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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

New House

Good morning all. 

Well what a difference a few days make with no meds...lots of energy to stay awake all day and considerably better nights sleep! Swollen ankles, headaches and aches and pains all gone too...I feel like a new woman :)

Yesterday was glorious here so I took some time out from cleaning up behind contractors and painting chairs to walk around our new garden and take a few photos. Here is a taster of what we've bought...these were all taken on my phone as my camera is still away being repaired. 

The house from the ground and from above and some of the many garden features.

Views around us...the track being our road into the property.

Some of the many flowers popping up everywhere...hubby was desperate to start "hacking" things down but luckily I managed to persuade him otherwise and we can now enjoy everything as it comes into bloom.

My kitchen is coming together and the painting is ongoing throughout the house so things are beginning to progress in the right direction. I'm feeling much more positive now that my get up and go has caught up with me again!

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Christmas Card Club "Red Berries"

Good morning all.....and huge apologies for my prolonged absence!

I can't believe it's a month since I last blogged....it's been a fraught four weeks! The new house is still ongoing although it is now being pieced back together...the dining room is almost finished and the new kitchen will be fitted this week and we have new wardrobes being fitted as we speak. It's been a long haul to get this far but I'm sure it will be worth it in the end.

To top this I've had a few health problems, mainly side effects of the medication I was on. I'm now off everything for two weeks and hopefully my blood pressure and cholesterol will still be at acceptable levels when I'm tested in two weeks time.

I finally made it into the craft room last night and managed a very quick card as today is Christmas Card Club day....I still haven't made one for my own challenge two weeks ago but I'll catch up someday! Apologies girls as I still haven't commented on your cards but promise I'll get there. Mrs A has asked to see "Red Berries" this time, here is my offering:

Another of my general cards made...Joanna Sheen decoupage (although I'll admit the layers haven't yet been added), dies from Spellbinders and Wplus9 and some more of that Kanban card I'm trying to work my way through. Apologies for the poor quality photo but my camera took poorly whilst we were in New Zealand and I've only just got around to getting it picked up to be repaired, so using my old camera for now.

You'll find a list of the other girls on my sidebar if you'd like to see their take on the challenge.

Now I need to grovel.....huge, huge apologies to my candy winners for not getting your prizes out to you. I have everything ready to pack up to post but just haven't managed to do so yet. I'm hoping over the next few days my energy levels will return somewhat to normal and I may be able to function for a whole day instead of intermittently! Hoping to do some blog hopping soon too to catch up with you all...it's been too long and I need a crafty fix!