Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Normal service will resume one of these days!

Hello and firstly thank you to those who have messaged me wondering if I had fallen off the face of the earth!

Since my last post my poor dad has taken a turn for the worse and been in and out of hospital three times in the last five months and now he is on his own he, and I  have found it pretty hard going.

Also we have had a conservatory built and a new kitchen fitted which has taken up an awful lot of my time.  We are really pleased with it and are just waiting for a sofa to arrive to finish it off.

Ben (youngest son) has gone off to Uni, which I have found hard, but George (middle) is still at home and eldest (Chris) is now back from travelling around India and working in China for the last two years, so I'm not suffering from Empty Nest Syndrome!

Work has been manic, I am really, really behind with orders but hope to get up to date by Christmas (Sorry to mention the C word so early but I do now have reindeer garlands over on my Etsy shop ;-) )

I have been popping in and out of various blogs seeing what everybody has been up to over the summer just so I haven't lost touch completely, and am hoping to get back into regular blogging again

Julie x










14 comments:

  1. Hi Julie! Great to see you back. I'm so sorry to hear about your father, I hope it will become easier for you both, given time. The conservatory and kitchen look absolutely fab!!!

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    1. Hi Jess, lovely to hear from you. I have popped in and out of your blog to see your gorgeous garden over the summer x

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  2. So sorry to hear you have had so much on your plate. I hope things will get a little easier for you.
    That 'C' word seems to be cropping up a lot lately ... ;)
    Enjoy some 'me time' in your lovely conservatory.
    M x

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    1. Thank you lovely. It's been great to have the doors completely open into the garden all summer, but I must admit I'm looking forward to snuggling under a throw (once the sofa arrives) and looking out on to some cold weather! x

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    1. Thank you Amy. I really prefer a painted wooden 'country' look, but as we live in a new house, we felt it went better. It is very shiny!! x

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  4. It's so lovely to have you back, Julie! I have missed reading your lovely posts and salivating over your lovely makeries! Oh my, your new kitchen and conservatory are quite gorgeous. Your conservatory will be the perfect spot to enjoy many an enjoyable hour. xx

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    1. Kim, it is lovely to hear from you. I was so sorry to hear of your loss and hope that you are ok xx

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  5. Sorry to hear you're had such a stressful time, the new kitchen looks lovely,
    Clare x

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  6. I'm so sorry to read that life is so busy at the moment, and especially sorry to read about your Dad, I'm hoping that as I'm so far behind in my reading that things have settled down a bit for you by now. Your kitchen looks great as do the new garlands, and the big C is not that far away, it'll be here before you know it! Bxx

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    1. Hi Beth, I was also sorry to read that your year has had its ups and downs too, but pleased to see you are dealing with things really well. Also great to see you sewing so many new things :-) xxx

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  7. Dear Julie, I hope things are settling down a bit by now - I'm so sorry to hear your Dad is having a rough trot of it; what a time it's been for all of you these past months. Your new kitchen is looking very smart and those conservatory windows are so nice. Your reindeer garlands - how cute they are and how quickly Christmas will creep up on us!!! Thanks so much for your lovely message on mine - it was so good to hear from you! Hugs, Joy xo

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    1. So pleased you are back Joy, your blog is a pleasure to read and I have missed you! x

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