Wednesday, 16 October 2013

It's been a long time !

How have five months managed to pass by since the last time I posted.
Things haven't been good in my household in that I lost my mum suddenly in June - one minute she was fit and well and the next she got a "tummy bug" which turned out to be C.diff and there was nothing that could be done. We got her to the doctors and hospital on Tuesday and she passed away Friday without having come round from the sedation she was put under because of the pain.  I spoke to her doctor recently and she couldn't believe it either. We're slowly coming to terms with it but it's so hard.
On a brighter note my daughter has just started Uni in Cardiff, although that's not been without problems to, especially when her boyfriend broke up with her last week and she promptly hopped on a  train and came home! Still it's her birthday next week so we're off to see her for a couple of days - just hope weather improves a bit.
Obviously for the reasons above I've not done a lot of crafting but sometime ago I went to a demo on art journalling and promptly decided to have a go so rather than no piccies at all I thought I'd show you my very first page background - hope you like it, just got to remember how to do this for next time.

Not a brilliant picture, but better than nothing.
Take care everyone andI hope to be back soon.


  1. So sorry to hear about your Mum. Sending big hugs x Hope your daughter settles well at uni too. Your journal looks great! Fabulous colours! I have one but I haven't done much with it yet

  2. So sorry to hear about your Mum - and I hope your daughter is feeling better about the break-up by now (happened to me within the first term of University too, and I never looked back!)... Lovely journal pages, full of depth - and somehow the colours really connect in to what you've been writing about.

    Really, I just hopped over to say thank you for your lovely words on my PaperArtsy projects earlier this month. Sorry I'm so late catching up!
    Alison x

  3. Hi there, It's been so long since you blogged, I hope that you are recovering from the sad loss of your Mum and that your daughter is enjoying UNI, it would be lovely to hear that you are well and crafting again, hugs Gay x

  4. It's lovely to see you back, but I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum - so shocking and so hard to deal with.

    I'm happy to hear that your daughter is enjoying university, and the boyfriend thing sounds par for the course, sadly (happened to me too - though mostly mutually - but I've never looked back and university was much more fun as a result!). I hope you'll have a great time together celebrating her birthday.

    Loving the page background... and here's hoping you'll be up for sharing some more soon.
    Alison xx