Monday, 27 July 2009

If it's not one thing...'s another. After all the trouble I've been having with IE and widgets intermittently showing (or not!) in the sidebar...things have settled down.... and now my signature has gone walkabouts!
Today I have managed to visit all the blogs in my list and haven't been thrown off one. .hurray!!!
Apologies for not leaving many comments...I just wanted to catch up with my reading.

Yes..I know....'s late...but I'm so fed up of going to bed and then having to get up a couple of hours later because I can't sleep. I go back to bed and the cycle starts again. I've been so tired the last fe days. some blog candy here.

Bev has a stamp in her Simon-Says-Saturday-Surprise draw..check it out.

Go here for some fabulous celebration candy....closes 27th July
Paula from Pollycraft has 4 sets of digi images to be won...closes 31st July

Claire has some gorgeous candy to give away...closes 21st August

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Rachel has sugar free...

......candy here! .... you have until Saturday 18th.

Thank you Anne and Peejay for the comments on my new piccy. I hated the other one..oldest used to say it was my mug shot for the police line up. You really can go off your kids (he's not a kid..nearly 40) very quickly!
IE seems to be settling down a bit. There are only a few blogs that I get the abort message now. Thank you Peejay for the advice....will keep it in mind if IE doesn't want to play nice.

Monday, 13 July 2009

What the 'eck... up with blogger or IE....or both!? Can't access some of the blogs I like to visit and it wouldn't let me access my own blog yesterday....kept getting the abort message so I gave up. So can I apologise now to all the lovely people who's blogs I regularly visit...and I'm missing my fix of inspiration! It's not always the same blogs that it happens with though. It can change on a daily basis....and it's very frustrating!!! My counter and adsense at the bottom of the sidebar sometimes make an appearance, or not, and I'm not sure if the feedjit thingy down there is acurate either. So much for technology enhancing our certainly isn't enhancing mine at the moment. If anyone has any remedies for these problems I would love to hear them.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

A very busy...

.... week! With the glorious weather and intermittent thunder storms, I have been slowly working my way through the garden. My son and I went halves on some shrubs and plants. We know what the shrubs are,they have labels, but the plants we are not sure about. They were delivered while son was out so DIL took delivery of them and took them all out of their packaging. We know the names ...but not which is which. So it will be a case of waiting and see till they grow bigger and flower so that we can investigate. The weather has not played nice with me though. I bought some lupin seeds and planted some straight out and some I started in trays. Not sure if the ones planted out are doing anything though...everything looks the same at the 2 leaf stage. The ones I planted in trays thrived and were put outside in their pots to acclimatise before going into a plot that I got ready. Well now they are no more. We had a thundery downpour and they got zapped. After all my careful nurturing! I've got some poppies started and I just hope they will survive when they are ready to go outside. I never have much luck with'd think that a mixed packet of 6 varieties of annual scented flower seeds couldn't be hard. Well it is in my garden. The marigolds and Michaelmas daisies have disappeared, and the night scented stock has finally given up due to the heavy downpours and Theo laying on them. The others are fighting a battle and I may manage to get something out of them. Today started overcast..brightened up and then started raining about lunch time and it hasn't stopped. Hope it clears up for tomorrow though, I'm going shopping. Not our usual day for shopping but I have to work round other peoples schedules to be able to shop at all...unless I do it all on the Internet.
I've not done much crafting and didn't get any of the challenges from the blogs done. I have done 3 lots of ATC's though...Imag-e-nation forum, Crafts Beautiful forum and ATC Swappers.....and the Imag-e-nation forum card challenge.
Right..I'm off to watch Torchwood....ooh heaven....Captain Jack 5 days ina row. (Yes... I know he's gay and attached..but he is still gorgeous!!!)