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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and all he best for a safe and prosperous 2017.

Stay tuned for an update and more posts from me in the new year :). Until then stay safe xxx

Saturday, March 5, 2016

The art of mindfulness?



Sometime towards mid to end of 2015 I joined the mass population and bought an adult colouring book.  I spent rather a lot of money on colouring pencils only to discover that I preferred to colour with gel ink pens that I had already in my penpalling supplies.



I've since invested in quite a few more books and quite a few more gel ink pens.


This afternoon it was hot - I was at "D"'s house and hanging out with him in his man-cave.  So the next few photos are what I was working on today.






A lot of people find colouring relaxing - I'm not sure if I fit into that category or not?  As I agonise over colour choices and struggle with my eyesight and seeing what I'm doing...  But the flip side is I have always enjoyed colouring - now I can get away with doing it with any stigma attached that it is "just for kids"

Over to you - anyone else colour?

Thanks

Thanks to everyone who took the time out to comment or email me in regards to my last post...

I've made some decisions based on your thoughts and my thoughts too.  My head hurts from thinking ha ha .

Anyway - I've decided to keep my blog "as is" but try to post more often and I'll be blogging about other aspects of my life other than crafts as well.

I decided that if my ex and his family had nothing better to do than read my blog to find out our movements and what we are doing then they have sad existences and in all reality should perhaps pick up the phone and call the kids or gasp make arrangements to see them?

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Musings

I've been pondering my blog - I really do want to post more but if I don't do any craft I really have nothing to post? 

I would like to talk more about everyday life...

I also am not sure I want to share our everyday lives on a public format that the ex is able to access and read knowing full well that my blog exists if that makes sense.? 

I also don't want to lose touch with my blogging friends and followers - dilemma much?

Anyone have any words of wisdom? 


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

CHANGES - 2016 update

Hello everyone - if there is anyone out there still following my blog?

Please comment - please say hi ?

It has been such a long time since I have blogged and a part of why is because I never knew where to start with this post. 

To sum the time up and explain my absence as brief as I can - my marriage ended in December 2015...I have applied for a divorce and on April 4 I will attend court and May 5 my divorce should be finalised.  



Moving forward to today...





I am the happiest I've been my entire life.  I'm in a new relationship with a wonderful man who for now we will call "D".  Slowly life is returning to a semblance of normality... I am no longer depressed, I am no longer taking medication for depression... and I can thank "D" for being my rock through some pretty hairy times.

I am juggling two part-time jobs along with being a single mum.  I'm now a lollipop lady at my own crossing at the tiny school in the neighbourhood.  I enjoy it despite the challenges of the weather and it helps to keep the wolves from the door :)  I am still working  at the same supermarket but these days you will find me in the Deli Department...which I find has its ups and downs and daily challenges.

Recently I looked at my future employment prospects and decided that I needed to "Get my act together" so to speak as I cannot see myself still working in the supermarket in 10years time - I'm not sure my body would cope.  So... I looked at my options in proportion to my age and decided that I should finish what I started - yes that means study again.  So I am resuming my Bachelor of Education (Early childhood Education) on February 29th.  One subject at a time to start, until I get back into the swing of study and juggling life and its commitments.

So what made me decide tonight to sit down and FINALLY blog?

Simply that I miss blogging, I miss the friendships, the interactions and the sharing.

What are my plans for this blog?  I am hopeful to include more of the everyday, to share craft projects, art, cooking, and basically my life.

So for now I will say "goodnight"  I am about to go watch some of a DVD (Bones) prior to bed and pick up the crochet rug that I am working on for Xanthe.  I will leave you with a sneak peak.




Thursday, May 1, 2014

Tuesday





For a long time I have been thinking about organising a crochet, knit and knatter group in the Daylesford area. I figured it would be good for me to find some like minded people and potentially make some friends.

I started a group on Facebook and will add the link in here when I am not blogging on my phone - slowly after some advertising on buy swap sell local sites I got a few members of the group and we had our first meeting on Tuesday. 

I looked around town and thought this place would make a nice place to meet. 



It is a little coffe nook off the bistro of the royal hotel in Daylesford - after chatting to management they were happy to have us come use the space. 

Our first meeting had just myself and another lady show up - but it was a horrid day absolutely raining cats and dogs !! Hopefully a few more will come this coming week. 

I had a new start - a simple blanket for a snuggle rug for Xanthe.  I managed 3 squares whilst I chatted so I had a lovely morning :) drinking coffee and crocheting.




Thursday, April 24, 2014

I will return - not sure if that is a threat or promise?

I know you have all heard it all before but sorry for being such a bad blogger - life as they sometimes say has a habit of getting in our way when we are busy making other plans.

I am exhausted - I think I could sleep for a month and still be tired - I have no energy and my family/home life and health are beginning to suffer.   

In the lead up to Easter work was CRAZY!!  I ended up working 29 hours and I reckon that is contributing to how I am feeling - The toll on my body is beginning to become really noticeable - In Feb I put a hairline fracture in my arm at work and although it has healed I am now struggling to lift anything above 8kg?  Which has left me evaluating life and where I am at! 

Today I went and saw the GP and she wants to run a few scans and tests - after all there has to be a reason why I am so tired? So in the meantime I look longingly at my craft and curl up on the sofa and watch tv with one eye open shhh!!!

This week we went away for a couple if days " just to getaway" and give me a break from work - it was lovely so I will leave you with a couple of photos that I managed to remember to take from my phone - until next time Chars x

 Afternoon tea - passion fruit cheesecake 

The lively view from where we sat and enjoyed the coffee, cake and sunshine.