Sunday, 20 December 2009

Everybody needs a snow day!

SO things have been a little tough around here lately, not much space to play or write or be creative.

However the time came for me to revisit snowdays! Its a website that I found a number of years ago and

have been re-visiting every year since. You get to make your own snowflake that you then watch fall with

the others (currently over 9 million of them!) and people can respond. I like to put them out there for people

that I haven't seen for a while or dedicate them to someone that is on my heart a lot. But whatever your

reasoning... its so much fun! but I take no responsibility if you get highly addicted and wonder where the

past 3 hours have gone. I tell you... happens to me every year! Have fun!

Need a Snow Day?

... runs off to make more snowflakes!

... runs back to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a blessed new year!


PS... it is actually snowing here and has been for the past 3 days so I could go out and enjoy the real snow

but you know what? That snow is COLD!! with this I can play with the snow by the fire!! Genius.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Tike on a Trike!

The local Lions Club donated a trike to my husband AJ today. Yep they did and boy is he happy about it!! Can you tell by his face?!

As some of you know, a number of years ago AJ suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car crash. It was seriously touch and go but he fought and fought and fought and together we have fought through the last years. Its a very long story but to cut it short he has learned to walk and talk and laugh all over again. He has worked so very hard and I am so very proud of him. He still has many big struggles to contend with and one of them is to do with his balance. Riding a 'regular' bike has not been possible. Now we live in the middle of no-where... really we do!! Its a drive to the nearest shop. AJ cannot drive at the moment and so his independence is severely limited. Correction... Was severely limited!! After letters to the local Lions Club they very kindly agreed to donate AJ a trike. We just can't tell you how thrilled we are and how much of a difference this will make... local shop, here he comes!! (after some serious road safety lessons!!) Oh my goodness what a difference if he can go get a pint of milk himself! It may take a while to get to that point but I am telling you... we will get there!!

Just wanted to share our little excitement with you.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

et voila...

I have a new haircut! This morning I woke up with very long hair down to my elbows and tonight I go to bed with short hair that only just touches my shoulders. Its great! I had enough of having to use half a bottle of conditioner every time I washed my hair and tired of having constant tangles and blocked plug holes. And I was just wearing it up every day because it was too much of a pain to have loose. But now.... Short, manageable hair.... with a new swishy fringe thing going on! What do you think? I think I suddenly feel more like me. Make sense?

Ps... please excuse my pouty pose!!

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Loved It

After running errands today we had some spare time and a little extra money in our pockets than we had expected and so decided to go to the cinema. We chose 500 days of summer, mostly because it meant we wouldn't have to wait hours for a showing. I didn't really know a lot about it but the man at the counter told me it was really good! And he said it had a great soundtrack. I tell you what... he was right. On both counts. I loved it. It was totally my kind of film. It was gentle yet with depth and very creative. It made me laugh out loud and bring tears to my eyes. Plus, a really lovely soundtrack! It spoke to me about the massive pros and cons of feeling life deeply, about what we miss when we are afraid of being hurt and of holding life lightly and counting the blessings in each day. I got alot from this film. I think I need to go see it again... anyone coming?!

Ps.. why can I not get my the text to align properly on this post?!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Its all there, just faint.

I don't know what it is with this blog. I really don't. I seem to carry it with me wherever I go and I am always thinking of things I want to share and photos I have to go alongside. I plan it out in my head and think... yep, that's how it shall go. But then... nothing. I don't know why there is nothing. I read and read and read other people's blogs. I love them, I breathe it all in and they inspire me no end. But still nothing. I so wanted to share about a camping trip with AJ in which we sat by the banks of the river watching the kingfishers (I saw 2 at once!!), I wanted to share about another walk on Dunwich beach, I wanted to share about a big Art Sale that my family is organising, I wanted to share about a camping trip with my mum that included a fabulous trip to Kettles Yard (an art gallery type thing) in Cambridge, I wanted to share about the builders taking the (entire) roof off our house and all its noise and dust and chaos, I wanted to share about the variety of craft projects I have been working on, I wanted to share about my trip to see close friends who have just had their first baby, I wanted to share about our frustrating car troubles, I wanted to share about some old trunks that I picked up from a car boot sale and am still pondering over, I wanted to share so many things. But... they have not come. I don't know why. Maybe its an energy level thing, maybe its a confidence thing, maybe its a time management thing, Maybe it's all of those things and more. I don't know. But I know I have wanted to. I know that in my head and in my heart this blog is updated with lots of different adventures, joys, struggles, strains and emotional rollercoasters, with thoughts and imaginings, with hope and moments of despair, with life... true life. So in this small step, perhaps I am getting there. Perhaps I shall still share all of those things. Perhaps the time has just not yet come. So I shall continue to hold it all in my head and in my heart and hope something shifts. Today I have a little spark within that tells me that it will. Yes, it will.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

The Fourth Plinth...

Ok so I just found out about Antony Gormley's Art project going on in Trafalgar Square. He is getting people to stand on a fourth plinth for an hour... doing whatever they want to do. The people are changed over on the hour every hour and it will continue for 100 days! You can check it out and watch what's going on live here:

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Is it just me...?

or does anyone else out there cry at everything?!! I will blub like a baby at adverts on TV, buskers on the street and people (strangers) meeting people at airports... everything! I think I am highly sensitive! Anyway I went to see My Sister's Keeper tonight at the cinema (good old Orange Wednesdays!!) and I pretty much cried from the opening shot right through to the closing credits! A total mess! But I guess, secretly, part of me quite likes that side of me... when I am not embarassed by it all and pretending I have something in my eye!! I think I would rather cry at everything than not cry at all but a balance in the middle might be good, no? 

Just wanted to share that with you all! Carry on!