Friday, May 25, 2007

Unexpected Gift

Real life Bambi? Just a quick video of something unusual...maybe even something to give us hope when we need it most.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

New Shoes

Just as Paolo Nutini says...everything is alright when wearing new shoes!! {great song , sadly the video isn't}

Just look at MY new shoes...aren't they PRETTY??? I just LOVE them.....crocs in celery green, it just doesn't get better than that ~ actually is does but hey I have new shoes.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Prayers Needed......

Say a prayer for a Diana's mom...she is in the hospital and very ill. The power of prayer is an amazing thing and anything that can offer hope has to be a good thing!!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Swimming & New Golf Course

The boys had their school swim gala today and Andrew was one of the swimmers. Christopher could have participated as well but opted not to {no surprises there}. Anyway, Andrew had fun and did quite well. Each event had two heats of 8 swimmers and the top 4 from each swam in the finals. He participated in two relays {finished 2nd and 3rd}, free style {2nd} and backstroke {3rd}.

Across they way they have started construction on a huge project here in the village. It is for the new golf course that is being built. They are also building a 5* hotel as well as executive housing as part of the project. The hotel will be in an established building in another part of the village and the houses are elsewhere too, so we won't be looking at buildings but the golf course instead!!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Summer Flowers

Not much to write about today as we really did nothing of interest. The photo is from our back garden ~ I love the vibrance of the pink!!

Friday, May 18, 2007

New Version of a Classic ~

This is a unique version of Pachebel's Cannon and it is great!!

The Grammy Award Winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet with variations on this baroque classic. From their latest DVD, "LAGQ Live!" Have a listen and tell me what you think...while you are at it sign the guestbook too {don't forget a photo if you have one}

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


This weeks assignment for the photography course is to take silhouette photos. OK, this is really hard! I know what a silhouette is but to actually use it on somthing other than a persons profile was a challenge. Not to mention there has been NO sun here for the past 4 days ~ just dark clouds and rain. Anyway, these are the best photos so far...I have 1 day to see if I can get better ones.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Rainbows Again??

Tonight we had another brief rain shower followed by rainbows and they were some of the most vibrant ones I have ever seen ~ we even had a double one again.
SO, I just HAD to take more photos and share them with you all......enjoy! All photos were taken while standing in our back yard looking across the valley.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

In Season

Yep....Millie is in season/heat! I did not think it would happen to her so soon, she is only 9 months old. SO now we have to deal with things until it is over {about 3 weeks} plus she will go through this 2 times a year. Tim seems to have this WILD idea that we will possibly have a litter so that is why she is not spayed yet.
I was hoping to schedule it for later this month....oops, too late now. Once her 'season' is over we need to wait 3 months to have her spayed.
It will be an interesting few weeks around our house to say the least.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Tidy Up....A Good One

This was sent to me and I HAD to share it with you. This is an actual IKEA ad that aired in Europe. I laughed outloud at this one.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Somewhere Over The Rainbow...

We had a brief rain shower move through and it produced the most beautiful rainbow which then turned into a DOUBLE one!!

Here are a few photos....I may post more because well ~I just like rainbows :-}

Bank Holiday Monday

I don't really understand this May bank holiday thing here in the UK but Tim had the day off and the kids had no school. We went to Beamish outdoor museum and spent some time walking around the facility. Tim has wanted to go here for a couple of years so today was the day to go. It is a recreation of life in the North East of England around the late 1800's early 1900's and it is a working/living museum. The weather was cold (55 degrees) and party cloudy so it may have not been the best day to go.
Anyway, here are a few photos from our day out.... enjoy!

ps...if you are into history then this is the place to go. I think Tim was the most interested out of all of us. I'd rather be on a beach somewhere...or sitting on a raft in someones pool :-}

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Self Portrait

I am taking a digital photography course and the first assignment was to take a portrait of ourselves. To make things worse we had to have our name in it so we didn't pick an old photo of ourself we liked {crap....I would have done that too!}

Here is the result.....almost 100 photos later. I am my own worst critic when it comes to photos of myself ~so I am sure I didn't need to take that many photos. This is one of the ones I liked best, still not sure about it but who cares.

edited to add: forgot to mention that my name is there on the right but I cropped the photo so it would fit here. Thank you to a certain someone {Diana} for asking where my name was LOL

Thursday, May 03, 2007


Andrew is having the WORST luck as of late with his Xbox 360. First, the drive motor broke and it needed to be sent in for repairs. It was completed quickly so he was offline for about 5 days. Ok, so he wasnt happy but at least it was a short amount of time. NOW his favorite game, or at least the one he plays with Nicholas constantly on the weekend, has broken. Yep, it is broken!! Somehow, the cd is cracked and won't play. Since he has a US system it will only play games purchased in the US. SO, I bought one on Ebay ~ having it sent to a friend {thank you Diana} and she will send it on to me.

What we won't do for our two boys to communicate with each other :-)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Xbox 360 is LIVE!!

Yes ...the Xbox 360 is back and in working order. Andrew is now able to play games with his friends and get his daily video game fix :-}