Saturday, 22 January 2011

My Award

My lovely friend Sian has given me an award.
Thank you Mmmmmwah

There are a couple of conditions for the award
You have been TAGGED and want to participate? Then create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image.
You should also blog the persons link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award.
You can then choose 3 - 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged.

Dear bloggers:The aim of this action is that we bring unknown, good blogs to light, so I would ask you not to blog fellow bloggers that already have 3,000 followers.As always, the hardest part is to pick who to pass this on to, there are so many bloggers I could give it to, so.......

Pippa and

you have been awarded. Sorry I couldn't choose more of you lovely blogging friends. Rules say 5 :(

Friday, 21 January 2011

52Q ~ Q2

So, Netty's second question is:

Am I Scared Of Change?

I've had to discard the journal book I bought before as it comes away from the spine too easy.
Instead I've bought a vinyl covered pink spiral notebook from Tesco that also has an elastic closure.
I'm still toying with the idea of doing some kind of art journal or scrapbook type thing. If or when I
do that, I'll be sure to show you all what I've done. For now, I'm quite liking the writing that I'm doing.

I've transferred Q1 and Q2 into it. I'm not doing Q3 which is Do I Believe In Fairies?

So, here's my journalling for Am I Scared of Change?:

The short answer is "no, not any more". But there is a longer answer and that is:

Up until May last year, I was scared of change. Scared so much that I stayed in the house with my ex for far too long. I was scared of being alone, living alone, being the only one to pay the bills. Not having someone else to fall back on, someone to share a meal with, watch TV with, go shopping with, talk to, argue with! Life might not have been easy, but it was the life I knew and was rather safe.

So, what changed all that? David and I could no longer live together or be together. I had to leave and so change had to happen.

I'm in a flat on my own, supporting myself. I try to cook more now so that I eat better, I'm getting used to eating alone, watching TV alone, having my shopping delivered rather than going to the supermarket. I'm getting used to talking to myself and yes, occasionally arguing with myself too!

Life might not be easy, but sometimes change has to happen to be able to move forward.

As well as moving, one change I've always been scared of is losing weight. I've always worried that I'll end up with saggy bits that need surgery to sort out. I've worried I'll be more confident, want to wear the clothes I ogle over and be so different to how I am now. Will people still like me? Will I still like me? I really don't know, but this is one change I'm scared of yet going along with all the same. And so far I've lost 3st since I was at my heaviest! 

Sunday, 16 January 2011

My Expedit Unit

Following on from the post below, here's what my Expedit Unit houses for me:

The rest of my stash (paints, brads, buttons, eyelets, inks, blooms, unmounted
stamps and more) are housed in the CD/DVD unit that sits alongside.
It houses so much stuff as it's one of these with sliding doors.

They're designed to be stacked, so I have one underneath it that houses all my books, DVD's and CD's.

Photo is from
If you're reading this and you're short of space, I highly recommend these two units.
I got my Expedit from E-Bay and it was half the price of a new one. It's worth keeping
an eye on that site if you're after one. Took me a while to find one at the right price
locally, but I got there in the end. It's amazing what bargains you can get on there,