Last Mo of Movember….

For the last photo of Movember, I decided to knit myself another mo…’s rather like a Daley Thompson mo, if you can remember that! I shall have to send another invitation out for funds too…thank you to those who have already contributed and think that men’s health is important….we women haveΒ many campaigns to make us more aware of breast or ovarian cancer and we are more likely to see our GP when we feel there’s something wrong. Now it’s time to ‘stand by our men’ and help fund research into testicular cancer and encourage men to come forward as soon as they have a problem!

Please visit my Mospace here to rate my space and to donate funds. Thanks for visiting…your Mosista Irene aka Calendula πŸ™‚

Paint & Chronicle….

…a new class by Suzi Blu πŸ™‚ Here is my first attempt at drawing and shading a portrait using the lightest coloured prismacolor pencils I possess! Obviously, a work in progress πŸ™‚



Journal your Christmas 2012

I have been joining in Shimelle’s class since December 2008 and have really enjoyed journaling, making plans and designing the pages. I didn’t finish last year, as I was going through a bad bout of depression… children came up on Christmas Day to make dinner for us all….so I didn’t blog at all and only made a few pages. Looking back at the other years, 2009 was the year I made the best record of what I’d actually done in my journal…two Smilebox presentations showing each page. I hope those of you who have shared your Christmas before will enjoy it and those who are new this year will find some inspiration. The layouts are all 8×8 inches, some double spread, most single. Thank you for visiting and ENJOY! πŸ™‚

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London 2012. The Bus Tour.

The ticket for the bus tour lasts for two days and you can get on and off the bus where you wish to visit the attractions en route. We just wanted to get a general idea of the City because it was such a long time since we visited, so we stayed on the bus and just took a break at a pub along the way to break the journey. It’s not easy taking photos from the bus, as you’ll see when you view the slide show….lots of odd angles and blurred traffic lights!! There was a commentary over headphones, but I can’t remember what a lot of the places were, so I’ve just captioned where I could. I used my camera and my mobile phone and then I’d no batteries left…it was getting near the end of the tour and the light was fading, so it didn’t matter all that much! I feel really cheated though that we weren’t driven past Buckingham Palace and that my mobile phone re-started too slowly to take a photo of Eros in Piccadilly Circus! Hope you enjoy my photos as much as we enjoyed the tour πŸ™‚


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I would like to wish all my friends and followers in the USA a Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you are able to spend it with those you love πŸ™‚


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Mossley Makes & Mos

Yesterday was a beautiful Autumn day in UK…a lovely day for getting outside and having some fun in the fresh air and sunshine. I did just that with a new crafting group I’ve joined called ‘Mossley Makes’…an extra from the usual once a month meeting, where we were going to make wreaths in preparation for Christmas from willow and decorate them. Setting off after the talk given to us by John one of the Tameside Rangers, we set off along the old railway track armed with loppers and secateurs in search of coppiced willow and hazel. We collected lots of these and together with foliage from members’ gardens and ribbon brought by another member, we fashioned our wreaths. It was a little more difficult than it sounds as although the willow and hazel were flexible they were also very springy, so just when you thought you’d formed a passable circle it started to unwrap! Everyone went home with a wreath or a collection of materials to finish it at home ….see the scrapbook below.

I also met some Mobrothers who were also collecting money for mens’ health by growing a moustache πŸ™‚ I’ve just bought a lovely moustache necklace which I am wearing throughout Movember and I used this as a Mo for my latest photo on my Mospace here. Please visit, rate my mospace and donate…any amount will do πŸ™‚

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