Monday, 31 May 2010

Long Time No Blog!





Thanks to DH's new laptop I can finally pop out a quick blogpost! What a crazy month it has been & I don't know where to begin in bringing you all up to speed...but figure I should just start typing & see where it leads! Rest assured that, even if you haven't seen a comment, I have been doing my best to keep up with all your blogs via my mobile. Good news is I've seen my Nokia E63 browses better than my husband's Blackberry, BUT it WILL NOT process my comments, and, silly me, I keep trying to post them! Sooo frustrating to keep writing comments that you never actually get to read! I will try to spend an hour a day here just catching up with y'all this week as DH is on his way to Zimbabwe tomorrow morning so that should keep me occupied in the evenings GUILT-FREE as he won't be around to chat too.

Finally we have moved! We have been in our new home nearly 3 weeks now - which should have been lovely - but to be honest it's been a nightmare - what with workers here every day breaking things, stealing things, arriving late, not arriving at all, leaving midway through incomplete jobs, you name it we've had it. Appaling behaviour & difficult to fathom. I have spent hours worrying about it & finally decided to "Let it go" & put it down to them not being like me in any way. Obviously they have had very different life experiences that have caused them to behave the way they do. They are bad people - that I do know for sure. Even our landlord from our old rented "dive" {as we fondly referred to it ;-D} has been holding up our deposit refund - with all sorts of excuses - talk about bending the truth completely outta shape...disgraceful behaviour once again & really disheartening after everything we did to improve his dreadful property.

Coupled with having to report the Conveyancer to the Law Society here {his behaviour was gobsmacking & our transfer dragged on & on} we have had quite the time of it all...so much so that even the camera has hardly made an appearance! I have recently started an elementary photography course locally though- one morning a week - and am enjoying it & learning a bit. It is all rather overwhelming & requires actually reading the manual & experimenting. Needless to say it's the first time I have EVER read a camera manual! I love to read, but manuals? Not so much ;-D

The Scraproom is In. At. Long. Last. and YES, you will all be burning up with envy when it hits your screens later this week! Still gotta pack all my "junk" into all the cupboards, nooks & crannies, before it's photoworthy for y'all. My stash seems to have multiplied en route. How I ever obtained so much is beyond me, but I do know that I am going to have to have some serious scrappy marathons to get through it all! I am seriously trying to restrain myself from buying anything new {not hard here as there's never much new from my fave manufacturers, in brick & mortar stores} so being offline for so long has had it's advantages. Kept me away from 2 Peas & the like!

Anyhoo...I reckon that's about as much blah blahing as you can all take from me right now so I best be off...MUST be off actually as my 2 younger kids have their school play on tonight then we are taking them out for pizza ;-D The 2 older ones have exams so have to settle for take-aways! I will dust off my camera & take it with me tonight. Now that I'm "back on the blog" I need to get back into happy snapping! Please leave me a comment {you know I don't make a habit of begging lol!} just so I know that all my {millions of...} followers haven't deleted me! Gee I sound desperate...Okay....I think I'll just go now...




11 comments:

Lynette said...

Just when I thought you were BACK!

Helen Tilbury said...

I'm here Lynette! Just forgotten how to use |blogger ,tis all! Had an oopsie there & published title only lol...it's all here now though...lotsa waffle!

Shayne said...

Glad you're back in one piece! I read my blogs via my Nokia E71 and also cannot comment - most frustrating!!!!!

Looking forward to seeing pics of your new home now lived in!

tania said...

Yeah!! You are back, cannot wait to see your scraproom;) enjoy your pizza and I am happy that you are back in blogland:)

Bernadine said...

Welcome back. I still owe you a mail one week later. I will get to it soon. :) I am going to blog a bit about it I have decided so look out their. :)

topkatnz said...

Hiya H. It sounds like you have had a bit of a hard time with unreliable people in the past few weeks - good thing you are coming thru the other end now. Can't wait to see your new scrappy space - sounds like you are loving it. Nice to hear that you have been able to get involved with the photography course - I know how much you love it! take care. Hx

linda said...

Glad to see you back online, and hear you have moved. Can I come and play in you scrap room?
Hope everything settles down soon
Linda

Charmaine T said...

Welcome back!!!! Can't wait to see that scrappyroom......

Stefanie said...

We are still here waiting for you.
Sorry to hear you've had such a torrid time of it.
Can't wait to see the pictures.

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks guys ;-D Good to be back...Yes Linda you are welcome to come play with me any time. Pressure is on now for photos - oph boy - right now it looks more like a scrap heap than a scrap room lol! Stuff everywhere ;-D Just stuffing it all in to cupboards right now so at least you can see what it looks like from the outside soon!

Andrea said...

Hi Helen, welcome back - glad you are in your new home even if it has been a bit fraught with difficulty and frustration. Look forward to catching up and hearing all the news
xxx
A