Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Girl Power!!!

I *might* have mentioned before that I am kinda a “Shimelle-a-holic” when it comes to her classes. Smile I have checked today and out of the classes she’s offered over the years I only haven’t signed up for 4 so far – and due to life (in the past IVF and football) getting in the way I haven’t finished one yet (but am planning to finish maybe a few bits and bobs provided the twins stick close to their due date!!).

Anyway, Shimelle is doing her bit for charity today. I’ve copied paragraphs from the e-newsletter I get from her below.

Today, 100% of class registrations will be donated to The Girls' Fund from charity Plan-UK, to help educate girls who need our help.

If you've ever thought about signing up for a class or gifting a class to a friend, today you can get all the advantages of taking a class with the big added bonus of knowing 100% of the class price is going to help girls go to school and break the cycle of poverty and abuse.

As scrapbookers, we are pretty lucky girls indeed.  And I know our girl power can help some girls who really need it!

Read all about it here.

So – if you’re a scrapbooker, go and have a look at Shimelle’s classes. I can recommend all the ones I’ve done so far, and because the classes are done in pdf-format style you can do them whenever you want (apart from maybe the Journal your Christmas one due to its theme).

Given that we’re going to have 2 girls (90% certain – sorry Nikki, if you read this, but eventually you’d find out anyway! Winking smile ) in the next couple of months, I had to support this. And I hope you will too.

And just because I haven’t posted anything from the 20-week-scan yet (which is really bad, given that I’ve got my 28-week-scan on Monday!!) I leave you with this:


Sunday, 29 May 2011


Definitely not getting enough of that and wake up far too early on my days off.

Yesterday it was a stupid dream of a prolonged Epidural procedure (still don’t know what that wooden hammer thingy was doing there! Surprised smile) and pelvic girdle/hip pain doesn’t help.

Today I woke up again after 7 hours (that’s with 2 interruptions during the night) – how am I supposed to “catch up on sleep” prior to the twins arriving? Near impossible.

Also – suggestions in baby books are to catch up on sleep when the babies are sleeping once they’re here (provided they both sleep at the same time). Given that I am having trouble to fall asleep the best of times (usually between 30 and 90 mins for me to actually fall asleep – and I can be as tired as I like!) – any suggestions what I could try for a quicker “falling asleep” procedure???

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Music list?

Ok … what should I put on my list? For listening now and maybe in labour?

My ideas so far are:

“Butterfly Kisses” – Bob Carlisle
”L’incontro” – Andrea Bocelli feat. Bono
"Wenn Du da bist” – Pur (well… have to have SOME German songs!)
”Wenn Du gross bist” – Pur
”Firework” – Katy Perry (not necessarily for the labour part though :)  )

There are some others in my mind but somehow can’t remember them….

Apparently some ladies have Salt ‘n Pepa’s “Push it” on their labour tape, which has me in giggle-fits every time I hear it now!! :D Yet another song I associate with something funny (like “Torn” from Natalie Imbruglia because of this version!! LOL).

So – if you have any suggestions as to what I can put to that compilation for our twins, that would be fab! :D

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Still a bit of a quiet weekend

After a very dodgy tum yesterday and me having to skip the crop (*not nice!*) I’m still staying in bed for most today but am helping DH with the clearing out of the new study. How? I’m currently going through a huge lot of First Downs (the now defunct weekly British American Football Newspaper) which I got from a friend so I could get articles from the Wolves for the Scrapbooks.

Right now I’m cutting out stuff about the Wolves, some about the Claymores and a few about the Clansmen. Smile  Who knows when they’re getting scrapped, but at least the clippings will take much less space than the newspaper issues!!! BILD0089
(The picture shows only batch 2 out of 3!!)

Also will try to post some things on eBay today, given it’s free listing day and I didn’t feel up for it yesterday.