Tuesday, 17 June 2008

A Bird in the hand...

Look at the pretty lady that arrived in the post for me this week, just what I needed to chase away the effects of all those Glitches. Is she not just the sweetest little thing? the workmanship is just superb. Her name is 'Poppet' and she now lives above my work station in my sewing room. She came from the very talented hands of Pink Petal Designs...I Thank You Sarah... I have a little extra company at home at the moment, my wee one is running a fever and is spending his time in the day tucked under a much loved and now slightly worn out looking (because of the amount of love and cuddles it gets) quilt. You just can not beat a homemade quilt to cover yourself up in when your feeling poorly. At night, well that's a different story, he spends his nights climbing all over me, so this Mommy is rather tired and the lack of sleep is seriously starting to show now...
So today I will be getting lots of cuddles in with my little one. The weekend was full of lots going on, we have just finished eating all the cakes, on Sunday we discovered a bird in our garden that could not fly, I phoned round various places and I was instructed to take our bird to the local Bird Sanctuary... Once we had got her out of her hiding place I picked her up and put her into a pet basket and off we went for a drive of discovery...Sat Nav decided not to work and I had no idea how to get to the sanctuary, an hour later and having asked five people the way we took in our bird, I was worried due to the amount of time we had taken. I am pleased to report that they thought she would pull through...
The boys and I got treated to a tour around the place, which was a lovely way to spend the afternoon. That evening my older child was singing in a choir to raise money for our local hospice, it was a sell out and the children sang lovely, they ended the concert by singing 'World in Union' which was very moving considering what is happening in this world and to hear the children sing the meaningful words. I had a big treat this week, as a birthday gift from one of my friends (I hit a big birthday next week but the less said about that the better) I was taken to the theatre, I have not been to the theatre for ages and I had forgotten how much I enjoy it. It was a great night and the play itself was just Fab.


With all the stuff that's going on I have not picked my needles up this week so its no wounder I am a little twitchy...I need to get some sewing and knitting time, maybe later today...I am working on an order so that should push me a little, little Yo Yo hair slides...



Now ages ago, pre computer glitches I was tagged by the lovely Miss Sew N Sew...I enjoy reading these tag answers as I think you can find out a lot about the blogger so I thought it was about time I answered the Tag...(Go and check out her blog she has just returned from a great holiday, she has some lovely pictures to share)...







1) What was I doing ten years ago?I had just got married and was living a life which evolved around my career, yes I was a career girl, I was also into entertaining friends by cooking huge dinners. I was busy setting up home and adjusting to sharing after living a life of Independence. We starting to think about having a family but at this stage all that 'trying' was just good fun!!! I was a serious drinker and into having a serious good time BUT I also worked seriously hard too...Oh how things have changed!!!
2)What are 5 things in your to do list today? Just Five??? Well everyday is different...1)I have some house work to get on...ironing, bed changing that sort of thing. 2) A birthday cake to bake for someone. 3) An order to work on. 4) Mow the lawn and then plant up some seedling with the children. 5) Find out how the bird we rescued at the weekend is getting on at the bird sanctuary. Then again I might just be cuddling my sick babe!!!
3)Snacks I enjoy:Chocolate, Avocados, Pistachio nuts, Olives, More Chocolate
4)Things I would do if I was a billionaire Of course I would make the donations that would help people less fortune than myself. Live by the Sea and have my own beach hut.Own a fab shop, a mix of yarn and fabric and all things in between. A place to relax in and meet up with people for a coffee whilst you poke through all the delights on offer.Take my children to see my soul mate and her family in Australia.To stop worrying about not being able to provide for my children, saying this they still would not get everything they want, but I would know I could take them on holiday, eat good food and provide the education they require as they move through life and set them up as they enter their adult life.
5) Places I have lived inParis/France. Crete. Rhodes. Spain. United Kingdom-in the UK I have moved around a lot, saying that I have never really settled until I had my children and have now been in the same place for a number of years.
6) Jobs I have had I qualified as a florist and spent quite a few years in this industry, sadly it was so poorly paid I couldn't pay my bills, so I up and went off to see the world and worked my way round a few countries working for a holiday company as a Holiday Rep, I returned to the UK and worked at a luxury Health Spa then I fell in to training and recruitment...LONG HOURS but GREAT PAY, it suited my lifestyle at the time. I also spent a short time working as a Veterinary Manager...this was a great job I spent a lot of time just cuddling little puppies...As a child I always had little jobs to earn pocket money...I sold homemade perfume to neighbours when I was a wee girl, I also spent time helping in a library, a florist as a Saturday Girl and a garden centre. Throughout my adult life I have also volunteered for charity work...I am a big believer in the community and being part off it and helping...basically you get out of this world what you put in...
7) Six peeps I want to know more about:-
I am so rubbish at this bit, I am reminded of the dreaded chain letter as a child, so rather than state names I give you an open invitation, if you have not done this please feel free to consider yourself tagged by me...See Miss Sew N Sews blog for the rules...

Giveaway on its way....

10 comments:

julia said...

Poppet is just so cute. Life sounds as busy as usual in the Suzie Sews household, hope your little one is feeling better
Julia x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

You do sound very busy! And your tag was really interesting! Hope you littlie gets better really quickly. Lucy x

Sarah said...

Hope the glitches are all behind you and that the patient makes a good recovery all in time to celebrate Mum's birthday appropriately! Hope it's a good birthday

periwinkle said...

Hope the little one gets better soon.. sounds like you are getting along a bit better with things now. I've been to Rhodes on holiday, a lovely place but one of the hottest I've been to
Lisa x

LOUISE said...

The injured bird scenario happened to us as well. We ended up driving a poor little greenfinch to a local large vets practice. It upsets me to see any creature injured, you do feel helpless in these situations. x

Kitty said...

I'm not really surprised you were a career woman - you have a lot of energy, and I imagine whatever you direct that to gets your full attention.

That quilt is lovely: we have one called 'The Poorly Quilt' which is expressly for the purpose of lying under when under the weather!

x

Charlie P said...

Wow, it sounds like you've had such an exciting life! Whereabouts in Spain did you live?
I hope both little one and bird get better very very soon :) ...maybe a little tiny birdy quilt like the beautiful one pictured would have speeded up its recovery...

Queen of the froggers said...

Your hair slides are pretty. I hope bird does Ok, Its a good job you found him.

the homely year said...

Hope the little one is better soon...it's hard having ao little sleep.
Margaret and Noreen

Lesley said...

Aww - I hope your little chap feels better very soon.

Great tag - I love being nosey and finding out this stuff! I trained as a florist too and stuck it for six years before I decided I wanted out!

xxx