Saturday, 12 March 2011


I am determined that this post will go to plan I seem to have a gremlin which every now and then wrecks my blog it changes text moves photo's and just annoys me.
Thursday I had a really lazy day my excuse was that I was recovering from the dental work on Wednesday but in truth there was no excuse.It was wet overcast and a stay at home day.So the phone call to say my granddaughter was coming for a visit was very welcome. I expect I have mentioned before they live only a couple of minutes away so I am very lucky.Mummy had just been to Jolly Babies with her a music/singing group for very young babies.She was still very happy and sociable and perfect for photographing as was proved by the 200+ photos I took. Thank goodness for digital .

Friday I woke knowing that my husband wanted me to go with him into Bristol he  was having the last of a series of tests before having  Intraocular procedure on his eyes. He was not able to have laser treatment and this is an alternative very similar to a cataract operation on an elderly person. He has only needed glasses in the past few years but hates having to wear them and he just could not get contact lenses into his eyes. I have rolled about laughing at his attempts with the test ones he was given by the optician. I am hoping he is doing the right thing with this treatment , as a man who needs his eyes to be perfect for measuring and using sophisticated woodworking machinery he cannot afford for it to go wrong.
Because I knew I was going to have to do this trip with him it started off my IBS (irritable bowel syndrome )
in my case the trigger is always stress. There was no reason at all why I should be stressed but I was and so I felt really uncomfortable by mid morning. That was until the post came I had ordered yet more goodies and they arrived along with ATCs from a swap on milliande. Sharon had hosted this swap and it was some swap.
I believe she had about 25 participants including me. It was a 4 for 4 swap send 4 get 4 and the theme was a Cup of Tea  and a Slice of Cake  with each ATC we were to send a teabag..When I opened the envelope the aroma from the return selection of teabags was delicious and I cannot wait to try them. Sharon mentioned she is going to blog about each tasting on and I  said I would do the same.

The other exciting packet in the post was from my very good friend Trine in Denmark little hints had been dropped saying I should be waiting for Postman Pat . A few day's earlier I had commented on a stamp that Trine had purchased  a most beautiful fish and I searched the internet for the same. little did I know that Postman Pat would bring me that very stamp.

So what can I say I was delighted no I was beside myself and late last night I created this page.  I have to say that this stamp by ARTEMIO is  probably the best quality stamp I have ever used.

Today I took another giant step and decided I would host an ATC swap on milliande  and the theme.


more about this next time.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm Posted a comment earlier to day, Poof Gone!? Just to say: Im sooo pleased that you liked your fish :-) And As you say Mary, excellent stamp. Did´nt see your list for the ATC....arghh, I was spring cleaning, 3 days....I now have: "eat of the floor" clean house!! Okay, it´s the waiting list for me ;-) Beautiful photos of your grand daughter. xx