Friday, 17 July 2009

Friday, 10 July 2009


Is there such a word as prettifying and if so have I spelt it correctly? Don't think I have but you get the point.

I've been busy making a few new things for our bedroom. I'm not 100% keen on our black bed frame so rather than go to the hassle of painting it I've made a patchwork throw to go over the head end. I'm really pleased with how it looks.

I also quickly threw together a cover for the lampshade on my side of the bed which was plain cream and a little boring. Just need to make one for the other side now.

After all the sewing I've been doing over the last few months to sell, it's been really nice to make some things for our house instead.

I finished off with this new cushion cover. For anyone who's interested the pretty pink and blue stripe used in all three items is from Louise Loves.

Thank you to everyone who left messages on my last post. The interview went well I felt and I'm waiting to hear hopefully about a second interview. They seem to work at an incredibly slow pace so not worried that I haven't heard yet. I'll keep you posted. x

Friday Update~ disappointment on the job front I'm afraid. The company have decided to 'go back to the drawing board' what ever that means. Basically there isn't a job anymore! Although they thought I was fantastic. Not much use being fantastic if it doesn't result in a job. Very very disappointed to say the least. It was the first interview I had got in 9 months of unemployment. Just no jobs around. To look on the bright side, Simon is on hols from today for the next 6 weeks. So there are some benefits to being at home! Six weeks with my gorgeous hubbie ~ what could be nicer!

Friday, 3 July 2009


Sorry for the slightly autumnal looking image. It was actually taken last Sunday on an extremely hot and sultry day. We were on a family picnic to celebrate my Sisters Birthday, and visited a beautiful garden called Pyt House in Berkshire, open under the National Gardens Scheme. I couldn't resist snapping this amazing seed head of angelica. Don't you think sometimes seed heads can be almost as beautiful as flowers. So sculptural.

The garden was absolutely beautiful as was that of the cottage next door which was also open. Unfortunately I only had chance to take these three photos as I was kept busy with Hamish and Jossy our nephew and neice. Hamish and I spent quite some time watching the chickens pictured below and a rather beautiful cockerel. I was informed by Hamish that "He's a rooster actually Aunty Nonnie"! That's me told. Not sure if he's correct but knowing Hamish he might be. Very well informed for a three year old!

My second apology of the day is for my lack of posting. I can't believe it's been a month. I have no excuse really. It's not that I've been madly busy. I just haven't had anything exciting, pretty or positive to write about. I only ever want to put nice things on my blog. But the honest truth is I haven't had anything that special to share. I've been a grump and I've been sad a lot these last few months and I didn't want to share that here. Not what you expect to be writing when you're newly married but life isn't always nice to you just because you're newly married. We've had to deal with something totally heart breaking in the first months of our marriage and add to that the fact that I've now been unemployed for just over 8 months and feel totally depressed about it and you'll hopefully understand my absense.

But today I have a glimmer of positivity in that I have a job interview later today. My first in the whole time I've been jobless! I'm very very nervous but I'm hopeful too. My agent has told me I'm the most experienced candidate so I've just got to go in there and make them like me. I really need to get this job, both for my own sanity and for our financial stability. Don't get me wrong, I've kind of loved being at home all day and making things to sell, and I know that if I get the job I will be dreaming of being back at home all day rather than being in an office. But the fact is that I've had too much time on my own of late. Too much time to dwell on sadness. And not enough time making my own money. So wish me luck fellow bloggers and send me a few good vibes at 2.30 this afternoon!

I feel a little nervous having got that lot of my chest. This blog was not going to be about personal stuff but I just felt the need for a bit of sharing again. And just so you all know, despite the horridness, married life is still wonderful. Being married to my wonderful man is a very very positive thing in my life and I love him more every day.

I'm going to finish with a couple of pretty pictures. I snapped these pictures of the sky the other evening. I'm not sure they do it justice. It really was absolutely stunning. Thanks for reading. I will be back with prettiness again next time. x


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