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About Me

Married to my soulmate with 2 beautiful girls,and our English Springer Spaniel, Suki. Living a country life in Cambridgeshire, whilst baking, gardening, and photographing our daily lifes, where they find a place on my scrapbook pages.

My little place on the web

This blog is just that, my little place on the web.You will find my daily (or not so daily, hehe)life, my love for my new vegetable garden, baking, photography and my scrapbooking!

My Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is a way of life for me now.It has been for over 4 years. I love journaling, taking photos of my family and love colour and texture, these are all part of my everyday life and scrapbooking.

2 years ago today....

blogged by me domestic goddess On 9/15/2008 04:06:00 PM
I lost my Dad to Multiple Sclerosis. He suffered for 15 years with this dreadful disease, that has no cure. Its amazing, since I have been so public about the struggle with my dad and my fundraising, I have "met" many people who also suffer, or had relatives that too died of MS.

Today as been a day to do nothing, to sit curled up on the sofa watching TV. I am still so sad, but its not as raw and painful as it was 2 years ago, or even 1 year ago. I still miss my dad, I still wish he was here, telling me how much he loves me and how proud he is of me. I know he still thinks all these things, as that white butterfly is around more than ever at the moment! He was there when i was running last week, he was there this morning when i had a little tear, he is here now as I write this post. So just in case you have forgotten dad, I LOVE YOU..........

A little something for my studio

I was reading my post from last year, and I was doing pretty much the same. I have been scrapping lots this past week as a from of therapy,the same as last year, funny isn't it! I was preparing for Izzy's party, which I know will always be the same, which is a good thing. This year HSM has been put to one side for Hannah Montana and the hope that the Jonas Brothers will turn up to sing. OK I know this sounds crazy, but Izzy emailed them and they have been in London promoting their new album and the release of Camp Rock, and Izzy cannot understand why they will not turn up! Bless her......

Her main birthday present this year is going to be a room makeover. I am painting her room this week and then on Saturday a trip to nans for the day whilst i add all the finishing touches. I cannot wait to see her face, She has no idea. I have been getting some ideas of what she would like, and she has eye spied some bedlinen thats he loves. Very Bad Girls, black, pink and bling!!!!

I did manage to finish Lilly's room this weekend. When i say finish, I have been waiting for Peter to pop some shelves on a wall. That all done i was able to do my faffing! You know, placing pretty pictures, putting books up and the odd cuddly toy that sits perfectly next to the perfect picture and book, to give that perfect magazine look, LOL. Lilly on the other hand is not so impressed with my placement! We shall see how long it will last, before she moves things.

Pencil Lines sketch 102 went live last night, with one of my favourite artist, Christine Middlecamp. Love this woman's layouts, and admire her strength as a person. I used Jenni Bowlin August kit, which I must admit to be slightly obssesed with! Do pop on over and check this weeks design team layouts, all stunning, as usual. And then please check out this write up about Pencil Lines by Mary Chong at Craft Critique.

This is layout 30 from my 365 challenge. Used pretty Heather Bailey papers.

Jenni Bowlin cards

The week leaves me cooking with apples, so far on the list we have:

Spiced Apple Chutney
Apple Sauce
Apple Pie
Apple and Pork sausage rolls
Apple Tart

Wish me luck!
Hugs and thanks as always for stopping by

Anna x

13 Response to '2 years ago today....'

  1. Sara Said,'> 6:15 PM

    Thinking of you today hun, you know your Dad is watching you and is very proud of you xxx


  2. Anonymous Said,'> 6:52 PM

    Thinking of you



  3. suebaru Said,'> 6:55 PM

    We are all 'wigged up',ready for the party on Sunday :) !! Your Dad would be so proud of you xx


  4. Steph Said,'> 9:42 PM

    My thoughts are with you today. I know how you feel xxx


  5.'> 1:32 AM

    *hugs* Anna...

    love your works as always.. especilly the JB card!


  6. Michou Said,'> 12:48 PM

    send you all my love Anna, thinking of you ....


  7. NancyJones Said,'> 4:03 AM

    BIG HUGE HUGS TO YOU. I pray you have peace in your heart. I love your layouts and cards.
    You do gorgeous work.

    Ms is a crappy disease. I know way too well trust me.
    Im so sorry it took your dad.
    hopefully mercifully.. someday there will be a cure!


  8. Scrapper Mom Said,'> 4:27 AM

    I have read your blog for a long time now and as always your blogs and pages are so inspirational. I was wondering how you got such good photographs of your pages. Do you scan them, or use a background and photograph them? I like to post my pages occassionally and it never looks clean.


  9. Sandie Said,'> 8:37 AM

    Sending you BIG HUGS, loves ya hun xxx


  10.'> 2:26 AM

    A hug from someone who misses her own dad too. Thinking of you.


  11.'> 1:47 AM

    I'm so sorry about your dad, Anna. I lost my Grandmother to MS and it was simply heartbreaking. My prayers are with you at this time.


  12. Jamie Said,'> 2:25 AM

    So sorry for your loss, I'm glad you have a creative outlet to turn to. Your work is lovely:)


  13. Anonymous Said,'> 6:22 AM

    Anna, so sorry about your dad and hugs to you and your family . He looks so happy in that photo :)