Wednesday, 23 December 2009
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Wednesday, 16 December 2009
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Monday, 14 December 2009
Amongst the mad seasonal Christmas crafty rush, I began to wonder why it is so important to me to be able to create and realised that my desire to create gives me
a great imagination,
respect for myself and my abilities,
a challenge (I thrive on these),
a constant desire to learning,
an opportunity to please others,
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Friday, 11 December 2009
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Thursday, 10 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
I will be a busy, busy, bee ..........
Friday, 4 December 2009
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Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
I thought it was about time I started blogging again after my long absence. I, unfortunately, had a few ups and downs to deal with with my health over the summer and autumn and haven't had the time or the energy to post to my blog. However, I am glad to say that I am much better and back to start afresh once more. I have been slowly craftying away for the Christmas season making a crochet garland for my home which I have nearly finished and will post a tutorial shortly as it is easy peasy and quite quick to crochet, especially wrapped up in blanket in front of the tv on these long winter evenings.
This time of year conjures up a lot of fond memories of my childhood Christmas's and special family times. The excitement of getting the Christmas Tree and decorating it until it's seen in all its sparkly glory was and still is one of my favourite Christmasy things to do, along with leaving out the mince pie and carrot for Father Christmas and the Reindeer. I was a little scared, as well as excited, believing that he did come in and eat the mince pie that when I did find out from a 'all knowing school friend' I was so disappointed that he wasn't real. That was the end of the magic. However, it is still a magical time of year and hopefully a merry and peaceful one for all.
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
The oldest surviving man in Britain, who volunteered for active service in World War I, Harry Allingham, died at the age of 112, on my birthday. This sparked me thinking about what he had seen in his life time, not only the tragic events of the war, but how the world has changed in that time. My interest in historical and nostalgic events over the past 100 years is growing as I think that it isn't really a very long time. It fascinates me how life has changed for all of us and will continue to change. For example, looking at the landing on the moon 40 years ago, an amazing event, 2 years before I was born, compared with the advancements in technology continue at a frighteningly fast speed. This allow me to gain perspective in my life in this ever changing world and that we are not here very long at all.