Sunday, July 20, 2008

Summer Camp

Well her summer camp is offically over... phew, what a blast! For the last 2 weeks Shona has been coming into work for about 45 mins every morning and then at about 9:45 we'd head to UL for her Centre Stage summer camp. I've seen her confidence grow over those 2 weeks, for a girl who would not sing in public to one who would practice her song for the company secretary.

So even though the camp ended on friday, there was rehersals on Saturday and Sunday along with two show at the University Concert Hall today. She has been excited and nervous all at the same time. The show they were doing was Alice in Wonderland, Shona played one of many rabbits and sang "he's late, he's late" (about the white rabbit)

This has been an amazing opportunity for her, one i reckon she'll remember for the rest of her life. Not just the 2 weeks but the whole experience of being back stage, seeing the concert hall from another angle!

Shona's Dad, Gran, 2 Aunites (Mary & Ber) all loved seeing my little angel up on stage, we even stayed on for the senior performance which was "Hairspray" which was brilliant! The singing was amazing with wonderful young talent!
After the show all the kids got a certificate of attendence, as you can see my babes was as proud of punch :) as were all her family.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Crafteire Crop

OMG! I'm exhausted! What a fantastic weekend. The Crafteire Crop was nothing but laughing, drinking and crafting. Thank you Mireille for opening up your home to us and making us feel so welcome! Thank you girls for my pressies and gorgeous cards :) Lurves you! The champagne was flowing and I can tell you a girl could get used to this life style :)

Can you guess who this is? I think the stripes give it away. My driver to Tullamore forgot to get suitably orange before heading to Offaly so Mireille and I got working on her as soon as we landed!
We got so much done over the weekend, loads of LO's as you can see below mostly the gorgeous Fancy Pants papers but I also did my first Geo Cache which Mireille talked me through. I've wanted to do one for such a long time and now that I have I can see Shona and I doing loads over the summer!

Thanks again girls for a fabby weekend :)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Birthday celebrations

Well the celebrations have started, and boy i'm paying for it already...... Plenty champers and vino in the boys apartment last night and then Ber and I hit the town. We both had plenty to drink and laughed so much, there was a little bold behaviour but sure it was my birthday celebration. I'm allowed to bold every now and then especially when its fun :)

I'm really looking forward to meeting the crafty girls at the weekend, plenty of scrapping, chatting and shopping!!! Bliss!

I just looked at my post from last year and its funny how I was feeling at the time and what i planned for the year ahead. Never did i think i would be off the smokes nearly 6 months. The weight gain has been a bit of a bummer but its a small price to pay. As part of my gift to myself for my birhtday I had to be off the smokes 6 months and without a tennant for that time. So last weekend I offically moved into the room i used to rent out. I spent from 8am to 9pm on staurday moving furniture and painting walls. Shona gets the room I used to sleep in and her dad is moving her bunk bed this saturday :)

Anyways... today I got the most beautiful card from Sabrina. Look at the little birdie, its embossed and has glossy accents or something similar. Thanks Sbarina :) you're a star!

Ok need to pack some bits for the weekend :) Ciao