Rocking My World Friday...

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Oopsie - I kinda lost last week didn't I? In more ways than one! I don't know where my time is going. I seem to swing between bouts of extreme exhaustion/achiness and extreme creativity frenzy.  I reckon my first positive should be that my mojo is indeed back and I am getting those (admittedly short) bouts of creativity inbetween my long zombie moments ;) And grateful I really, really am.

I've taken on board an idea I 've seen that a few of you use to write down what I have signed up to and promised people. And, although I am still behind, I'm creeping up with everything and it feels good to be getting on top of things again. I'm hoping to be well and truly ahead of myself by the time bubba comes so I can just concentrate on getting up to date with those blimming classes!

Talking of classes, I really want to do this workshop. It looks AMAZING!

However, pennies being a bit short and what with the supplies you need as well... although it's been suggested,  I really can't sell the bubba to fund it! And... he really does need a pram and all the other bubby bits. But now, coming to the positive bit of this, I've been saving some money for Craig to choose what he wants for his birthday which was earlier this month. I've given up trying to just get him the perfect present so now I just hold the money back till he see's something, usually a bird, that he wants. He told me to use the money to pay for the course, which I thought was really lovely. Of course I wont do it, I'm not THAT bad but I thought it was a lovely gesture on his part. I will do the workshop, just means I'll probably do it later, after I've been driven insane with jealousy when I see what everyone else has been doing ;) But it's a lifetime workshop so I'll just sign up after bubba is here and do it then.
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Talking of bubba, you might notice I've been referring to him as "he" and not "it." Yes, at the last scan we had a third person tell us he's a boy and they showed us...ahem... proof. So although there is still always that chance that three seperate scanner peeps are wrong, we are now erring on the side that we are having a little boy :)

The man doing our scan was doing all these arty farty angle shots, he got told off by his collegue in the end but I was glad in a way because we got this extreme close up of the face to take home (the eyes are in shadow if that helps you decipher it any better.) That mouthline, it's a perfect replica of my Mum's smile. I really needed to see that as was having a bad few days missing her, it really made me smile. 
Craig is over the moon that a boy will be arriving. Much as he loves our three girls, I think he feels outnumbered at times. He's already planning whether Scalextrix and Meccanno are an essential baby purchase! (No, they are not!)
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Various baby club freebies. You know where various supermarkets get you to sign up to their baby clubs? So far we have two full size packets of newborn nappies, assorted packets of wet wipes and cotton wool, a couple of cuddly toys and assorted nappy rash creams. All helps ;) All brings it home how fast it's creeping up too - we're over the six month mark now! Ooer! Also - Craig's mum! Charity shop (thrift shop) super star! You set her a challenge to find something and within days we get an email saying she's got it, usually in mint condition and for ridiculously bargain prices! So far she's found us a vibrating, musical baby bouncer and a sleep bag/grow bag (whatever they're called.)
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Still loving the Summer of Colour challenge and all the lovely encouraging comments from people that have been visiting as well. I also have some Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook pages to upload, the photos are on my camera, just need to get them to the PC!
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I am positive there are many more positives in the last couple of weeks but brain is a bit cream crackered lately, I should write these down throughout the week! Hope you've had a good week.

Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. That does look a great course! I could be tempted too but best not, finances are a bit rough with me too (bah!)

    Yay a boy! I'm outnumbered in our house with three (hubby counts as one!) boys, so I have the opposite problem to Craig. My hubby DID buy our eldest 'My 1st Scaletrix' for his first xmas but all the baby wanted to do with it is to 'brum' the cars himself - which nearly broke the delicate mechanism of the Scaletrix cars. Hubby had to wait 'til the baby was having his afternoon nap to get to play!...

    Glad to see your creative mojo is still up and running, look forward to seeing your creations.

    Nicky x

  2. Oh I'm so excited for you. Love the scan and huge congrats on the 'baby boy' news. The next 3 months will just fly by :-)
    A x

  3. Such happy news! 6months already - wow!! Make sure you look after yourself and don't try and do too much (easy to say I know with your family to look after!!)
    The online course does look exciting, I have seen reports from people doing Andy's courses who love them.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. Lovely news and lots of positives. Glad to also here the old Mojo has come back to play.

    Toni xx

  5. Oooops, I think I need to improve my spelling LOL - I meant to say 'hear' not 'here'.

    Toni xx

  6. Glad you're feeling really creative, not so glad that your soooo tired! Great scan piccy, do they still do the dvd's of your scan?

    Totally shocked that you're at the six month mark! time has flown.

    Have a fab weekend

    Claire x

  7. Oh Carmen a fabulous post full of loveliness I daren't play the video as got so much juggling to do post Thoresby LMAO! I'm glad you're having a boy I only know boys but mine creates more love and amazingness than I could ever imagine but get ready for 3 dimensional world - they don't colour or draw they build in 3 d format and they love it and you will too!

    Hope you have a beautiful and blessed weekend biggest hugs as always!

  8. you could use the money to do the course and then take a mould of the bubby's hands and feet and make something for him with them??
    lol. glad your mojo is back. mark

  9. Hi Carmen, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  10. Congratulations - love the scan photo! Found you through celtic house and am now a follower. Looking forward to seeing the baby photos and bump photos! Take lots of care at this lovely special time, jenx

  11. Yay!!! You're crafting again....
    Well done on the "baby clubs" ...I think Boots still have one and isn't there one where you get a bag of books??? As Tesco say.."every little helps"....that's why I even take my hearing aids out when weighing myself! lol
    Hugs xx

  12. Happy to see that the whoopimojo (TM) is still going strong :) and that you finally got confirmation on the babby being a little boy - exciting!! but probably also a bit scary I bet when you are so used to girls. I've had three boys and I reckon I would pass out with fear if someone announced I was having a daughter :) wouldn't have a clue what to do with one of those lol

    love the scan piccie

    have a fab week!

  13. wowsers 6 months??? I best get my knit on :-s :-P

  14. How wonderfully exciting a new baby in your house! Love the scan picture - a cutsie baby boy xx Love your family thriftyness and what a fab MIL to get on the case finding them - My Mum is just the same and always manages to find what we want for a great price. Great that the freebies are coming in like you say every little helps. Have a great week xx

  15. Wonderful scan pic and so lovely to hear all your baby news..a little baby boy, congrats!!!! Go on, let Craig buy the scalextrix!!!


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