Wednesday, 30 April 2008

One month to go!!

That's like no time at all!! Have a stinking cold ATM, but am looking forward to that lovely feeling when you wake up and realise you're better and feel alive and wonderful again.

Had good day yesterday even though was ill and dosed up to the eyeballs on Sudafed.

Had college trip to Magistrate's Court - very interesting. Then had class rep meeting with HND Law year 2 rep, head of Law School (Barrister, text book author, eccentric and all round lovely man), head of HND, one of our lecturers and one of the year 2 lecturers. Went well - only had 18 hours notice, so managed to make some good points with little preparation. Think made good impression, which is always good!

After disappointment of Criminal Law assessment, hadn't got my hopes up at all for the Land Law essay - its a really hard subject (not just me saying that - all the lecturers always saying). But got it back at the end of yesterday, and had a Distinction (72%), so really pleased. Found out that Jannick beat me on the Criminal one - he got 66 to my 63, and I actually didn't mind. I like him, and he deserved it.

Craft group last night - new venue was great, even if we did run out of tables we had so many people there! Jo showed us Angel Fibres - so pretty had to buy some, and managed to get a LO pretty much finishd with the last RVA kit.

Monday, 28 April 2008

Why does the spell checker not check the title?

No, I have no idea either. The last post was entitled Dedication incidentally.

Managed to drag myself out of bed at an ungodly hour to get the Studio Calico kit - managed to get nearly all of the add ons too, so v. happy. Not sure I slept though - was alarm watching all night so I didn't wake everyone up. Think John understands as he gets up even earlier to watch the F1 when its in Australia and Japan etc.

Had a rubbish week. Alex's behaviour has been terrible, and John has been stressed so shouting back - not good. Spent the entire weekend sorting and tidying the kids room. The amount of rubbish in there was obscene. Wonder how long it'll stay tidy....

Wedding in just over 4 weeks (WTF!!!). On Wednesday it'll be a month to go, and on Thursday I'll be able to say I'm getting married THIS MONTH!

Sunday, 27 April 2008


Tomorrow I will be getting up at 4.45am - why you ask? Because the new Studio Calico kit is out then. Can't wait. I've loved April's so much, and determined to get the add ons this month. So I will be very bleary eyed for the rest of the day!

Have to go and return a load of stuff later in the day - I hate that. Like they're looking at you thinking you must be really fat. Although the suit was actually too big (which made me feel good as I'd bought a 12). The underwear was supposed to be for the honeymoon - guess I'd better subject myself to the mortification of being measured like they said I needed too. Apparently I wear too big a chest size and too small a cup size. But if I wear a 32" I can't breath!

Monday, 21 April 2008

Bridesmaids dress

Flash is awful in the second photo, but left it in as its closer to the colour of the material.
My sister is so gorgeous - makes you sick! She's 6' (I'm not quite 5'4"), and looks like a model. At least with my wedding shoes I'm a good 4"+ taller than usual!
The dress fitted almost perfectly. No need for alterations, which is good, as the money is flowing out now!
Managed to get confused and have missed our banns being read, so our lovely vicar is going to read them for us again a week on Sunday so we get to hear them.
Back to college tomorrow - hopefully will get my results for the oral assignment. Not too bothered about Land Law, but Criminal Law is the area I want to work in, so a lot rides on it.

Friday, 18 April 2008

Another assessment

This time for Criminal Law - we had to advise a client in a police station on their liability for murder. Don't worry, it wasn't a real murderer! It was Aidan pretending (sorry acting), while Kate wrote lots of notes. Went really well. I had memorised everything, but then was a bit nervous and kept checking my notes, but only a glance now and then to keep me on track. I'm hoping I've done well. This one was important for me as its what I want to do in a few years time.

Have some great photos of me from when I was younger that I want to scrap - and some lovely kits to use!

Monday, 14 April 2008

Do you know The Secret?

I suffered from terrible depression from as early as I can remember until I was in my early 20s. Then one day I woke up and thought 'I deserve better.' I refused to let it get the better of me, and from then on, I became a positive person. I could always see the positive aspects in any situation. And things went my way - it was as if I always fell on my feet.

Then I started getting stressed with college, the wedding etc, and lost that feeling. I remembered reading on Kirsty's blog about The Secret, and when I spotted the book on a lunch break trip to WHSmiths, I had to get it.

Started reading it, and ok some of it is a bit 'American' but a lot of it makes sense. I'm back to my usual happy positive self, and focusing on the good stuff.

If you haven't read it, Google it and see what you think - some of the film is on You Tube too. Even if it doesn't work - thinking positively makes such a difference to your life.

My first Studio Calico kit arrived a few days ago, and the latest Red Velvet Art one today - can't wait to play, but have just finished a Land Law essay, and have a Criminal Law assignment(client advising) to prepare for Thursday, so being good and getting that done first. Treated myself to a long reach stapler yesterday too - its massive!

John's driving test tomorrow at 9.37am, so any positive thoughts our way would be greatly appreciated!

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Product Road Test

Got this lovely adhesive runner in the post from Design Objectives (aka Docrafts), with a list of questions to answer. It usually retails for £4.99. Never adverse to a freebie, especially a scrap related one!
This the LO I made using the EZ runner. Also used BasicGrey Sultry papers and fibres (thanks Katy!), 7gypsies card, American Crafts Thickers, chipboard and Maya Road stamp. Very impressed that the adhesive held the chipboard.
1. How often do you use adhesive? Several times a week
2. What is the main type of adhesive you use? Double Sided Tape
3. What do you look for in an adhesive? Ease of use, value for money
4. How easy is the product to remove from its packaging? Very easy
5. Does the product appeal to you? Yes - I like the shape and colour
6. How easy is the product to use? Fairly easy, although it would be better for me if the case was slightly smaller as I have small hands
7. How well does the product perform? Very well - I particularly like the way that it can go round corners and curves
8. Do you like the product? Yes, very much so
9. Do you consider it good value for money? I think it would be better value if it had more adhesive, was refillable or was slightly cheaper
10. Would you consider buying this product in the future? Yes
11. What would make you more likely to buy this product in the future? If it was slightly cheaper
12. What would make you less likely to buy this product in the future? If it was more expensive, or had less adhesive in it

Really enjoyed doing the road test - if anyone needs anything else testing, drop me a line!

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

VAST rock!!

We went to the Bar Academy in Birmingham last night to see our favourite band EVER. They were soooo good. Am now deaf, ears ringing and throat like its been sandpapered, but it was so worth it.

Best song of the night was either Touched or Last One Alive. We got laminated passes which Jon Crosby (he IS VAST) signed. Not sure any of my photos came out. The girl next to me had a Canon DSLR (looked just like mine) and telephoto lens, and got some awesome shots - wished I'd taken mine!

So tired now though. Went on the train and got home at 12.30am. Asleep by 1.30 and up to take John to work at 6.15 - not good!

My GPS thing arrived yesterday. Haven't had chance to play with it yet though.

Realised last night that we're getting married NEXT MONTH!!