Sunday, 9 November 2008

Hello...

Hello, my friends! It's been such a while. It wasn't meant to be, but first I went away for a few days, and then I was ill, and then I had to go away again (and I was still ill), and then I came home and thought I was better but very soon had a relapse and was ill some more... and to cut a long story short, now it is now, and I have emerged from my sick bed feeling much better, thanks, if still a bit worn around the edges.

But anyway: a belated "Thank you, thank you, thank you!" to everyone who left lovely comments on my last post. In answer to various questions: I have no idea when the big day will be yet, because the NBM and I have been a little bit rubbish on the actual planning side of things... so far we've just been enjoying having sparkly sparkly rings, but we will be getting down to the nitty gritty very soon. Or as soon as I can persuade the NBM to start thinking about it. However, I love the idea of having an online celebration complete with virtual confetti, so I will do my best to sort out something of that ilk :o)

And to Charlie: type of cake is obviously a very important decision, and one which I wouldn't like to take lightly - certainly not without a great deal of meticulous research and copius sampling of all possible options ;o)

In other news, being ill has given me ample time to wreck my journal, so I have lots of updates for you. They are not all photographed yet, but I do have a couple that are ready. Firstly, I realised I forgot to show you the instructions page before:


One of the first tasks I got down to was this:


However, I decided to do each page number differently, so it actually took me a veeery long time to get around to finishing it. Which meant that I was only about halfway through page numbering when I took the plunge and did the task that scared me the most:


It was stressful. Very stressful. But I managed to see it through*:


So, tune in next time for pictures of my (very crinkly and splodgy) post-shower journal...


*Please don't look too closely at the mould growing around our bath, OK? In my defence, may I just point out that I have scrubbed it and scoured it and squirted cleaning things at it, but nothing doing. It seems to be ingrained in the sealant. If you have any suggestions for removing it, please do let me know...

12 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

This journal wrecking is just too scary for me - I'm happy to stick to cake eating instead! Lucy x

trashalou said...

Princess Curly-Wurly has been a bit scared of her 'Wreck this journal' book so I shall look forward to seeing how yours progesses.

Kitty said...

I'm embarrassed to admit that journal wrecking business makes me feel a bit twitchy. Did you put it on a radiator as soon as it was out of the shower? :-O

Can't wait for all the virtual celebrations, etc. We can all knit or sew at the ceremony!

x

Stine said...

how about new grout?

glad you are feeling better.

dottycookie said...

Journal wrecking - eeeek! You're far braver than me!

As to the mould, we've just been sorting this out in our bathroom. I was sick of squirting noxious chemicals that did nothing at all. You can repaint grout (polycell do a good one), but for sealant, we bit the bullet and ripped it out and resealed. What a huge difference! And it really wasn't as hard as we'd expected ...

monkee maker said...

Sorry to read that you've been feeling poorly. But glad to read that you've had the chance to do some serious journal wrecking, I hope that helped with the recovery process.

:)

ps. What mould??

Random Reflections said...

I too need to find a solution to the mould problem. If I come up with one, I will let you know.

Happy journalling...

Moogsmum said...

Oh you're so brave! Don't think I could bear to take a book of any sort into the shower!

xxx

lauren said...

as you know, i am a TRUE FRIEND...by which i mean...i am totally "there for you"...in any possible scenario involving pre- (or indeed post-...or for that matter "mid-") nuptial cake samplage!!! :) :) :)

(no need to thank me! all part of the service!!!)

lauren said...

ps: we had some similar-looking weird edge-of-the-shower-growing stuff... (WE ARRRRRRRRRRE quite clean, honestly, it's just that our bathroom is inadequately ventillated! no really!!!) ...LHJ finally had to remove it with a chiselly screwdriver thing and re-caulk said area which, a year or so later, remains pleasingly gunk-free.

leslie said...

Just found your blog through Lauren and I anxiously await a new post on the Journal. I, too, cannot bear to deface any manner of book, so I will just watch, if you do not mind. ;-)

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