Order

Is it wrong to crave order? I want to be organised and be in control (just a little) of my life but my brain just doesn’t work like that anymore. I don’t know whether it’s the parkinsons or small child derived exhaustion or just good old fashioned stress. Most probably a dash of each with…

Eggs-actly what I was after

I finished the garland on Friday, just in time!! It’s the first thing that Elder has really contributed to – I’m so proud of him!! I’m also pleased with it as it’s my first time working with previously embellished fabrics and customising it. Plus I’d never made flowers before so that was fun. Here’s my…

You can’t make an omelette …

We’ve been cracking eggs here this weekend. I made macaroons yesterday…Elder has been demolishing chocolate eggs all day…and I finally finished my egg garland! Hurrah!! I’ll post pictures soon. Promise. I’ve discovered a new craft btw, paper cutting. I’m going to have a go at some point – my make list is updated. Check out…

Denial? Me? No way!

Did I mention I have Early Onset Parkinsons? There, I said it. I don’t often. I was diagnosed in January 2008 and have been trying to forget it ever since. But you can’t. Shame. Recently juggling all my commitments has been tricky. I’ve shed a few but have still a way to go. I resent…

24 hours

what a great 24hrs…Ian McCullough at Gloucester Guildhall…we were in the front row. Stripped down Bunnymen greats, covers and solo lovelies. It was amazing….until he just got up and left! Rubbish ending, sadly. Yesterday was a year since my father died and McCullough played songs that were so relevant eg Rust that I was crying…

What shall we do today?

Elder and I had a lovely day together yesterday. We dropped Little One off at nursery and went for a cup of tea at Waitrose (BIG treat), caught the bus into town, forgot all about household chores for a while (me), was thrilled with a ‘well done’ sticker from the dentist (him) and mooched round the…

Give me the boy…

What a lovely way to which away the time when Little One is sleeping… Elder is stitching an Easter egg for our garland. Proud? Me? You bet I am.

Right then

In the spirit of positive action….this weeks list: Get back to tracking food properly with my weightwatchers app Fold the laundry – almost done Iron! Finish the office – almost! Take LO for his jabs owch! Have a full on playdate with lots of kids over – tomorrow Drive to Reading for work – eek…

Reboot

Sometimes it is time to take a step back, look around, focus on the good. Today has been lovely and horrible in unequal measures. I won’t bore you with the details but suffice to say it’s time to get a grip. I can either wallow or progress. I choose to be positive. Hard but necessary….

The magic fabric roundabout

It was a case of fabric out fabric in today. A box to the lovely Christine from mysewingcircle.com who is going to use my destash lovelies for charitable purposes. Out it went. Then on the way back from a physio appt ( wrecked hand) I found these gorgeous skirts and monsoon top from our local…