Monday, December 31, 2012

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I Am Finally Back!!!!

My Computer and I are finally back!!!

We are back, the computer and I!  You would think we have been away on holiday but oh no, just both of us sick!!!

My computer needed a whole new memory (I think I could do with a whole new memory too sometimes!!!!) and I have finally got over water infections, bad leg and generally feeling that the World is against me!!!

I have managed to catch up on all the work, which piled up, with no computer and am now back on track.

Helen contacted me with her address for the Halloween Giveaway and then my computer broke so I haven't been able to get her address until now, so I am so sorry Helen and I will post it this week!!!!!

I have also been running around trying to get things sorted for Christmas and swimming at the swimming club has been a bit manic too.

Last Friday we held our Small Pool Championships.  This is for our swimmers aged between five and ten years old.  They all had a great time with everyone winning either a trophy or medal.  Afterwards we held a party for them all and the rest of the swimmers who weren't competing.

We thought when we decided to do this that we would get between fifty and sixty of the children there; we had 112!!!!!  We got caterers in to do the food (good job or else it would have taken us days to do it ourselves!) DH did the disco for them (we did discos every Friday and Saturday night before we had The Boys!)  and we had an entertainer who was making balloon animals and keeping the children entertained.

The children had a great time and loved every minute of it; the adults were shattered by the end of the two hours!!!!!  Anyway we will be doing it again next year.

Then the Boys were swimming for the Club on Saturday night in Wolverhampton and the Club came third again, so really good result.  Then Sunday evening they were swimming at Loughborough University in their 50m pool.  Next weekend we have the Derbyshire Sprint Competition at Sheffield 50m pool and both Boys are doing that.

Armathwaite Hall In The Lake District - Don't you just love this picture!
Friday DH and I are going Christmas shopping.  We usually pick a Saturday to do this but as we have no weekends free until just before Christmas, we are both taking the day off and it all has to be done then!!!! So I am getting into the Christmas spirit ready for Friday.

I have also got to make two large Christmas cakes and three small ones (and this year I cannot find thin red cake boards to put them on!! Now why is that?), two large and three small Christmas puddings and loads of mince pies, Christmas cookies and chocolate truffles.  This is all to go in four Christmas hampers which I make up for DH's family.

Saturday we will be writing our Christmas cards as well and if we have time, wrapping the gifts we will have bought on Friday!!!!!

I can't wait.  I love Christmas, I love the planning, the baking, the cooking, the parties, seeing friends, being with DH and The Boys and Treacle too!!!!!  There is nothing I don't love.

Bring on Christmas is what I say!!!

So I am sorry to all my followers and everyone who pops in to see what I am doing, that I have been away too long.  Hopefully my computer will now behave itself for a while and I can get back to writing every day.  I have also missed reading all the blogs I follower, I hate getting behind.

See you tomorrow, Treacle says woof.

Susie xx

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Computer Is Poorly Too!

Snake Inside Computer 3
Mine isn't this bad, however.  This is from 2002 in Australia when an engineer went to find out why the computer wasn't working!  Boy did the Engineer get a fright and took the pictures to prove what had happened!!!

Hi Folks

Just stopped by, via Eldest's computer (who is not happy with him being kicked off) to say that my computer is sick at the moment.  I think my hard drive has decided to give up the ghost and DH is away again for a couple of days and he is my IT guy!!!

So there won't be any posts for a couple of days until I can get it fixed.  I have also broken a light bulb in the fitting in our dressing room and now the base won't come out, so I have broken a pencil to make the three things!!!!!  I am superstitious!!!!!!

Hope every one on the East Coast of the USA is safe and I will hopefully see you in a few days.

Susie :(


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Wicked Blog Hop Winner

I have been in such a spin, which is appropriate as Halloween is coming up!  The last few days have disappeared and the Boys have finished on Friday for a week's holiday and boy do I need it!!!!!!

I am so sorry to everyone who left comments on my Wicked Hop Post, I started off well and replied to them as they came in and then I got behind and I have not replied to about fifty of you and I am so sorry.  Please know that I have read everyone and loved hearing from you.  To all my new followers, hello, and sorry not to have contacted you.  I am going to try and catch up this week.

Friday was a manic day as I had gone out with the intention of getting my Christmas shopping finished and only managed to do about half of it! Then we were swimming Saturday and I had to get some urgent work finished, so that was the weekend gone.

 Any Hoo!!!!!  Mr Random Number Generator has picked a winner and it is Helen of New Jersey who said :

      "Really love the houses and thank you for sharing the pattern. I am following!"

Congratulations to Helen.  I have contacted her to arrange delivery.

Tomorrow is DH's Birthday, another reason why the week was chaotic beforehand, and I am going to make him his favourite dinner.

I still have lots of quilting to do and hope to load some pictures of that this week too.

Thank you for coming along with me on this Hop.  I will now try and catch up on the days I have missed, with all the other ladies who have been hosting!!!

The Hop is still on and tomorrow these ladies are hosting :

Monday, October 29th

 So Hop Along and see what they have been up to.

Therica asked me where the pictures of the pumpkins at the end of the post came from.  It was off a CD of photographs, royalty free images,  which I use for my blog and for other graphic things I have to do.  I have had the CD for a number of years and it has some amazing pictures on them.

Anyway I have to go as I now have to get dinner for DH and my little, or in the case of Eldest; biggest, swimmers.

We hope that everyone on the East Coast of America can stay safe with the approaching storm and that the damage is not too bad, although I don't think that is possible looking at the forecast.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

See you all soon.

Susie x

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wicked Tuesday

What an Amazingly Wicked Start to the Wicked Blog Hop!!!!!

Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by on my Day of the Hop and left lovely comments.  I am in the process of working my way through everyone's comments and if I haven't done so far, just wanted to say thank you.  I had great fun and all the other ladies who hosted yesterday, their blocks were great too!

Today there are another set of ladies hosting and you can find them here :

Tuesday, October 23rd

I have now started on my next quilting project, which is a table runner for the Boys Godmother for her birthday at the beginning of November.  I am slowing ticking things off my list!!!!

I did manage to get this done after finishing the Wicked Blog Hop Block, which is for our Quilt Club's Christmas present swap.  This year they decided to make a pincushion.  Yep same design as the Halloween one!!!

Today I have to catch up on some work which didn't get done yesterday.  I have to also go to the Doctors for some tests, yuck!!!!

DH is away again for three days on business but at least in this country this time, down on the South Coast!!!  So Swimming Club run tonight for both Boys and tomorrow we get to stay in!!!  Thursday we have Parents Evening for Eldest as he has to now start his University applications; so many forms to fill in!

Thursday DH will be back but not sure what time and its also swimming, again!!!!  We are also swimming on Saturday evening this week too!!!!

Sunday will have to be a sorting out day, too many jobs, not enough time as usual!!!!

Anyway, go visit all the ladies who are hopping today.  I really need to get on with my work now!!!

Have A Terrifying Tuesday.

Spooky Susie x

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