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Sarah Youde (aka monroegirl)
Plymouth, UK.

I love to scrap and I love to stitch. I also love reading, eating and the odd glass of red wine! I only wish I had more time to do all the things I love. Most of my time is taken up looking after a couple of other things I love and they are my two gorgeous children Ben and Charlotte. They ARE gorgeous, I am not biased, I have been blessed with beautiful children which is a good thing because I have such wonderful subjects for my scrapbooking addiction.

I am married to Mark and we will celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary in July - we are just as happy now as when we first met. He would rather I didn't spend any money on scrapbooking or cross stitch stash but if I didn't do that I would be perfect and surely that would be really boring! Anyway, this blog is a sort of diary / gallery and I enjoy updating my blog for myself and my family but any visitors are welcome :o)

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17 Days To Go

And it can't come fast enough. I really can't wait to move back to Plymouth and be back in my own house again, I hate this renting lark. Three days ago most of the house lost electricity at 5.30 pm and it took ages to come back on. Mark was trying to flip the switch that was down and it wouldn't stay up (does that make sense?). Anyway, about 20 minutes later the switch stayed up - Hooray!! Until....

The next day it happened again at exactly the same time! The landlords don't seem too fussed about doing anything about and we can't really push them (it's complicated as we are renting this private house from them through the Navy and it is not a married quarter). We have worked out what the problem was and the reason it went off at tea time each night. Everytime we turned the cooker on at the wall it trips the whole house. What a nightmare, I haven't got a cooker now for the next two and a half weeks which is going to be fun with two little ones and a house to pack up for the move. I am so fed up about it.

The electrics in this house have always been a little bit funny, I will be glad to get out of here. Every night at about 9.30pm there is a loud noise in the house and the lights all dim and one a few occasions I have received electric shocks from running water! I was in the shower the other day when the lights all dimmed, you have never seen me move so fast lol. Oh well, Mark says I will be laughing about this in a couple of months, mmmmmmmm!

As I said, I have a whole house to pack and I really must get myself motivated to start! Once I start I will probably be on a roll but at the moment I can't get going. I was going to start today but I was awake a lot of the night with stomach ache and it has persisted through much of today so no packing has been done.

I have been playing with my new camera over the last couple of days. I haven't read the instructions or really tried to work out what it can do (I will wait till I am settled back in Plymouth for that) but I have had great fun trying different settings and chasing the kids around the house lol. Here are a couple of snaps :o)

♥ Sarah blogged at 20:28


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