Monday, 12 September 2011

I'm still here!!!

Hi folks,
It's been a while since I last blogged so apologies. In truth I have my good days and my bad days since my Mam died. Life has to go on I know but it's easier said than done when everything you do reminds you of how much you miss someone.

My Dad returned to his job in Egypt at the beginning of August, a big step for him and a difficult one having to repeat the events of the previous few weeks to colleagues who wanted him to know that they had been thinking of him. I missed him dreadfully and was happy to be waiting at the airport on his return 3 weeks later. Another hurdle for him going home to an empty house for the first time in over 35 years. It's hard taking his grief on as well as my own but he needs supporting at the moment and I promised Mam I would look after him for her.

Colin & I finally got our postponed holiday last week. We didn't go far just 63 miles away to Berwick on Tweed. Sharon Duncan lent us her caravan for a week. Wow what a caravan. It even had central heating. Maisie enjoyed her twice daily walks on the nearby beach and her trip on the train at Heatherslaw. I was thrilled to see the wild seals in Eyemouth harbour and again my mind drifted back to Mam because I would have been straight on the phone to her telling her all about our day.

It's my birthday on Sunday and I'm dreading it. Dad has asked all the family to go up to the cottage for the afternoon which is lovely but will be very difficult for all of us because the one person who made birthdays special will be missing.

Work is keeping me sane and it's lovely to have something to focus on. It's really busy at the moment with 3 weeks of trips down to the TV studios  for shows. Next week sees the launch of our new CD ROM Paws for Thought. I'm really excited about this one as I commisioned the artwork and set the ball rolling. Sharon Duncan has put the CD ROMs together and has done a cracking job. I do hope you all like it. Here's a sample card or two to show you what we have done. I can't wait to show all the finished samples and demos. It will be launched on Create & Craft on Friday 23rd Septmber at 11.00am so I hope you will be watching. Did I tell you it's a double CD ROM!!!!

Well it's getting late and I have a long drive down to Peterborough tomorrow for my 2 shows on Wednesday at 8.00am and 1.00pm. I'm meeting Louise at the hotel for a girly night in with MacDonalds and milk shakes. Oh the exciting life of a TV crafting superstar like what I am as my pal Wendie Rhodes calls me.

See you Wednesday
Big hugs,


  1. Your card is lovely just try and enjoy your day and you know the one missing will be around you:) Sandra H

  2. Just found your blog after years of watching you demonstrate on the tv and loving the new Tumble & Tizzy Pastimes launch. Off to order mine, just wanted to say Hi and after finishing reading about your dear Mum my thoughts are with you espcially as Mothers Day dawns. Take care, Jane (your newest follower) x