh air on this blustery day would be good for the soul and body and mind, so I went for a walk in the woods and fields near home.

I stopped off at our "Bluebell Woods" geocache to see if was OK and jolly good job too as the top was mostly off and a spider and snail had taken up residence! I cleared it out and replaced in its neat hidey hole.

Then I skirted the field needing the hood of my new pink jacket as it was mighty windy.

I went through the woods and didn't come out where I thought so just kept on hoping I'd find my way to the horses and indeed I did.

One came over to see me too.

My son liked my selfies and suggested I update my FaceBook cover photo.

I put the best one on there!

Lovely afternoon.
Windy Day