Friday, 23 September 2011

Camping in style

Wd didn't get to go camping this year.  It's been too wet!
I'm a fair weather camper, NOT a real, hardened camper.

This tent, though, makes me long for a sunny weekend so we can pop off somewhere for a weekend under canvas.

It's a replica VW camper van tent which sleeps 4.

How amazing is this!

My husband has always wanted a camper van.  Now perhaps we can afford one!

Have a happy weekend.


Sunday, 11 September 2011


10 years ago I was pregnant with Lily when I got a call at work from my husband telling me he would be late home from work as a plane had crashed into the World Trade Centre (my husband works is an operations manager in news and magazine distribution).  I was completely shocked (we had been there ourselves before we had had children) but I had no idea how much more shocking the day was going to become.  Work stopped, everyone was taking calls from family members who were at home watching the news as the most horrible day in my memory progressed.  I spent the rest of the day watching the TV with my hands over my mouth time and time again and my three year old son asking me why I was crying.  This was the day I learned just how much evil there is in the world.  But more importanly, I learned about strength, patriotism and love.
Even though I am in the UK I believe that we are one world - what happened on 9/11 was the most awful thing I could ever have imagined.  It affected everyone.  I still can't watch footage of the day without crying all over again. 
♥ For the husband who told his wife I love you one last time before his plane went down in a field ♥ For the wife who stopped in the stairs to call her husband to say I will love you forever ♥ For the mothers and fathers who kissed their kids goodbye the morning they died ♥ For the policemen who rushed in with the firemen to help get others out only to die themselves ♥ For the soldiers who fought back and lost their lives. ♥ today and every day we remember you!!! ♥

Monday, 5 September 2011

Twice in one day

Two of my items have made it to the Front Page of Etsy today - once this morning and just now!

A big thank you to those who have the patience and dedication to keep creating treasuries.