Monday, 29 December 2008

New Projects For The New Year

So where has the time gone? I had a few days off work for the Christmas period and don't seem to have achieved much.

What did I get for Chrissy? Quite a bit. What do you get a jewllery designer for Chrissy? Well I got some much needed money, smellies, make-up and ..... "drum roll" ...... beads and 4 jewellery design books.

OK I was also a year older on the 27th, so what else did I get? Well more money, more jewellery design books and ........ "another drum roll" .................... The Twilight Series.

So!!! Before all the design and Twilight books I managed to create these beauties. Hopefully I will find time to get them on my website, beadsmeonline, before the end of this year (woops, don't have much time).

Now? I just can't put "Edward" down. Sorry, the Twilight series. What can you say? I love it.

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

My Claim To Fame

I actually thought that my last day at work before the Chrisy break would be easy. Must have been kidding myself. From arriving at 8.15am to 3pm I was non-stop. Almost everyone had left at between 12 and 1pm for the Chrissy party. Good job I didn't want to go.

Well the Chrissy spirit was not in me, after a bitchy comment and noticed whispers my day was spent totally depressed. I even spent 5 minutes to have a little cry. I couldn't get out of this feeling all day.

9.00pm came and I decided to relax with my hub with my Australian Beading magazine. I have had it sitting around for a while now and hadn't had the chance to read it. Well I just got to page 16 and it made my day. I was so excited, even hub was pleased for me. I had a 2nd look and yep it was my creation. I had sent photos in to them months ago and never heard anything and to just turn a page and there is my "vampires mistress" bracelet and earrings. How cool is that!
After a poopy day Australian Beading magazine Vol 2 No 6 made my day. Thank you very much.

Monday, 22 December 2008

Waiting For Christmas Cards

I just popped home today at lunch time to let the dogs out and grab a bite to eat.

Thought I would check the mailbox to see if I needed to pick up any packages from the post office.

Boy was I surprised!!!! This little (well compared to a dog) critter must have been waiting for his/her Christmas packages too. I managed with shaking hands and after 5 attempts to get a decent photo of it and run.

I wasn't sure what it was but have now been informed that it is a Banded Huntsman.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

I Could Scream At UK Rules

I am really using this post to vent my anger and try very very hard not to swear. Can you imagine my eyes are wide, my lips tight and my stomach is upside down.

What a way to fill the government coffers. I can just see their bright eyes when this time of the year comes. Rummaging through all those big boxes with goodies. Greedy ~~~~~~!

Who am I on about?? The blooming customs & excise. Rules for gifts £37. Woopie doo dah. What can you get for a loved one for £37.00? Not very much!

I will keep this short but all I did was put my daughters Christmas presents, her partners Christmas presents and my daughters birthday presents all in one box. Logical isn't it?
For my daughter this was a kick in the teeth surprise. To receive her parcel she had to pay £32.27, £24.27 which was VAT and £8.00 Parcelforce clearance fee.

Now if I try to send her some money to compensate this I will be accused of money laundering.

My response to all this - what a load of crap. Lesson learned. Put presents for different people and different occasions in different packages and ship separately. Items that I purchase from the internet, request delivery direct.

Can you see me sitting here with gritted teeth and clenched fist.

Friday, 12 December 2008

Our Holiday In Koh Samui

For those that were following our holiday antics - I am sorry. I did get a bit carried away with new projects for my store

Anyway my last holiday post was about the trip my hub chose - quad biking.
Now the excursion I chose was to go snorkeling around Koh Nangyuan and Koh Tao. Well the heavens opened and it poured complete with thunder and lightening. We still went and we still snorkeled. We were going to get wet anyway!! Early in the morning we caught a ferry to koh Nangyuan, snorkeled for a bit, had lunch in the one restaurant and then another boat to Koh Tao and back. At the end of the day we were very cold and very wet and ready for our beds.It was a great trip and the islands were absolutely beautiful. I just wish we had gone diving instead. Never mind maybe next time.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

New Additions to

Just added some new additions to my website -
All three pairs of earrings are created with beautiful glass lampworks handmade by a fellow Etsian - "Imakebeads"Teamed with the lampworks are Swarovski crystals, great for that touch of sparkle.

You can purchase these or others like them from my on line store beadsmeonline

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Sure Is Getting Hot Here

Well its hotting up here now and the aircon is on, dogs are panting and we can never sleep properly.
I had to add this clip as it must have been getting VERY hot just up the road from me.
And no, we did not have a clue that this was going on.