Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Fun with the olympians

I was given the opportunity (by invitation) to go to Bucuresti and be a part of a ceremony for the Olympians who won medals. Bucuresti is a long way away but I really couldn't turn it down.... I have followed our gymnasts avidly though the Olympic games, being able to personally thank and congratulate them in person was a golden oportunity.

So I'm absolutely exhausted after my little jaunt off to Bucuresti. I left at 4am on Tuesday morning, arrived at 5pm, function at 6pm, then back to the station to get a train at 12.30am and arrived back in Arad, Wednesday 1230pm.
Not surprising that the folks there said I was crazy. 
However, it meant I  got to meet the gymnastics team. Here's a pic of Nadia and I with our gold medal winner, Sandra Izbasa

I look a little crazed due to sleep depravation.

Sunday, 12 August 2012


Well, I realise I was supposed to post my winner yesterday, but I didn't manage.

I have however picked a winner.... yey!

This comment:

Lynda said...
Lots of great choices for sure! I really love the Gone Campin! Thanks for the great giveaway

raindrop1963 on Ravalry

So congratulations to Lynda (I'm about to write you a nice email)

It was nice to see some new people pass by my blog. Stay tuned, I will be holding more giveaways with soon.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

New toys and a giveaway

Ok, so you all know I am not a 'scrapper' or someone who does scrap-booking. However, I do love having photo albums and while I usually subscribe to the boring store-bought slot albums, I had the fantastic opportunity to try out the 'My memories suite' digital scrapbook software from

I have to  admit, if I had known digital scrapbooking could be this easy I might have been on board sooner. It's a fantastic and easy to use piece of software. I managed to produce this effortlessly in a matter of minutes.... 

OK.... I'm a beginner but you can check out some other peoples use of this software in the gallery

And for those who just arn't that into photos.... you can make other things, like a new header ....

The good news is that I get to share the love....I will be giving away one full copy of the software in 2 weeks time. If you want to enter into the draw all you have to do is visit and pick one of the digital paper packs or layout that you like, come back and post it in a comment. 

I'll be drawing a winner 2 weeks from today on the 11th of August. Have fun cruising around the digital software on the my memories site, I'm off to do some more work on my album....

PS....There's also a free promotional code on the right hand side for a 10$ discount with

Monday, 23 July 2012

Can I come back to blogland please??

So, probably no-one reads my blog any more.... but then, I havn't updated in 2 years so it's not surprising.

So, 2 years down the line, we have another child, Nadia, she's a bare 9 weeks old and thriving. Rafaela is a noisy (almost) 3 year old who is raring to go morning till night.

We are still living our busy life here in Romania, though, it has been busier with 2 little ones.... and we thought one was bad... ha ha.

Anyway, in celebration of my return to blogging, we will be having a givaway with some fabulous software from My Memories.... more on that next time.

Short and sweet but hopefully the first of my return!