My Kryptonite

Hi all, Have you ever been the subject of a gesture or a look from someone passing you (e.g. in a car) and not had time to respond before they’re gone? The sense of frustration at not having the right of reply can be maddening. Well, get ready, here comes the tale; this morning my…

Therapeutic ventures

Good morning all, I am sat here gingerly this morning with a frozen gel pack against my lumbosacral region as the recent combination of over-exuberant gardening and frequent linen changes of a very low toddler bed has reignited an old back injury caused by my former life as a midwife. Daily contortions around labouring, birthing…

Quill to Thrill!

The postman brought me some new Spellbinders goodies from Samuel Taylors this morning, which I can’t wait to try out – watch this space. I really must make time for a trip down to their Leeds branch, but then on second thoughts, I’m pretty sure the bank balance couldn’t cope with being face to face…

The Gift of Memories

Hi, If ever I needed a day of card therapy today was one of them! I haven’t much to show for the last few days unfortunately as family life has taken precedence but have been working on a ‘New Home’ card that I will share once the recipients have received it. Ninety years ago today…

Year of the Butterfly

Hello! By my reckoning, since having children I have lost 6 months worth of sleep. 6 MONTHS! That’s working on about 4 hours less a night – admittedly I was a bit of a hypersomniac (just looked it up, never heard of it before either) and absolutely loved my bed. Functioning with sleep deprivation is…

If I turn my back for a second

Hi all, Not a moment to blog this morning as my little wrecking ball Matthew is running amok around me and if I turn my back I usually find him launching himself off the highest point he can climb upon. I just hear “5,2,1 BLAST OFF” and a heart-in-mouth thud… then he does it again…

Monday morning peace!

Good morning! Welcome to my blog. It’s peaceful in Pool in Wharfedale as the boys are wreaking havoc at nursery instead of here and I have the morning to be creative (only do the housework if it’s desperately needed). Finally putting the pen to paper – so to speak – to talk about crafty card…