Good Morning to my beautiful Rockettes and Rockers, how fair thee this fine morn'?
Tis Friday which means
First up on my list this week is the fun birthday party said 11 year old had last weekend, a party at Lock N Load - a laser quest place with a difference, they all thoroughly enjoyed the party as did the adults who joined in my hubby Craig thoroughly enjoyed being on said 11 year olds team and being quite stealth at the game, my brother John, my sister Melanie, my niece Nirvana and my brother's girlfriend Fi together with all said 11 year olds friends from school. I got stopped by one of the lads at school yesterday who told me I really should have joined in - maybe I should?
Anyway it went down a storm and I think they are all now totally addicted to this! So much so we've had nerf wars in the house all week and with my brother John providing a pressie to said 11 year old that consists of a nerf water pistol I can see where the Christmas list will be going!
Sorry sorry - I know some of you are hiding from that C word but it is less than a hundred days people - come on get with the programme!
Rugby - if only that it's providing some crafting evenings (although not many as I'm still suffering with this stupid hacking cough which is driving me insane). Rugby on catch up is apparently even better as he managed 3 matches in one evening using the 3 button to skip forward ten minutes to see if the score had changed on matches he wanted to watch but didn't need to see beginning to end!
A day off, sshhhh yes I'm having a day off don't tell anyone or they might try and steal it off me, I'm planning on trying to get into the Doctors this morning to cough at him til he helps - now theres exciting - bet your days off aren't as exciting as mine!
Celebrating with little bro last night his birfenday - we took gifts over to him - Manga Shakespeare book - Hamlet and tickets to see Hamlet at Magna with a day pass for Magna thrown in for good measure (this is on top of his main present when I provided much needed cash for Sonisphere earlier in the year). It's always fabulous to catch up but birthdays are extra special - I have to say that his main gift from Fi was out of this world - honestly totally and utterly gorgeous, I'll have to see if I can get a photo, John's favourite film is the Fountain and Fi created a tree of life in a bowl, all lit up - honestly blew us all away - she is one talented lady who has a second interview today for a job - can you keep your fingers and toes crossed because she really really wants and deserves this!
My house plant - yes my house plant is Rocking my World - why - well because I normally kill them - not intentionally I might add it just happens gradually over time and then they have to go in the green wheelie bin that takes them to plant heaven or a compost heap whichever is the closer, anyway my Mum for Mother's Day bought me (yes I know that's the wrong way round but she can't buy for her Mum any more so she wanted to celebrate motherhood generally) a potted plant with flowers - I think it's an Azalea - anyway the flowers came and went and I kept doing what that little label thing said which was soak in a load of water every few days - well guess what it's flowering again - I mean I've followed these sort of instructions before but they've never led to a total revival of the plant back into a flowering state - I'm so chuffed and when I got up this morning the flowers had started to open - it's so sweet - so I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing in the hope that it will keep going a little longer!
Making a start on my 'alterables' box, I'm sure I'm not the only one that ventures in second hand charity shops and declares - I could use that to make something to only proceed home and put it in a box somewhere with every intention of doing something with it, only to find two years later it's still sat there. Well last Saturday I decided that this had to stop and the two boxes of alterables had to become one box, so I set too with great enthusiam changing a red painted 'book box' that my hubby had made ages ago and then I'd promptly made a book to go inside it that was way too big! I've started doing something with a board book I'd started painting - although this one is stop starting more often than I'd care to mention and the third item is a shadow box which has gone from a rather unpleasant yellowy pine to a black frame - problem is I've still no idea what to do with it - but the old grey matter is working on this at the moment!
Now I know I should be grateful for the weather but it is a little too balmy for me - don't get me wrong I'm loving the blue sky days where I get to appreciate and enjoy the autumn colour I'm just none too certain about the 26 degree bit!
Right peeps I think that's my list exhausted, so now it's your turn to think about those moments this week that made you happy and smile, go on share them with us - you know you want to! I'll put Mr Linky at the bottom of the post I'll chuck a bit of crafting first, this first one is a photo of Cliffords Tower in York that we visited, so strange to find this in the middle of York if I'm honest, but we enjoyed the look around and the views from the top even though they made my legs wobble - I just don't do heights!