Monday, 31 March 2008

Monday 31 March 2008

Don't you just hate it when the clock goes forward .......... I need my sleep! And at the grand age of 44 I have just sussed out that it goes forward in the spring and back in the winter ..... I never really thought about it but now it makes sense .... or not .... we should just leave it alone anyway .........

I have started the week with a run, got a new pair of running shoes at last, it always take me about 6 months from when I notice I need a new pait to actually buying them, same with all my running gear ... always more important things to buy .... school shoes, clothes, food, microwave etc ...............

Need to mention the Moon Cup as well....... won't go in to too much detail but its an alternative to tampons and sanitary towels. Its a little cup that you insert ......... as usual at 44 I have only just discovered them but how I wish I had known about them years ago ..............

Feel quite full of enthusiasm today (!!!) so mean to get on with things I have been putting off! Keep tuned for progress reports ..........

Thursday, 27 March 2008

27 March 2008

School holidays ........ got some baking done yesterday so the kids are stocked up on cake, biscuits and bread! One of them wanted to see Accidental Husband so off she went whilst we sipped a nice latte and did a bit of shopping ......... got my silver off to the hallmarking so when that returns I need to pull my finger out and start selling! Again!

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

26 March 2008

Wow what a great Easter weekend. We went to Good Friday Mass and the girls served on the altar (it was their first Good Friday one)and as usual its quite a moving service. Tom's parents came over for the night as it was his birthday on the Saturday. We went out for lunch to Thirteen in Settle, good food ......... in the evening we had some friends over, Tom drank way too much red wine and paid for it on Sunday. We went sledging and built some big snow things in the afternoon .... it helped Tom's hangover abit! ......... my parents came over for dinner and on Easter MOnday we went to their house for dinner! Great fun, family Easter just as it should be.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Wednesday 19th March 2008

A few images of my bead ranges ...... found some great unusual beads that I had to have and actually made soemthing with them. I have a horde of beads and stones that I buy and never use ... they are so pretty and shiny that I have to buy them but then I never get the inspiration to use them. Thank goodness this time I did. I also met a great lady called Andrea McKinnon who make glass beads which are fantastic. The colours and designs are great ..... different from pieces I have seen before, I have just made a pendant with one ....... I tried to design something around it but its so great on its own that it doesn't need anything else.

Its husband's birthday on Saturday so am arranging a small soiree of friends for a drink ........ will be nice for the Easter weekend.

No great plans over the weekend, the weather forecast is bad, but will get up to no good over the 2 weeks holiday anyway with the girls.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

18 March 2008

Had a good weekend, went to the Oudoor Show at the NEC ( birthday treat for husband, he enjoyed it as he listened to Alan Hincks talk about his climbing/walking, one daughter was bored and one daughter had fun trying all the climbing walls).

Sunday we had family over for dinner so big roast chicken meal.

Relieved that Shannon has been found but feel like everyone else there is more to this story ........ lets just hope she is okay and can carry on her life.

The stories from Tibet are terrible. I really feel that is should be a separate coutry but how can that be when it is surrounded by the might of China. The Olympic games are going to be interesting as it gets nearer and nearer .............

I feel quite strongly that my jewellery is developing well and 'growing up'. I still love designing, creating and making new pieces and I am brimming over with ideas but I really need to calm down and slow down ....... I need to promote and sell one new range before I start on others!

Off to do more making .........!

Friday, 14 March 2008

14 March 2008

I have sold my landrover ....... yes my beloved landrover. I have been saying I was going to sell it for about 2 years now and I finally did it. My last winter of driving for 10 miles before the it heated up, my last winter of driving and trying to wipe the inside of the windscreen because of inadequate ventilation ..... my last winter of terrible mpg ........ the children can stop moaning that their knees are touching their chins in the back of the car .... I won't be dripped on anymore from condensation from the sun roof ........ and I am going to miss it! It had character and attitude but hey its only a car and I just need to get from A to B.

Here is some new sterling silver jewellery ...........

Monday, 10 March 2008

Did I mention we are selling our house? We have decided to move for many reasons ...... its time to move on, I want a smaller garden so we are down sizing really ...... trying to simplify life generally! Therefore we are spending a lot of time looking at other houses which is very time consuming and quite exasperating ....... you see a great house but its too near to the motorway/next to a sub station/on a main road etc etc.

I have actually managed to make quite a few pieces of jewellery over the last few weeks some of which I will continue with .... I still love my Luna range and the pendants are looking fantastic. I have added some earrings recently either studs or drops which match really well. The bead and silver pieces are great but not as popular yet .........

Trying out my marketing skills this week so hopefully I will have another customer soon ............. or not! Have approached some people over the last week and not got anywhere ..... everyone is complaining about lack of sales so they don't want to take on anymore stock.

Must be positive .............