Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Queen Mary 2 sails from Durban

What a fantastic sight, we went down to the beach to watch her sail out. She was due to sail at 6pm but only sailed past at about 7pm. It was magical. The whole of Durban turned out (well it seemed like it anyway) & it was fantastic. It was like a floating palace with all her lights on & her horn blowing.

The ship is magestic & HUGE.

Oh & by the way I forgot my camera ........

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Confession time

Yip I went & splurged on some scrap stash, after I have been doing so well on the "will not buy anything" until I need it. Well "need" is a very difficult word to determine LOL thats my version & I'm sticking to it.
So some lovely new papers (more than a few just because they are gorgeous colours .)
Some SA themed papers ready to be shipped to New zealand.
2 bottles of "glimmer mist " oh I love it - burnt orange & tanzanite blue.
Some of the local enmarc die cuts, hearts & words & frilly bits.
Pearls & bling, I just love that combination.
Ok I wasn't all that bad I did have a gift voucher left over from Christmas from hubby but it didn't quite stretch that far but you know what I am over the moon and its really going to be the last for a while ........till the need arises.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Feb layout

Ok so I am up to date now with my project 12 challenge. While I was playing I was meant to be doing my shopping list for tomorrow - yuk grocery shopping not my favourite especially when I should have gone this morning but got involved with work and forgot about it. As Durban just sweltered today this afternoon was spent in the pool with DH & DS and it was the place to be.
A quick dinner of borevors rolls as its too hot to really cook plus its not messy - I love Friday evenings the whole weekend stretches in front of you.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Project 12 jan l/out

Yes its late & I really battled with it, why because I thought I would be clever & finish a UFO & do the Jan l/o in one. Well lets just say using something half done is not easy or quicker.

My DH & DS (baby) are restoring Grandad Louis's old workbench. He died the year before we were married & my hubby has had this wooden monstrosity for ever but DS has become very interested in restoring - he did Grandad Louis's cupboard in Jan this year & so enjoyed doing it, I have to confess that at times I thought it would not be put back together but I was wrong.

I have good news that my BF Debbie is improving everyday & should be in remission by June of this year, we are still praying & thanking God for every improvement. Its been a lesson in patience & how not to indulge in self pity for me but Debbie has had faith and perserverence the whole time .

Monday, March 1, 2010

1st of March 2010

Wow I really can't believe it, where is this year going.

We had such a nice weekend with Mark being home & all the family going fishing on saturday & sunday (no fish LOL) and just relaxing. It was very quiet when all the brood went to their various homes. Makes our house seem empty but it didn't take us long to enjoy it again. Spent a lot of time in the pool & Durban is very very hot at the moment, even if it rains it just pushes up the humidity level.

This morning DH had to go to Empangeni (a sleepy place about 2 1/2hrs up the north coast) I went along for the ride & its lovely the north coast, you have the ocean on one side & a sea of green sugar cane the other.

On a very positive note my financial year end is done, whew what a relief & welcome to the new financial year. Still have to do the two laundries but thats not too bad.