Wednesday, 25 May 2011

As if things could not get any worse

Hi Everyone,

I've always had this theory in life that when things are going really well someone somewhere brings you down to earth with a bang at some point just to let you know that life is not a bed of roses.

Well someone has given me & my family the biggest kick we have had to face so far in life. As I said in my last post my Mum is in hospital at the moment with what we thought was a bad kidney infection.

Last Tuesday we were given the worst news possible. My Mum has terminal cancer and as I type this we only have a few days left with her. My heart is breaking. She's my best friend and I'm hers. The speed at which we have reached this point is beyond belief and I wake up every morning thinking it's a bad dream and then reality kicks in big time.

I was supposed to be on C&C with our new CD ROM on Tuesday morning but now you will understand why the schedule was changed. I dare not be hundreds of miles away at this point in time.

I couldn't get through this without the help & support of my good friends . You all know who you are and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there night and day for me.

My Mum is in a wonderful hospital in Rothbury. The staff are fantastic and I can't praise them enough for the care & compassion they are showing not only to my Mum but to my family too. Have you ever heard of a hospital where dogs are allowed in a patient's room or where you leave at the end of a long shift with a plate of home-made cakes. They are just wonderful people working in a magic place.

Take care


Thursday, 12 May 2011

Genuine excuse

Hi Folks,

I've just looked at the date of my last posting and gasped but I do have a genuine excuse for the lack of posts. My Mum is in hospital at the moment, not very well at all, so as you can imagine it's been a trying time for the family with hospital visits, telephone calls etc. Up until today she was in Wansbeck General hospital which is just a 15 mile round trip for me, 15 minutes there and 15 minutes back but a 100 mile round trip for my Dad. Today they are transferring her to a hospital nearer her home which now means our trips are reversed but it will be easier for Dad. She's missing Beth, their Old English Sheepdog so much. We are hoping that maybe Dad can arrange for her to see Beth in the hospital grounds as it would be a great tonic for both of them as normally Mum & Beth are inseparable.
It's great that lots of you are joining the Cupcakecrafting Members' Club and you seem to love the "Buy one get one FREE" offer on the Cupcakecrafting CD ROMs.

I've now been given a budget to go on a shopping spree for the website so watch out for some "Cupcakecrafting Sprinkles" being added very soon and if you are a club member there's a 10% discount on all products don't forget.

The Walk on the Wild Side CD ROM should been available very soon and we have a new collection being added to the Cupcakecrafting Bakery lines. The girls are busy working on samples and they are ecstatic about the designs. Bev the Blade has even bought a new printer to make samples!! Bless her.

I'll keep you posted about the new lines.