Sunday, 29 November 2009

Just for you Chris!

I didn't realise that it is over two weeks since I put any real news on here - so here is a mammoth update.
Saturday 14th November - Nephew Stephen's wedding reception Stephen and Sarah married the Saturday before at Gretna Green and they had their reception for all the family on the 14th. (Stephen is sister Maggie's son and Sarah is Stephen's 2nd wife).
Had an enjoyable evening, but Maggie was upset because their minibus was a whole hour late picking them up. Don't use Elite taxis - they let you down!
Even worse, when they were picked up (late again) they were dropped off at home and someone realised that the letter box with all the wedding cards (containing money) in it, had been left in the minibus/van. Phone calls to Elite reassured them that the box would be quite safe in the taxi, and they would be able to pick up the box in the morning. Next morning, guess what - the taxi had been "broken into" overnight and surprise surpeise - all the money had gone and the cards had been left! Don't use Elite Taxi's. I am not sure what has happened since on this one, I know that the police were advised but not much else. Needless to say Maggie and Ger (and Stephen and Sarah) have been understandably upset about this. Maggie and Ger have had a well earned holiday in Tenneriffe and I haven't had chance to have a catch up with Maggie yet to find out anything more.
Nothing much different happened during the week other than spent Monday at home instead of golfing with the Monday club as we had Cavity wall insulation done.Tuesday Craft class as normal. Wednesday Christine (s-i-l)came to me and we visited Dimension 4th at Barnsley and treated ourselves to some Promarkers then home to make the Trendy trees card (yummy) Wednesday and Thursday Craft class as normal. Friday was Classique for my facial and usual Friday night shopping with brother.
Saturday morning (21st) it was foggy and damp so didn't golf, but Barry went on his own brave soul! Christine (s-i-l) and I went up to Pudsey to join Julie's Stampin Up Class and made eight cards in 2 hours!! These are fabulous cards and I will be "case"ing (Copy and share everything) some of these for my 5 for a fiver class!!.
Saturday evening it was Barnsley and Penistone Masonic Association annual social at Cockerham Lane, so another evening of fab food and fun (Barry did a lot of dancing tonight so it was extra enjoyable).
Sunday was another wet and miserable day so I made stew and dumplings for Sunday dinner and it was scrumptious - truly truly scrumptious! I spent an hour sweeping up all the wet and soggy leaves from the pavement at the front whilst Barry went to B& Q to buy fixings to repair the dining room door handle.I started prepping the cards for my 5 for a fiver event and planned what I need to order from SU for this.
Prepped cards for this weeks classes - had a most productive day!.
Monday 23rd did 14 holes of golf with the Monday Club ladies (Joan H and Jan) then had a late lunch with them. Went to Morrisons for a little shopping, then down to Joan C's house to help her with a few PC problems she has (PC as in Personal Computer - not politically correct I might add!)
Tuesday usual routine - Keith's market stall - bought some more red card (for my Christmas cards!!) and a couple of cuttlebug dies and embossing folders. Then Aquarobics and Card Class. Took car to Lineside to see if they could fix the door switch that Christine (s-i-l) had vandalised last Wednesday when we went to Dimension forth!!. They ordered me a new switch ready to fit the next day.
Made one dozen Christmas cards Tuesday evening - felt good - only another 9 dozen to make!! I am using a simple template and mass producing these in different colourways.
Wednesday I went to Christines (s-in-l) and we made two beautiful SU cards using the pocket sillhouettes stamp set. They were beautiful though I say it myself. Will do a class on these as soon as my next order gets here- possibly not this year as there are not enough weeks left! Something to look forward to next year! Had a lovely lunch - stir fried chicken and veg - yummy, then straight to Lineside for switch to be fitted - not too painful - only cost £9.99. Home and dinner for Barry and me - guess what I had made earlier for tea? Chicken casserole - but it was still yummy- no wonder Barry and i are putting on weight! Wednesday Craft Class did two Christmas cards that are easy to utilise for other occasions, not just Christmas.
Thursday was housework day - 2 loads of washing and another load to iron. Had to dry them on the radiators and in the tumble-drier so that I could get all the ironing done and out of the way. Thursday evening craft class went with a bang - literally! My pump-flask that we use for the hot water for the coffee and tea, imploded as soon as I picked it up! Boiling water all over the kitchen floor! What a mess. Decided to take it back to Argos and see what they would do.
Friday - you wouldn't believe what I crammed in on Friday! 9:00 a.m. picked up brother Steve and went to Barnsley where we had bacon butty and mug of tea, then started the annual expedition in search of Steve's Christmas presents for family and friends. Purchased all but one (Barry's) then home for lunch- tea and toast - couldn't eat too much as it was Ladies Night that evening. Phoned baby brother up (Chris) for recommendations on which laptop Steve should buy. Did the deed online, then charged off to Meadowhall Retail Park to pick it up from PC world. Back home to ours to use our wireless router to download MS security essential onto it, left it downloading whilst we then went for his weekly grocery shop at Morrisons. Whilst Steve shopped I went into Argos and was quite surprised to find (though I don't know why)to get a full cash refund for my broken pump-flask as they were unable to locate another locally. Took a phone call from Barry, who was trying to get 3 more people to come to Ladies Evening as for various reasons 3 people couldn't make it. We managed to "persuade" Christine and David and Michelle (golfing) to join us for a free dinner dance at Ardsley House.
Picked up Steve's laptop from ours (now fully secure) and dropped him and shopping off at his, then back home, had a quick shower, washed hair then changed into going out gear and went to hairdressers (with wet hair!) for party style hairdo - its just the usual style but with gold glitter added! Home again for make up and then ready for the off.
Had a great evening and I am sure that everyone else did. I had the mushroom strogonoff just for a change and it was delicious. Ladies gift was a lovely scarf which was most acceptable. I drove everyone back to ours, we had a drink, then Michelle left for home and Christine and David stayed over at hours.
Saturday morning - wet and miserable and I HAD to go golfing as Glynis and I were playing in the Crowther doubles matchplay against Mary (lady Captain) and Hazel. It was hard work, but we eventually won on the 17th with two up and onlyone to play. We all went into the clubhouse and had hot drinks and sandwiches before setting off back home. Barry and I went to Costco at Sheffield (Parkway)to buy a new pump flask for me and to get one for SU Julie for when she gets her new craft studio! Wasn't tempted to buy anything else but enjoyed sampling various food and drinks whilst there!! After Costco we then drove over to Docaster to Direct Golf where we both bought a few bits and bobs, then home (via Morrisons for fresh bread and ham)for a much needed tea. Relaxed with a few silly games on the laptop, caught up with Corrie, then into craft room to decide on what stuff to order for my 5 for a fiver class. Put together my order online with SU, can now sit back and wait for it to arrive.
This morning I have got up and watched Friday's I'm a celebrity (out of order I know! and sat updating this blog. Today I am only doing crafting and dinner!
See ya!

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