Thursday, 20 January 2011

New Year ... New Me

Well it been a couple of weeks since I last blogged and whilst I have not done anything that would set the world on fire I have made a few lifestyle changes.

Firstly, I have started Zumba with Lorraine on a Tuesday night in Mid Calder - whilst I am not the quickest at picking up routines and always seem to use the opposite legs/feet to everyone else I am actually really enjoying it .... and it must be good for me!!!

Secondly, I have decided that I will do the 5K Race for Life run this May, never done anything like this before but have enlisted the help of my 7 year old son to get me through it. It must be the "Life begins at 40" gene that has spurred me on to do this - mind you I hit that a few years ago, must be a slow developer!!!

Again I am trying to plan our annual works "girlie" weekend away. Each year myself and my colleagues go away to different parts of the country and have lots of fun without our children - shopping, Wii games, board games and a few drinks of course. Well, this year I have put it to my colleagues to go to Centre Parcs in Cumbria where we can take on a few activities ie roller blading (mind you I am likely to spend more time on my butt) but the piece de resistance is the spa experience - fabulous, 3 hours of total relaxation and de-stressing.

Our craft classes have restarted and we are trying our hand at making small photo/memory books which would make excellent presents for Mothers Day (will post pics when done). We have also tried embossing old drinks cans after they been cut and washed, they work well and produce some good results as well as doing our bit for the environment - thanks to Fi for this tip.

Off the the spa at the EICA tomorrow morning with my mum, it generally not busy in the morning and usually have the jacuzzi, sauna and steam room to ourselves but then again it may be busier tomorrow with a lot of people trying their New Year Resolutions.....

Monday, 3 January 2011

A Few to start with ....

It's official we are now in 2011 - Happy New Year to everyone and I hope you have a healthy and prosperous one.

We have seen a good thaw over the last 10 days or so and long may it continue, although there have been parts of Scotland that have seen some more snowfall today, think that mainly on the west coast.

Finally today I was able to hoover the car - god was it every dirty - not like my car at all. Then I washed the outside only discover under all the dirt and salt a lovely scratch and small dent on passenger side - it wasn't me so can only assume that someone slid into my car during the snow and ice - probably outside my work as the car is parked generally on the main road - boo. Will have to speak nicely to our smart repair guy at work and see what he can do with it.

As stated in my last blog it is my intention to have a portfolio of cards and jewellery readily available for sale this year. Well I have started on the cards and have made a few Thank You and Baby Girl cards during the past couple of nights - (photos uploaded - hopefully).

I haven't started on any new jewellery projects yet as I am needing to order more supplies off the internet and have been waiting until all the backlog of post has been sorted.

Hopefully, I will resume my craft classes this Wednesday where I will discuss the next step of my jewellery making with Fiona and see whether she had any luck selling the last few pieces left over from our craft fair at her work.

It's back to work for me tomorrow, Alan on Thursday and then schools back next Monday - yeah back to normal.