Wednesday, 31 December 2008


So much to say and share but it will have to wait until my wrist/hand is a TAD better TYPING is difficult and tedious so I'll just wish you all a very


ps back to hospital Friday and that surgeon had better have a magic wand up his shirt sleeve or I'll explode.

Monday, 22 December 2008

For every up there's a down

After the best birthday ever I got sick two days later and I mean sick, ended up having the Dr come out to me. The upshot was I had a nasty virus/flu that then proceed to flare the RA and in doing so my wrist less wrist swelled up so bad a nerve got trapped and I've ended up having surgery to release it. But of course me being me it doesn't seem to have worked and I'm still in agony. Apparently the numbness I have in 3 fingers and whole hand could take several months to return to normal.

So of course I missed Dad's 70t birthday bash, bramford crop and the girls had decorated my chair up for my birthday and a host of other things. I have not been a happy bunny.

Yesterday was Ben's 3rd birthday and we had a great time at his party, Eric was in charge of taking photo's as I can't use my hand and whilst he took some great movies not one single photo worth scrapping. Here's hoping Dad got something LOL.

I have finished making some presents 3 of which were done single handed plus teeth lol, and for the first time ever I won't be able to make mince pies and other goodies.

The tree is finally up and the outside lights look beautiful, the food shopping is done courtesey of Mr T and he has managed to fix Vikki's car and get mine through the mot yay !!!! not that I have a hope in hell of actually driving at the mo.

Still presents to wrap but that has been transferred to Eric's list because it's just to darn painful for me to try. So despite all the unforseen setbacks we're almost ready for Christmas.

So I wish you all a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a healthy 2009
lots of love Sue Mr T and our six pack.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

What a surprise

So Eric got me good and proper with the most wonderful birthday party surprise. Having not taken me out to lunch and then serving me the meanest tinest portion of food for tea he then announced he had booked a table for us to go out that evening.

When I walked into the restaurant all my family and Dawn burst into song singing Happy Birthday to me, I was so shocked having not even suspected a thing and ended up having the most fantastic evening.

More prezzie's with a beautiful Willow tree Mother and daughter figurine from Vikki and from Marc a willow tree Love figurineand Eric had organised a cake for me. At the end of the perfect day Eric then surprised again with yet another gift. A beautiful locket to replace the one I broke when Rulu died and he had even put a tuft of her fur in it for me....

I went to bed a very tired happy bunny.

Still need to take photo's of all my lovely gifts but Alfie Bear is poorly today having been sick twice so I'm keeping him company, off to the vets for him later.

But I have a few photo's from last night.

A birthday kiss from my favourite little man.

Me with Marc and Vikki

With Mum and Dad

And with Eric and the kids...

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

I am having the best birthday ever!

Today I am fifty years old and far from being upset I am truly grateful for being alive, kicking, mobile and in a very very happy chapter in my life! even the blasted shingles pain has taken a back seat today.

I have had a steady stream of visitors all day, all bearing the most wonderful presents. From Eric I got my expression, Mum made me a beautiful little album with some stamps I wanted real bad and some embossed dies for the cuttlebug (hoping that arrives for Christmas) plus the Mumma Mia DVD. Many years ago I booked tickets for Eric's birthday to see the west end show but was so ill we couldn't go and Mum and Dad went instead so now at least we get to watch the DVD.

My cousin Sandra has made a truly gorgeous patchwork bag to take my packed lunch to crop in. Dawn came round early despite her poor old Dad being in hospital with a broken hip and spoilt me rotten with flowers and so many presents all booby trapped with "50" confetti, one of which is a white gold "S" charm. Aunty Peb has made me the most equistite miniature bear, the work on it has to be seen to be believed. I shall take photo's tomorrow. Another friend has knitted me a gorgeous shawl and I have so many boxes of maltesers it's just heaven.

A parcel arrived mid morning from my brother and family from America Champagne and chocolate, their daughter my niece also has her birthday today and before they went to live in America we celebrated with cake together, so I kind of miss that, Katie is having Ice cream cake yum yum. Happy Birthday Katie.

I received cards from so many people, god those crop girls are sneaky but I love them for taking the time to make me such beautiful cards.

But the best present by far has been Alfie Bear's news. He went to see the eye specialist today and she examined his blind eye and said



Tonight Marc and Vikki and dear Little Ben are coming round which will bring the perfect end having my kids with me on my Birthday.

I shall take lots of photo's and post them soon.

Thank you to everyone who has made my day so special.

Monday, 8 December 2008

How cute

Is this little man with his Christmas trees LOL.

Been a manic weekend, spent Saturday with Dawn Christmas shopping then Dawn treated me to an early birthday lunch followed by a quick trip to get bushy eyebrows under control.

Sunday saw a steady stream of visitors all bearing prezzie's that Eric won't let me open until tomorrow. Gangley cast her spell and everyone fell in love with her and wanted to take her home. Ranger finally got to let rip on Saturday after Eric has cleared the garden up and he just ran and ran it was so wonderful to watch. Last night was apparently a busy night with all dogs needing to go out at various times as we wormed them all, I managed to sleep through a lot of it LOL.

So today I have wrapped up all the parcels that need to be posted and shall be going to the PO first thing, another tick off my list.

Gangley's new pink coat has arrived, watch this space *evil snigger*

Tomorrow morning AlfieBear has to go to Bury St Edmunds to see the eye specialist to make syre no inflammation has returned to his blind eye since we stopped the steroid eye drops. Ranger is also going to the vets tomorrow afternoon to complete his vaccinations and fingers crossed Mr T wwill take me out to lunch.

My poor car is up on blocks as Eric tries to find some time to start welding the big hole where the jack went through and poor old Vikki is still without her car. I think Mr T's list is longer than mine for a change, dare I mention Christmas decorations probably not LOL.

Tomorrow I am 50!

Friday, 5 December 2008

I actually scrapped

Dawn came yesterday and I actually managed to do some stuff LOL, dogs were fairly good and I had a much needed day scrapping. Nothing to show as one thing I finished is a Christmas prezzie and the LO I started never got finished LOL but hey I chilled out.

The six pack are settling well, although Ranger is getting ready to explode. It always happens with greyhounds after they have settled into a home they suddenly discover life is fun and the energy starts to build and build, I'm just hoping he waits until the weekend and then Eric can take him in the garden and let Ranger rip LOL...I love to see them discover how to play but please not until I have some back up!

Miss Whiplash is sitting back and watching us all taking it all in and planning world domination. The boys are quite terrified of her but she is more respectful to Sandy and Lucky.

The face of an angel WRONG the face of a dog planning her next move!

Eric walks Sandy, Lucky, Jim, Alfie and Ranger then comes back and takes Gangley and Ranger out. The other hounds get to run off lead up the meadow and so get rid of their energy but of course there is no way Ranger can go off lead and also it's good for him to walk with Gangley as we try to reinforce she is part of the pack and not a scooby snack but oh boy does this little lady want to walk with the whole pack. Every time she lines up in hope LOL.

We have decide as much as we hate the name Gangley it is her name and is the only continuity she has had for months so Gangley she stays xxx

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Not enough hours in the day!

So day three of the six pack begins and I'm knackered LOL being on high alert all the time is taking it's toll and nothing in the world of scrapping has been achieved at all so far. My lists grow longer and all I seem to do is wash muddy towels, prepare dog meals and supervise dogs learning to play in their new pack BUT it feels so good!!! the six pack are beginning to understand where they are with each other and no major problems to report other than OMG Gangley is such a DIVA. She has definitely taken a liking for Eric and views me with complete disdain since I bought her a new jumper to keep her warm!

humans 15 Gangley love

She is a complete mercenary and tricked Eric into getting onto his lap so he thought for a cuddle but oh no she was just after getting onto his desk for the crisp packet.

15 all !

Ranger has been a total sweetheart and is beginning to be less interested in her and Alfie Bear is just so confused one minute she invites him to play and the next tells him off LOL...

Finally a photo of Vikki and Ben from Sunday evening when we went into Stowmarket to watch the Christmas tree lights being switch on, he was such a good little chap.

Monday, 1 December 2008

And so five become six !

Yesterday Eric made the long journey up to Stoke (8 hour round trip) and came home with Gangley.

Gangley has been staying with Lisa (founder of greyhoundgap) for the last few weeks after her owner committed suicide and the wife felt unable to cope with 3 whippets (sisters) and so she was moved around for a while before finally landing in gaps care.

I have been missing having a little dog since losing Rocky and then Rulu and Lisa felt Gangley wold be perfect for Alfie Bear who is need of a dog who will play. Jim will rough and tumble outside with Alfie but mainly the greyhounds like to spend their days snoozing away LOL.

So anyway here we are with Miss Whiplash safely ensconced and letting us all know what she does and doesn't expect from us. This dog may be tiny 9.5kgs but is the biggest DIVA you can imagine LOL.

Ranger is very keen on her and we can't decide if he fancies her or if he sees her as a scooby snack having licked her twice. so I'm on red alert at all times watching them all like a hawk as the new pack tries to merge with the existing pack and all find out their place and role within.

Two new dogs in under two weeks is madness even by our standards and chuck in Ranger still being keen on chasing little things makes like a bit challenging at the moment but hey ho fingers crossed Ranger behaves and can stay on until a good home is found for him and Gangley settles in and doesn't prove to be a paw to far.

The six pack

Yes she seriously did sleep under the duvet all night

Alfie Bear getting a cuddle just before she pinched all his new toys I bought him Saturday and put them in Rangers crate along with herself

and finally lining up for sweeties, please not Sandy woo is not there she prefers room service SERIOUSLY

So Eric walked in the door with Gangley at 3.55pm and I walked out at 4pm LOL to go with Vikki and Ben to see the Christmas lights switched on in Stowmarket. I'll have to do the photo's for that tomorrow as blog is now refusing to upload any more photo's and I need to eat !!!