Hello, it's nice to meet you.
I’m Louise and I’ve been keeping a blog for a long while now. It’s a place where I share my crafty endeavours and snippets of my life.
I don’t profess to be a super writer.... I write formal letters everyday as part of my job quoting facts, figures and legislation - sometimes it’s hard to remember what it’s like to write for fun.
Work - hmmm...I've worked for the same people since I left school. That's a long time, I did take six years out when I had my babies. These days I work part-time leaving me a little time to enjoy the small things in life, like lunch with the girls.
My babies are all boys, presently they are 16, 13 and 11. I am lucky to have such wonderful, funny, clever... and good boys. Don’t get me wrong they/we have our moments but on the whole they really are good. They all have very different personalities, yet they all share one love...
Not only do they love supporting the Saints, they all play.
Rugby plays a huge part in our lives. They have been playing since they were 11, 8 and 6. No.1 son was never into sport and when he started secondary school, within the first couple of weeks, he came home and said he wanted to play. I asked a friend of mine who’s son played and that Sunday we went along. The younger two watched and as there were smaller ones playing they asked if they could play too. The following week they started.
The rest as they say is history.
The older they get the more involved they become. The older they get the more involved we become. You have to be committed parents and it isn’t without difficulties when the three of them are all in different locations. I have to say that there’s nothing I enjoy more than standing in the rain wind and cold watching them play their hearts out.
Other than watching them play Rugby, I enjoy reading, baking (not that I’m doing much of it at the moment because if I bake it I have to eat it and the waistline is bigger than it’s ever been) my biggest love is cutting and sticking pretty papers.
I’ve scrapbooked for 16 years now since No1 son was born. It’s become a way of life and I can’t imagine not doing it. I enjoy the photography side of scrapbooking as much as I like the cutting and sticking. I grew up in West London and when the boys were small we moved up the country in favour of village life. This is when I started holding scrapbook evenings and more recently card classes. It gave me an opportunity to met new people and show them what scrapbooking is all about.
And while all this is going on you can find my husband... in his garage. Tinkering with one of his projects. Currently he’s turning a Yamaha XJ600 FJ1 into a Cafe Racer. It keeps him quiet!
In addition to this blog you can find more photos of our family life here on Instagram, my favourite media site.
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you again x