Sunday, 30 January 2011

Lots of thinking time......................




                                            All pictures by  Plain English Design                                                   

Thank you for all of your lovely supportive comments and your lovely caring letters xxxx, and I really apologize for not calling in on everyone to leave my personal comments. We haven't stopped for days now and I think we are both feeling the strain. Our insurance company have drawn up a jobs list that completes in October  well at least it is this year......say no more! though I know we are not in such a bad mess like so many flooded homes both in this country and our friends far away in Australia xxx
On a brighter note I am throwing myself into re designing the whole of the basement......why not,  if its going to be a mess for months...lets have some fun with it...
Love Lynn xxxx
Have a peaceful and lovely week...... it is getting lighter as well isn't that just the best! xxx. 

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Three hours later the wall split open and my kitchen was an open sewer.....


I won't bore you with the tears..or the mess...or the bacteria report!!!..but next doors( 5 bedroom student let)  sewage pipe burst through our wall into our basement kitchen and we have spent days and days now cleaning up...you don't want to know anymore trust me! its horrible...........
See you soon keep smiling 
Love and hugs Lynn xxx

Normal blogs resumed asap xxxxx

I have just seen all of your supportive and wonderfully kind comments..thank you so much
The drain has been dug up and was completley smashed and they reckon it had been like it for ages UGH!
But things are looking up, I can't beleive how kind you have all been xxxx

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Gifts from the heart.................



I wanted to share with you some beautifully made gorgeous gifts from my blog friends, goodness knows where they find the time to make them I do not know, for they are both mothers they work and both have fabulous blogs.......I guess I must count my blessings to be the receiver of such fabulous and useful gifts...go look for yourself at the talents of these clever and lovely friends  my warm and cuddly scarf is hand knit by Helen at  A time to Dance  and my personalized and  handmade very pretty tags are made by Manon at Manon 21 blogspot....Ive wanted to show them for a while but I have been having horrid trouble with my camera and the Winter light.....bring back the light of an evening all is forgiven ha ha....can't wait for spring..
Hugs Lynn xxx

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Time to share some fabulous ideas....................






I have just settled down to this months Jeanne d'Arc Living January's issue book/magazine; it is so full of inspiration.  I'm thrilled and had to share ..... the articles are for creating not only a Sewing Room but a Home Office too, plus loads of dazzling original  ideas and photographs to study, utilise  and save for later.


There's also a gorgeous French style kitchen, and lots of ways to use all kinds of vintage items in more contemporary settings, and clever ways. You can get this fabulous book from Camel and Yak...just the thing for this weather, so sit in a comfy chair with a cup of hot chocolate, scrummy cake , warm fire and 30 minutes to yourself......
This January treat is available from Camel and Yak xxxxxxxx
Hugs Lynn xxxx

Saturday, 8 January 2011

I want to share this with you....................

"When they ask to see your gods
your book of prayers
show them lines
drawn delicately with veins
on the underside of a bird’s wing
tell them you believe
in giant sycamores mottled
and stark against a winter sky
and in nights so frozen
stars crack open spilling
streams of molten ice to earth
and tell them how you drink
a holy wine of honeysuckle
on a warm spring day
and of the softness
of your mother who never taught you
death was life’s reward
but who believed in the earth
and the sun
and a million, million light years
of being"



- J.L. Stanley.

I saw this on Katie's lovely pages, taken from the pages of Sarah Elwell at Paper Roads
it took my breath away........
 

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Love is all we need...............



I turned up for work today and the University was shut...no lights, no staff and just my footsteps in the snow......ooops.... I think i'ts tomorrow...ha ha 
So now I'm back home and I'm sewing Valentines bags with cake labels so I can pop in some nice red Valentines macaroons in in a few weeks time.. best be prepared..
Hugs Lynn xx