Lucy looking pretty

Lucy looking pretty
Aren't I a sweet wee lass?

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

June 2016 : Post EU Referendum

Here we are, in the post EU referendum environment. I was a bit surprised, and dismayed, to wake up on Friday morning to find that the UK population had voted in favour of leaving the EU. Seems a bit of a bolt from the blue, because I really can't understand why anyone would choose to leave the EU. Scotland and Ireland voted to remain, but England and Wales voted to leave. 

There have been stories about racism and violence towards members of the public who are perceived as being 'foreign'. The reports on the news and in the daily newspapers have been pretty disgusting. How someone could think that this type of behaviour is acceptable is totally beyond me.

Anyway, my blog isn't about politics or religion, it's about my musings about my life, my plans, my aspirations and any other things that are important to me. Basically, it's my record of my ramblings and abstract thoughts. 

Over this last year or so, I've felt that there's been something missing in my life. Lacking in direction and focus. Kind of like I have no real meaning or purpose in life.  I find I'm often thinking back to the days when I attended the Circle in Penicuik, and also when I was running my own Circle here at home. The comfortable feeling of being at one with Spirit is missing and also I find I'm missing the 'signs' that Spirit are there or thereabouts around me. So, following a chat with a friend on Friday, I've decided that I'm going to start going to some services at a local Spiritualist Church. My first visit back will be on Sunday 3rd July, that is this coming Sunday. The Church in Broxburn has closed down, and although I've visited a couple of the local Livingston Churches, I've not felt totally comfortable with them. I'm planning on visiting the Church in Bathgate, which I've heard very good things about, and I'm looking forward to it. It'll be nice to get back into the spiritual swing of things. 

I've signed up for some more of the FutureLearn courses. The one I'm working on just now is to do with the benefits of mindfulness. It's an interesting wee course and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. As a result, I'm trying to incorporate mindfulness into my daily life. It's been a few years since I practiced meditation or visualisation, or just took to the time to "just be", so this course has been started at just the right time for me. 

I'll also be starting a genealogy course through FutureLearn, and I plan on getting all my family history paperwork back together and getting restarted on my research. I'll have to look into getting a new computer programme because the current one is on a very old PC and was bought about 20 years ago. I should have all my info in paper form though, so it will just be a matter of copying it onto a new programme. Cousin Eileen and I have chatted about visiting the Sorn area to see if we can find any trace of the Goldie family in local churchyards etc.

I've been doing some sewing, made a few bits and pieces, and have a few pretty pieces of fabric that I plan on making into some pretty summer tops, although that might not be worthwhile unless the weather improves. It's been pretty cold and tonight I've put the heating on for half an hour to take the chill off. I have some really nice pieces of fabric, and I'm thinking of making some bags and other bits and pieces. I also have some fabulous pink fabric that I'd like to make into a jacket. I'm still making some jewellery, but not very much. Am also still attending the crafters network, but mainly just to see old friends as I don't plan on making anything for selling. What I do make will be either for myself or gifts for family and friends. 

I've started going along to netball sessions on a Friday evening. It's been great fun and I'm really enjoying it. Doing lots of running around and it's a really fabulous bunch of ladies who go along. It's non-competitive, but is really, really great fun. 

Mike turned 70 on Hogmanay last, and so we decided to visit Malta for a couple of weeks in May. We had a fabulous time, weather was great, hotel was good and the food was good. Visited lots of places Mike was last at as a teenager. We visited the first flat they stayed in and spoke with a lady in the same block who kindly allowed us to go onto the roof to have a look around, and she also kindly invited us in for a cup of tea and a chat afterwards. Quite surprising, two foreign strangers and she happily invited us into here home!  We also visit the Tal Handaq school and the bay where Mike learned to swim. Strolled round Tigne Point and all around that area, and wandered through Sliema, and walked the backstreets of Gzira. We visited Mosta, Mdina, the craft village, and Valletta. We went on a harbour cruise and took the ferry ride across to Valletta. We had coffee in outside cafes and drank wine in the afternoons. In the evenings, we sat on our balcony just watching the world go by. On the first weekend there were firework displays on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings on Manoel Island and we watched the display from the comfort of our balcony whilst sipping wine. On our last day, we met up with a lovely lady who had also attended Tal Handaq school. We meet up at our hotel, and then went for coffee and were getting on so well that she invited to take us to a lovely little cafe in the village where she lived. After a long, chatty, leisurely lunch, we had a stroll round the village and visited the beautiful gardens of the Palace and then she kindly invited us back to her home for afternoon tea and more chat. We sat out on her rooftop terrace enjoying the peace and quiet and hot Malta sun. She has a beautiful, charming home and we were thrilled to be invited in to it. After a long afternoon, she kindly drove us back to Sliema where we said our thanks and our goodbyes and promised to stay in touch. With the power of Facebook, we're now in pretty regular contact. Her kind hospitality was the perfect end to our holiday and has left us with such wonderful warm happy memories. In all, we had an absolutely wonderful holiday and a lovely time exploring the area where Mike spent wonderfully happy childhood / teenage years. Mickey went to stay with Cousin Eileen whilst we were away and by all accounts he had super time. He came back home with a little book all about his holiday. 

I've been starting to get my head around writing up my notes for spiritual development and also I need to type up my notes for visualisation exercises. I've been asked to facilitate some visualisation sessions for a local charity support group again this year. I usually do a 'healing pool' visualisation but this year I thought I'd do a different one, so I need to work on that, writing it up and making sure that I have it all clear in my mind to allow me to work without notes. Nothing more annoying during visualisation than to hear the pages of a notebook being turned. I also have to look out some suitable music. Waves crashing on the sand won't work with a forest or countryside visualisation exercise. 

I've also been digging out my paperwork for the book I started writing a couple or so years ago. Will probably never get it published, but I'll just continue working on it from time to time. 

I'm planning on doing all this writing cos Wimbledon 2016 has just started, so I'll be watching that on TV and typing at the same time. Or, I may even do some ironing!

I have my usual Dogs Trust card reading booking for their Open Day this summer. Unfortunately I won't be able to do readings for the nursing home due to a previous booking in the diary. But, hopefully next year. 

I've also been thinking about diet and exercise. I'm loving my netball, and can definitely see a difference in my fitness levels. But, I'm also thinking that I need to be working on devising a much healthier eating plan for us both. I do eat a fair amount of fruit, and a reasonable amount of veg, but I've been trying to find some good juicing recipes. I'm not really planning on making fruit juices or smoothies, my plan is to start using veggies as well. Since we got the juicer a couple of years ago, I have made some juices, but many of them have had celery in them and one veg I really can't take is celery. I have bought a couple of books on juicing and I'll start looking through them to find some recipes that I think I'll be able to drink. 

When we were out the other morning, we were walking round Bellsquarry Wood and we decided to walk back to the car view Newpark Road. As we were strolling along, we happened upon some pretty little pink flowers. Imagine my delight when I realised they were the little pink flowers I remember from my childhood. We called them Nancy Pretty, but their Sunday name was London Pride. I've always loved these pretty little flowers, and every time I see them I'm immediately transported back to happy, carefree, sunny childhood days. They're just such happy, carefree little flowers. Sadly, though, our garden is bereft of Nancy Pretty. I've looked in the garden centres several times over the years, but for some reason they never seem to stock them, which is a real pity. 

We're planning on having a family get-together in July, mainly for my side of the family. As Mike's girls both live fairly locally, we do see them from time to time, but we rarely meet up with my side of the family. So, all being well, we'll be meeting in the Perth area around the third week of July. It'll be pretty nice to have a chance to catch up and I'm hopeful that this could become a regular event, meeting up a couple of times a year. I'm really looking forward to it. 

Well, I reckon that's about enough of my ramblings for now. 

Happy reading. 

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Summer 2015 : what's been happening

Well, it's been a while, but here I am again updating my blog. It's taken a time mainly because I couldn't remember how to access my blog to update it. So, here we are with summer just around the corner and sunshine on the horizon. I'm feeling motivated, all is well with my world and I'm heading into my future with a positive attitude and a spring in my step!

As I'm heading to my 60th birthday this year I've been taking stock of and working on what's important to me. Obviously my health is the most important thing and I've been working on improving my general health and wellbeing. I'm paying much more attention to my diet and am working on increasing my fitness and activity levels. I've got a card that allows me half price entry to the local gym, and have a training schedule that I can start working on. If I find that I'm going along fairly often, when I'm 60 I'll be able to get a cheap membership which will allow me full access for only £18 per month. And, of course, I'll get my bus pass!

Earlier this year I went along to a course about finding my inner goddess. I thoroughly enjoyed it and have stayed in touch with a couple of other ladies who were on the course. It was run by a young lady called Jennifer Falconer. Jennifer is a generative life coach and is passionate about what she does. She has an office in Edinburgh but also runs some sessions out here in Livingston. The course was an amazing experience and it helped me to work out what's important to me, where I want my life to go and what I want to achieve. I'm planning on keeping my blog going and I'm also going to get my journal out and start updating it again, probably not on a daily basis, but most likely weekly or thereabouts. I'm also planning on updating my "Moon Over Water" facebook page and getting it restarted. I've already restarted my meditation practice and have signed up for a psychic gym course run by the amazing and talented Helen Leathers. I have several of Helen's books and workbooks and I've found them to be very useful and informative. 

The Inner Goddess course has also got me motivated to get back into doing what I enjoy. I've been making a little jewellery, I've been planning some sewing projects and I'm doing some card readings. I've offered to do readings for a charity as well to help them to raise vital funds. More on that at a future date. I'm still going along to our West Lothian Crafters Network meetings and for the first time in quite a while I had some jewellery to take along for our "show and tell". I have to say the ladies who go along the the meetings are all amazingly talented artisans.

There's a local history group starting up on the 25th of this month and I'm planning on going along. I don't know very much about the history of the Livingston area so this will be an ideal opportunity to learn a bit about the area. 

For my birthday last year, Mike got me an overlocker and for my birthday this year he's giving me a tailor's dummy (which I've already got because there was a sale on!). I'm planning on making some clothes and would like to try my hand at making my own creations. I'm also planning on making my dress for Graeme's 40th birthday celebration in December, when we're invited to a private premiere screening of the new Star Wars film. Of course, I'll be making myself some sparkly jewellery to go with the dress. 

In late May / early June, we headed off for a few weeks in the motorvan and visited Mike's cousins (Annie and Russ) and his Auntie Joan in Plymouth. It's been lovely getting to know them and also Annie's granddaughter, Demi-Leigh. I was very fortunate whilst I was there as Demi very kindly spruced up my nails with a very pretty pink nail polish and added a little sparkly star. I have a note of the pretty shade Demi used and I'm hoping to pop out to buy myself a bottle of it. 

We had a fabulous time in Plymouth and were made very welcome by all of the extended family. One day we visited the war memorial where a member of Mike's extended family (think it was a cousin of his Auntie Joan) is listed on the memorial. We found his name and I have a few photos of Mike, Annie and Russ pointing to the name on the memorial. 

Annie and Russ also showed us round the Barbican and Plymouth Hoe. Annie and I had great fun visiting a few shops, trying on hats, oohing and aahing at some amazing vintage clothing and just generally having a good time. We sat outside in the sun eating fish & chips for lunch with Mickey sitting very well beside us trying not to look like he was wanting some of our lunch.

The weather whilst we were away was fabulous. We did have some hailstones (sounding like rocks landing on the roof of the van) and also one night it was quite stormy with pretty strong winds, but apart from that the weather was beautifully warm and sunny.  We did manage to get a quick visit to Exmouth however, we didn't manage to get to see extended family in Ilfracombe but hopefully we'll manage to do so when we're down later in the year. 

We had no real problems with the motorvan (other than busting the pipe for the grey waste) which was good. We didn't manage to get away for a couple of nights prior to our trip down south, although we did take the van out for an afternoon at Yellowcraig to check that everything was running properly. We're hoping to get a trip down Ayrshire way sometime and possibly up north somewhere as well. 

Mickey is beginning to feel his age we think, and we've had to get his ramp out again to help him into and out of the car. For quite a while he was managing fine without it, but lately we felt that he was not too happy about having to take a running jump to get into the car, so his ramp is back in use. He does pretty good for an old boy of 11+ years of age.

We've had some more work done in the garden this year. There's a particular bit in the side garden that's always a fairly damp and the water doesn't drain very well, despite the fact that we put in some drainage (at least I think we did). It's also pretty difficult to get the lawn mower in to get the grass cut at that bit. So, we've now got an additional deck covering the damp area. Last week when we had a few really nice sunny and warm days, we sat out on our new deck for morning coffee and afternoon tea. Ordinarily sitting out in our garden isn't always fun because we tend to get a west wind through the garden which makes it a bit chilly and uncomfortable for sitting out in (which is why we got our wee summerhouse a few years ago) but fortunately last week there was only a very light breeze so it was rather pleasant sitting out on our new deck. It was so nice last week that I went out and bought myself some cotton shorts, the longish ones to below the knee, on Friday. Of course by the time we got back home it had turned overcast, breezy and chilly. But I'm pretty sure that we'll have a few more warm sunny days this year, so I'll get some use out of my new shorts. I'm sure I will! 

There's lots of work to be done around the house and garden. We really need to get the wee office room cleared out and sorted and I'm hopeful then that I can use it as a little craft room. Outside we need to get the driveway power-washed and tidied up. We've already got that task started, but need to get around to finishing it off. The flower beds need to be weeded but once it turns a bit warmer again then we'll get that task completed as well. 

Well, I reckon this is enough of my abstract rambling for the time being. Apologies if it's all a bit garbled, but as many of you know, I tend to write just whatever comes into my mind. So if you find it all just a bit disjointed, then that's the reason why.

I'll be spending the next few weeks or so thinking about how my blog will develop over the next few months. My plan is to have less rambling on and more of a structure with regard to topics covered. My grand plan is that it will be a record of my journey through what I call "My Purple Years". 

I hope you all enjoy my ramblings and if so, please do follow my blog. If you'd like to say "hi" and leave a comment then please do so. If you have any ideas or suggestions for future topics for my blog then please do let me know. 

Many thanks for reading!


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

A little update.

Well, it's been a while since I last updated my blog. Lots has happened, some good things and some not so good things.

Firstly, I lost my darling wee Lucy to cancer on the 16th of June. Was very sudden and a bit of a shock. Still miss her so much that at times it hurts. But she's up there at Rainbow Bridge having fun and waiting for me. My wee lassie lamb was a bit of a rascal but she also brought a smile to the face of everyone she met. 

I've still been making jewellery, but not so much these days. I've started doing a little sewing and am at last using up my fabric stash. Have done a little baking as well. I've been enjoying the Crafters Network meetings, although I don't really contribute too much these days on account of not really doing any craft fairs this year. 

We've been away in the van a few times lately which has been fun. Last trip was to Ravenglass which has lovely and relaxing and we had some pretty good weather. 

I've done a few card readings lately which I've enjoyed. I have bookings for charity / fundraising events this month. A local school, nursing home and Dogs Trust. It's all for charity or fundraising so all the cash I make is donated to them. 

Unfortunately the Development Circle hasn't restarted this year, but maybe next year. If it's to restart then that will happen when the time is right.

We recently changed my wee car because the dealer contacted me and made me an offer I couldn't refuse. So I didn't refuse. My new car is very smart (?!?!?) and she's called Clementine. 

Well will work on more updates soon. Many thanks for reading!  

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Early Autumn ........

Well, I'm still aspiring to update my blog a bit more regularly. I'm being ever so organised and have now put an entry into my diary to remind me each weekend to write an update. 

We had a nice couple of weeks holiday, with good weather and lots of nice walks. We may try to get away for another week or so but as I'm a bit if a fair weather camper we may just stay at home if it turns colder or wet. 

My niece, Jennifer, has returned from her six months in Sri Lanka running an animal sanctuary. I'm incredibly proud of her and think that she's probably the most amazing and inspirational person I know. And, she's also brought home a beautiful wee dog called Penny. I haven't met Penny yet but once she's settled into her new home I'll go over to meet her. 

This week the weather has been pretty nice most days. Today has been a beautiful early autumn day.  Mike's been busy working on replacing the external lights so that we can see when we have Mickey and Lucy in the garden for their late night outing. I've been busy painting the window frame in the front living-room. It'll need at least two coats of paint and I'd hoped to be able to give it a second coat this evening, but it's still pretty tacky, so I guess it'll be tomorrow before I can do the second coat. Then I've got new curtains to shorten and I'm hoping that there will be enough fabric left over to do a couple of cushion covers. Then in a week or so we'll be getting new blinds on the window. After that all I have to do is clean the carpet and paint the walls so that the room will be nice for Christmastime. Then I'll start on the hall and the old front door.  With a bit of luck I might even be able to get a new carpet for the hall floor! Fingers crossed!!!

I'll also have to get some new bag charms made as I have a sale for the middle of October to prepare for. The last one at this organisation was very successful, so I'm hoping this one will go well. I've managed to source some very pretty beads from America. I've almost decided on the ones I want to buy.  I may not have therm in time for the October sale, but they should arrive in good time for the December one.  

Speaking of December and Christmas. Irving Berlin's White Christmas is on at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh from 29 November till 4 January and my friend Siobhan and I are hoping to get tickets. A few years ago I went with my friend Rita to see White Christmas at the Edinburgh Playhouse.  For those of you who have been watching Dallas on a TV (the new series and the old series) Ken Kercheval, aka Cliff Barnes, was General Waverly in the show at The Playhouse and was very good.  Talking of Christmas, I'm being ever so organised and have most of our 'big' gifts in and have an idea of what I'm going to get for some of the others. 

This coming week I'm hoping that we can get back into the regular habit of going to the pool. We haven't been since before we went off on holiday, so it will be good to get back to going for a swim a few times each week. 

Those of you who know me will know that I like the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child. Now Jack Reacher is a big guy, 6' 5" and built like a tank. You don't mess with him. Anyway, one of the novels, First Shot, has been made into a movie starring Tom Cruise. Now Tom Cruise ain't 6' 5" and he talks with a soft squeaky voice. Jack Reacher he ain't. Anyway, I told everyone that I would NEVER EVER watch the movie. Well, I did. I watched it cos everyone said if I could put aside the fact that Lil Squirt Tom Cruise was Jack Reacher, then I'll enjoy it cos it's a fantastic movie. So I watched it. Well, when I say "I watched it" I mean I watched some of it. I did try to watch all of it, but sadly it was so disappointing that I really couldn't watch it. 

Now, I do like the film The Help, and the book. I think Miss Skeeter is just awesome. Minny and Aibileen are fantastic characters as well. And Miss Hilly??? Well, she deserves a punch on the nose! 

Well, I think that's about enough chatter for now. More to come next weekend! 

"I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze"
          Forrest Gump

“love the life you live, live the life you love.”
          Bob Marley 

Well, as Forest Gump says ... "that's all I have to say about that" 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

What I've been up to lately!

Another little update! 

Well Mike and I are just back from a nice relaxing holiday. We had very good weather and caught up with a couple of Mike's uncles and cousins. We had a lovely time and each of the sites we used were rather nice and all of them had fabulous dog walk areas, always a bonus! 

Unfortunately, (or fortunately as it turned out) we had to return home a day early because of a kitchen sink problem (which will be sorted tomorrow). I say fortunately because Saturday was a beautiful day and we had a lovely relaxing drive home and Sunday was cold, wet, wild, windy and miserable. But I did get all the washing done! Ironing??? Nah ... that'll never happen! 

So all is more or less back to normal now. 

The nights are fair drawing in now and this week the weather has turned very chilly so I reckon that autumn is here. This morning I had my morning coffee in the summerhouse. It was a bit chilly, so sadly I reckon that I won't be summerhousin' now until springtime, unless it turns a bit milder. So, I need to have a think about where to sit and relax with my coffee in the mornings. I guess I  could always sit in the front room and spy in the neighbours when they leave for work ......

I've been pretty busy lately. I've been planning my 'craft pay it forward gifts' and will be starting work on them soon. I've also been working on some new jewellery and beaded items and I'm also keen to start expanding my product range. So, watch this space! 

I've been slowly working through the stuff we've got stored in the loft. I have one corner sorted so far and have lots of storage boxes ready to be filled. My plan is that my fabric and wool and other crafting stuff can be stored there and once the space or organised I'll know exactly where everything is. At least , that's the plan. 

It's always good to have a plan. It doesn't have to be a good or a great plan, just a plan. 

Will update more in a day or so.  

Watch this space ......  

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Update on my Journey Through Life ... My Purple Years

Well, it's been quite a while since I last updated my blog, but hopefully, as I'm on a winning streak for writing just now, I'll update a bit more regularly from now on. 

A lot has been going on lately. We've had 70th birthday BBQ, 70th birthday special lunch out, several visits to my sister, Fiona, who's just moved house. Off to see Brucie boy (Springsteen, not Forsyth), had a few days away in the van (hoping to get away again sometime over the next couple of months), had many lunches out, retail therapy trips, lots of time in my summerhouse. Also, The Goldie Girls, once again, raised funds for Cancer Research UK by taking part in the Race for Life in Falkirk. Unfortunately we were a much smaller Goldie Girls  group this year. Valerie, Monica and myself accompanied by Waffle and Zorro. Lucy stayed home but may join me next year. 

There have been lots of babysitting duties (always enjoyable) and lots of watching kids tv (always enjoyable!!!). 

Mickey seems to be over his tummy troubles, so that's good. Lucy's wee skin problem flared up again. We think it's made worse by the stress of anniversaries (spooky spirits abound in our house) when she seems particularly sensitive to unseen things. However, this latest flare up is responding very well to the treatment that the vet (Lucy <3 Richard) has given her although vet thinks that she'll probably need ongoing monthly / quarterly maintenance doses. 

Moon~Over~Water Facebook page has been started, and most mornings I select a card for the day and then post it on the page, with the basic meaning for the card. I then write it up in my little 'Card for the Day' strawberry notebook. Once all the Zen cards have been selected, then I'll start selecting from another pack of tarot cards. 

The Circle is still running, although there's been a bit of a slowdown due to holidays etc. If anyone is interested in coming along, just let me know. New members are always welcome. 

Exciting news is that I have tickets to see Tony Stockwell at the end of August, and we have pretty good seats! EXCITED!!!

I've also been doing a wee meditation course, which I've been thoroughly enjoying. I do like my mornings in the summerhouse. A chance to relax and meditate, then select my card for the day, chillout with Mickey and Lucy and then have a leisurely breakfast. 

Treasures by Isobel is still working away in the background there. Still have the Facebook page, but not updated in a while. However, I have ideas for new products so it will be updated in the foreseeable future. I have a couple of craft fairs in the pipeline so will post photos of them on the FB page. I've started work in my website for Treasures, but it's been a bit beyond me so it's very been very slow going. 

So, I've had lots of time in the summerhouse, working on various ideas and hopefully getting a new perspective and a new focus / direction in my journey through my Purple Years. 

Shootin' the Breeze will be updated more regularly ... happy reading all! 

Bye for now ........

Monday, 27 May 2013

Just a quick update

Just a quick update.  

Have had very productive afternoon sorting out my Facebook pages. 

Treasures by Isobel had some admin work done, and I've got plans for new products and suchlike. All very exciting and interesting. Should certainly keep me occupied and out of mischief for a wee while to come. 

Tonight we have our first meeting of the West Lothian Crafters Network, and hopefully that will go well, and become a useful resource for all the 'members'.

Moon Over Water Facebook page has been set up.  I need to have a think about getting some nice photos on there, no doubt something will appear at the right time.  Card readings this Saturday at a local primary school for school funds. And, at the beginning of September, card readings for the local Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre Open Day, again all monies raised go to the charity.

Our little Development Circle continues to go well, although the last one was cancelled at the very last minute.  At the end of August this year, I'll be going to see Tony Stockwell at the Howden Park Centre.  We have fab tickets, middle of the second front row, so hopefully it'll be a good night. You never know, maybe I'll even get a reading. Now that would be FAB!

So, it's been busy, busy, busy.
On to normal day-to-day things now, such as the weather. Now the weather has been pretty well rubbish this spring, although Saturday was rather nice and we sat out in the summerhouse. Sunday wasn't quite so nice, however, we spent the day in the summerhouse (well, I did anyway), doing a little jewellery designing and we now have the basic idea for the Hope on the Horizon beaded bracelet. Over the next day or so I shall work on the project and should have the finished product later this week. 

Tomorrow evening Lucy has her training class which she's been thoroughly enjoying. Mind you, last week when she got home she was totally shattered. So much excitement for such a wee doggie.

This week looks like being a fairly busy week, mainly doing things to do with Treasures by Isobel and Moon Over Water.  I've started working on my website, and am hoping that this week I can spend a bit of time on getting that sorted out.  That said, I'm just hoping that all this techie stuff isn't beyond my capabilities. 

I'm also currently fundraising just now.  The Goldie Girls are doing the Race for Life at Falkirk on the 9th of June and my sister Fiona and I are doing a Treadmill Challenge to raise funds for Animal SOS Sri Lanka. If you'd like to sponsor us, you'll find the link on our Facebook pages (or just send me a PM and I'll give you details).

Anyway, I guess I'd better get dinner on soon seeing as I'm off out this evening .... thanks for reading!