Friday, 27 January 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy..............





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....is how this week has been. Wowzer, it has flown straight by me....on skates.

The weekend I fear will be even busier. Ah well.....no rest for the wicked and all that.......

I noticed my stash of Tunnock's was looking depleted this week. I thought I had found the one thing that the Bears didn't like. For Mr H, it's Reece's Peanut Butter Cups. The boys DETEST Peanut Butter, so they can well and truly remain his! For me, it was Tunnock's. Fab with a really hot brew. They were all mine......'til the lure of the gorgeous retro wrappers got to the Bears and they were so desperate to try one. So, for good behaviour, I gave in.

Arrrggghhhh Why did I do that?!!!!!!!

Ah well, still a few left and I can enjoy them once in a while if I've had a healthy week.

So, just a short little post today to say a few random things......

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Hello to any new readers here in my little patch. Nice to meet you! Thank you for popping by (and saying hello if you did!). I always have this hope of being able to catch up with everybody, but time just always seems to be tapping me on the shoulder and telling me I should be doing something else. Never enough hours and all that......

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I know that some of you are still having trouble leaving comments. It seems however I put my comments layout, it affects someone. So, apologies for that. If you want to contact me and cannot do it on a comment, you can always email me directly (my email link is on my profile page), or contact me through Ravelry or Flickr (buttons are on the side bar and I am stripey-mooka on Ravelry).

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I am also finding that many blog posts aren't coming up on my blogroll, and I seem to be missing a lot. So, if I seem quiet, that's why. When I get a big bunch of time together, i'll sit down and have a good old looksie.

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I have found it hard in the past to get organised enough to get a better emailing system going. I get so many emails daily that sometimes, some get buried and I don't find them for days. Also, the odd question goes into my spam folder so it takes a while for me to get those. So if you don't hear from me for a while and you ask a question, don't lose hope......I will get there, it just takes a while!

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Right, busy, busy, bee.........so i'll say tootle pip.

Have a gorgeously super duper weekend all.........

xxx

38 comments:

  1. Hiya Vanessa - it seems like it's all whizzing over at yours. I do hope the weekend doesn't gobble you up.

    I changed to Google Chrome - it that's any help though you may already have it, but it seems to have worked wonders and is a lot faster.

    Well best go - lots to do.....as usual.

    I just wanted to pop in and say hi - 'HI!'

    Nina xxxxx

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  2. Am glad I'm not the only one who is finding that blogger is not loading posts from others onto their blogroll - I've missed several from my favourite bloggers that way.

    I love Tunnocks teacakes - sadly so do MrVV & the boys. Have yet to find anything they don't like so I have to hide my favourite treats away :(

    Have a good weekend xx

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  3. Hi Vanessa, I have the blogroll problem too...very frustrating ...at least I know I'm not alone now !!
    Hope you manage a little relaxing over the weekend.....between bursts of busy.
    Off to hunt for chocolate :0)
    Jacquie x

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  4. Blogger is being downright strange at the moment, and there is never a comment box on any posts I read - but if I refresh the page it seems to sort itself! Hope you manage to get a little time to relax over the weekend - love your cake stand by the way!! Jenny xx

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  5. I love Tunnocks Teacakes but we only have the red ones here in Ireland, I have never seen blue ones! Great with a cup of tea, can never stop at just one!
    Have a lovely weekend
    Denise

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  6. I have been having problems with reading comments on blogs lately or posting comments and in a few cases pages freezing on actual blog posts. I couldn't see your comments for a few days. Blogger is always messing about it seems to me and when it does, it messes things up! Invariably they right themselves after a few days or so, so that tends to be my approach. Just wait and see. It's a huge pain though! All seems better at the moment though. Touch wood.

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  7. Have a super weekend.....your goodies look so yummy!

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  8. Yummy, Tunnocks are so good! I try not to buy them much as they don't last long in this house lol. Niki x

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  9. We call them Winkie's from my dads youth - He ate a pack, claiming they had been winking at him to be eaten....
    I think I have inherited the same problem....

    Lx

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  10. Maybe you will need to start hiding your snacks instead of displaying them so prettily!

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  11. Enjoy you weekend and your Tunnocks Vanessa!

    Love, Madelief xox

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  12. Recently found your lovely and colorful blog! Shared it with some friends. Love it!
    Brenda

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  13. I'm using my iphone at the moment to store blog stff, then when I'm ready to blog and roll upload from there. I suppose there is nothing quite like sitting at your desk to blog.....however I'm finding the APP really good and as I take lots of pics on the phone I can upload them striaght to blogger. I too have a stash of Reeces cupcakes that my Son sent me over from the US. I've done a creative little pic for that too....watch this space! Have a lovely weekend x

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  14. Beautiful way to display your Tunnocks, only makes them even more tempting.
    Carol xx

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  15. I don't think I have missed any posts of yours, but I haven't yet written back to thank you for taking the time to reply to the email I sent you. I haven't yet checked out your recommendation, but when my snotty children are back to their happy snotless selves I will give myself some time to look into it.
    xXx Helen
    PS. NEVER offer your chocolates to anyone else, let alone children!!!!

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  16. I have been having problems leaving comments on several blogs so I think it's a problem with Blogger in general. Tunnocks teacakes are fab but I prefer the Caramel Wafers - yum! Have a lovely weekend. x

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  17. My Tunnocks teacakes never last long enough to photograph them, particularly the "hard-to-find" plain chocolate ones! I never let my children have nuts when they were small, so when they asked for something I didn't want them to have, I would tell them it had nuts in it! Unfortunately, they're wise to that now :)
    Have a great weekend. x x

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  18. I'm with the bears. How could you NOT want to unwrap something so lovely!

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  19. Tunnocks are a family favorite here too and as my eldest has a nut allergy I have to have peanut butter cups when I'm out of the house!! Have you seen the wonderful Tunnocks cushion by www.nikkimcwilliams.com/cushions at least no one will eat those!!
    I've had terrible trouble with my blogroll, I only just noticed your post on someones bloglist.

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  20. Hello!
    I wanted to tell you that I love your blog! I love all the color and all the work you do
    Kisses from Spain
    And if you have a minute, you can spend and give you a tour of my blog
    http://mijardindetelas.blogspot.com

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  21. Hello! I love your blog too, and your crochet! :)

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  22. Oh my your treats to look very pretty....I am afraid they would not last long around here. I love pretty treats...more more the merrier.For some reason this reminded me of my coloured mini marshmallows that I have in the cupboard...off to pop a few! xoxoxo Thank you for your sweet well wishes...they worked! xoxoxo

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  23. I love your little dome cake stand....its beautiful! And your mention of Peanut Butter cups has reminded me theres a bag in the fridge......might have to go find them!

    Sarah x

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  24. I can't buy Tunnocks tea cakes as I would eat the whole box in one sitting. They are so scrummy. I have a friend who loves them too so I wait until she's coming before I buy them and then we can share so I don't feel quite so piggy!!! XX

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  25. I detest peanut butter too! But I love tea cakes.....

    I got some more wool! :0)

    Lou xxx

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  26. How funny, a box of Tunnocks found their way into my basket just the other day! I didn't have time to bake, and all the xmas chocolate had gone (that's my excuse anyway!) I do love the retro wrappers too and have acquired one of those fab tea towels with the design on. I have been looking at greengate thanks to your links.....mmm love the new summer things sooo much.
    Have a happy week.
    Helen x

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  27. Hi Vanessa, I have never seen blue tunnocks before....what am I missing? When your header came up and I gazed at all that multi-coloured gorgeous handiwork I was amazed. You must feel very proud when you look at that? Have a busy, crafty week! Love Linda x

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  28. Vanessa, I've just begun a blog and am anxious to hear about other folks problems with blogger - it does seem to be the one people have the most trouble with - oh dear, why did we choose this one! Have you on my 'favourites' since...welll, for ever; love your colours and posts. Hope this comment finds its way onto your page.

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  29. Hi Vanessa,
    Check out this link to one of your photos..page 28! Recognised it right a way, as loving your colourful crochet world. Take care...Rona
    http://issuu.com/91magazine/docs/issue2

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    1. Hi Rona,

      Thanks for the link. I knew it was appearing in there, but I completely forgot to check, so thank you for reminding me! It's a great magazine so i'm off to get a cuppa and have an online read!

      Take care x

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  30. Aha! Hi my lovely one. I didn't have to de-follow then re-follow you. I just had to rejoin you via google link. Blimey! Glad we both got it sorted. I'm loving the look of those Tunnock's. Yum! What's the difference with the blue ones? Speak soon gorgeous. xxxxxxxxxx

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  31. Teacakes are the best! I always buy them to put them in parcels when I send somebody something, but I do always, always end up eating them myself! What kind are the blue ones? I have never seen those before.

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    1. The blue ones are plain chocolate and are really more-ish too!!!!!

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  32. I've heard lots of people having problems with leaving comments and the blogroll. I thought it was just me and my problems with technology :)

    I gave you an award over at mine because I really enjoy your blog. Have a good weekend.

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  33. Hi Vanessa, I'm wanting to get into my crocheting a bit more. Could you recommend a couple of books that you found really helpful when you first started, that have gorgeous pics and filled you with inspiration. I can crochet a granny square but that's about all! Thanks for your help Vanessa, your time and help is much appreciated. Em xxx

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  34. I've recently found your blog - i LOVE it! Please can you tell me the make of your rather covetable coffee machine? xx

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