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Endings and Beginnings

2010 has gone so fast. I can't believe that it is nearly the last day of the year and we will be saying goodbye to the old year and entering into 2011.

I'm not sad to say goodbye to 2010. It started with our belated honeymoon to Florida which was fabulous but is ending with the knowledge that things are definitely going to change in the next year and there will be periods of uncertainty. (When I'm in a position to let you know, I will tell you the reason why).

This year has been quite stressful for AJ and I. We finally sold AJ's flat after being on the market since the start of 2010. After 6 months we had an offer in which was less than we would have hoped, but had to accept as it was the only decent offer we had and needed to sell. After nearly 17 weeks after the offer, we finally exchanged contracts after much stress and anxiety and fighting between AJ and I. I never believed until now that selling a house is one of the most stressful things. It has totally put me off …

70th Birthday Memories for Dad

Today would have been my Dad's 70th Birthday. I didn't want to forget the day even if Dad is now longer around so my brother, AJ and I are having a celebratory tea tonight in memory of Dad. We have already visited the crematorian to lay flowers for both Dad and Mom and we are spending the evening together as a family.

I miss my Dad and Mom every day and I am sad that we can't celebrate for real. My Dad wouldn't have wanted the fuss but I would have bought a cake and either taken Dad out for a meal or cooked a lovely meal. I would have bought him his favourite malt whisky and possibly a nice glass as Dad loved glassware.

It has been nearly seven years since Dad passed away. The time has gone so quick. Today was a milestone I was dreading but I don't feel too bad surprisingly. Maybe because my Dad wouldn't want me to wallow in sadness. That today is about celebrating his life - not mouning his untimely passing.

So here is to my Dad Cliff. I love you and mi…

Christmas Wishes

Just wanted to say Merry Merry Christmas Hope your Christmas is Wonderful and full of magic Seasons Greetings from Pickle Land Love Lesley, AJ, Kiwi and Willow xx

Baby - It's Cold Outside

How cold has it been the last few days or so. I don't ever remember it being so cold. I absolutely hate driving in this and even worse walking in it. I waddle like a duck at the best of the time and I'm even slower in these conditions. I know it looks so pretty but I can't wait for the snow and Ice to go away
I can't believe it is only 4 days until Christmas, and I still haven't sent all my cards, wrapped all my presents and unfortunately I don't break up until 4pm on Christmas Eve.
I am so looking forward to having a whole week off work to do crafty stuff and relax and spending time with family and friends. It seems ages since I've had time off and I really do need to just take time off and chill for a while as I've been quite stressed the last few months and it has really affected me emotionally and I've been so tired and un-creative of late.
I did however, make a batch of cards that have been well received by my friends, and I've created little…

It's been way too long

Just a small post to say I haven't gone away, but I just don't seem to have found the time to blog lately. I haven't had the best month or two which hasn't helped either.

Things, you will be glad to know are on the up now. Christmas shopping has began and the presents bought so far have been wrapped. The Christmas tree is up and looks nice. I've still to make some Christmas cards but luckily they are for people I will see before Christmas. Those that I need to post will get shop bought I'm afraid. I'm on major catch up with Journal Your Christmas, but I've a week off at Christmas so will do then. Looking forward to having the break off work too as really could do with some time for myself.

I will promise to try and get back into the swing of things and share what I have been doing lately soon.

Good Evening from Pickle Land and hope to speak very soon

Lesley xx