Saturday, 18 July 2009

A challenge to myself

I know this is probably going to seem a little mad, but this is a huge thing for me!
Whenever I do drawings I always do them way too small, almost as if i'm frightened of making a mistake or if I do it will be so small it won't matter (too much), I rarely colour them in any way, I always stick with safe things to draw
instead of creating something I want and if i'm honest I hardly ever actually finish something either. So the challenge to myself was:

  1. To create something completely different
  2. Make it large -A4 (I know this isn't huge but believe me to me its gigantic!)]
  3. Colour it
  4. FINISH it!!
I did all of this for the first time probably ever!! I know its hardly a masterpiece but i'm very proud of myself!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

*Tagged* for 10 random facts!

I was recently *tagged* by notesfromthetoothfairy for 10 random facts! I have never done anything like this before so a big ty to her for tagging me and a big breath for me as I try and do this! lol :)
1. I really hate tissues being scrunched or their layes being rubbed together - I know I probably sound nuts, but trust me they have layers, layers that to me sound like fingernails down a blackboard! - Kitchen towel and thankfully toilet tissue isn't so bad, its mainly ordinary tissues and some serviettes that causes my goosebumps!!


2. I wear too much black, I am trying to change this, but its hard! I recently saw a tv show that 'proved' black doesn't make you look any smaller infact on a test they did - they had boxes of the same weight in various colours and asked several people which they thought was the heaviest box most (if not all I can't remember) chose the black one!! I know! and i'm still wearing too much black!


3. I have very small hands, they are quite weak and painful most of the time too, have been to dr's but they don't know what causes the pain etc :(


4. Last year I turned 30, I was seriously scared (if scared is the right word) - i'm not even sure what of, its just a number isn't it and I have felt 30 most of my adult life so its not like I suddenly felt like I had to grow up or anything. Not long before my birthday I saw the film The Guardian and in that was the most amazing speech from one of the characters: (Found this online)
Incase the link doesn't work:
Senior Chief Ben Randall:
"When the heck did we get old?"
Maggie McGlone:"Hell, I've always been old Ben. You know what though, I don't mind. I mean if my muscles ache, it's because I've used 'em. It's hard for me to walk up them steps now, its because I walked up 'em every night to lay next to a man who loved me. I got a few wrinkles here and there, but I've layed under thousands of skies with sunny days. I look and feel this way, well because I drank and I smoked. I lived and I loved, danced, sang, sweat and screwed my way thorough a pretty damn good life if you ask me. Getting old ain't bad Ben. Getting old, that's earned."

Hearing this part of the film changed the way I thought, i've known too many people who have died way too young so i'm very lucky to be 30.


5. There is one film guaranteed to make me laugh and cry everytime I see it - The Bucket List
I won't spoil if for those of you that haven't seen it but the seen of 'laugh til I cry' has me in stitches everytime I see it, and by the end of the film I'm always tearful!

6.My favourite city is Manchester, love the nw of England generally too. Haven't travelled a great deal, and although I enjoy it when we get the chance I don't have a yearning to go everywhere, there are places i'd love to see though.
7.My feet are now smaller than when I was 11/12 :/ - I know thats pretty strange, at least I think it is?! but I am now 1-2 shoe sizes smaller than I used to be!
8.I generally send more than 500 text messages per month, I don't know if this is alot or not?! I'm not a teenager (as i've already stated) and I don't have dozens of friends either :/
9.I love quotes and sayings especially inspirational ones. I could list alot of them but this blog post would go on forever, so instead I will just put the one that I went to the trouble of printing out and framing, its hanging in our lounge- Ordinary people build worldss within worlds, ordinary people make a good life out of living.
10.I'm not as self confident as i'd like to be, or maybe used to be, but in some ways more than I have been (lol yes i'm confused too). In some ways i'm over confident, at times don't care what other people think, yet in other ways i'm always happy to be in the background, never really want to be noticed, for good or bad. I came out of a bad relationship 6 years ago and am now far more confident in myself than I was, so there's hope yet :)

Theres my 10 random facts - oh have just discovered i've been tagged again - 'In My Life', erm will this count for both? or should I do another 10 (help)

I read many great blogs, it was very hard to choose just 10 but these are the 10 bloggers i'm tagging!

Taste of my life


Christie Cottage

Create Share Bless


Simple - Yet Effective

Nora's Blog

What Would Suzie Do?

The Craft Floozy

Hooligan Girl

Thursday, 9 July 2009

2 boys and a girls birthday!

It was recently my daughters and a best friends 2 sons birthdays, not on the same day but within the same week, we always try and get together for a combined celebration of some sort, this year we went on a lovely picnic together, I provided the food and cake this time, I thought the cake would be fun, until I realised I was short on ingrediants and all icing things I had were pink (not sure the 2 boys would of been too pleased with that lol). With no time to get to a decent shop I used what I had in, thankfully a pack of sugared animals provided enough blue for the boys to be happy and ignore the pink!! I also discovered I had very little icing sugar in, so made a lemon drizzle icing! Phew - note to self, check ingrediants the day before having to bake!!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009


Whilst clearing up after doing some water experiments with my kids the other day as I went to dry the table I noticed this little face staring up at me, and we hadn't deliberately done it either just the splashes had formed this lovely little face - maybe the water had as much we as we did! :)

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Lucky close up

On a recent trip out, whilst sat on a bench my son noticed a robin had landed on a fence behind me, luckily I had my camera in my bag and I managed to quickly and quietly get it out and capture this close up shot!
I felt very lucky :)

Monday, 6 July 2009

New blog

I have created a brand new shiney blog- only 1 post so far, but I wanted a place to ramble on about stuff!! Lifeis Daily Ramblings
Hope you enjoy it!

A small drawing

I go through phases of drawing, not really sure why I don't do it all the time, i'd probably be better at it if I did, but life seems to get in the way all too often!
This is a drawing I did recently copied from an image, would love to learn to draw from real live things infront of me, maybe one day!
Need to learn to do the shading better, although probably not totally right on this I was quite pleased with it, stopped adding colour at this point though before I spoilt it!

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Tomato plant progress!

Well the tomato plants are now too large (by a long way) to
sit in our 'greenhouse' so they are in a sheltered place next
to it on the ground, and they are thriving! A friend is giving
us another 2 plants soon so can't wait to get them too!