Saturday, 26 September 2009
Anyway, it's finished and I'm pleased with how it turned out. I've got two more 'on order', one for my cousin's little girl who I gave one to for her birthday but who needs another one. Apparantly she won't let it out of her sight and it needs a good wash...
The other one will be for my sister to give to a friend's baby that is due after Christmas, so I have got a little more time for that one.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Jenni is quadraplegic following a car accident in 2002. She is amazing in the way she handles her life now and how much she gets on and does.
Greg is also quadraplegic following an accident in 1999. He retains a dry sense of humour and has a very philosophical outlook at times.
Karly has Rett syndrome. She has many physical limitations and cannot speak, but is able to communicate through the written word after many years of non-communication due to health professionals not believing it was possible for her. Karly may have physical difficulties but she spends her time finding ways to enrich her life, and the lives of those around her.
Have a read, I find these three people very humbling, I really don't think I could cope with their situations in the way that they do.
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
This batch should be ready around Christmas unless I decide to let it mature for longer....
.... I think this could be a very happy Christmas!!!
Monday, 21 September 2009
I think it's really important to give blood and I got over a very deep rooted fear in order to do it. I figured that if I had an accident and needed blood to save my life, I was never going to refuse because I was too scared of needles!!
In my mind, if I was prepared to accept blood, I had to be prepared to give it.
Sunday, 20 September 2009
Saturday evening I groomed and bathed Tarka, then groomed Pippa. Sunday morning I bathed Pippa. This was all for a charity photoshoot in aid of Many Tears rescue. I haven't seen the pictures yet but hopefully we'll have got some nice ones. And since I won't be able to post the professional pictures on the net, I took a few of my own to mark the bathing occasion!
Sunday afternoon I made sloe gin with the sloes I picked last week. I've made a whole bottle of gin's worth, at the moment the sugar is not yet disolved so it will be interesting to see how it develops over the coming weeks. I don't even know if I'm going to like it yet! It looks like a lot of sugar, but I am assured the quantities are correct!
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Just need to get some kilner jars and some gin now...
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Saturday I was at the Cranbourne Agility Show all day. It was a nice day, the weather was kind and although I made plenty of mistakes in my courses it was just such a lovely atmosphere you couldn't help but enjoy yourself.
Saturday was also the Yateley and District Garden Society show. I couldn't attend as I was at the agility comp, but Sis-in-Law took my entries for me. I entered bread rolls, chutney, lemon drizzle cake, a card and a photograph. I won second prize for my bread rolls and onion chutney, which I was very pleased with! Sis-in-Law did well too winning prizes for her flower arrangements and I'm sure she got something else too, and my brother got a second for his fruit cake. Neice #2 got a second for her lemon cake (although I'm sure mine was better really.... only joking!! :-) )
Sunday, I spent most of the late afternoon/evening making apple chutney. I finally managed to find some apples since my crop went bad on the tree, and I now have plenty of chutney maturing in the cupboard which should be just perfect for Christmas! I want to make some more of the tomato and the red onion chutney, and I want to have a go at sloe gin too. I have found some sloes, just need to pick them and make them into sloe gin!!
Monday, 14 September 2009
For more info, read this link or just google 'aspartame'
I'm not getting into a debate here about whether aspartame is safe or not, I don't know enough about it to state publicly either way. I can however say with complete honesty that I feel 100% better since I cut it out of my diet and I haven't had a migraine for 3 months.
That's all I need to know!
Saturday, 5 September 2009
This was the highest point in Tarka's agility career to date. Winning out of grade 2 into grade 3 at Vyne show, April 2009. She won grade 2 agility. To say I was speechless was an understatement, since I had no idea we'd even been placed, let alone won the class! Let's just say I was very proud of my girl!!
I never was any good at keeping a diary when I was young, just kept forgetting, and blogging is no different. However it's my blog, and if it's sporadic then I guess that is just a reflection of myself.
I am currently full of great asperations to do loads of stuff, sewing and quilting, jewellery and chainmaille, sorting out my house (yeah right... that's gonna happen??) etc etc. So far, I'm still in the planning stage.... I'm good at planning!!