Friday, 30 January 2009

found vide facebook

Yesterday I had a message in my in-box a friend request from a Paul Hes. Since I have been getting a number of these as I make friends with the guys and gals from Themouseforless yahoo group some I have never really met I didn't give it much thought. So I went over to facebook to tick a box and boy the photo was a blast from the past! I had been 'found' by the god-father to my two eldest kids who moved to Australia many moons ago and we hadn't spoken to each other in just as long.

It has been fun catching up and seeing that neither he nor his wife Moya have changed very much at all - must be all that lovely sun.

So despite the fustrations of facebook and dial up it is definately worth perservering when things like that happen to brighten your day.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

As I left the camera at my Mums yesterday no pictures.

I was supposed to be doing housework (and I am doing little bits) but the pull of scrapbooking was to much. So bang goes my NY resolution to do one project at a time! I have at least 3 on my table top. I am finishing off 14 copies of the same page for a Disney ABC swap for my group, I am adding little bits the the journal I kept in Lanzarote and also started on my January page in my year book. Ohh well hopefully by this evening each will be done and the table tided.

Scrapping is fun!

Friday, 23 January 2009


Lanzarote is a volcanic island and going here allowed us to actually see Lava and the natural elements that it can produce. It is difficult to describe unless you are actually there but the force of nature is a wonderful thing. I couldn't believe the different types of landscape which is produced from different volcanoes. We also got a chance at the national park to feel the heat close up. One volcano, although dormant still gives off a lot of heat! A restaurant at the top cooks the meat on an open grill, bit like a barbeque but the heat is totally natural.

ohh and yes Alan and I did ride a camel

White Tigers Swimming

On the last friday of our trip we took the free bus to the Rancho Texas Park. The park is building up slowly but John, Anne and Sarah all agreed that it was worth a visit so off we set. It is quite organised in that the shows run one after the other and it is quite easy to move from one to the other. There is also a break time built in so that you can check out the other animals.

The first show was Birds of Prey. The set up on this was great and the birds flew from both sides directly across the audiences head.

After that we went to see a lasso show ok so it was corny but enjoyable. Then we worked our way around the park to Alan's favourite part - the tigers not only that WHITE TIGERS. We managed to catch them a couple times and the second time one of them was swimming. Alan was enthralled - well we all were and I got some video footage and some great pictures.

We also saw a parrot show and a sealion show.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Harley-David McAndrew 4.7.1983-21.1.2004

Yesterday was all about remembering our eldest son who died on that date. It really was hard to believe that it 5 years now. The pain is as strong now as it was on that day. Losing a child is sooo hard and seems to be getting harder each year and not easier.
His daughter Beth is at the age now where she is realising she doesn't have her Daddy and before Christmas it was difficult for her and we had tears on a couple of occasions. He wrote before he died that he loved her but felt he couldn't be the Daddy she needed. I, on the otherhand, know he could have. He was so wonderful with his siblings when they were young and Beth could only have benefited from that. I can only be thankful that he chose such a brilliant Mum for Beth who is happy to share her with us.

Harley-David we all love you.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Happy Holiday

As I got a few moments on the internet time to post a blog. We have had a wonderful time and I can`t belive our time is nearly over. The wedding was fabulous and has made me very excited to start planning our renewal for later in the year. This island is such a great place to visit. I have been enthralled with all the volcanoes and the lava and all the natural things it produces. Once we get home and I can post pictures i know you are all going to want to say enough!

Monday will be the time to check back for the pictures and the reports

See you soon

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year

all the best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2009.

Now is the time to make those New Years Resolutions for me to keep up the blogging and maybe just maybe to try to be tidier (mm that one might just not last very long!)