Sunday, July 25, 2010

The weekend

So, what have I done other than actually manage to do something crafty?
Well, we trawled round shops looking for travel cots (exciting!); bought more whizzy bottles for Alanna in the hope of relieving her colic; ate things we shouldn't have; harvested more veggies from the garden (french beans yummy, carrots yummy, but not very big!); and i've baked 2 types of banana cakes this afternoon.

Now i'm going back to my shandy, and to watch Top Gear, and perhaps to get the crocheted jacket out that i've been making for Alanna, and sew it up somehow!

Just because I can, I will post another picture of the gorgeous Alanna:)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Welcome to the World

Well, i'm finally back, Alanna is now 8 weeks old, and i've scrapped for the first time in months!!

It's all because of the new(ish!) challenge blog Chicken Soup, and inparticular Mel's version of Challenge 3. For some reason i was inspired, so i've just spent the last hour or so digging out stash and putting together this layout.

I'm really rather pleased with it.. here's to scraplifting!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Now we are three

well, at least i've got a good reason for the lack of updates this time.. Our daughter, Alanna Hope was born on 29th May, 2 days early:)

After a bit of a delay, she arrived in a rush, and needed a bit of attention, but she soon perked up and is generally a contented little thing:)

I'm still getting used to the whole idea of being a mum, and we're muddling through, but at least i can put the buggy up and down now:)

hopefully i'll be able to update with our exploits - i think i've just about remembered her birthday now for when everyone asks, and when the drs call her in, i do now recognise the name they're calling (yes i'm that much of a twit!)

I'll now go back to hanging on the telephone for the tax credits people to finally answer!!