Sunday, January 18, 2009

What has happened .......

We have been having such wonderful weather, dare I say it has actually been too hot some days!
I feel a little guilty saying that..just a little. lol As when I spoke to my parents in the UK, they are having an all time low of -12, I don't ever remember it getting that cold in the 28years I lived there. The weather seems to be at extremes.
Our rabbits have been enjoying the sun, they love their run. They are such time wasters as they are fun to watch. I've heard it is a great honour to be licked by a rabbit, it means they trust you. Emily the white Netherland dwarf has licked me a couple of times now. She is so cute!
But what has happened to the weather tonight? Rain!!, well I hope it is dry again by morning. lol
What is happening in the scrapbook world too? I hear Simple scrapbooks are coming to an end but they will now go back to being included in CK magazine.
Fiskars are going to stop selling consumables like paper & rub on etc & concentrate on tools again. They do make awesome tools but I was enjoying Heidi Grace & Cloud9. But I guess with the current downturn in the economy some things have to go.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Back to normal......

My darling husband had to return to work today after the long Christmas break. I think he would have been quite happy if his holiday was for the whole of January. lol
The kids & I had a lazy day enjoying the sun & splashing around in the pool.
So life is back to normal after the Christmas holidays have finished but the kids are still on Summer holiday from school, so we are not really back to 'normal' just yet.

We booked our trip to the UK over the weekend. Off to visit all the family in April. I have finalized the cottages we are staying in, which is a great relief. I was getting overloaded with details.
We have one in the forest by the sea & one in a town close to my parents, both will be ideal for relaxing.
We are returning via Hong Kong & stopping at Disneyland, I'm sure the kids will love it. I am looking forward to meeting the Characters. I've been told they don't speak, which is good in a way, as they kids will want to know why they don't speak like the cartoons/movies!
Apparently Hong Kong Disneyland is smaller than the one in the states & doesn't have as many rides. But hey, we will still have a ball :-)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Why is it so hard to say goodbye?

Yesterday was a very sad day, we had to say goodbye to our dear cat Eddie :-(
He was approx 16yrs old (we don't know his exact age as my Husband rescued him from the SPCA 10.5yrs ago) Eddie had lived a very happy/healthy life with us until approx 4mths ago when he was diagnosed with feline aids. We were told that he could live up to 2yrs but would need antibiotics whenever he got an infection. This worked for a few months but eventually he didn't respond to the antibiotics & became very frail.
After lots of cuddles, brushing & a full tummy, we took him to the vet as he had an eye infection, the vet recommended euthanasia as the only option as Eddie had become so unwell. It was a very hard decision to make but one we had discussed in depth over the last few days.
The boys said their goodbyes but how do you explain to a 4yr old that their never going to see their beloved cat Eddie again? As I type this, my youngest is outside calling for him to come home!! :-(

Thursday, January 8, 2009

What have you been up to today?

It has been such a wonderful day our boys have had fun on their bikes, then when they were all hot & sweaty they had fun relaxing in the sun & jumping around in the pool.
What a great way to spend the day.
Those Intex pools are the greatest pool set if you can't afford the real thing. :-)

I'm still playing around with blogger learning as I go.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Five start Blogging

My eldest has started reading Enid Blyton's Famous Five.....can you tell?
I asked for a title & this is what I got. lol
Well there are five of us, so let see if we can have just as much fun.

Just testing for now.