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Our Home our Haven

Saturday, June 30, 2012

                                             Jubilee Swap...Thank you so much Dee.

My Jubilee Swap package arrived Friday  but I could not open it until today as we had to make a quick trip after work to pick up two gorgeous grand children and then Sat was so busy I forgot and today i got to open it.
Thank you so much Dee and thank you to the wonderful organiser over at Faith Hope and Charity blog site.

 How fantastic to wrap the parcel in old pattern paper I loved this idea.
It contained a lovely zip purse that I will use a lot, I am going to keep the banking slips etc in this from the op shop as I needed just this size,it is lovely.
A lovely little crochet brooch and some very regal crown earings,playing cards which we will put in our caravan and some great fabric pieces that will soon be made into items that I will be using.\
Once again a huge thank you.

Aren't children priceless,it was just what I needed,lots of kiddie cuddles and giggles all round...

 How does one eat a crunchy pear with no front teeth! very carefully and slowly lol.
 Livvy with Miss Molly who never gets to walk much when the children come for a holiday.
Sister helps cook and brother plays happily with the pirate ship that has been here since before they were all born,every time I do a clear out I almost part with it only to find it is the first item they ask for so I imagine their children will also play with it in years to come.
Next blog I will put the caramelised onion recipe up,we made a double batch yesterday as everyone seems to like it.
Have a blessed Sunday.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Today I have chosen to rise above that which drags us down,to do what I promised myself months ago,only write about the good things in life,and not blog about the worries,pain or sadness that befalls us,well trying to anyway.
I think I have learnt these last weeks that creating things and being able to actually physically make them is what makes up a huge part of me,not being able to do this made me a morose  figure and I did not like me very much.
Thank you Anthea for your lovely caring email,this made me realise I simply needed to rise up and get on...so I have and here is my first back to blog catchup.
First a happy birthday on Saturday past for our Miss Livvy turning 9 ,she is a joy.
WE have travelled to see my Mother in law who had a fall and while there we had a beautiful time with her and my sister in law Janet.

 Bob having a ride on his Mums cart,he loved it.....
 Janet is doing wonderfully recovering from Breast Cancer,still a long way to go but she does have a lovely head of hair since Chemo.
 We stayed at a lovely motel on the way home and this is out our window, I needed this break very much.
 Now this is our Caramalised Onions. I can say these are absolutely delishious.
 If you have an abundance of onions I can say that these are so worthwhile making,if you can bear to give any away the persons will be truly grateful.Gorgeous with a sharp cheese and crackers or on steak or yummy on  toasted sandwiches,so very easy to make and just takes 2 hours.If anyone is interested I will blog the recipe, I think a follower of mine Cro would love these.
Something to make you smile,the little lambs are everywhere on my daily work day at the moment,I do worry as it is so cold and the newborns struggle, I guess these are late lambs or early as they usually arrive in the spring.The funny thing is these are only half of the group and 2 mums babysitting, I love seeing this they seem to have 2 adults look after a huge group, I guess the mums take turns feeding .
Have a wonderful day,rise above the weight that comes so heavily onto your shoulders,sometimes it just takes a kind word of caring from one person to make the difference.
Blogland is a wonderful place,a stranger cares that all may not be well with you and sends a little email,just checking ,and makes your day,if you follow a blog regularly and they suddenly stop send a little email it will make all the difference,I have not commented at all recently on the blogs I follow,I have been reading them and I will get back to commenting soon.
Blessings to everyone.