Monday, January 23, 2012

The Octopode Factory

I love messing around with The Octopode Factory stuff , so after finishing making a postcard for a swap (third picture down) I also made an envelope , im sure it will come in hand for a swap sometime. This picture shows the front of it. And this is the reverse.

Here is the postcard for the swap. It had to have a heart on it and the word "LOVE" .

Monday, January 09, 2012

1st Friday 2012

I do wonder how long it will last , this blogging lol . But here we go. First Friday and I have taken my photo's. One was of Liv going to school, as I dont work Monday or Fridays (well im not suposed to ) I watch Liv from the doorstep meet her friend Izzy on the corner of the street and walk to school. that's one of the 1st things I do every Friday.

The first picture is of the scrapping stuff I have bought to do this year long project. It's Simple Stories papers , looking forward now to making a start.

This other photo is of my craft room , it's a double size bedroom and when the photo was taken on Friday there was a narrow footway to my desk. I have doen a little tidying since and now it's a litte wider footway to the desk lol.

But it was wide enough to get there and do a little messing around .

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

2012 and a Resurrection

Well 2012 and this year im starting back with my blog ,(not 1 post last year , bad blogger) we will see how it goes. Gail and I have decided to do Photo Friday . We are going to take at least 3 photo's every Friday and then scrap about them for the year. We have the paper , the album etc so what's the reason why not to ????
Time will tell lol

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

An Early New Year's Resolution

Yes that's right An Early New Year's Resolution to blog , not just blog more but to actually blog lol.
Been busy and have remembered to take photo's so here we are.
I need some little gifts for Liv's Guide Leaders so made these calenders

Monday, November 08, 2010

2nd day of conference

2nd day of conference and we moved on to the last 2 motions .The first one was about The Global Financial Crisis and it's Impact on Women and the second on the Use of Women as Weapons of War. Again some great contributions from women from all over the world sharing there experiences and feelings.
Bento box for luch today was like getting all the soft centres in the chocolate box (i like soft centres lol) After eating this lovely lunch we went and watched a tea ceremony , this was very nice and we then had some of the green tea and cake.
In the afternoon we had 4 ladies from Japan telling us about Gender Equality in Japanese Trade Unions and Society.
Then came the close of this 3rd conference , the next UNI Women's World Conference will be held in Cape Town.

Monday - today was a day off , so we went shopping , but didn't buy much as things are soooo very expensive. This afternoon I went on one of the trips to do some Japanese cooking. I made traditional cake and champon soup , another local dish. We then went in to China town for tea.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Bento boxes and more

Yesterday was the first day of the 3rd UNI World Womens Conference. It was opened by japanese school children playing to songs on bells. We then had opening speeches from Takaaki Sakurada chairperson of the UNI Liaison Council Japan , followed by Naomi Okamoto vice president of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo). Plus a few others.
This conference has unions from 66 countries in the postal , telecoms , finance and media industries. 116 trade unions had sent women to this even . 181 delegates , 72 observers and 188 guests. It runs for 2 days.
When we broke for lunch I had my first experience of a japanese Bento Box. For me to sum up a bento box all i can say is that it is like a box of chololates , somethings you love and somethings you dont lol.
In the afternoon we moved on to the motions.The 1st one was about Strategic Priorities UNI Equal Opportunities Interprofessional Group and the 2nd one was about Migration and Traffickimg of Women. Both had very interesting speakers from around the world taking part in the debate. Both of these motions were adopted by conference.
We then attended the reception event for about an hour and then came back to the hotel as we are all feeling pretty jetlagged.
Last nights dinner was an indian lol

Saturday, November 06, 2010

UNI Women's Conference , Japan and me

Yes im here in Japan .It took quite a journey to get here. I set off from home at 4.30pm Wednesday to fly Newcastle to London . Then Thursday moring it was 11.25am flight to Hong Kong (12hour flight) , Hong Kong to Tokyo (4 hours), Tokyo to Nagasaki (2hours). To finally arrive at 7.30pm Friday in my hotel .The lovely Hotel New Nagasaki. And you know your in Japan when everytime you sit on the toilet the seat is lovely and warm.
Went out for a quite bite and then it was to bed. Up at 7am today and off to the 1st day of the UNI Women's Confernce. This is a 2 day conference. So I will try and update everyday on here.