Friday, 12 November 2010

Another new project

My list of projects I want to do is ever increasing with pretty much every blog I look at. There's some wonderful stuff being created out there. My 'new' thing at the moment is patchwork and quilting. Oh me, oh my, the quilts these fab ladies make are just to die for, I can only wish I'll be so accomplished to create something so lovely.

And this morning one of my projects on that list, one that I hadn't yet seen just the right fabric for is now one step further with Retromummy's annoucement of a giveaway from her store. The Sweet Broderie fabric she's on about is exactly what I've been after for MissM's quilt for her new bed. The colours are just gorgeous, and as the name suggests, sweet, just perfect for my little big girl.

I'm about to lose half an hour of my life scouring the rest of her store as her fabric choices are just so divine - I think I don't even care I'll be paying for postage from Australia - Ha!! 

Have a happy Friday Peeps!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

On the 11th hour...

of the 11th day, of the 11th month, we shall remember them.

As a soldiers wife, this is a rather poignant day for me. My mind is filled with the names and images for the people we have lost, some I know, most I don't. It's also a day where I am thankful. Thankful that I have my wonderful husband with me still somewhere in the world when there are wives I know that sadly, do not.

I will be marking the time rather unceremoniously today, at home alone, but I will bow my head and think about all those things and send a little prayer for the guys we have lost this year and in previous years. On Sunday I will be going to the parade to pay my respects.

Please take the time to remember, wherever you are, to give two minutes of your time for those that gave their lives is the least we can do.

Stand down Soldiers and Rest in Peace.

Monday, 8 November 2010

So, Germany

The latest going's on in our house (in between the tears, and the snot and the copious amounts of tea I've drunk to get me through that alone) is word of our new posting. Bielefeld, Germany.

Now, we asked for this, and waiting oh-not-so-patiently to be told we'd got it, and then we pestered a little bit more to get them to Just Tell Us where we were going. So, why now that we have been given exactly what we asked for am I have a leeeetle bit of a panic about it. Golly - the stuff that needs to be sorted to more 2 big people and 2 little people to another country, a country that I don't know all that much about, I mean, I can count to three in German, and say Yes and No, more than some, but it's not going to get me very far.  I just can't help thinking that a UK posting might have been a wiser choice...

But I don't have time to sit and moan about this, or to even work out how I feel about it as everything needs to be sorted by Febuary, and we have Christmas getting royally in the way of all that, so best get on with it. Hopefully in the next few weeks everything will be sorted and I can just enjoy out time left in good old Blighty and concentrate on not having a panic attack about living in a country where all the shops are shut on a Sunday.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Good deed

I was a Brownie (but never a Girl Guide) I know the importance of a good deed, Lend A Hand and all that. Sadly, when you become a Grown Up, there don't seem to be many genuine 'Good Deeder's' around. Today I came across one though. Penny of Alexander Residence gave me a bit of big up on BMB, and when I saw it it kind of filled my heart with joy, just because someone could be so nice as to take a little bit of her time to do something for me, what a star she is!

I have be toying with abandoning my blog altogether - I was finding the effort of making sure I had something of worth to write about hard to keep up with. I wasn't in a sharing mood and quite frankly come evening time when my day is done, I'm absolutely done too and it's all I can muster to sort myself out ready for bed. Oh, Oh woe is me!

But hey, it's not good for the soul to stay in the funk forever. Inactivity breeds inactivity and with that I'm going to give myself a kick up the bum, shake myself off and get back on the blogging wagon! First things first, I'm off to Penny's to give her a virtual hug for the gentle push in the right direction...