Thursday, 20 September 2012

I want my mojo back

As you have probably noticed the blog looks very different, not because I fancied a change but bloomin blogger is playing up again. It was o.k while I could still use the old blogger interface but it decided to update itself and my background is no longer. I suppose it's somewhere out there, oh well I suppose a change is as good as a rest or whatever it is they say!

Life is a little up and down at the moment, it's been a week since our girls were taken from our garden and I'm still finding it hard to come to terms with the loss, I miss their clucking and scratching around and generally making a mess of Mr. H's lawn,  I miss them getting under my feet when I'm hanging out the washing and the garden seems so empty without them. We desperately want to get some more but are so afraid that the scummy little sods will return, I don't think I could bear it, the whole experience has left me feeling very vulnerable at the moment and I can't seem to shake off the feeling.

I have been keeping myself busy at work which has helped and I'm busy at home preparing for Mary's Marvellous Vintage and Craft Market this weekend. It's a fabulous fair full of beautiful things and I always enjoy being part of it.
 I haven't  had time to make anything for this fair  as I have been so busy at work ( In the space of a year I have gone from working 12 hours a week to 25) but I have lots of lovely vintagey bits and bobs to take along.
I'm hoping to sell these, Iv'e had them over a year now and never worn them so it's time to part company.

Ive also sorted through a few bits of embroidery I acquired  when I worked at the convent. I have kept quite a lot and I plan to finish them but there were so many that I know I will never get around to doing them all.
My lovely friend Little Adele will be popping down in the afternoon so I'm sure we will make time for tea and cake and a good catch up.

Mr. H will be collecting something very exciting later today that we spotted last weekend at Elsecar Antique Centre , it needs a little T.L.C but it had our name written all over it so a fiver deposit sealed the deal along with a promise to return Friday to collect it.
You may remember in my last post I mentioned  The button Tin and the fabulous day I spent there, well I haven't forgotten I just haven't got around to uploading the photos yet but I promise it will be worth the wait.... I just hope my snaps will do the place justice.

speaking of snaps I must apologise for the lack / quality of photos, blogger is not satisfied with buggering up my settings it's now decided it won't upload my pics in the usual way..........AAARRRGGGHHHHHH!

I'm also hoping there will be a TAH DAH coming up very soon, Iv'e been a busy bee threading in ends on my granny square camper van blanket but just as I was getting close to finishing I ran out of wool so in the mean time Iv'e been using up scraps and making coat hanger jackets, the perfect project now the nights are drawing in.

Hopefully I will be back very soon with lots of pictures and feeling slightly more cheery.

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  1. Was very sorry to read about your girls. It comes to something when they aren't safe in your garden. I used to worry about my guinea pigs being vulnerable outside and keep the one I now have in the kitchen (where he's getting fat because of it, I might add!)

    I am in Wales this weekend so will miss yet another fabulous Mary's but hope you have a successful one, and that life seems a little brighter afterwards :) Keep smiling. x

  2. Love the shoes, I have size 11 feet so I can never buy nice shoes!

  3. Sorry to hear about your girls :( Have a lovely weekend x

  4. What you are describing is very common for people who have experienced theft, it can leave you feeling vunerable. Make sure you talk about how you feel and not bottle things up!
    The Vintage Fair will be great for you! Hope you start to feel more like yourself soon, Ada :) x

  5. Hello Mrs H, thanks so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog, because now I've found you! Been looking through your lovely blog and we have so much in common

  6. Sorry didn't finish that off! So sorry about your chickens, as I knw how attached to them you get ... Hope you get your mojo back and are feeling chirpier soon ... Have a lovely weekend

    Claire, your new follower xxx

    1. Hi Claire
      As I have two lovely pictures of you I have a sneaky feeling you were already a follower and I'm certain you have left a comment on one of my previous posts because that's how I discovered you!
      Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining, I love reading the comments I think it's one of the best parts of blogging.
      Have a lovely weekend yourself : )

    2. Oh! This has happened before, I thought I recognised some of your posts but I haven't been getting any recently ... And it let me join again without telling me I already had! Hopefully it's sorted out now, and looking forward to your new posts xx

    3. hehehe it sounds like something I would do- you are right we do have lots in common!
      : )

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  8. hi lovely to meet you at the fair today. I shall make the effort to blog again soon.

  9. Blogger can be abit annoying sometimes, i know when i came back from a long holiday, i got abit confused on the new page your blog even without the background, so cute and bright! here's hoping things will be happier for you! have fun at the craft market and i adore your vintage bits and bobs :)