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« on: April 16, 2008 06:36:42 AM »

Original thread:

Here's where we'll keep track of who has sent and who received:
If your name is in green, you have sent the LV home
If your partners name is in blue, your partner has received their LV.
If your name is red, you have notified me that you will be sending the LV late.
If your name is struck through, you have received feedback for this swap
If your name is glowing, you must contact me immediately!

kishcrafts 7/11 dc# 420479049101128882300347911822 -curlygirl75
curlygirl75 7/10 DC#0308 0730 0000 3437 0110  -kishcrafts

FlowerWitch 7/9 emailed receipt  -DIY ho
DIY ho  -FlowerWitch

Oops Creations 7/7 DC# 0460437114602502102 6 and 0460437114602502103 3-violette28
violette28 -Oops Creations

ptarmic wumpus-LizzieMcGuire pics posted
LizzieMcGuire-ptarmic wumpus pics posted

FruityLoops 7/9 emailed receipt -bethiej78
bethiej78 7/7 emailed receipt -FruityLoops

drinkdrankdrunk-marylini posted pictures
marylini 6/27 DC# 0308073000000598317 2 - drinkdrankdrunk posted pics

thanate 7/5 DC# 0308066000013836131 3 -RoaneFaery
RoaneFaery 7/7 UPS 1Z99E7F30311729823 - thanate

rira 7/14 dc# 0479 7712 9160 0104 6266 -ghilie (did not pm me)
ghilie 7/7 DC# 0307 3330 0000 4706 7782 -rira

charmling 7/7 DC #0307 1790 0004 0765 9927 -Sera unraveled
Sera unraveled DC#0306 3030 0003 5426 3710 sending 7/14 -charmling

dragonslair 7/11 DC#0479 7709 4410 0705 8891 -JadedJenn
JadedJenn 7/7 DC# 0308073000007163148 9 -dragonslair

bigfatroses7/7 DC# 0306 1070 0000 4129 5479 -FicklePegasus
FicklePegasus 7/11 DC# 0308 0070 0001 3680 6567 -bigfatroses posted pics

ckchan7/7DC#03080660000037878868 -beckashell(posted pics)
beckashell7/7DC#03060320000221000461 -ckchan (posted pics)

little green dragonfly receipt-ursulaandolive
ursulaandolive 7/7 emailed receipt -little green dragonfly

tracey87 7/12 -thunderchild
thunderchild 7/12 receipt? -tracey87

sunnydays914 7/7 DHL 28056261855 -panda posted pics
panda 7/9 dc # 0306 2400 0001 0398 9692 - sunnydays914

Mojen 7/11 emailed receipt -JennyBear
JennyBear 7/11 emailed receipt -Mojen

moawk 7/5 no proof of shipment -BonBabbu
BonBabbu 7/7 -moawk

KiwiDragons 7/7 emailed receipt -Huff
Huff 7/7 emailed receipt -KiwiDragons

kjlutz 7/7 emailed receipt-catpants
catpants 7/11 Receipt? -kjlutz

RaeRaggs 7/7 UPS 1Z 5E9 06E 03 1013 161 8 -gwenyvarr
gwenyvarr 7/28-RaeRaggs

Wildfyre 7/14 -talyra
talyra 7/9 emailed receipt -Wildfyre

bubblegum_phoenix7/9 receipt? -craftgirl_sampson
craftgirl_sampson 7/12 no proof of shipment -bubblegum_phoenix

kishcrafts 4/21 DC# 01038555749399877815 -curlygirl75
curlygirl75 4/18 DC#0308 0070 0001 5357 9796 -kishcrafts

FlowerWitch 4/19 emailed postal receipt -DIY ho
DIY ho 4/19 emailed postal receipt -FlowerWitch

Oops Creations 4/14 DC#0307 3330 0000 0400 2566 -violette28
violette28-Oops Creations

ptarmic wumpus 4/16 emailed postal receipt -LizzieMcGuire
LizzieMcGuire4/18 emailed postal receipt -ptarmic wumpus

FruityLoops 4/18 emailed postal receipt -bethiej78
bethiej78 4/20 emailed postal receipt -FruityLoops

drinkdrankdrunk 4/17 DC#0308 0070 000 3992 1398-marylini
marylini 4/17 DC#0308 0070 0001 6740 8785-drinkdrankdrunk

thanate 4/18 DC#0307333000000435485 6 -RoaneFaery
RoaneFaery 4/19 DC# 0304156000038284624 8 -thanate

rira 4/18 DC#0479 7712 9160 0104 3111 -ghilie
ghilie 4/18 DC#0307 1790 0000 0673 0935 -rira

charmling 4/21 DC # 0307 1790 0001 0893 2138 -Sera unravled
Sera unravled 4/18 DC#0307 1790 0004 5673 1315-charmling

dragonslair 4/22 DC#0307 0020 0002 3037 5750 -JadedJenn
JadedJenn 4/19 DC# 0307002000046516407 5 -dragonslair

bigfatroses 4/19 DC# 03050830000046527054 -FicklePegasus
FicklePegasus 4/19 DC # 0307 3330 0000 4121 1976 -bigfatroses

ckchan 4/18 DC#0307 0020 0003 8897 8353 -beckashell
beckashell 4/18-ckchan

little green dragonfly 4/18 emailed postal receipt -ursulaandolive
ursualandolive 4/17 emailed postal receipt -little green dragonfly

tracey87 4/19 emailed postal receipt -thunderchild
thunderchild 4/27 -tracey87

sunnydays914 4/18 DC#0307 1790 0005 2475 1016 -panda
panda 4/19 DC#0306 2400 0001 0399 4467 -sunnydays914

Mojen 4/18 emailed postal receipt -JennyBear
JennyBear4/17 emailed postal receipt -Mojen

moawk 4/19 emailed postal receipt -BonBabbu
BonBabbu4/19 emailed postal receipt -moawk

KiwiDragons 4/17 emailed postal receipt -Huff
Huff 4/17 emailed pic of postal receipt -KiwiDragons

kjlutz 4/19 emailed postal receipt -catpants
catpants 4/18 will email pic next week -kjlutz

RaeRaggs 4/18 UPS 1Z 5E9 06E 03 1013 036 0 -gwenyvarr
gwenyvarr 4/21 DC# 0307 3330 0001 6952 6686 -RaeRaggs

Wildfyre 4/19 emailed postal receipt -talyra
talyra 4/19 emailed postal receipt -WildFyre

bubblegum_phoenix 4/17 emailed postal receipt -craftgirl_sampson
craftgirl_sampson 4/22 has not emailed postal receipt -bubblegum_phoenix


mini gallery of Blossom: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653017#msg2653017



DIY ho
mini gallery of Count Cucumber: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653036#msg2653036

Oops Creations

mini gallery of Prof. Linus: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653645#msg2653645
blog: http://professorlinus.blogspot.com/

ptarmic wumpus
mini gallery of Johann: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653483#msg2653483

mini gallery of Antoinette: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653122#msg2653122

mini gallery of Miss Beatrix; https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653153#msg2653153
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=38580&l=5f647&id=532887867

mini gallery of Super Monkey: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653407#msg2653407
blog: http://supermonkeyinnj.blogspot.com/

mini galllery of Hammy: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653183#msg2653183

mini gallery of Galvin: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653265#msg2653265

mini gallery of Alistar: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653297#msg2653297


mini gallery of Guster: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653298#msg2653298

mini gallery of miri: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653255#msg2653255

mini gallery of : https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653455#msg2653455

Sera unravled
mini gallery of kiki: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653493#msg2653493
blog: http://kikimnadventure.blogspot.com/



mini gallery of Rainy: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653211#msg2653211

mini galllery of Major Grizzly: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653615#msg2653615

mini gallery of Gus: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653417#msg2653417

mini gallery of Baby Smiley: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653479#msg2653479
blog: http://babysmileyinct.blogspot.com/

little green dragonfly
mini gallery of COR: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653176#msg2653176

mini gallery of Chappy: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653181#msg2653181
blog: http://littlechappy.blogspot.com/

mini gallery of Tad: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653040#msg2653040


mini gallery of Mel: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653591#msg2653591
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/melsmeanderings

mini gallery of Maddie: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653175#msg2653175

mini gallery of Amigito: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653159#msg2653159
blog: http://amigito.wordpress.com/


mini gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653051#msg2653051



mini gallery of Machida: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653133#msg2653133

mini gallery of Gina: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653304#msg2653304


mini gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653551#msg2653551




mini gallery of Elizabeth: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=240482.msg2653080#msg2653080


*note to myself*continue adding gallery links starting at Wildfyre
« Last Edit: August 31, 2008 02:47:11 PM by kishcrafts » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008 02:42:08 PM »

Its me!!! Reserving or co-organiser type stuff!!!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2008 11:09:20 PM »

Happy Mother's Day!

Look at how small that flower is!!! LOL

Here's Sheena  before she left for curlygirl75's house. She is a punk rocker! (anyone get this reference? Sheena is a punk rocker.... Tongue )She insisted on getting some ear piercings. She said she couldn't really call herself a punk rock mouse without having a few. And as you can see she loves her music so she had to take her hot pink ipod with her. And although she is not a rat she sure did pack like one!! HA!

Blossom has ARRIVED! She got here on Monday but I just got around to uploading my memory stick.

She was kind of scared when she first popped out of her bubble envelope. I went into my craft studio to get the camera and when I came back she was hiding in a box of packing peanuts!

She arrived around lunch time so I said she could have some of my pizza...

And she said she was watching her girlish figure and wanted something healthy. She spotted Snicker's wheatgrass and dove right in!

She seemed to be curious about what kind of technology we possess, so I showed her my pink cell phone and mr.kishcrafts laptop. She wanted to call home but couldn;t remember the number

Then she wanted to use the computer to email all of her friends back home but I told her we do not have permission to use mr.kishcrafts lsptop.

I took her into my studio and she was impressed at all of my craft stash. I explained to her that I play with clay all day and she was so excited that she wanted to play right then and there but I was done for the day. Here she is hanging out in a bit of my clay stash.

Here she is meeting Snicker's for the first time. neither of them seemed interested in the other.

And here she is at the end of the day ready for bed...

More adventures to come....
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2008 11:33:27 PM »

The Count has arrived! Cheesy

Here he is with his things. Behind him is his bio and to the right is his passport!
He brought me flowers! How sweet. Grin

He also arrived with some chocolate treats for me, but they aren't pictured due to a slight mishap en route.
(I think he got hungry and opened a kinder egg... then some of it melted!)
Also not pictured are his Deddy bear and a picture of Lily Munster! They're in his coffin. Grin

And here he is after being introduced to some of the 'others.' Wink
(Left-->Right: Connor, Fiona, CC, and Jem, of Jem and the Holograms for those not in the know. Wink Roll Eyes Tongue)

I'm SO excited he's here. We actually had a lunch date with my husband today, and then this afternoon we watched a movie. We had to be inventive about going out, since it was bright and sunny today. Grin

Mango's home!!!

And he's brought...a friend? NO, HE'S GOT A SON! Shocked

Silly penguin went on vacation and brings home a son! I'm still laughing about this, FlowerWitch! Cheesy

He also arrived with lots of loot! Here's everything except some edibles... that got et! Tongue

A felt penguin bag, a union jack patch, a hemp necklace kit, a bunch of postcards, a very pretty wooden beaded bracelet, Mango's scrapbook, some lollipops, a corset-style mug cozy I had in my wists!, and a teeny pair of crutches for Mango to play with. Also, in the back, my very own, HANDMADE, Wreck This Journal! So awesome! I can't wait to wreck it! LOL (There was also some Kinder Bueno--to which I am now addicted!--some fruity chewy candy, and other sweets.)

Here's two of my fave pages in Mango's scrapbook!

On the potty!!! Hilarious. Cheesy

Mango got to go to a Foo Fighters concert! I'm so jealous! Looks like an awesome fireworks show, too. Smiley

Thanks so much, FW!!! You're a great partner! I know Mango had a blast with you this spring/summer. We can't wait until next year!

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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2008 11:36:48 PM »

Sorry I've been too busy to post any photos of Tad until now but here he is ready to go to the UK!

Tad sneaking a bite of muffin. I told him to save it for the trip!!

Tad and his brothers!

I told him it would be warm but Tad insisted on bringing his sweater!
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2008 11:46:20 PM »

Knut is home again  Cheesy
And he brought some wonderful gifts and lots of candy! I think Knut and his new girlfriends had a party during the journey home...

Knut and his two (!) new girlfriends

Camera, candy  Cheesy, bracelets, scrapbook, candy, fairies, scarf (for Knut), toy, balloons, necklace, candy!

The beautiful scrapbook

Cute cute cute!  Cheesy

Taking his girls for a ride    Roll Eyes

He even got a stamp in his passport  Smiley
Thank you so much for taking such good care of Knut, Bonbabbu. I think hell miss you  Smiley


Estrella arrived about two weeks ago but I haven't had time to post pictures  Undecided
Anyway, here they come!

Sleeping after the long journey

Showing off her cool backpack

Visiting my dad, if you have good eyes you can actually see both him and Estrella in the picture  Tongue

Checking out the new plants for our pond

Telling me off for having such a dirty window  Tongue

Checking out a "gullviva" we found outside the house

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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2008 12:06:56 AM »

Well Aroha's arrived home safe and apparntly Elizabeth has too. Yay  Cheesy

Heres the stuff Aroha brought home with her

it broke, and Im not sure what it is, anyone able to enlighten me?

(sideways) bit like this, whats this? and does it attatch to the above unknown item?

postcards  Cheesy

Terrance turtle, hes in my old fish bowl beside me at the moment  Wink always wanted a pet turtle

bracelet thingy

coins, which are really light lol (showed my Mum, who's a banker, and she kept playing with them  Roll Eyes)

mini flag


cute wee bag with a blanket and pillow inside

really really really yummy candy  Cheesy

all in all it was a fun swap, I got some funny looks when I took Elizabeth out of my handbag and perched her on things... like the Moa at the Bealey lol, but I had fun  Cheesy
Ill have to post some pics of Elizabeths clothes if they dont get posted, they took me ages to stitch and I got alot of comments on them  Grin (even wee sneakers with shoe laces)

Ok, and now for some scrapbook shots!

Reserved  Cheesy

lol, all Aroha's stuff is bigger than she is!

Well when I saw the postman come in this morning I wasnt long out of bed and in my PJs and was banned from going outside in bare feet ( Roll Eyes) in case I get sick (my Ops in about 10 days and if Im sick they wont do it) so I had to wait (!!!!!!) until my SO was finished his battle... Im not sure what with, he was on Warcraft.
Sure enough it was Elizabeth!! yay!! Took her a week to get here (and yet Aroha who was sent last month is still floating around... stupid NZ Post)
She came with candy (yay) but was a bit worse for wear, poor chick, her heads a wee bit torn as is her shirt, but thats ok, have cotton (well floss to be exact) will fix.
Onto the pics (theres not many outside ones - I got busted being outside in bare feet   Embarrassed I forgot oops)

the awesome box

Look how tight shes in there, bet she was glad to stretch!

heehee, I love this shirt, my SO needs one

ohh bugger... thats ok, I can fix that

I can fix that too!

Elizabeth meeting Vodka (the white one) and Coke (the gold one)

Checking out the late Autumn/ early Winter backyard, NZ is mostly Evergreen natives so most of out trees dont turn, so only the plum tree will really change season to season

she was somewhat amused by the fact my strawberry plant was still producing strawberries, alot of them have been rotted (or eaten) due to the storm we had for the last week, but thats ok

Well today we (Elizabeth, my SO and myself) went to my parent house in Dobson (otherside of the river) and checked out the puppies my Dads spoilt dog, Ren, had on Wednesday (IN my parents bed, not on it, but IN it Cheesy)
Plus we checked out the campervan and I showed her the chooks and Mascobes (a type of duck, pure white like geese with a red thingy on the beak) Anyway, enough rambling, onto the pics

Arent the puppes cute? Theres 5 of these wee things

Elizabeth making a cuppa while in the campervan

Checking out the sleeping space

thats the bathroom - toilet handbasin and shower

The microwave  Cheesy

having a look at the greenhouse plants

Elizabeth and the tomato stalk

this is what a mascobe looks like

Ohh look mushrooms (do not eat them though ok)

The grapevine, no grapes though


Well I finally got up Coal Creek falls, its a huuuge walk, an hour total up and down hills  Roll Eyes

This is one of the smaller falls, we were both a bit worried Id fall in (Im clumsy)

but heres the main fall, it was worth the walk, neither SO or I had seen it before so that was pretty cool

so thats about a 2 hour walk from my house, not bad


Well we went out to Punikaiki yesterday and had lunch and a look around, so this is Elizabeth out over looking Punikaiki beach and out over the sea  Cheesy

this wee fella is a Weka who decided he wanted some of our lunch! Some naughty tourists had obviously fed him before (boo hiss, thats bad and you can kill them doing that  Angry) so he wasnt the least bit frightened of our car or us (not good, as they are flightless so if someone wanted to hurt him he wouldnt even run away  Undecided)
but it was still pretty cool having a weka so close to the car.

and here are the famous pancake rocks, if Id gotten there when the light was good you would see what looks like thousands of pancakes stacked one on top of another, and if wed gone during a storm I would have action shots of the blowholes, but it was warm(ish) and fine (dont worry craftgirl_sampson, one of the things I got for you at the gift shop was an in action shot of the blowholes  Cheesy)

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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2008 01:06:15 AM »

Here is Johann ready for his journey. He is looking forward to his trip and talked about it all the time until I dropped him at the airport. And he doesn't even know that he might be going to Miami!  Smiley

Johann is back!
He arrived today with lots of souvenirs:

He brought lots of fiber, a felted picture (boulder at twilight), a shirt he helped to batik, cookie cutters (oh, I love making cookies for christmas), a bison bookmark, a florida magnet and shrinky dinks (really hard to get here!). Wow, I've been spoiled! Thank you so much ptarmic wumpus!  Grin
And of course the scrapbook and a CD with the pictures and a slide show arrived with Johann too!

Here a few impressions of the beautiful scrapbook:

Antoinette in Jena (Germany):
Antoinette arrived today!
Here a photo of her coming out of her package:

Of course she was still a bit sleepy, but the warm weather here is waking her up from her hibernation (we have 20C here, she arrived at the right time!  Smiley)

Here she is looking out of my (horribly dirty) window:

All the looking around in our flat made her tired so she decided to take a nap under our fern:

Antoinette helping me crafting my mother's day present:

Antoinette came with me to the "Mensa" (don't know how this is called in English, students get food there and it's not very expensive):

But Antoinette preferred my homemade "Nussecken":

Travelling to visit my parents:

Sightseeing in my hometown:

She is looking at the "iron footbridge" here.

This weekend Antoinette went to the Wave-Gothic-Treffen in Leipzig with me.
Sightseeing in Leipzig:

Then we went to see some bands. Here is Antoinette headbanging to some heavy metal band (from Norway I think):

A rest in the park.

As you can see, Antoinette was perfectly dressed for the occasion...  Wink

Here are photos of Antoinettes recent adventures:
I took Antoinette to our band meeting. She tried to play the bass:

Last week we went for a walk and had a wonderful view over Jena from one of the mountains:

On Wednesday I had to work in the computer pool and Antoinette helped me:
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2008 01:17:24 AM »

Mawson is Home!  After major moving dramas all my stress disappeared when I opened the package!  KiwiDragons showed him a great time in Missouri!

Here's the whole lot!

My favourite of the tonnes of postcards!

Mawson modelling his special sweater, in his special beer glass!

Awsome little brag book!  This is the coolest idea, a fantastic little hardcover book full of Mawson's adventures! (Difficult to photograph lol!)

Scrap book, FULL of pics!

My favourite!

Looks like he had some great adventures!  Thanks for giving him such a memorable trip KiwiDragons!

20 may
Machida went to Melbourne today!  He saw lots of things, here are a couple

Look out Machida!  Giant Mario is going to stomp on you!  We went to the Game On Exhibition, hundreds of games from pong to atari's to Wii's to arcade games, and all playable!  I suck at space invaders and everyone knows because it's on a massive projector!

This is the gate to Government house.  After I'd taken the pics the guard came out of the gate house and asked all about Machida and even offered to take a picture of the two of us together.  How sweet!

28 May - Melbourne Zoo!
We had a great day at the zoo.  Machida met some kangaroos

And we visited the platypusary.  Now it might just be me but I think platypusary is one of the most hilarious words ever!

And Machida found the cutest little baby monkey!

31 May
Machida had a great time at my brother's engagement party tonight!  Smooched some pretty girls too! (My lovely cousins!)

1 June - 7 June

Helping out with the driving.

Hanging out at the Thompson River Port in Sale.

Mad BBQ skills at my in laws.  Machida made us brunch!

Now I apologise but I'm going cutesie.  My 2 year old has really enjoyed having Machida to visit.  The other night he came to me saying "Take a photo, take a photo"  so I followed him to the dining room where he had set this up.

He really seems to get this whole concept!
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2008 01:39:37 AM »


Super Monkey just before getting packed up and sent off to New Jersey!!
And now eagerly awaiting the arrival of Miss Beatrix!!!

22nd April
Wayhay, Mr Postie brought a package from the US this morning and guess who was inside, Beatrix!!!  Wedgehead was very curious to see what was inside...  (NOTE: Click on the thumbnails to view larger)

Beatrix was very sleepy and a little reluctant to come out of her box at first but then she showed me all the loverly gifts she had brought!  Lots of scrummy chocolates for her hostess Grin (I may let Mr FruityLoops have a few I suppose if he's good), some gardening gloves, and some cool little [see/hear/speak no evil] monkey magnetic bookmarks which match the monkeys we have that like to hang off our shelves, they had to come and see for themselves.  Aaaand she brought her favourite bubbles with her which I hope we can play with later on when the sun has come out!!

If Beatrix had come a half hour earlier she could have helped me pot some flowers that just came in the post earlier today but there will be plenty of other opportunities as I have lots of veggies growing in the mini greenhouse that will be ready to plant out in a week or two Cheesy

She tried to watch some tv with the boys (Wedge and Jeero) but she was feeling a little shy and decided that snooker wasn't her cup of tea, so she went for a ride on our sofa catzebra Wibble instead along with Kung Fu Jo and Chip.

After all that and her long journey (even though she arrived super quick!) Beatrix was all tuckered out so she's now having a kip on our giant beanbag

23rd April
Today Beatrix has been busy helping me to do a bit of gardening (on my lunchbreak honest), and has been out to support our tenpin bowling team in Wednesday Pairs, and we won 6-2, yey!!


I had no idea that bears could climb canes so well, I turned my back for a couple of minutes and she had shimmied up a cane to see my climber plants  Shocked

Unfortunately back in the office tomorrow, but Beatrix said she would come and keep me company Cheesy

25th April
OK so I was off sick yesterday so Beatrix had to spend the day home with me but she did look after me and gave me lots of hugs Smiley

Today she came to work with me, and as usual the most important part of every working day is any time that is food time!  This morning she tried some mangetout with feta hummus, yummy yummy, she was a little anxious at first but gave it a try.  For lunch we went up the corner shop and she picked out some ready salted crisps, a bit naughty but I said she could have them if she carried them back to the office... which proved a little more difficult!


29th April
Didn't do a huge amount over the weekend, mainly some crafting, Beatrix wanted to help me with my first jewellery project as she said she had some experience in that area.  She even helped with some sewing too but didn't last long before she started playing with my supplies instead.  Then she helped me cook up a nice stir fry for our tea, yuuuuuum.

Yesterday we were back in the office and I was glad I brought Beatrix with me as we had some thunderstorms so she needed a good hug or two.  After work we popped out into the rain and finally posted the contract back to Beth!

2nd May
Well since our camera suddenly broke (seriously odd noises emanating from it  Undecided) we had to make an impromptu trip to Argos to pick up a new one.  Since it was mainly so that I could keep snapping piccies of Beatrix she thought it only fair she helped me get it set up! (Pic obv taken with camera phone)

And here's Beatrix having a bit of fun disco dancing at the new camera!

4th May

The main events of the weekend included making a big apple and strawberry crumble (which of course Beatrix was happy to help make as she loves cooking) and going round to see Mr Loops' parents as it was Ma of Mr Loops' birthday Cheesy

7th May

The highlight of Beatrix' week was going to work at the Mr Loops family scrap metal business, she said she had a brilliant time being shown around and was even taught how to drive a forklift and a crane by Mr Loops' brother!!


8th May

Today we had to go over to the main office in Wales (we work at the same company) as Mr Loops took the rather rash decision of quitting his job to become self-employed and needed to speak to the Director some more Shocked  Beatrix at least enjoyed the trip over the border, especially going over the Severn bridge.

10th May

Weeee, trip to Gloucester at the weekend for a bit of shopping and sight-seeing.  The main attractions for Beatrix were going to Gloucester Cathedral where parts of the Harry Potter films were filmed (and insisted on looking like King Kong on the piccie!), and going to the Tailor of Gloucester museum and shop which is the building that Beatrix Potter based her book on.


Then back home to do some gardening (or rather I did the gardening and Beatrix lounged in a hammock!) before we went over to see Mr Loops' folks to have some chinese food and lots of alcohol!!


I probably shouldn't have given her such a large glass of alcohol, it was sangria but pretty heavy on the wine!

Don't worry, she did have a bit of a hangover but I made sure she had lots and lots of water and she feels much better now Cheesy

16th May

Took the day off work and had a girly shopping trip to Swindon and Cirencester with Beatrix and my mate Kerry!

Beatrix having a sneaky play in the kids play area!  Some people in the coffee shop behind found it highly amusing for some reason, but they were more than happy to wave when Beatrix waved at them.

20th May

Observe Egbert showing what a bad loser he is!  Beatrix got the hang of tetris on the xbox all to quick and the others were rather perturbed (I think mostly because she's a girl, but you and I both know girls are better at everything!)!!

24th May

Yes, my proof that I made Beatrix sit through Eurovision... all the way through...!  It did take a little asti to convince her to sit through the scoring though Roll Eyes  Here she is with Arnold, enjoying the UK entry!

26th May

We had planned to take Beatrix to the famous Cheltenham Cheese Rolling today but the gale force winds and rain were so bad that we stayed in and made our own mini version!!

(See Beatrix' blog for more piccies and a bigger version of the cheese rolling animation!)

9th July

A few piccies to end the swap, I shall updating the blog with the more picture early next week probably when Beatrix is closer to home

A few piccies from my 20s themed birthday bbq

Beatrix in her flapper outfit that I made and dyed and headdress that I also made

Me in my matching homemade flapper outfit and headdress (and a wig incidentally, that's not my own hair), looking a bit wide tbh!  Embarrassed

A couple of my well dressed guests!  Matt and Amy

At work saying a tentative hi to Sammy the dog

And in front of one of the local pubs, the Black Bear.  There is also a White Bear, and Beatrix wants to know why there's no Blue Bear pub!

And finally a couple of goodbye shots.  Beatrix saying goodbye to Bush Baby who she'd become very fond of.

And with the whole bunch, just before going in her box to be posted

Final Piccies

Super Monkey has arrived home, yey!!!

Dumb*ss me managed to slash my finger open trying to get into the box!

Package of goodies from Bethiej78, scrapbook, cool "easy" button as Super Monkey loved the one Beth had so much she had to send him home with one (says "that was easy" and explains why the package was talking to me before I opened it!!  I think it will be going to work with me today along with SM), lots of stickers, scrapbooky cards, dark choccie, mocha dark choccie, and all the photos that didn't make it into the scrapbook

Close up of the cool stickers, I think my faves are the ones on the right though unfortunately they didn't come out quite as well in the piccie as they're 3d

A few piccies of scrapbook pages (apologies for the shine, I took it outside so I wouldn't get flash showing but got reflections instead!):

Back saying hi to some of his earth monkey shelf friends

And finally Super Monkey wanted me to post a piccie for Beth of him re-united back with his best mate Kung Fu Monkey, he says thanks showing him a good time Shocked and he'll try and pop over to visit you now and again while he's out saving the world!

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