Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Howdy! So- what's been happening in my little world? Well- the pond is doing fabulously, as are all the plants. Strawberries in abundance, annnnd I have little tiny mangetout growing :D

I spotted some *weirds* in the pond the other day, having no idea what they were I had to go on a trawl of t'internet. They are tiddly lil things, that seem to be mostly in the ridge at the top of the pond in the shallower water- they have what looks like three tails, are bloody fast, and seem to change colour slightly to camouflage. Turns out- they are damselfly nymphs! So all that naughty action with the damselflies that I posted pics of a while ago has come to fruition I guess! Baby fish are growing well, I didn't see them for a few days but spotted them on Monday :) One is a real porker!

Crafty stuff- after lots of manic deadlines, I can add some pics now. I am going to try and add as many pics as I can to my blog- after a worrying thought with all the rain we are having.
My scraproom was badly flooded the year before last, and the really upsetting thing was that all of my Best of British winning entry layouts were totally trashed :( If by some chance it were to happen again, and perhaps my hard drives went too, I would have no record of my work, and would find it difficult to recreate some of them if needs be. So I am going to try to get most layouts uploaded on here for that reason.

MTML guest design spot:

little bird house (this makes me happy!)

Flips open at the top, under the flower panel
double flap card




love this one- he is such a darling!

and my other lil cutie

ATF Theme this week was 'Nemesis' as set by Lori I thought it might be a bit tricky to do a layout of Simba with this- but once I thought about it, it was really very easy!

Had a horrid appt yesterday, spent the whole day with butterflies in my tummy but after it was done I treated myself to new shoes (£4.50) in asda sale- amazing how something can make you feel so much better!

Got my consultants appt at the hospital in Sept, should be interesting- this will be the decider- will they/won't they operate. On one hand I don't ever want to have to go through all the pain of an infected gallbladder again, but on the other hand, it may never happen again anyway! Guess my fate is in the hands of the consultant now!

Had the virgin media engineer out this morning to sort out my internet probs- got a new modem (at last) and he disconnected some old connections so it should run faster now *fingers are crossed*


Ali said...

You have been a busy bee!! I love the pop up/down card that is just fabby!! Good news on the baby fish, sorry about the Koi, fish are strange, one of mine flipped out of the tank (when I still kept fish) It was heartbreaking!!

Fingers crossed on the whole water situation you really don't want to go through all that again!!

Love to everyone

Ali and Levi xxx

Paula Sealey said...

Has your new modem made any difference? We had just the same problem with Virgin and that was their solution for us - hasn't made any difference at all though and I still keep losing my connection, it's so frustrating!!!

Sorry to hear about your Koi but glad you got a new one. We're off to get a few more goldies for our pond at the weekend:)