Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Do what you love

Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved walking in the country, on these walks she would collect fleece caught on fences. She would take it home and try twisting it into yarn, mostly unsuccessfully!


 Fast forward to 2017, a Sunday stroll in the country and she's still there collecting the fleece, hoping to use it for................something. Well all those years ago I spent my time making, creating, crafting, painting, growing. I still do those things they're still the things that make me the happiest. 






So what's my point here?
 Well I remembered the other day watching one of my children as a small boy building towers, building walls, always building. The other day he came home from work, dirty, wet, tired and hungry and declared "I love my job"...............he's a bricklayer!
I remembered also watching my youngest son busy cooking up a storm standing on a chair in the kitchen................he went off and studied something else at Uni............
but he's back doing what he loves,
 working in a cafe.
 It occurred to me that we should all try to do the things we love. 
If not as a career then everyday a little moment of fulfillment,
 a little bit of time for ourselves.
Do what you love.

Love
♥Sue♥

Friday, 6 October 2017

Five Photo Friday


Autumn is here!
We've had some glorious weather here this week.
The toadstools are up, leaves are turning and the nights are drawing in.














Each and every moment beautiful and special and worth savouring.
Happy Friday
Love
♥Sue♥

Friday, 22 September 2017

Five Photo Friday


Memories of Summer
Whitby Abbey


 Yorkshire fields


Up on the moors


 North Landing beach, Flamborough Head


Hector at Rievaulx Abbey


Summer was good.
Love
♥Sue♥

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Autumn Again!



The evenings are drawing in and our evening dog walks are lit by the setting sun.
I love this time of year, the colours of nature are still bright and vibrant and the light is often amazing.
We've had a summer of walking and relaxing, lots of family time..................wonderful.


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There's been crafting too, a blanket, it's taking FOREVER the pattern involves counting. I don't do counting, well I do but not very well! This means it's been crochet a row, unpick two rows!!!!!!
It'll be worth it it's a lovely pattern.
Here, have a little look
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The pattern is from
It's lovely but you can't take your eyes off it!
I'm coming to the end now so they'll be a tah dah moment very soon.
Finally I am hoping to post more frequently.................HAHAHA yeah you've heard that before haven't you, but I am because I really enjoy it, so thank you for reading my somewhat sporadic posts, it means a lot to me.
See you soon
♥Sue♥

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Things are looking up!

Well hello!
I'm a little bit back and it feels good!
So what have I been doing?
Weeeeeeel alot of things have happened since we last spoke.
Let's have a round up.
I spent quite a few months coping with fatigue and depression which meant a bit of a standstill with  pretty much everything. Glum times.
Life was quiet, slow, gentle. I had to be careful and kind to myself but gradually I felt better found my energy and got back to normal ish.
I found gardening and crochet two of the most therapeutic things to do.
But the most restorative activity I've been enjoying is, well take a little look.


Meet
 The Right Honourable Hector Albert Schnauzer


Possibly the happiest dog in the world.


He certainly make me happy, Who knew I'm a dog person!
If you want to reduce your stress levels get a Hector!
I thought long and hard before getting him, found a kennel club breeder and have spent a long time socializing and training him, he's been a complete joy so responsive and eager to learn.
Just the best dog EVER!
If that wasn't great enough I've also become a Nana to the most gorgeous grandson, d'you want to see him, get ready cos you will say ahhhhh.


He's adorable isn't he. 



I am a very proud Nana.
Baby Finlay is already nearly one, he's a live wire, up and about and very nearly walking.
God help us!!!!!!
I can't tell you how lovely it is to be a Nana, all the fun, all the good bits, all the love.
Our family are truly blessed.
So lots to do, lots to share.
I'm going to try posting every fortnight and next time I'll show you some crafty stuff.
Hope you're enjoying the sunshine.
Talk soon
Love
♥Sue♥







Friday, 8 May 2015

Five Photo Friday


Last weekend saw another trip to the woods,
 more beautiful bluebells and wild flowers.
 It's so wonderful spending time outside in Nature.







I've also been spinning some gorgeous merino.
Nice and thin!



Topped off with a little crochet play in the sunshine.
Whilst I recover from my day out in the woods!
 Yeah a whole week to get over one trip, Chronic Fatigue is RUBBISH!


Still least I can sit in my beautiful garden.
How's your week been, what have you all been making, doing, enjoying?
Do tell!
Love
♥Sue♥

Friday, 1 May 2015

Five Photo Friday

Bluebell Time!












Hope you're having a splendid week and that you've managed to find time to get outside and enjoy some Springtime beauty. 
We took a gentle stroll through the woods this evening and very pretty it was too!
Have a super Bank Holiday weekend whatever you're doing.
Much Love
♥Sue♥