Catch up

What a busy time we have had, lambing was fairly hectic, probably not hectic but really stressfull this year.  We had a week of horid weather that did not stop and even had 6 inches of snow on the ground and then followed by howling winds and rain.  We thought we weren’t too bad off but we have finished tailing now and  that tells a different story.  Generally we tail 150 – 160% and this year we managed 122%.  Huge loss and it will have a gigantic effect on our farm income.  Not just that but the thought of all those lambs dying in such conditions that we could do nothing about.  But its over now and we can only do what we can do now. 

Amongst this Scrapookoutlets competition has  been running.  Here is another layout that I completed for it, entitled “the bike lesson”  Lionel remembered the book as a kid and has been on the look out to get it for the kids and this Friday Abby brought it home as her library book, and I would just like to add, I am sick of this book LOL.  She must have read it 6 or 10 times before tea that night and countless times after tea, then Saturday morning, afternoon, yep you get the picture.  Was great to see but I was pleased to see it head back to school in her bag 🙂

The bike lesson for SBO challenge

At the end of eight weeks who ever had 100 points got sent this mystery product, and it was kaiser crafts dress up dolls.   Well as soon as I saw it I knew what I wanted to do with it.  I wanted to make Abby a album that had each of her friends in it, both boys and girls, and she absolutely loves it.  There was lots of fantastic ideas for the paperdolls, ranging from ornaments, to go on photo frames, invitations and many other things.  Pop over and have a look in the gallery at www.scrapbookoutlet.co.nz you will love it 🙂

Now the competition has ended things have quietend down (oh and I never won the slice that was so kindly donated by making memories.  They donated three.  thankyou making memories.

I have done this layout since the competition as part of a sketch challenge.  A quick easy one, but it tells the story 🙂

On line there is also a page that I am following on Facebook and it is a photography one.  Each week they have a different challenge and this particular week it was seperation.  My take on it was this photo

Thanks for looking 🙂


Week 6 at Scrapbookoutlet

Another week down with SBO challenge.  This was week 6 and our challenge was “Song titles” .  We had to use a New Zealands artists song as a title or part of the lyrics.  Here is my layout titled “Beside you”, sung by Dave Dobbyn.  I’ve done beading along the bottom that took hours to do LOL.

Yesterday Jake went out with Lionel as usual to help with the lambing.  I was inside and saw him coming running from the road, over the fence towards the house, and he had something in his arms.  Well it turned out to be a duck of all things.  those of you that know Jake knows he has this amazing thing with animals.  When he was 5 he would just go out and catch birds, adult birds not babies or anything, hens would sit down for him where as when we go to get them they run like a scorched cat.  Since we’ve been here, hes caught baby eels, baby fish, birds, magpie and now a duck.  Lionel said three flew off from the pond and this one turned around and flew back and landed beside a bush.  Jake just dived over and grabbed it.  He showed Garry and Sam on the way home (it was caught behind Sams house).  We got a couple of photos and then let it go.  So these photos will turn into a layout sooner rather than later 🙂

Wonder what he will get next LOL

Christchurch has been shaken

What a shocker of a day yesterday for the South Island.  First Christchurch was woken to a 7.1 magnatude eathquake at 4.35am.  Even though we are 500 odd ks away We were awoken with the shake.  Not knowing that it was centred that far away we never thought too much of it, till we put the news on at 6.30.  Even then the full extent of the quake wasn’t known, it wasnt until daylight came and people went out. There were walls falling out, ground opening up, major major damage.  My heart goes out to all of  the Cantabrians.  Just wish there was something more that I could do.  Then again at 1.15 that afternoon there was a plane crash on the west coast of  the south island.  9 people were killed, absolute tragedy.

Now to some brighter things.  This weeks challenge was to do a layout with beach/water theme.  here is my layout

A simple and quick one, but another one scrapped.

Oh, I decided to take a photo looking out our lounge window today, and this is what resulted.  Nothing special but with the earthquake I thought it would be nice to have a photo of what we look at each day when I pull back the curtains. 

Till next time

The day started off beautifully and now it is bucketing down. 

Tomorrow Olly turns 9, where on earth has that time gone?  It seems like yesterday he was born and Jake was walking into our room in the hospital going “Olly, Olly, Olly.”  Then he was Oliver and we hadn’t thought of Olly, now he isn’t known as anything else.  Mum came down for three hours to have lunch and spend time with the birthday boy.  So we decided to give presents do cake thing today.  Well we gave him a computer, and yesterday we said if he guessed then he could have it.  But he didn’t even get close.  The closest he came was spending time with the all blacks or a allblacks game for his playstation (Ma and Pa gave him a rugby game for the computer).  We were going to do a treasure hunt but Olly didn’t want one so it was just the present.  Well he loves it, and hasn’t gotten off it.  Now to work out the internet connection, or it might be better to not have one LOL.

Will post photos later 🙂

well its been a while

It has been a long time, since I have started this.  Haven’t blogged in ages, bout time I got my a into g I would say.  I haven’t been scrapping much.  there has been so much else going on.  With winter sports etc.  But i have joined in a competition over at scrapbookoutlet and here is the second weeks layout.  I hope you enjoy.  Bronny 🙂 

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