My weight loss!

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Auatralian Fires

I just wanted to say to all my Australian friends that I hope and pray you and your families will all stay safe and that the fires will soon be under control.
God Bless you all.

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by my friend Shazza.

Here are the rules:

1. Go to where you store your pictures on your computer.

2. Go to the SIXTH folder and pick the SIXTH picture.

3. Post that picture on your blog along with a short story about it.

4. You know the rest, tag SIX people and leave a comment on their blog or email them letting them know you chose them.

So I went to my sixth folder and found photos that had been put in the wrong folder so what should I do I thought do I post the actual sixth photo which shouldn't be there or should I post the photo that would have been sixth if only the right photos were there? I decided I should do both.
So here goes........
actual sixth photo

This is my eldest daughter Gemma. It was taken a couple of weeks before Christmas in 2007. My mum had come to stay and as we weren't going to be spending christmas with her we had an early Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.

Photo that should have been sixth...

This is me! (embarrassing photo or what! LOL)
This was taken in February 2007. We were visiting my sister and her family who live in the lake district. Beautiful area but I am quite happy seeing the views from car windows as we drive past. My sister being the sporty outdoor kinda gal insisted that we couldn't visit such a beautiful area and not have at least a short country walk! ( Do I look as though I enjoy country walks!!!!!!)
So we bundled up as it was freezing cold. We drove a short distance to a place called high pike and off we went. my sister, my mum, Gemma and me ( Gemma and I both reluctant participants) We walked for about an hour and I have to say it wasn't too bad. The scenery was gorgeous and Gemma took loads of photos.

So now I have to tag six people. Here goes!........


I have only tagged five because nearly everyone has already been tagged!!!

Saturday, 7 February 2009


I was in the mood for baking yesterday and I had some recipes for American cookies that I got off a website around Christmas time following links on my friend Erika's blog.You can check out her blog here
The recipes can be found here
First I went out and bought the ingredients needed.

Then I started baking. First up were snickerdoodles. Lovely soft cookies coated in cinnamon sugar.

Then I made the best soft chocolate chip cookies ever! Absolutely gorgeous!

Next I tried the peanut butter cookies. These were supposed to have Hersheys Kisses stuck in the middle but we don't get them in England and I didn't know what to replace them with so I left them plain. They are still lovely

Then Zoe had a go at the soft sugar cookies. Very nice!

But she got tired so I ended up waiting for them to cook and to take them out of the oven.

And last but not least were the oat and raisin cookies. These are lovely with a hint of cinnamon in them. I also did a half batch with no cinnamon for my friend.

So this is what we ended up with. Loads of gorgeous cookies. Enough to keep us going for ages and I still have more recipes to try!

Monday, 2 February 2009

It's snowing!

It's snowing! For once the weathermen have got it right!
The girls went straight out to play in the snow.

It was really funny.

The girls made snow angels.

Then we came in for hot chocolate and freshly baked banana bread. Yum.

scrapbook pages

My rainbow

Your rainbow is strongly shaded violet.


What is says about you: You are a creative person. You appreciate beauty and craftsmanship. You are patient and will keep trying to understand something until you've mastered it.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

I am Blue- it's not as bad as it sounds

You Are A Blue Girl
Relationships and feelings are the most important things to you.
You are empathetic and accepting - and good at avoiding conflict.
If someone close to you is in pain, it makes you hurt as well.
You try to heal the ones you love with your kind and open heart.

You are The Empress

Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.

The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents, beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.

The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

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