Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Final Part of Hickory Dickory Dock

The start of today was not quite what I would have wished other family disaster....we do those really well and often, lol!!

Charlotte rang with some bad news, her work on the computer at university had become corrupt and when she saved her work this morning it corrupted her pen drive...aaaaah!!!

She has two projects with a deadline of Monday and all the work she was doing on them was on the university computers or...yes, you got it... on her pen drive. Normally it's only when they are completed that she loads them onto her own hard drive for permanent storage.

She works so hard. like this morning with a 6.00am study start, that I really felt angry with the university too, as it appears their backups don't cover the files that students save to their own that stupid or what? They state that they have a new policy and in it they are trying to discourage students from using their personal storage folders on the university system!!! What is that about?

That sounds like they are discouraging students working on university computers at all.

So till Monday her life will be manic, well a bit more manic than usual..and no doubt so will ours!! Lilly will be taken care of by dad tomorrow and by her aunt on Friday, all in her own home to minimise any disruption to her routine. Come Friday evening she will be grandma's girl for the weekend!! So this weekend is allocated for the greater's drop everything and start bailing out the boat, lol!! But isn't that what families are all about?

And it gets better...tomorrow I have a's time for my annual flu jab...some treat!! But I suppose it's better than getting the real thing, lol!!

OK, for those of you who wanted to see "the nails", here's the photo I took yesterday. I have just transferred it from my camera and later I will do a layout to save as a reminder of Emma's first assessment.


She really had a challenge with my work worn hands!! Note, I even have a burnt index finger...I told you this girl had her work cut out for her!! These hands have hard usage and are total strangers to rubber gloves!! My nails have daily challenges like being used as tools to get in the rim of things, household detergents etc...come to think about it perhaps I should have a be kind to hands week!!

Now for the last part of Hickory Dickory Dock!! It's the second part of the elements and that will complete the kit.


You can download the Second Part of the Elements here

Oops..I forgot the clock!! I have corrected the download now, sorry about that.

I hope you've enjoyed collecting the kit!

Now for a laugh...I just rolled about when I saw this fantastic layout from really made me laugh. Not that I was heartless..but I could just imagine this little guy thinking he was in hamster heaven..and look at that he saying sorry or is it a tummy ache? A wonderful layout with great journaling!! I love how you used the papers and tags Su...a fantastic page!! Thanks for sharing it and making me smile..I hope Gims has made a full recovery!!


Credits: Hickory Dickory Dock papers and elements

That's all from me for today...enough play time I'm back to work now! Have great day and see you soon!!


Cindyrelly said...

Hi June! Oooooh, Your nails look amazing ;) Grrrrrrr... I'm doing my impersonation of a Tiger here LOL!! I use my nails as tools too unfortunately and cannot stand for them to be much more than an Eighth of an inch long! Always cutting them back! I do wear the rubber gloves though since my skin was always chapped from dish water ( I do have a dishwashre but it is NOT the same )! Sounds like you are in for some FUN this weekend with the precious Miss Lilly :) Aren't Grandkids the BEST!! TTFN...Cindy
P.S. Adorable LO of Gims.... Love it!! TFS

Glynis said...

Hi June, oh what a horrible time, Universities and computers mmmm I do understand! I love the colour of your varnish, it is really rich and Christmassy if you know what I mean. Oh that poor Hamster, I will admit to laughing tho so don't report me to the RSPCA please LOL Hugs Gx

Maryse said...

I have something for you but can't find your email adress!!
Could you please contact me?
Thank you :))

Elaine said...

Thank you for Hickory Dickory, love it. LO is so cute!!

Kim's Scrappin' said...

Your nails look great June! I couldn't help laughing at the poor Gims, cute layout. Thanks for all the parts of Hickory Dickory Dock.

Anonymous said...

The layout of Gims is wonderful - thanks for sharing it.

Sorry to hear of all the problems with the university computers - what a lot of added stress and worry for your daughter - hope all works out well for her.
On the plus side, you get to have a weekend with your beautiful granddaughter - lucky you!!

Great manicure!!

Thanks for the last part to the mouse kit - love the nursery rhyme!
Any more planned for the future???

Ajila said...

I just wanted to tell you again how much I love Hickory Dickory Dock. Your LO with the hamster was adorable. I may do one with my cats chasing mice*lol*. Your digital mice that is. Thank you so much for your generosity and leaving you some love.

Craftymumz Creations said...

I love the whole Hickory Dickory Dock kit. THANK YOU so much for that!

Your nails are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

That layout is adorable!

Those computer issues are down right horrible!!!!!! My husband uses his laptop, his desktop, his passport and his office server as backup ...ALL PLACES and he's still lost stuff! Can't win with technology either!


eilajean said...

love this kit - thank you for sharing! Your nails look great. I wish I spoiled myself more with luxuries like manicures. Thanks for all your brilliant work!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about Charlottes tragedy. That really sucks and I wishher the best of luck getting things back in order. Your granddaughter did a terrific job on your nails. No using them as tools at least for a week. :) That LO is so cute, but I can't look at it anymore...I'm deathy afraid of rodents. UGH! :)

Keryn said...

Love your nails June, your GD really did a beautiful job - I wish her all the best with her career.

Thanks so much for the hickory dickory kit - loved every bit of it & that layout with the hamster is wonderful - LOVE the look on its face LoL.

I know it's too late to be of any use to Charlotte now but with DS was doing his Thesis last year he kept emailing it to himself - that way it was always on his Yahoo account - he also emailed it to be as a additional backup.

Michele said...

Thanks for the nails pic!! :-) Sorry about the stress that has been added for the weekend, but at least you get to have fun with the gd! Good luck!

Thanks for the remaining elements. Soo cute!

makeyesup said...

Don't think you are going to mind 'bailing out the boat' as Lily will be a joy to have. Thanks for the kit and enjoy the weekend.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the fabulous 'Hickory Dock' kit, it's such fun. I enjoy reading your blog and LOVE those gorgeous red nails. Have a wonderful (mishap-free!) weekend :)

ali x

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Morning June!!!!!!!!
That really SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!
Will put her in my prayers!!!!!!!!!!
TYFS the adorable LO!!!!!!!
TY so ever much for another MARVELOUS DL of elements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Esther said...

Love the nails and the kit is great fun.

Waterrose said...

Computer are great things, until things go bad. Your hands look beautiful and I love that color of red.

RoseAddict said...

Nice work on the manicure, Emma!

Thank you for the sweet little mice, June!

I know ALL about computer nightmares! I just tonight got my computer back after a lightning strike two weeks ago. Fortunately, all my genealogy and my scrapbooking seem to have been recovered.

Kim's Scrappin' said...

I know that you have been busy June, but when you get a chance I have something for you on my blog here

Susie2shoes said...

Hi June

How awful for Charlotte, it must be so stressful. It's a good job she's got such a fab family to help out. Thank you so much for your lovely gifts, they are gorgeous as usual. I emailed you a while back, but somehow I think I must have the wrong email for you.


Nicole said...

Your nails look absolutely beautiful June! And I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter and what she is going through with the university computers and her corrupt pen drive.

That is just terrible losing so much hard work. I'm so sorry. :(

Hickory Dickory is ADORABLE! Love it!

I left you an award on my blog :)

Craftymumz Creations said...

I've given you an award over at my blog. Come pick it up when you can! THANK YOU so much for everything you do!

Shanners said...

Hello! I want you to know that I love reading your posts, and I feel like I get to know you a little better w/ each one. I've given you an award on my blog.
Thanks for letting me get to know you. :)

Chriss Rollins said...

thanx for the witch images June, you can see what i have created with them over here.
chriss x

gengen said...

Hi you have a quite pretty designs in here. I love scrapbooking too. ANyway, would you like to sponsor a contest? contact me if you would like. Thanks. TC