"Although I speak from my own experience, I feel that no one has the right to impose his or her beliefs on another person. I will not propose to you that my way is best. The decision is up to you. If you find some point which may be suitable for you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you find that it is off no use, then you can discard it." Dalai Lama...

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Catch up,shopping,holiday plans.

It's been a little quiet on here:-)

We've kept ourselves busy,seeing friends,visiting family in Yorkshire,sleepovers,pyjama days,TV and DVDs, walks for Emily and Alan in the fairy woods leading to Crummock water.Crying a great deal to Marley and me at the cinema,lot's of drawing,plans for an art gallery and money making opportunity for Emily, more of that at a later date;-))Request for a project on Victorians from Emily,whose best friend is doing one at school.Daily Bratz play with Daddy and vets surgery play with mummy.

Shopping for a bed,Milly fell in love with a water bed today,not my cup of tea though, very strange feeling!! Searching for an automatic car locally which is proving to be like searching for a needle in a haystack,might have found one today depending on how much they will stretch on a part exchange deal,fingers crossed.Sofa shopping in DFS with Milly who said she was surprised she had enjoyed sofa shopping so much!! Great fun in large swivel chairs and trying out as many different styles as she could.

Plans for holidays later in the year,caravan in Scotland with Emily's best friend E ,Aunty's house in Yorkshire,long weekend in a caravan in Northumberland with Emily's best friend A,no greek island this year (boo hoo)unfortunately car and sofa are taking priority this year:-( Maybe next year!!Or,wishful thinking, a really good hot summer so I can get my sun fix!!

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Hooked on your blog award.

I wrote this before I got Ill and just never got it posted so I thought now was as good a time as any:-))

Jean, Heart Rockin Mama very kindly passed this on to me.6 random things/what makes me happy.Seems like things are conspiring to encourage me to look at the positives in my life and that's no bad thing. Luckily I am in a positive frame of mind as this could be tricky when I am in lull:-)

Okey dokey here we go.Some random facts and some things that make me happy.

1.There are particular areas in the house that I love to spend time in,one of them is the desk area. I love to sit here with the big lights off and the desk light on.It always feels cosy.I am surrounded by pictures Emily has drawn for me, a list of positive affirmations,pictures of my nephew and Emily,some inspiring quotes, and my inner peace cards that I choose one from each day and am constantly amazed at just how relevant the message always is.There is also a huge amount of clutter and a constant pile of bills to pay and letters to answer but that's ok, that's what this area is for after all.

2.One of my favourite comfort foods is mashed potatoes with gravy.The gravy has to just right though.I do make a good gravy even though I say so myself and I freeze any left over from roast dinners so I have a supply waiting,you never know when your gonna need comforting ;-))

3.I would class myself as a dreamer.Some might say I am naive,I trust easily and always want to believe the best in people.I think of myself as a lucky person.Over the last few years I have got much better at seeing the bright side.

4.Driving past a school during school hours with Emily in the car never fails to remind me how blessed we are and to be thankful that we are out of that system.

5.Seeing the garden fresh and clean in the springtime.I love to see the earth and space between the plants before they grow larger.The little veg shoots promising so much,unless said shoots get eaten by bleeping slugs or caterpillars!!sore point,I lost a great deal last year as I wasn't ready for them.I will be armed with information,netting and slug pellets this year,organic of course!!

6.I am seriously thinking of having my nose pierced.

I now pass it on to 6 blogs I am hooked on ?

Not sure I can list just 6 as I have soooo many I love to read for differing reasons.
Some that I have followed since I first heard about the blog world are









See up to eight already!!
Some that are newer to me but I seem to have a great deal in common with are,








Thank you all for sharing.I do love the new follow linky thing cos now I don't spend quite so long skipping around to see who posted,the info is all in one place so I never miss anything!!I am sure no one will mind if you all pick up this award,if you want to of course.xx

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Sunshine and sleepover

A wonderful sunny day today has helped to lift my spirits.We have been out to town to do a few errands and took Emily for an appointment with Rezwanna for some Rieki.

We have picked up E who I have not seen for over 3 weeks and she is staying over tonight.I am picking her up after her drama group on Thursday and she will stay over again, much to Milly's pleasure:-))

So things are getting back to normal now.The horrible black cloud of a possible relapse has passed and all is well.xx