December Over and Out

On the last evening of the year I would like to take this chance to wish you all a very happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous 2012. Lets hope its a better year for us all as for me and many people I know 2011 has been an awful year.

So, together with Tom we will raise our glasses at midnight to celebrate our family and friends, those that are still with us and those that have passed. The angels will be shining and watching us all tonight.

Hope you all have a wonderful night, whatever you are doing.

See you next year......

Jane x x

Create and Craft Rant!!!!

Wow, what a week it was last week.....

I came home on the Monday to finish off a couple of cards that had been ordered. The cards were all made, I just needed to use the Cricut to cut a couple of names for the front of them. However when I tried to use an original cartridge in the machine it said it needed updating which I tried to do but the software would just not install. So I rang C&C and got through to their Customer Services department which happens to be in India. Trying to get them to understand what I was saying was very trying indeed and the only response I could get from them was for it to be collected and for me to wait 14-21 days for a response from them. Anyway to cut a long, frustrating and stressful story short Thursday came and went with no collection, as did Friday!! I eventually gave up on India and found a Customer Services rep in the UK who was more than helpful.

My machine was finally collected this evening and that is the last I will see of Indy the Imagine and C&C have now issued me with a refund as they have no more machines in stock to send to me (not that I would want another one from them). So the search is now on for a new machine....let the shopping commence, just as soon as my refund comes through.

Anyone for an After Eight????

TFL, Jane x x

Its December!!

Can you believe its December already?? This year has flown past and it hardly seems possible that in 3 weeks time it will be Christmas Eve! How are you all doing with your planning and shopping - are you done yet?

We are now nearly done with our Christmas shopping, just a few more bits and pieces to get and we will be done for another year. We went to Tesco late on Thursday evening to do a food shop so now the cupboards are full of chocolate, biscuits and all sorts of festive treats. Trying very hard to resist them all, at least for a little longer. All we need to do now is collect the fresh stuff on the 23rd and then we can sit back and let the festivities begin.

Last weekend was Scarlett's 7th birthday so we went over Mums for the usual birthday dinner. It was Scarlett's choice on what we would all eat and she chose ham, egg and chips!! Not quite Sunday lunch but a nice change. I have attached a couple of pics of the birthday girl, one with the obligatory chocolate cake.

Going to spend this weekend wrapping up the presents, writing the cards and decorating the to follow.

Have a good weekend everyone. X x