Sunday, 16 November 2008

Time Flies

Hello everyone. Life has been hectic in the CC cottage for the last two weeks. Ali had a couple of asthma attacks at Uni last week which were caused by a nasty chest infection. So she went home to Granny & Grandad for five days to recover. Thanks to G & G Ali has returned to Uni today ready (almost) for lectures. We went down to Dorset for a visit over the weekend and enjoyed Granny's delicious braised steak hot pot; and we celebrated Tony's Birthday which is this week. We also had the added bonus of seeing Ali, which was lovely. Earlier in the week with school I went on a visit to Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth to look at reimaging and rebranding with A level Geography students. The weather was horrible but we went up the Spinnaker Tower and had a reasonably good view. The shops were nice too. The students spent time doing their research and assessment but it wasn't easy for them in the pouring rain.
Finally I'd like to say thank you to
Rainia from Raining Sheep, she has sent me some beautiful Moo cards. Thank you Rainia, I shall enjoy using your lovely cards.

Sunday, 2 November 2008


For half term we went to Paris to visit Tony's Aunt. We had a lovely time and packed in quite a lot to our six days. The highlights were going up the Eiffel Tower with friends who also happened to be in town. Auntie loved it and admitted that she'd never been up the tower; and she's lived in Paris all her life. The views from the second floor were stunning.

Other enjoyable days out included a walk along the Champs Elysee with visits to the Citroen and Renualt showrooms for Tony, and Sephora for us girls. Another day out was spent in Monmatre and the Sacre Coeur although it poured with rain.

The rest of the weeks weather was bitterly cold but dry with some glimpses of the sun.
Finally I'd like to say a big thank you to Alison - Hey Good Booking for the lovely gifts I won in her giveaway. They arrived safely during the week whilst we were away. There is a beautiful soft pink scarf which is so cosy, a white cloth with Sweet Little Cupcakes across the corner which look good enough to eat, a wash cloth with an aida band for cross stitching a design on and a very cute reindeer for our Christmas Tree. Thank you so much Alison they are all so lovely and I shall enjoy using/wearing/looking at them. Duckie has given me an award:

I'd like to pass this award on to all the lovely people who leave me a comment. I really appreciate all your comments and I love reading your blogs too. Hope you all have a good week Jane x