Friday, 24 April 2009

Talented Toddlers Part 2

O.D.ed on Photo Shop
And this is what my Talent Toddlers gallery looks like once I've over done it with Photo Shop effects!

Not sure where this is heading, but I can feel a week-end project coming on!

Just what I need, especially when course work needs to be done this week-end - must find a way to make it part of it so time won't be wasted!

Talented Toddlers

Works of Art.

I'd like to share the Gallery from last Wednesday's Toddler Group Painting session.
The children who come along to my group age from birth to three year olds.
The Darlings who created these masterpieces were in the 2 1/2 to 3 year old aged group!
You're never too young to begin creativity.

Many Thanks

Thank-you for your lovely comments

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Great News

Just got off the phone to my Mum, who had the results back from her operation
No chemo, no more surgery as the new tests on the lymph nodes showed they were clear.
She will need to take medication for the next 5 years and have a course of radiotherapy, but bearing in mind that before the Easter holidays she was adamant that the end was near, I think this is great news.

Now off to sew...

Monday, 20 April 2009

New Term

Monday Morning New Term Blues

This is probably what I looked like this morning when I found Son's gym kit which had been left in his bag for two weeks and he needed them for badminton club after school tonight!!!!
8.10 am and the Children have returned from the bus stop to say they have "missed the bus!"
This apparently is a joke!
After scrapping me off the ceiling they explain that they forgot that they didn't start until 9.30am today and the bus won't be there to collect them until later so have come home to surprise me - The Little Darlings (!)
So Good news - Mum has survived the operation, she was adament that she wouldn't survive the anestetic, although a fit and healthy non-smoking, hardly drinking lady of 63. Now she is very tired and admits that she needs to sleep in the afternoon. She will get the results of the operation on Wednesday and now worries that she will definitely need chemo. Mum likes to worry and needs to be in control of a situation. I hope it's good news on Wednesday...
Now off to reclaim the house from the holiday trashing that only a tweenager and teenager can create - Toddlers were so much easier!

Tuesday, 14 April 2009


Today was my birthday
Today was also the day my Mum had an operation for breast cancer

My Children, who are still on holiday, have taken me to Kew Gardens and we have been to the Theatre to see West Side Story. It beats walking the lounge awaiting news as the Family live 240 miles away and I was under instructions from Mum NOT to come up!

My Mum has been fortunate that the mamorgram found the tiniest of cells and hopefully won't be losing any lymph nodes as she is undergoing a new proceedure where she has her nodes treated with radio active isotopes and if there is no reaction then the cancer hasn't reached them and they are left alone.

Dad said she will be home tomorrow so I shall go and visit! As Mum will be under strict instructions to rest she won't be able to argue!

It's been a weird Easter.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Catalogue Killer!

Well I have to confess don't I?
As I have previously blogged, I had joined in this mass murder of all catalogues as suggested by Maggie Grey on her blog Mag Stitch. So here is the evidence of the "bodies" that where scattered around my garden.

These two where lying in a prone position outside on the patio - not quite a "Jordach" body under the the flagstones (Google "Brookside, body under the patio" if unsure of this reference!). They were effected by the wind and have a "looser flappiness"about them.

This one isn't technically a catalogue, but a blob of dried out newspaper that had fallen into a bucket of rain water whilst I was cleaning out the Guinea pigs - I hasten to add that these were the clean newspapers that were being put in. Being a some what lazy person I had not bothered to empty the bucket until some weeks later and decided to leave the paper to dry by the garage to see what would happen! A nice misshapened splattered blob with varying degrees of thickness.

This is the third part of the catalogue that was on the patio. This third was left in the shelter of a covered garden chair over the winter months and has kept it's shape and is quite solid compared to the other two wind blown ones.

This was the first...

It got easier after this one - isn't that was most serial killers say?

It was ripped, slashed and left for dead under the quince bush where it ended up with the slugs and covered in leaves and soil. This one will take some time to dry, but I am hoping of good things from it

Oh, and if any one knows how to get rid of the weed that grew over the "Quince Bush catalogue" I would be very grateful!

So there you have Officer - the Body of Evidence

I'm guilty as charged

The biggest crime I could commit though would be not to take this Catalogue Challenge further so I shall be adding it to the to do list and be blogging later on in the year as to what happened next...