Monday, 25 January 2010

It all comes to light

For about a year now anytime I wanted to listen to music on the computer whilst on the computer I have had to unplug the lamp and plug in the speakers leaving me a bit in the dark and straining to see the keyboard! However, just this very minute I realised I had a spare plug beside the TV! Don't ask me why it has taken me so long to realise this....sometimes I'm a bit slow x

I'm enjoying typing along to the soundtrack of 'Juno'...thank you to my lovely neighbour Laura B. for the loan xxx

I have been a busy bee around the house sorting, throwing this and that out, cleaning, making way for the new little person who will be joining us soon. My home is slowly getting there but I still see lots to be done. However, today I took a bit of time out watching two episodes of The West Wing surrounded by ginger hips needed the rest (so so sore and going to see the physio on Friday thank goodness).

Well the update on the parcel of my two painting commissions that I send back on the 21st December to the USA is that they think it is lost and never even left Paisley! Grrrrrrrr is all I have to say to that.

Well I will leave you with a video of my favourite tune of the moment by Paolo Nutini called 'Candy'. The words are gorgeous and there is the added bonus of the lad coming from see him every so often on the train to and from Glasgow eating a fish supper with his pals. Keeping it real!

Monday, 11 January 2010

That Monday Feeling

Not feeling too hot today so taking it easy today. We had a busy weekend doing jobs out and about and in the house. Some would call it nesting, I call it early Spring cleaning :O)

Over New Year we went to visit my folks in France for a bit of r'n'r and had a lovely time. It didn't snow...just a bit chilly x

Despite the cold Grace spent half to holiday outside walking the dogs, feeding the nutty sheep apples, collecting the chicken eggs and feeding the ducks....happy as can be x
If I had room in my suitcase I would have come home with a dog and another cat but I don't think my two ginger lap-hoggers would have been too chuffed!
Well I had better go and do something productive whilst waiting to hear back from the parcel company who still hasn't been able to send my two paintings to the USA. I sent them express delivery on the 21st December and they say it's all down to the bad weather. Not so good considering the delivery time is supposed to be 1-2 days!

Oh and here is the second commission in all it's glory:

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

A Fresh Start

Usual excuses for being away for so long and the added extra of Christmas. Thank goodness that is all over for another year and I wish you all a very prosperous and happy New Year.

To get me going again here are just a few images of what we have been up to the past few months:
Enjoying the Christmas fayre in Paisley

Staying warm with big hairy ginger cats on our laps (What a sight!)

We officially had a white Christmas and the snow is still here....time for it to go now I think.

Enjoyed all the sparkly lights *****

Sis made loads of yummy food over Christmas including this gorgeous chocolate yule log..mmm

and together we cooked our first ever stuffed turkey and it was amazing! Pat on the back sis xxx

....the cooked bird in all it's glory....

....and we ate the lot!

Opened up one or two presents!

Went for a snowy walk on Christmas Day...brrrrrr

It's nice to be back xxx