Thursday, 25 September 2008

It's The Thought That Counts

Often in times of trouble
we don't know what to say,
So we choose to say nothing,
and sometimes run away.

When friends are really hurting,
we don't know what to do,
So we offer weak excuses
or say we're hurting too.

It really doesn't matter
What kind of gift we bring;
We only need to be there
if we don't bring a thing.

It truly is amazing
what a hug can do,
When heartache numbs the senses,
and friends depend on you.

There's comfort just in knowing
that you are not alone,
When tears are overflowing,
and hearts are cold as stone.

It's the loving prayers of others
that balance our accounts,
For when we measure love,
it's still the thought that counts.

Clay Harrison

Dedicated to family and friends we love, who are fighting cancer,
and to those we have lost. but will never forget.

Just Not Me

I've been messing about with my blog and I don't like it, it's just not me. I'm too tired to change it as it's now 5am UK time. So apologies for the naffness and I will put it right tomorrow.

See you tomorrow no doubt!

Friday, 19 September 2008

Funky Alpha - Bits and Bobs

I'm in such trouble today as I've so much to do having spent ALL day yesterday trying to research my family tree. I joined Ancestry co uk, which after struggling for about 4 hours I finally realised how to search the data. I'm as thick as a plank sometimes. I don't know how June from Cen's Loft does it, AND does all that she does AND finds the time to create kits and freebies. June, genealogist extraordinaire, if you are reading this I take my hat off to you.

I am now the proud owner of a little family tree that goes back to 1871 on my Mom's maternal side and 1841 on her paternal side. doesn't sound very far back but I'm so pleased with my progress. I do believe that genealogy (posh name for researching family trees) and scrapping, compliment each other. After all it's all about recording the moment or moments gone by.

Today after posting I have to catch up on the housework, buy groceries for the week, fix my car, as it's been playing up and not starting ever since going through three flood a couple of weeks ago. It probably just needs a spray of WD40 on the points or carburetor thingamabob hopefully. Plus I want to send of for some birth and marriage certificates from the Records Office for my new passion.

Anyhow .... here is the final installments of my little Funky Alpha. I hope you have enjoyed my humble attempt. I have loved every comment you have left me, I can't tell you how uplifting it is to be thanked. Thank you in return for all those that did.
Link Now Fixed Sorry x
graphic design by Lorna Gould
Catch you later

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Funky Alpha - Numbers

As promised, here are the numbers to Funky Alpha, I hope you like the addition. I will be posting the punctuation marks and other bits and bobs later in the week.

Please leave a comment if you can, I always love to hear people thoughts and opinions.

click image to go to download link

Graphic design by Lorna Gould
Sigtag purchased from
Susie's Graphics

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Steve - Javea, Spain

I just love this quick page by Vicki, just right for my two favourite photo's of my hubby. I added a few elements to the QP as I wanted to use two photo's. The photo's were taken whilst on holiday in Javea, Spain. It was a special moment as we had just agreed we would look for our own house in the sun.

Boys Will Be Boys QP and elements
by Vicki, A Work in Progress

Thursday, 11 September 2008

My Mom aged 4

I love this photo of my mom aged 4. The handmade silk dress is gorgeous and so are those beautiful brown eyes.

This beautiful QP was Designed by Misulka and Vicky. PST Design

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Rant about the Large Hadron Collider

The world's largest physics experiment is taking place today at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN).

4.4 Billion pounds to find a Higgs Boson and other particles, I am speechless. The comment made by Brian Cox, one of the mad professors taking part in this farce, left me speechless. When asked about not finding the Higgs Boson, Cox stated, "It will be more exciting in many ways because it will mean that we have understood much less than we thought about Nature", what absolute rubbish!

Yes, let's just throw more money at it, keeping Professor Cox and his cronies in a cushy jobs, and forget about those on this planet who are ill, hungry, uneducated, unemployed, homeless! Do they think we are stupid?

As to the 'Black Hole', people fear will be created today. Well here's a news flash, 'it has already been created', by politicians who run our countries into the ground whilst lining there own pockets! Just who is funding this tosh?

End of rant

Monday, 8 September 2008

More Funky Alphas

Just a short post today as I didn't do much you would find interesting. In honour of a day without rain in Hampshire, UK, I thought it would be fitting to post the lower case Funky Alphas to give to you.

click the image to go to the download site

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Blogger and Google Chrome

I was just wondering if any of you have had any issues posting or editing your blog whilst using the new Google Chrome browser. On one occasion it wouldn't allow me to insert a image, but the next day I tried it did. Then it wouldn't let me move the image to where I wanted it to go. The default position on Blogger always inserts the the image at the top of the post, how annoying is that at the time, and that's not always where I want it to go!

I think I'm going to wait until Google bring out a toolbar for their OWN browser as I HAVE to check the spelling 'cus I'm sad like that! Seems strange that they have a toolbar for IE and Firefox but not their own, don't you think?

Posting in Blogger is great as it has it's own spellchecker, but I always like to check my spelling when I post a comment on any blog I may visit, I would hate to leave a 'smelling distake', on their blogs.
Have a lovely Saturday. I'm off to find my water wings and /or a boat as it's piddling down here in the south of England AGAIN.

Big hugs

Susie2shoes aged 4

You know how it is... the photo's come back and you hate them. Cries of "My nose looks big in that one", or "That's not my good side". Well, I've found the 'one' photo I though made me look great! lol and here it is. I think I was quite cute when I was 4. I actually remember the ribbon and the dress.

Have you got any cute photos of when you were 4 or 5? I think I've seen one of you Vicki when you were a 'ickle' girl.

Catch you later my blog readers .... all 3 of you x

Thursday, 4 September 2008

A Little Help From My Friends

I went out with a few of my very close friends last night, some of whom I've known for over 25 years, so they are close. Even though we are friends I am still unable to confide in things that really worry me. I know they would be there for me in a flash, but I just can't do it. It's a STUPID pride and embarrassment issue. I think they know me, well they should do by now, and back off when I get into one of my situations. Whether that's a good thing I don't know, perhaps not. Any way, what I meant to say was I had a wonderful time and I am so lucky to have friends like these. Big hugs to all of them, I love you to pieces girls.

I also want to send a big hug to Vicki whose blog is so interesting, plus she makes 'The' most wonderful scrap kit pages. Vicki noticed I was out of the blogging loop and took the time to drop me a line to say she missed me. It really bucked me up and lifted my spirits. Thank you Vicki, you are so lovely.

Lonnie my daughter did a cute little doodle for me and I've turned it into an Alpha. It's quite funky I thought and I'd love to share it with anyone who reads my blog.

Here are the upper case letters. I'll post the lower case, numbers and the bit & bobs next week, enjoy.

click image to go to the download page

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Missing - Out of Action

I haven't posted for ages because I've been sulking. Very childish I know, but we all deal with things differently. Thanks for emailing me Vicki, I really appreciate it.

I will pop back later this week to post a little freebie I made ages ago for you.


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