I had been ‘brewing’ this post for a while, then yesterday morning I turned over my calendar to December (a little late!) and this was the inspirational quote of the month. I took it as a sign that I should definitely get my post written up. Then, early yesterday evening, our Prime Minister announced that…… Continue reading Thankful Things
I am currently sat in our caravan at the end of the driveway, having been ‘allowed’ out to go to the hospital for my PET/CT scan (I’ve got to let the radioactivity wear off before I can go near the children). It was an early appointment, or would have been if the radioactive injections had…… Continue reading Stats, more stats and a hint of radioactivity
Have you ever started a project, put it down and found it hard to pick up again? That’s exactly what happened to me with my daughter’s Unicorn Dreams blanket (a free pattern by cute crochet makes). I started it last summer, when, unbeknown to me at the time, I was showing symptoms of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.…… Continue reading The Abandoned Blanket
It is a very exciting week in our house as building work on our long-awaited extension has begun! You may remember it featuring in both my 2018 and 2019 guidelines posts, so it really has seemed like forever since we were in the planning stages. I went to work yesterday and missed all of the…… Continue reading So it begins…
Actually it was 3 last week but I didn’t have time to type a post in between doing jobs to prepare for building work! I didn’t realise until WordPress reminded me, however it was a pleasant surprise. The idea that I dreamed up 3 years ago, and which was named in the multi storey car…… Continue reading Craftandothercrazyplans is 3!
Happy New Year! 2018 was a funny one, with lots achieved (but not as much as I’d like). The main thing we achieved, and it was a slog with lots of silly little hoops to jump through, was getting planning permission for a house extension. Next challenge-finding a builder who responds to messages and has…… Continue reading My 2019 Guidelines
I’m not quite sure where the notion of saving things ‘for best’ comes from, and my research has proved fruitless (maybe I just used the wrong search terms?) but it seems to be a thing that is inbuilt into our culture. Last week, when I was clearing out a cupboard and gathering items together for…… Continue reading Saving things ‘for best’
Now that we are one third of the way through the year (roughly!) I thought it was time to look at my aims for the year and review them. Truth be told, I hadn’t looked at them since I wrote them so it was probably about time I checked! Home Continue last year’s goals of…… Continue reading 2018 Guidelines Update
This morning as I laid in bed I could tell it was a grey day by the dull light coming through the curtains. The pitter patter of rain on the windows was also not a great inspiration to me when contemplating getting up. In complete contrast to the glorious sunshine and blue skies of the…… Continue reading Rain, rain, you’re ok!
For non UK readers, last night our clocks went forward an hour. This means the evenings are much lighter (and the childrens’ bedtime is a bit of a pain as they are adamant that they can’t go to sleep when it isn’t dark!) Everything seems so much brighter all of a sudden (me included), the…… Continue reading Springing into spring