Sunday, 8 February 2009

I am such a Twit!!!!!

Stepping Stones Bracelet
Silver Leaf Jasper, Sterling Silver & Karen Hill Tribe Silver

A few weeks ago I signed up to Twitter however I didn't have a clue how it worked and it was very difficult to read so I gave up before I even started!! After listening to the radio (Chris Moyles on Radio 1...yes, I know, he is a bit like Marmite, love him or hate him but I love him, his show has me laughing all the way to work!!) where they were going on about Twitter, I thought I would give it another try. That was Friday evening and by the time I went to bed on Friday night, I was addicted!!! Yet more of my life going to waste on the internet!!!!!!!!! My name on Twitter is KEBOjewellery.

Bubble Earrings
Freshwater Pearls and Sterling Silver

We still have snow on the ground here in Surrey/London but it is slowly melting away. Unfortunately I never got to make the snowman I wanted to make :o(

I haven't been up to much in the last week, mainly working at my full time job where I am a HR Business Partner for a global FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) company. I have had plenty of opportunity this weekend to make some lovelies however my mojo seems to have taken a very long holiday. I realised that I have not made anything new since December!!! I have lots of ideas in my scrap book but not the energy or the inclination to actually go and do it! I have cut down on my magazine spend but thought I would go and purchase a copy of Bead mag in the hope that it would spur me on, but no!! It was a good read though as there are many people in there I 'virtually' know!! There is a 3 page article on my good friend Becky Fairclough which is a great read!
Kaleidoscope Necklace
Lampwork Bead By UK Artist Becky Fairclough, Sterling Silver & Karen Hill Tribe Silver

Speaking of Marmite (I was, promise, look a few paragraphs up!!!) I have discovered that Marmite means pot in French...God, I am full of useless informaton (if you ever want to know what the PG in PG Tips stands for, let me know!!!)!!! I would not say I am in love with Marmite but I really like the taste, the brand, the marketing etc (and not just because I work for the Company that makes it) and I have found a fab Marmite canvas that I am thinking if getting for my kitchen, what do you think?
In this post are some items I made in the last quarter of 2008, I hope you like them. I am going to make a real effort this week to do 2 things...make at least one piece of jewellery and do exercise at least once a day (I have 2 classes on Wednesday)!!

Monday, 2 February 2009

I love the snow!!

Out the back!

Woo, who else had mega amounts of snow??? We live in Surrey, just on the border of London and when we have snow, it is normally pitiful and has disappeared within an hour. Today was very very different!! As I went to bed last night, there was a good few inches on the ground and I was all excited but when I went out of the house at 6 this morning (I was meant to be going to the gym before work!!), there was a foot of snow!!! Because we were up and out so early, no one had stepped on the fresh snow and it looked like something out of Narnia! It was so pretty, I didn't want anyone to step on it!!! That didn't last long!!

Our road

Hubby tried first to get his car out and it was not looking good, there was way too much snow on the ground and the cars were going no where. He is never someone who takes a day off work willy nilly and it was killing him not being able to to work. The trains and buses were also not running!! I was very lucky that I worked from home on Friday so it meant I had my work laptop with me and could work from home today...looking out the window at people playing in the snow was killing me but I had loads to do!!

Out the front

There was an ambulance in trouble so hubby and I decided to go and help push. Isn't it amazing how the community really comes together on days like today. In London, no one looks at each other let alone talks to each other and today was just so different. We were all rallying around trying to get the ambulance out and then later when I tried to move my car and it got completely stuck in snow, strangers put their shopping down to help! At lunch time I decided to walk in to town and pop to the bank (which was closed!!) and everyone was walking in the middle of the road, in the tire tracks and people were smiling, laughing and was a lovely sight!

Me after pretending to hubby that I was going to do a
snow angel and instead, he pushed me in a mount of snow!!

Hubby kept saying that it was crazy that the world stops when we have a bit of snow and as much as I agree, it is also because we very rarely have this much snow (last time was at least 13 years ago apparently but I would have said much more in London!!) and so the contingencies are not really there!! We are not as equipped as Scotland for example where they have snow a lot in the winter months!

Starburst necklace
Lampwork by Becky Fairclough, freshwater pearls and Sterling Silver

I think the funniest thing of the day was a phone call from my mum early this morning. She called to talk about the snow (as everyone has been today!!) and she said that she was awake at 3 a.m. this morning and she looked out the window and there was some teenagers making a giant mans bit (you know what I am talking about!!). She said when she saw it finished today it was about 7 feet tall and everyone was stopping and laughing when they saw it. I have never ever heard my mum say the P word and it was very amusing!! I then had update reports on people taking photos of it and then people knocking it down!!!!

Wild @ Heart
Lampwork by Becky Fairclough and Sterling Silver

Right, back to the jewellery, only 2 items to show you today and these were items I made at the end of last year but never put on my website!!! I am already falling very behind on my New Years Resolutions of making more and posting more!!!