Monday, 21 June 2010


Last week I bought something for myself that will remind me of my boys every time I look at it. It might seem strange to some people as I am not what the stereotype person is who has what I bought. Well not what my family deem to be the type of person. The gift was a new tattoo. All my tattoo's are in some way about my children. Each time I have had on its been in a place that I only get to see when walking past a mirror after a shower (with another 24lbs to loose that's not something I like doing ). So I got the lady to design it for me so it will be a one off. It's all healed now and I love it. I love the fact that it can be seen, because when someone asks me about I get to talk about why its there which means I get to say all my son's names.

The Koi symbolizes courage, the ability to attain high goals, and overcoming life's difficulties.
Legend tells of how any koi that succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate (on the Yellow River) would be transformed into a dragon. Thus it became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement.
The Koi is about achieving my dream of a family. The 7 cherry blossoms are for my 5 boys Evan, George, Adam, Ryan & Daniel, Ian (my husband) and my Dad.

Monday, 7 June 2010

And another thing....

Well as usual my intent on trying to update more often has failed in spectacular fashion. That said I put the blame entirely on Face book. I go for a quick look round and before you know it hours have passed, I've farmed, nightclubbed, cooked in my cafe and played too many card or word games to count.
Well what's been happening with me. The weight loss has slowed right down. I know the reason for this and that is I have zero will power right now. I seem to be OK for half of the week but the other half goes down the pan. It's like the food calls to me and I have to eat it. So far this week I have been bad on Thursday and Friday, good(ish) on Saturday, better on Sunday and on track today.
I have discovered a great way to keep fit, Zumba. If you haven't tried it you should, I always feel fantastic after a class although very sweaty.
This is a big year in our house. George my oldest finishes primary school soon, then goes up to comp in September. I am just as emotional about it as he is. He's got so big and is so far away from my little boy, yet i still think it will be a big shock for him, like the big shock i had today when he bought the uniform price list home. Don't you just love that a school can dictate to you what your child wears right down to school coat and bag, then charge 3 times what things would cost in normal shops. Now don't get me wrong I'm all for uniform but what's wrong with a colour and a badge you can sew onto a jumper. Can't believe I am going to say this but here goes...When i was in school it didn't cost you almost £100 just for school clothes. They even tell you at what time of year you can wear types of shirt for god sake. It's a school not the bloody army you know.
Well rant over time to talk about the bits and bobs i have been making this year. I have had the sewing machine out more the the knitting/crochet needles so far this year. Made quite a few bags for friends children. Had a go at making a cushion cover which after a little folding trouble turned out great so i made another and put some appliqué on it.

Cushion for a friends little girl. I am told it went down very well as it goes everywhere with her.
Crocheted scarf in Liverpool and Wales colours for my other friends son.
I made this for the brother of the little girl who had the cushion, the snake has been as far as Portugal too lol.....its a good job the scarf comes off.
These bags were from my friends daughters dance shoes.