A quick explanation

Life has been a bit crazy here recently. I’m finding it hard to find time to sit down and write out a full post so I’ll just summarise it quickly.

I got made redundant at the end of February which although not unexpected was a shock.

I was lucky enough to get another job 3 days later but with less hours so my income has taken a hit which is difficult in this economic climate.

2 weeks later my husbands’ back (he slipped a disc in his back last June) deteriorated and he had emergency surgery to remove the disc. So my gardening leave was spent nursing a very sick partner and doing everything that needed doing. He returns to work on Thursday and although he still struggles to sit down for any length of time I think he’s ready. He has been on a lot of painkilling drugs both before and after the surgery and it’s been a major job sorting them out and making sure he takes them on time. For the past 2 weeks he has been walking Oscar with me every morning in an attempt to raise his fitness and soon I will hopefully be able to share some fantastic photos of Oscar and his friends playing.

My new job is going well and I’m still based at home which is just as well given that I’ve been a nurse for the past 2 months.

I also had a birthday a couple of weeks ago but my birthday treat of a day out was postponed due to a sick car.  My present from DH is a trip to the Festival of Quilts in August with an overnight stay which I’m looking forward to as I’ve never been before.

Craft wise this is what I’ve been doing over the Bank Holiday weekend:


Apple core shapes cut out with the Accuquilt.

So that’s it, I’ve probably missed something vital out but that’s it for now.