Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Swap Bracelet

Swap Bracelet, originally uploaded by GoodMonkey.

Well here it is. My swap bracelet. I made the beads and Charlotte made the bracelet. Isn't it fab? The bracelet I mean. I have been wearing it everyday since I got it and I will be wearing it everyday for a very long time to come. :O)

Monday, 27 July 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Me and Mr.Monkey went to see the new Transformers film last night. We loved it LOL. Loads of special effects, no plot to speak of but lots of all action robots and the gorgeous Megan Fox thrown in there for Mr.Monkey.

What a woman she is.......... two and a half hours of non stop action and her make up was still perfect, false eyelashes still in place and hardly a dirty mark on her white skin tight jeans!

Here you go Mr.Monkey :O))

Mind you ladies having said that it's worth going to get a peek at the gorgeous Josh Duhamel - yummy ;O)

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Thank you

I just wanted to publicly say many, many thanks to the lovely ladies who bid on, and won the charity auction items of jewellery.

The bracelet was bought by Jayne who I believe is going to pass it on to some lucky lady as a gift.

Also my friend the very lovely Sandy bought the pendant. Sandy is more than capable of making her own beads and jewellery so this is especially generous of her. Even better I will be able to give it her in person when I see her on Saturday :O)

Check out Sandys website here

I think I did it Dawn. Although it did take me two attempts. LOL

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Pic for Evie :O)

Necklace made by me. Lampwork beads made from coral coloured glass, ivory coloured glass and lashings of fine silver which is 99% pure silver. The beads were etched for a soft silky texture then strung on a soft greek leather lace with sterling silver findings. It measures up at about 15 and a half inches so sits really nicely. It is longer than it looks, I have wrapped the leather lace around so that it would stay on the stone wall LOL. You like it?

Click on the pic for a better view.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Charlottes beads, my bracelet

I promised you I would show you the bracelet I made with Charlottes beads didn't I? Well here it represents a warm summers evening with the Brimstone moths coming out to play. The little spacer beads jingle alongside the nugget beads.

Check out Charlottes website here

I wish I could do that thing where you just put the word like "here" and it takes you straight to the link. Arrrrghhhh computer numptie!

Saturday, 18 July 2009


I was driving though a local village the other day and saw this, I had to go back and take a photo just to show you.

Happy Birthday Mr. Jones!

I would like to introduce you to Mr. Jones!

Mr. Jones! is a Dales Pony and they are a very rare breed. On the Rare Breeds Trust watchlist their status is critical. This is a great shame as they are truly wonderful ponies who can turn a hoof to anything.
I bred Mr. Jones! myself and today is his third birthday. Oh and just as a side note he really does warrant the exclamation mark.

Here he is at about 6 months old. Cute eh?

And here he is today, he has had a whole packet of Polos to himself by way of a pressie and he was well chuffed. Three years old already - where does the time go?

Happy birthday gorgeous boy xxx

Friday, 17 July 2009

Time Management.

I went on a time management course yesterday - guess what? (Mother - you won't be surprised by this if you are reading it) I was late.

Thursday, 16 July 2009


Excitement on the road last night.

As hubby and I were heading off to the local pub for the weekly quiz (yeah sad I know but hey it’s the only way to stop him working 24/7 and anyway it's fun and we get quiz, raffle and supper all for the princley sum of £1 - bummin good value for a quid I'd say).
Anyway - I digress. Back to what I was going to tell you.

Just as I was driving up the road hubby said to me “watch out for that lion” Lion!!!! I actually thought it was a huge dog because we do get a lot of dog walkers round our way. Turns out it was a calf and a very new calf at that. He was a gorgeous conker brown colour and he was out on the road. Eeeeek!!!!!

I went into ‘I’m a farmer and I’ll deal with this’ mode got out of the car and scared him away – that’s what a good farmer I would be!

We managed to herd him into lay-by near the gate and phone the local farmer who has cows and calves across the road; I’m on my way he said. Well what seemed like forever later he and his wife came only to inform us that he had checked his calves and had a count up (no wonder it took ages) none of his were missing. By this time the little chap had scrambled through a gap in the gate and got into the field with a herd of young cows/bullocks – that’s BULLOCKS!

It was very nearly dark by now and we phoned the farmer who the herd belonged to – no answer, so left a message on the answer phone – we found some discarded sheep wire and tied it with string to the gate so that he didn’t get out again (assuming that was where he belonged) we phoned the farmer again, and left another message to say we had mended the fence and he seemed to be OK so off we went.

I went to try to get a photo of the cute little guy this evening but couldn’t see him – I do hope he is OK. Of course farmer no.2 hasn’t returned our calls either to say the little chap is OK or indeed to say thank you!

P.S. We were rubbish at the quiz :O)

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Thank you, thank you.

I just wanted to nip in and say a HUGE thank you to all the lovely people who have so generously put bids on the ebay charity auction jewellery. They are going great guns at the moment. Bless ya all xxx

Monday, 13 July 2009

Busy weekend melting glass

Well I have had a very busy weekend. On Saturday I had some torch time and managed to make some beads. I have been struggling for inspiration to make pink beads to make a bracelet to auction in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign. Pink is not a colour I use in my beads very often and I found it quite a challenge. And on Sunday I made them up into jewellery.

I also made some in green and pink for Tommys baby charity.

I have no idea why two of tham are is sideways! They aren't when I view them on my computer screen!! Oh well, technology is not my strong point.
What do you think?
They are on auction on ebay. Why not have a look and maybe a bid. It's all for good causes and 100% of the money goes to these worthy charities.
The pics are the right way up on the listings.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Getting down and dirty......

I thought you might like to see some photos of my pony. I just managed to catch her having a roll in the mud. Why did I think you might like to see her? Well she is pretty isn't she? I just love the look in her eye on that third photo. The fringy thing is supposed to help keep the flies away from her face - a bit like one of those fly curtains I remember as a child. You know the ones with the long multi coloured plastic ribbons fluttering in the wind, the really tasteful one that Grandma used to have up at the kitchen door. Well until she went posh and bought a heavyweight plastic covered chain one that is.
Oh I had better mention the bandage on her leg, about 6 weeks ago I went up to her field and found her with a massive cut to her leg which went right down to the bone, shes on the mend now though. The reason I choose to have bright coloured bandages on her is so that when I drive past her field I can see if it has slipped down or not. She is a bit naughty sometimes when it's itchy she rubs it with her other back leg until the bandage is hanging around her ankle!
If you click on the pics they come up bigger.

Right if I'm quick she won't catch me having a roll

Ahhhhh thats nice

Oh bugga - caught in the act!

Yawn!....What do you mean having a roll in the mud? Not me, I must have been sleep rolling ;O)

Monday, 6 July 2009

Ants in yer pants make ya belly button dance

I lifted up a huge piece of walling stone and disturbed an ants nest. Unfortunately the stone had to me moved to accommodate some groundworks we are having done.

I thought you might be interested to see the ants at work, they organised themselves to move camp and if you look closely you can see the white eggs they are carrying to safety.

The good news for this weekend is that I have now finished the swap bead bracelets. I just need to photograph them and get Charlottes off in the post. So whilst it has stopped throwing it down with rain for the moment that's what I'm going to do now. See ya later.