Saturday, 27 September 2008


We spent the whole day sitting and waiting for my daughter to have her 4 wisdom teeth removed. She hadn't eaten or drunk since 7am and they were taking the other ladies from the ward and they were coming back and I thought it was strange. Eventually at 4.30 we were told "sorry we have cancelled your daughter's op as the equipment needed didn't come back from the HSDU (sterilisation unit) at midday as expected and theatres have only just thought to ask why and were told that the generator went down but no-one bothered to pick the phone up and tell us!"

I was livid and poor Sian had got herself hyped up for it and was starving and we had all wasted a whole day sitting around. I was in a foul mood and in a lot of pain so just came home, took some pills and went to bed!!

Hope today is better but we now have to go through it all again!

Hope you have a great day!

Friday, 26 September 2008

1st Blog-a-versary

It will be my 1st blog-a-versary next Friday 3rd October. I will try and get together some blog candy later to celebrate so watch this space! I won't have time today as my middle daughter is going into hospital to have her wisdom teeth removed - ouch!

Hope you all have a great day!

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Trip to A&E last night!

I had been having chest pains since Monday afternoon and finally gave in to nagging from my parents and husband and made a dr's appt for last night. With my history the doctor said she was taking no chances and I had to go to A&E and by ambulance!! I felt such a fraud - Laura was with me and was fantastic, bless her. Everyone was really wonderful though and I had all the tests was given aspirin at the surgery, blood thinners and a clot buster drug in the belly when I got to A&E - ouch do they sting!! I was finally allowed to come home at midnight, they wanted me to stay in but I didn't want to, so they had a conflab and I was allowed home. They were excellent at East Surrey though and the ambulance crew were fab and the paramedic even came back to give Laura some info on work experience etc. as she wants to be a paramedic. In these gloomy times, the NHS still carries on giving it's best and I want to thank everyone for all they did for me last night.

Hope you have a great day!

Monday, 15 September 2008

60th Diamond Wedding Anniversary card

for my daughter's grandparents-in-law. The design was inspired by the wonderful Susi at Heartprints.

Have a great day!

First chocolate button!

This is Liam at 5 1/2 months having his first taste of a Cadbury's chocolate button -the pictures tell it all!!

Have a great day!

Wow look at this!

Becca's punched circle frame to make this beautiful card and she has kindly supplied a tutorial too. What a fantastic idea. Go and take a look.

Have a great day!

Sunday, 14 September 2008


I am SO cross and upset. I went to the Papercrafts Extravaganza in Biggin Hill today with the grandchildren and some NASTY person hit my mini in the car park and left it with scratches and a huge dent in the side and didn't bother to leave their details. It wouldn't be so bad but we only yesterday put it up for part-ex against a beautiful brand new BMW 3 series touring for me and it was in A1 condition then!! I could scream and I hope bad fortune follows the person who did this for not bothering to be honest.

To make the day even worse, I then knocked a whole new brown sliced loaf over and half the slices tumbled out down into the cats water bowl. Then I realised that the upgrade phone I returned to O2 on Friday I had left my memory card in with all the kid's videos and pictures on it!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 8 September 2008

Trip to the Dentist today

Having had 7 children and not great teeth to start with due to bad dental care in the 60's and no fluoride in the water, I then lost two huge pieces from 2 separate teeth in the last month so went back to my old dentist who is now private practice only and had a check up. Bad news is I need a lot of work and it is going to take time, several crowns and remedial work and whitening to make matching the ceramics easier and all at a grand cost of £4,000!!!

It is going to be done in stages though and for the first time ever I am actually looking forward to having it done as it will make such a difference to me. Plus I want to have my own teeth when I am 75 not dentures!

Do you know they even offer Botox and dermal fillers at the dentist these days?!!! Mmmmm maybe in a few years???!!!

Have a great day!

Saturday, 6 September 2008

I got them at last!

I have been waiting for the new Forever Friends papers and stamps to come in and finally got them this morning from Craft Superstore. I got all the Christmas stamps and papers and have decided to do all my Christmas cards with them this year. I also got some nice 'for him' papers too.

Have a great day!

Friday, 5 September 2008

Date for your diaries!!

The Southern Papercraft Extravaganza at Biggin Hill, Sunday 14th September.

I shall be going with Ryan - he loves craft shows!!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Word Verification turned off

I had NO idea that it was turned on on my blog and apologise to anyone who found it annoying. It wasn't until I read Chris's blog about this that I investigated. I agree it can become a pain especially if you are blog hopping a lot.

Have a great day!


End of the holidays!

Well we have now come to the end of the holidays. We managed to cram in London Zoo last week and Chessington yesterday to end our days out and we were so lucky with the weather. It is Ryan's 10th birthday tomorrow and we did Chessington for him but didn't manage to do it all as we went in the afternoon because Laura had to enrol at college yesterday morning, so we are going back in the October half term as they loved it and Laura didn't manage to make the 90 minute queue in time for the Vampire ride and was gutted, although they did do the Dragon's Fury ride!!!

Liam went on his first theme park ride, Bubbleworks and was not phased one little bit by the lights, noise or the water spraying on him, bless him!

Have a great day!