Happy New Year! Apologies, another long stint of no writing, too much pre-Christmas crafting! Each year, post-Christmas (when I have a little time to reflect and a bit of time to relax) I have so many creative grand plans, though … Continue reading
Friday evenings are the best for me time, when E and M are in bed, Alex goes to Yoga and I am alone. Day 16 I got a whole 1.5 hours alone in the evening sunshine at my little purple … Continue reading
Day 14 was hot so we opted for breakfast in the garden, paddling pool, snacking on produce and a bit of crochet.
Those that know me know I am partial to a bit of crochet, today I managed to tick the crochet and wild box in one. We headed to a new wild space for us, Rushmere Country Park, to follow the sculpture … Continue reading
Day 6 gave us amazing weather so we had a lazy day in the garden doing some art work with street chalk. It was intended for the path but, as always, E and M went a little off-piste! We had … Continue reading
Today was one of those days, you know the ones where you are so embarrassed you wish the ground would swallow you up? IT WAS MY FAULT. What person in their right mind takes toddler twins to the garden centre … Continue reading
A little while back I was nominated on Facebook to share seven crafty things, I didn’t, I forgot! Better late than never I hope… E and M are soon to have their own grown up beds as it is getting … Continue reading
Sorry it has been so long since I last wrote. I have written to you so many times in my head but, for one reason or another, the words never made it any further. We have been having a jolly … Continue reading
So this is the time of year when Father Christmas’ elves return from their fortnight in the Maldives (if only!) and start work again. Post Christmas is always a big deal for me because while everyone is thinking New Year’s … Continue reading
We are about to enter into my absolute favourite time of year, the month I look forward to all year. Many months of planning and dreaming take place in anticipation and this makes me a little giddy with excitement. I’d like to think that when I die the thing that will be remembered about me most is that little spark that appears in me over Christmas, the bit of me that is the person I used to be, want to be and who I have always been but perhaps is hidden or overlooked the majority of the time. I want my children to be able to say that, in the words of Tom Hanks in Sleepless in Seattle, “she made everything beautiful”. I should add that I’m not planning on dying soon but I guess life has taught me that this is something you can’t control.
Last year I wrote about my addiction to Advent and posted 24 green Christmas tips one for every day of Advent, this year I am hoping to seek inspiration elsewhere. I have signed up to the Bible Society Advent Challenge, each day I will choose from a list an act of goodwill to carry out on some unsuspecting person. I’d like to think that I will be doing some anyway but I think receiving a reminder every day to think of others is no bad thing and something to strive towards.
Part of my planning for Christmas is the HUGE list of presents for me to make, I absolutely love planning what to give to people, making or buying and giving them away.
This year I have reached a major milestone, I have learnt how to crochet (thank you Sam). My new little group of crochet friends, the new skills I have learnt and the laughter we have shared has been so special to me and has reminded me of that part of me I miss so often. For many years I have wanted to learn to crochet so I could make snowflakes and give some away and in the last month I have been perfecting my snowflake making, as many different ones as possible, some for me and some to hopefully pass on a little of my Christmas giddiness to others.
This milestone has been so important to me I feel it only right that I name this year the year of the snowflake.