Saturday, 20 March 2010

Just a quick 'hello'..

I'm just popping by to say 'hello' and to let you know that I won't be around for a little while. I'm back in hospital again on Monday for another operation on my kidney and may be out of action for a little while. I just hope this op is more successful than the one a few weeks ago. Turns out, they did the 'wrong' op. Honest, no kidding, so this time I'm back in for the one that should have been done the first time. I just hope it leaves me in less pain and solves the problems I've been having, and yes, we are pursuing the matter of the previous debacle...

On a much more upbeat note, I have found the most perfect sofa for our new house. We are lucky enough to have two living areas, one I can imagine for the TV and mostly occupied by the children, the other I'm imagining as a more peaceful reading/knitting area for me. Guess where this sofa will hopefully be going....I saw this sofa tonight and squeaked out loud when I saw it (honest!!) It's a 'Klippan' sofa from Ikea in Lappmon covers - I love it! Now, just to persuade Daddy Long Legs.....

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Butterflies, daisies and a generous helping of glitter!

On Sunday, we celebrated Miss Chatterbox's sixth birthday.

I decided to make a cupcake tower instead of a Birthday Cake, the first time I had tried something like this.

I was really pleased with the results, and more importantly..

so was Miss Chatterbox!

Friday, 5 March 2010

Oh, go on then...!

.. a little peek at my Spring Swap surprise.

Can you guess what it is yet?!

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Oh My!!

What a mad few weeks it's been here!! We had our offer on our favourite house accepted (they dropped €65 000 in the end!). This means that we have only 8 weeks to go before we move to Den Haag. Eeeek!! At the moment we are swamped with trying to find reasonably priced movers, arranging the mortgage, and sorting out schools - there is only a place for the Engineer at the local school so far, despite us being promised places for all 3 - and all the local schools are full up. We are really disappointed as we were keen for them all to be together locally so they could begin to make friends in the neighbourhood. At the moment we are looking at a long car drive to place the two girls. It's all a bit mad here!

On top of that, I had my operation last Monday, which unfortunately didn't go as planned. I'm in more pain now than I was before and need to have another op. in the coming weeks. Not fun.

I have been a little busy with crafty things though. I made a pencil roll as part of a present for one of Pickle's friends

and of course, had to make one for Pickle too (though it's not finished yet...)

I have been plodding on with my 'Granny a day' project,

I even found a snippet of time to make a brooch for my new coat!

Plus, I've been working on my spring swap project, though I can't show you anything yet! Pictures will follow soon though!