Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Back in the land of the living!

WOW, I didn't realise just how long I had been away!
Life just moves so fast when you get to my age and every day counts.
Loads has happened since my last post, some good, some not so good.
The good:)
I passed my first year at university with distinction marks (they don't count though as I am doing a 3 year BSc).
I have started my 2nd year and I am totally loving it.
I started in a new class with new teacher, but the same lovely kids.
My son started at Univeristy in Hertfordshire and is loving it.
My daughter started 6th form at school.
UKS held a CC and I loved it.
The bad :(
Had to deal with the worry of looming redundancies at work and had the added stress of the outcome being delayed.
My son starting at university. I know, I know, it's on my Good list as well, this is one of those good and bad things in life!!
Depression hitting me once more, but the meds are helping me cope.
My dog bit my husband's hand (totally hubbies fault and he soon realised that it was his fault).
My current university assignment is causing nothing but trouble at work, apparently I don;t have the time to do it and have to make it up! Bit hard to do really and plus I am not paying £3500 to learn how to cheat and make up data!!!
I think I had better stop listing the bad things otherwise I will be here all night, but you get the jist, Right? More bad than good, but the good things are really good, the bad things I am having to deal with and cope with!
Anyway, here are some pictures of the stuff I made during the UKS CC :)

I loved these classes and will definetely be making another of the frame/books that was designed by Voodoo Vixen. I decorated the front of mine with a metal MM heart plaque and a 10 of hearts miniture card as I am going to fill the inside with photo's of my brothers and sisters as well as me. There are 10 of us and our family name is Hart, so the 10 of hearts is very apt!!
Anyway, I had better think about going to bed now, work again tomorrow and a ton of uni stuff to get done, wish me luck. X X


  1. Fantastic work and good to hear you are enjoying uni and well done on your distinction.

  2. Love your LO's especially 'natural beauty'. Congratulations on doing so well in your studies. I did A-Levels in my 40's and was told I should take them further by doing a degree ...I never did, so I am quite envious of you. Good Luck for the future

  3. Looks like you had a productive CC, I love the frame book!

  4. Hi Niki,

    I've been looking at the fabulous things that you have made and I'been bowled over by how great they are. I especially like th booklet at the top of the page.

    Search as I might though I can't see anything that you've made with the funny stamps that you bought from Crafy Fairy. I'd love to see what you've made. When you post them, I'll link your bloge to mine as I've started to do with some other creations.