Thursday, 26 February 2009


One of the swaps I'm in on UKS is 'If it fits in a matchbox-the big one'. The idea is to fill a Swan Vesta matchbox with stash, decorate it, and send it to another member of the swap. I spent this evening decorating the box, ready to post tomorrow.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Blue Sky

The weather today was lovely (most of the time). I liked the white fluffy clouds, so that's my photo of the day.

It's kind of an optimistic photo too, I know a few people for whom things aren't going so well, so I hope things get better soon for them.

Here's yesterday's photo. My mum's just got a new car, and I remembered to take one photo while I had a sit inside. Somehow I then forgot to take any photos from outside. Ah well.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Amy's boots

I love these boots of Amy's. She doesn't wear them as often as her welly boots, which I will also take a photo of at some time.

We played out in the garden for a while today. Amy was most impressed to see crocuses now growing where she had plunked mud and water last week to 'help the flowers'. I know it's coincidence, but these are the lucky tricks that keep kids happy:D.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Ravenscraig castle

This ruined castle sits on the edge of our village. Unfortunately it's hard to get close to it as I'd love to explore it. Apparently it's been a ruin for centuries, but before that it belonged to a Godfrey de Ross in the 12th century.

The weather was lovely today so after a relaxed morning we went out for a long walk.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Me and bus

One thing I've noticed since starting this project is how much Amy now enjoys playing with my camera. She asked to take a few shots this afternoon, including this one of me. She's pretty steady, as long as she remembers not to pull the camera down to look at the shot before it's actually taken!

Yesterday we were able to do the shopping in the evening as we used to, it's changed recently as Amy doesn't normally have a nap so is asleep by 7. As we left the supermarket, she noticed this ride-in bus and climbed on. She loves these, and will probably love them even more when she works out that we could put in money to make them go, lol.

Friday, 20 February 2009


Thursday: Amy loves playing with my tub of buttons. At least she's stopped throwing them around the room like she did a couple of months ago. We were finding  them for weeks! She loved transferring them from one tub to another, and into an empty glass jar. 

To be honest, the photo didn't quite turn out as nicely as I wanted, but it shows what we were doing for the morning, so never mind.

I remember I loved playing with my mum's and especially my grandma's button collection when I was little, so love that Amy likes it now.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Inchies etc

I'm loving the interesting swaps on UKS at the moment. One is an inchies swap, so today's photo is of one of them. I stamped the cake image, then added Stickles and Liquid Pearls.

Tuesday: Yesterday I was playing out in the garden with Amy, and noticed there were crocus leaves popping out of the ground. I'm glad Spring is finally coming.

Monday: Amy loves My Little Ponies. My sister-in-law came over with an old one the other day, it was fun to see how much they had changed. This is my photo for the 16th.

Sunday: At the moment Amy is obsessed with laying all her books out in a row to make a train for all her animals. Only thing is, she gets upset that the train doesn't actually go anywhere! 

Saturday: On Saturday we went out to Ayr. I spotted this interesting building, which seems to have too many angles for the size of it.

Friday, 13 February 2009


Bit of an odd photo today maybe, but it is a part of our everyday life just now. 

We've been toilet-training Amy for the last few weeks, and she's been brilliant. Had a bit of a hiccup today, but generally I'm so proud of her.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Yellow flowers

I do love having flowers in the house, usually just a bunch from Somerfield while I'm doing the shopping. Now that Amy's favourite colour is yellow, she's quite insistent that the flowers should be this colour. I did a compromise this time, there are yellow, pink and white flowers in the bunch.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009


Did baking this afternoon again with Amy, I know there's a certain theme to my 365:). I put these sweeties in a ramekin for Amy to add to the top of the fairy cakes, I love it, it's by Le Creuset.


After cat-feeding duties yesterday we went to Beanscene for lunch, it's a great coffee shop. I was taking some photos for the February Scavenger Hunt over on Designer Digitals. Then Amy wanted to join in. We must have taken 50 photos - of our lunch, the table, our coins, each other! Here Amy was pulling a funny face and I love her expression - so cheeky! 

Monday, 9 February 2009

Tenement close

We were on cat-sitting duties for my SIL today. She stays in Glasgow in a tenement flat. I love these, they've got so many lovely details. I liked the fact that some of the paint is peeling so we can see what colours the walls were before. I love that kind of sense of history.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Eek, got to catch up!

Phew, it's been the cybercrop on UKScrappers, so I've been a bit distracted with scrapping. Took a photo each day, just never got around to uploading them, so here goes!

It's snowing again. We went for a walk along the river this afternoon. Loved how crisp and white everything was as the snow was so fresh. I like the river flowing through the middle of this, and all the snow on the branches.

Amy and I went for a walk at lunchtime. She keeps saying she wants to go to a puppet show, and I've no idea where she's got this from. Anyway, we walked round the town while she looked for the show, and got upset when she eventually decided it was in the Institute Hall which was locked.
The day was lovely and bright, and I liked how bright this post box looks in the wall. I've always meant to take a photo of it.

Cybercrop started today. I hadn't realised how spread out all my stash was till I left the room to get a cuppa and came back in. I did have a late night, but got loads of scrapping done.

These are my purple Docs. I only really wear them in the snow as I've never broken them in, but I love the colour.

Hope to get back to daily posts now the crop is over.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

In the (snowy) night garden

Oops, it got to 11 pm before I remembered that I hadn't taken a photo for today. It snowed again earlier today so I nipped out into the garden with my fluffy slippers on and took this photo.
I do like my garden, it's kind of the perfect size for us. It's also got everything I'd like in a garden - lawn/ flowerbeds/patio/rockery, without any one bit being too large to deal with.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Little People public pool!

Today Amy spent most of the afternoon playing with a basin of water. First she washed all her toy tea set, then all the Little People jumped in for a swim, using my metal ruler as a slide.
It does look a bit crowded, and I'm not sure I'd want a dog in the pool with me, but they look happy. I love that it's the simplest toys that can keep kids occupied.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Snow, Princes Square, Champagne and Quizzes

Phew, what a busy weekend it's been. Haven't had time to upload each day, but hopefully I'm back on track now.
It's been snowing here today, quite a bit. Amy's loved it, we spent ages outside this afternoon where she had great fun shovelling, throwing, stomping and jumping on the snow.
Toddlers was great too, as there were very few of us, so one of the mums went out for hot chocolate for us all. It was so yummy, with a block of chocolate at the bottom, all melty, mmm!
Yesterday we were in Glasgow for me to get my hair cut. Will take a photo of that eventually. Anyway, here's Amy's favourite shopping centre. It's got a huge peacock above it. Inside is a great open space where there's always kids running around while their parents grab a coffee.

On Saturday we were invited to the grand reopening of our local sweetie shop/cafe. It's been extended and looks lovely. We had a nice couple of glasses of champagne and chatted to the great and the good of our wee town (wonder how we got in!). I had been surprised when I found the invitation through my door as I wondered how the owner knew where we lived. Turned out she'd given it a girl I know, who then passed it to her husband, saying I lived in 'that bit of the street there, not sure which house is theirs'. 

On Friday I was out as well (I know, hectic social life), at a quiz and chilli night at the local church. This was to raise money for a charity bike ride later in the year through Africa. The quiz was so much fun, we had a toddler group mums team. There were 30 questions in the round, covering all topics from science to music, geography to cartoons. In between there was a break for a bowl of chilli, which was delicious.
In the end we came 4th, only 4 points behind the winners, so we were happy. Me and Peter used to be in a pub quiz team, and sometimes I do miss it.