Saturday, 4 October 2008

Lucky day!

Can't believe how long it has been since I last posted - seems like forever! Life has been so hectic and busy and I am gearing up for two long evenings of parents nights on Wednesday and Thursday this week, it always seems like you've run a marathon by the time you stop. On top of that we have also had a pretty horrendous situation happen this week. On Wednesday night we were plagued by Juvenile delinquents who were up to no good and for some reason targeted our house by running through our garden and banging on our windows. This happened 3 times in a row 15 minutes apart until the fourth time, a 14 year old girl decided that she would instead throw a very large stone at our patio door and it smashed to smithereens! They didn't bank on us catching them red-handed, well two out of the five anyway. The police very promptly came and took them away as we had already called them earlier on the night to say what a nuisance they were being. We also managed to get the other three names out of the two girls that we caught and the police think that they will have enough to press charges. I hope so anyway if there is any justice in the world. We live in a lovely area, or so I thought, and have done so for the last seven years without a problem. We now feel a bit on edge in our own house which is really horrible, as they may come back. We found out the next day that two other houses in the same vicinity had their patio doors smashed too, so we weren't the only target, not that that makes us feel any better. And to top it all we will have to pay an excess on our home insurance of £50. Anyway, enough of that!

I was so happy when I came onto my blog this morning and saw a lovely message from Jakki to say that I had won a little prize in her blog candy competition. This raised my spirits instantly as I never win anything normally. I can't tell you how happy it made me feel, so a big thank you to Jakki. Go and visit her blog if you've never visited below, it's fabby.

The weather has been atrocious here today. After Lewis had been for his weekly swimming lesson this morning, we went to do some shopping and get some bits and pieces in Costco. While I was there, I came across this great Scrapbooking Gift Set for £25, a cracking buy so I just couldn't resist and thought that I'd indulge to make myself feel a bit better!


This is what was included:

Scrapbooking organiser
8" x 8" Scrapbook
8.5" x 11" scrapbooK
36 scrapbooking papers
3 paper edgers
26 chipboard alphabet letters
24 buttons
92 glitter stickers
10 chipboard embellishments
160 assorted brads
6 woven labels
180 paper flower embellishments
10 feet of decorative ribbons
17 feet fibres
1 metal bucket

Hope to be back later tonight!

12 comments:

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh Lainy, how awful, I'm glad the culprits were caught and hope they get punished. Congratulations on winning the candy and your scapbooking set from Costco looks fab. Will check this out next time we go, Have a great weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Lainy this scrapbooking set you brought is gorgeous some beautiful bits in it, bet you can't wait to use it. I am sorry to hear about the trouble you've had, its awful when you feel edgy in your own home!! I can't believe it was girls too, honestly it makes you wonder why an earth they behave like this!! Well enjoy your new bits. Hugs Lindax
Good to see you posting again.

Sue said...

Hi Lainy, I'm really sorry to hear of your awful experience. I really hope they get what they deserve.

What a wonderful gift set, it looks fab. Hope you have lots of fun with it. Congratulations on your blog candy win. Now with parents' evenings out of the way you can enjoy some crafting.Sue.x

Sue said...

Hi Lainy, I'm really sorry to hear of your awful experience. I really hope they get what they deserve.

What a wonderful gift set, it looks fab. Hope you have lots of fun with it. Congratulations on your blog candy win. Now with parents' evenings out of the way you can enjoy some crafting.Sue.x

Mar G said...

Aw Lainy what a shame bet you all got a terrible fright, really hope these horrible girls are suitably punished!
Loving your Costco scrapbooking set :)
Well done also on winning the blog candy!
Surprise for you on my blog x

Zoe said...

What an awful thing to happen, at least they were caught thought and now they can be dealt with! The scrapbooking kit is lovely, I'm not sure I'd have been able to resist that!

Lisadwb said...

Oh my, if only young people would put all of that energy into doing something good. Sorry to hear about the door, I am very thankful you were not injured.

Joana said...

OMG Lainy, how awful , glad that you manage to catch the culprits .
((((((hug))))
I'm glad is not just me busy does days is never enough hours in the day .

love the scrapbook kit gorgeous colours !

Congratulations on winning some goodies

hope you all well
hugs
Joana

Emma said...

Hello honey! Really shocked to hear about your experience...kids have no idea of the trouble they can cause. Hope it all gets sorted for you. LOVE the scrapbooking kit and I now want one! Catch up with you soon. Hugs Em.x

Kath said...

great kit from Costco Lainy - bought it a while ago and am still using it...what a terrible experience for you...can't believe it was girls...trouble is they are not dealt with severely enough nowadays. Good kick up the backside from their parents...but often as not they are as bad.
Great to have you back
hugs
Kath
xxxxxx

Sammi said...

Hey Lainy! Hope you have not had any more trouble from the youngsters (that is terrible!!)

Hope you are OK!

*hugs*

Sammi
xxx

denise said...

Hi Lainy, Thanks for popping into my blog, it's appreciated. How's things now, hope you haven't had anymore trouble from them. your blog is fab & congratulations on winning the candy , have fun with it. Denisex