Friday, 30 January 2009
Have a great weekend
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Thursday, 22 January 2009
So now I have to pass it on. Hmm this is a toughy, I read so many blogs I'll have to decide that later. But for now thank you very much Mama K.
So on Saturday my parents very kindly took James and I over to Holmfirth to check out the craft market and I have to say I was very disappointed indeed. It was totally empty! There were three stalls and no customers. I'm not paying £20 to stand there all day and not sell a thing. I do feel that I would like to revisit the Market a little later in the year and see if it improves. the space is good and it's a popular with tourists. A very nice gentleman has just taken over running it and I spoke to a colleague of his today and she said that he is trying to restore it to it's former glory and I was wondering if there was anything I could do to help that. It was his day off today so I am going to call him tomorrow and have a chat about it with him. I'd like to encourage local crafters to get involved, i think it would be fun.
So afterwards we drove over to Hebden Bridge and had a look around there, it's a lovely little town, very picturesque and quaint. I asked about craft fairs and they have one once a month from the spring so I'm hoping that I can get a stall there at some point.
Tuesday was payday, thabk god, and it was a great day. We had a lovely healthy food delivery from Asda and I placed an order with my jewellery supplier. I bought some gorgeous things, Amethyts, citrine stones, black agate, crystal, swarovski crystals, Sterling silver beads. I'll show you what I made from it after I've given her it.
I have friday Monday and Tuesday off work this week for my 27th Birthday on Monday. Woo! On Saturday my friend and I are having a joint party so I'll be sure to post some piccys. It's fancy dress and James and I are going as Barbarella and Buck Rogers!
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
Tonights tea is sorted, one of our relatives very kindly bought us a slow cooker for Christmas and it's great. Last night I chopped some leeks, potatoes, carrots and broccoli and chucked it all in with some stewing beef and stock. Threw in some broad beans cause I love em and filled it with water and it's been cooking since 7.30 this morning on low. It feeds four so we are going to have it tomorrow too. I used lean beef so with the exception of the small amount of fat in the stock and only a few spuds in there it's pretty healthy. By the time I get home this evening it will have been cooking for around 10 hours so the broccoli will be mush but I've been craving veg after eating quite a lot of beans on toast lately. I am very suseptible to cravings, we don't eat a lot of meat and when we do it's chicken, it's rare for us to eat red meat but I get cravings for steak when I haven't had it for a while. I could just eat a plate of Veg but my body would tell me that it's not good enough and I need carbohydrates and protien too.
I can feel the hunger bubbles in my chest, better get another cuppa!
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
But Bob and I never really saw eye to eye, I didn't understand why he wasn't losing my weight and he didn't understand why he had to stay folded up against the wall in the spare room. He felt unloved and alone and I felt heavy.
Monday, 12 January 2009
I'm also trying to get a treasury over on Etsy, I keep thinking I'm timing it right and the number will drop low enough for me to get one but when I go back its up to seven hundred and something. It's very frustrating as I really want to get one. I guess persistence is the key.
As 2009 is going to be the best year I've decided today that I'm going to get organised tonight, get some serious tidying done, I may even do some ironing!
Thursday, 8 January 2009
I made it last night from some of the pretty beads I was telling you about. I'm sure I've said this before but it really makes me think of spring. I'm loving turquoise greens blues and yellows at the moment. I'm definitely a seasonal girl!
It's the height of summer in Australia, I wish I was there now.
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
Saturday, 3 January 2009
Friday, 2 January 2009
So 2008 was a funny old year, some real ups and downs. Getting married however really outweighs the bad.
This year there are fewer weddings than last and hopefully that will help us out financially, it has been a very expensive year so in 2009 we need a break from big bills. We will be going away for James' 30th but I can't say where firstly because I haven't decided and secondly because it's a sup rise and he reads this blog! That will cost us but I'm going to try to keep the costs down. I will of course have met my target weight by then so I will need a whole new wardrobe. :)
I will be collecting my new tripod from the post office tomorrow and I am hoping for good weather so I can get some really good pictures and list some more items on Etsy. I do have over a hundred pieces of jewellery at home just begging to be re-homed.
The sun is beating down on me as I write this, I'll take it as a sign that 2009 is going to be our year, the best yet!
Happy new year to all