Monday 28 December 2009

Back to normal...

Christmas 2009 went with a blast here!

Not least the Wii which has been a great source of entertainment over the last few days. The kids have wanted one for a while, so we decided to treat them this year in addition to their prezzies. I'm not sure who was the most entertained yesterday between them, or hubby! I did go out and invest in a new Mario-cart game yesterday with wheel, and a doodly-wotsit for the end of the spare controller I bought.. technical stuff and me don't go together, so I went to Curry's - armed with Darling Son of Mine and Sister in Law! lol

Besides the Wii, we have had a very pleasant christmas. The wooflets have enjoyed their prezzies as much as the cats, and I am still looking at my christmas present on my finger and still love it.... which is actually a good thing, because if I didn't, I would most probably be given the chop! hehe.

We have had many walks in the woods with the dogs, and it has been lovely with the snow on the ground.

Over the last few days it's turned to mush really. This photo was taken on Christmas Day in my favourite part of the woods. Well, it will be even more so in a few months!

The woods are at Cantley, and I was stood just in front of where the new lion enclosure will most probably be in the Wildlife Park behind me. We're thinking it will be around this area, because there is alot of excavation work going on at the moment. The lions that are arriving have been rescued from Romania - see HERE and should be arriving in the coming months. I love the big cats, as you probably noticed in my blog posts a while ago from Port Lympne! Big cats and gorilla's are definately the way to go.. oh, and elephants.. and hedgehogs.. lol.

The snow is gradually fading away now, and the ice is melting outside, so we have to look forward to the New Year now. I'm not sure whether I'll be here or in Kent for it, but whichever it is, it's sure to be a good one.

I've been booked for Docrafts demo's all the way through to November now, so will be sharing ideas in Doncaster and Southport Range's through to the end of the year. I didn't manage to get to my last demo in Southport because of my operation, and I missed seeing all my regulars. So.. I'll be back in January and I can't wait.

I've also got a few dates to go back on TV early January, so that's good.. and in addition to all this, have got samples and cards to make for the magasines sometime soon. The brief should be coming out shortly, so I can't wait for that.... so all's busy in the Austin household in 2010!

And as if this wasn't enough excitement, the new Sale a Bration is only a few days away from starting with Stampin Up. I can't wait! Here's the link to the original post.

The Sale a Bration starts on the 30th December and I'm hoping it's just as succesful as last year. Just look at these stamp sets - aren't they just wonderful?!

Here's how you can benefit from it.

CUSTOMERS - For every £45 you spend you will qualify for one of the four stamp sets shown above. You can order four seperate times if you'd like?!
HOSTESS - If you host a Stampin Up workshop and your sales are £300 or more, you will qualify for a free stamp set too, in addition to your other bonuses.
DEMONSTRATORS - If you sign up with Stampin' Up to become an Independent demonstrator you will receive A FREE SET OF ANY VALUE from the catalogue (upto £38.95 in price). As a special offer from me, you will also recieve the offers I always give if you sign up with me. Check out the labels on the top of my blog. There's definately no better time to become a demo!
And.. last but not least, a few cards to show. These were on my mobile when I've just been reshuffling images, so thought I'd share. Whatever you're doing in the New Year, have a good one if I'm not back again for a few days. lol. 

1 comment:

  1. Hello Jo!

    I wish you and your family a Happy 2010!!!!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)


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