Sunday, 18 August 2013

Riley's Book

Phew!!!  
What a busy few days I have had.

On Wednesday I had my haircut - and instantly felt better, you really can't beat a new hairdo, especially when people tell you how nice it is, mind you that could be translated as it was pretty bad before, lol :))

I was hoping to get home in time to take our Emma to a gp's appointment but got stuck in a traffic jam for 20 mins so didn't manage it.  So she had to walk and it was a rush too as she thought I was going to get there in time!!  I did manage to get there to wait with her and then we went for lunch which was very pleasant :))

Thursday was my birthday and I had to take our car for it's yearly MOT (annual check to make sure it's roadworthy) well unfortunately it failed!!!  It is an old car and we don't usually expect it to pass. 
So Danny is busy working on it and it's going back in next week and hopefuly it will pass.  Cars are a real nuisance when they don't work aren't they?

Anyway after that I went for cocktails with my sis-in-law and niece.  
I had two apple and strawberry cosmpolitans  - yummy!!!  
Just as well I don't do this very often I can tell you :)  It's a yearly thing we have started as my sis-in-law's birthday is the same day as mine and it just seems like a really nice thing to do and this is now the 3rd year we have done it.

Friday, Emma and I went to Glasgow to meet Laura and wee Riley.  We had a very pleasant day shopping and then we had lunch.  
So all in all my 3 days holiday have just flown by, sadly!

Last weekend I made a book of Riley's pics and I received it in the post yesterday.  I have to say I am so pleased with it.  I can see me doing a lot of these books :))
It's so easy - it just takes a wee while to do them, but I suppose with practice I will get quicker. 

Here is a picture of the front and back of the book.






Pretty cool eh!!!  

Anyway we are expecting Laura here any time now so I'd better get on and get sorted for them arriving. 

Hope everybody had a great weekend and is ready to start a whole new week :))

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

I'm Here

Here I am sneeking in to my blog. 
 I've been missing for a few weeks!!!  
I seem to have run out of things to talk (write) about.  
Danny and I had a wee discussion about it the other day and I said I didn't feel I had anything worth writing about.  Dan said what did you write about before and I realised it was just everyday stuff . So here I am again about to write some more everyday (boring!!!) stuff :)

What's been happening over the last few weeks?  

Well, our Laura has been through a few times with wee Riley. You know he is is almost 18 weeks old now!!!  Where does the time go? 
He is getting so big now and best of all he chuckles and giggles - it is so lovely to hear :))

He can also get his toes right up to his mouth!!!


What else have I got to say?
 
Well our Karen is over in Germany at the moment with her university.  I think she is a wee bit homesick and we are missing her.  Her two week are up on Sunday when she will be coming home. Oh and she also passed her third year at uni (with a distinction no less!!!)  - very proud of her :))  She will be starting her 4th year next month.
Emma is busy working and enjoying her summer and will return to university in September too. At the moment she is struggling with a cold and feeling just a tad miserable but still smiling through :)

Danny finshed his rocking chair for Laura and also made cushions for it - all by himself.  I will post a picture when we go through to see her again.  But to say I'm impressed is a huge understatement.  I think Danny is very pleased with himself and rightly so!!!

I have decided to try my hand at dressmaking.  So I am working on a new dress for myself - eeeeeek!!! 
 I now have to live up to Danny's standards - not that he made a dress though,  hee hee. 
I used to do a wee bit of dressmaking many years ago and was never brilliant at it but I do fancy having a go again.  I'll be sure to let you now how I get on!

We are also busy planning our special holiday towards the end of the year. I am so excited about it  - New York, Boston and then New England for 2 weeks. I think it will be great!!!!

I'm on holiday for three days this week.  Today I've been to the hairdressers - you just can't beat getting your hair done can you? 
Tomorrow is my birthday and I will be 52 - yikes!!!  And then on Friday Emma and I are going to Glasgow to meet up with Laura and Riley for some retail therapy and a bit of lunch.  

Fun, fun, fun :)))

Anyway I think Ive written enough for today - I've got to leave something for another day don't you think?