Friday, 19 March 2010

Wonder if this is a do-able dream...........

Have a look at this http://www.maywhetter.co.uk/propertydetails.aspx?property_id=684

A bit about me.... (most of you know)

I would love to live in Cornwall, I don't know 100% why but I just would.

I like a very simple life, I don't want to be well off, just enough to get by and pay bills. I am not a follower of fashion, latest trends etc.

I have this silly, burning desire to own a wool/craft/tea shop, somewhere where workshops can be run from, friends can come and put on workshops, sell their stuff. Where people can mill around chat, craft, drink endless cups of coffee, meet new friends, share interests. Almost like a craft drop in centre. My friend Nicki and I often talk about it. Would it work, how would we go about it, you know, over cup of coffee ramblings.

Still, you never know one day I might break out of my little comfort bubble and try something like that. If the J's were older I think I would be very tempted. I could sell up and go on an adventure. Fowey is the most magical place, very popular with sailors, so maybe there would be water widows who would like to craft or learn new crafts while their loved ones go and play on water. It is full of quaint little craft shops, full of pre-made stuff but there is no wool shop, nope. Couldn't see a craft shop. I could run a B&B again, offering craft holidays..........

Enough mutterings, I would be too scared to actually do something positive like that, maybe in a few years time you never know. Maybe I'll surprise everyone and do something outrageous!! I have just dropped Jose off to school with her textile course work almost finished (nothing like leaving it to the last minute, but it is done. I would LOVE to do a textile course, LOVE to go to uni to do art and textiles.

Hey, maybe in 2 and a half years time, when I hit 40 (how did that come about so fast!!) I might actually do something like that.

You know when your head is just so so full of things, ideas, thoughts, hopes and dreams and you would just like to pause it for just a little while but you can't find that switch.

Someone at work said to me that I was quiet the other day, then there is a whole new thing to worry about, times when you just want to be quiet, to not join in 'chat' you have to be so careful that is doesn't come across as being grumpy or rude. It is complicated this life stuff. So much to always take into consideration. I found it difficult the other day when I was ironing stuff at work and one carer came in to grumble about the other. I don't want to know, to get caught into that bitching about another one thing. If you have a problem, deal with it or say someting to that person. We are all working for the same purpose, to care for the people who live there. AAAGGGGHHH!!!

I was so chuffed that I was going to have these regular hours, I had started to plan things, work out in advance when I could go and do things, see friends I hadn't seen for ages. Looks like that isn't going to happen, long story (to long to write) I have got some more hours but as it is done on a two week rota the second week I have 9 hrs. Mmmm... try running a household on that! What would be perfect if two nights a week came up. Now THAT would be PERFECT!!! You never know, one day.

But I have started to make things again. When I can be bothered to tidy and find the camera I will post a photo.

I could have washed up, tidied the kitchen and drank at least 3 cups of coffee whilst I was doing this!!

BUT THE BUILDER HAS PROMISED TO TURN UP ON WEDNESDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Only snag is the plumber will be here doing the bathroom too.

Looks like it could be a slightly stressed week next week.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Doesn't time fly.

You know what it is like. You sit down to do a post, head full of ideas and then life just gets in the way, or you think you'll just have a quick look and everyone else's blog, then you follow a link from theirs and before you know it best part of an hour is gone.


We all start with such a flourish, posting daily.......see look. Started this an hour ago. The called to help find art stuff so that Jose can go over to a friends to do course work. Now got to print out some invoices for a friend. Maybe I should come back to this after work tonight. Best idea so far today.

OK. Nice shift at work. I have now finished my 'Safe Handling of Medication' course so can hopefully get a bit sorted out at home. Now that's a joke as a month ago the builder came.. then went..... then came back for a day.... then left. This is a bit difficult as the builder is a sort of friend. I phoned, texted, rang the home phone, spoke the his wife, his son, yep, he'd phone me back........

Now I am a pretty laid back person (Not sure if the J's would agree) but in the end, I have to say, I don't mind him not turning up, but, and here is the big but, I would just like to know!!

So I went up there. So, a promise of coming back next week...........shall we watch this space????

Right, on to something far more interesting. My lovely niece Ashley has mastered the art of crochet. it was a joy to teach her, although I think she had already got the basics. I showed her how to join as you go like this and I sent her up to my shed full of wool to pick out what colours she liked. She seems to have a mature idea of colours and is very into this (I'm jut showing off how easy it is to like to different sites - it has taken me so long to really understand how it works) SO she came down with an armful of colours, colours that I wouldn't really have thought about putting together, but once they are then they look fantastic!!
(She was like a child on Christmas eve)



What do you think? Not bad for her first attempt.
She has today moved out of Halls into a room in a house. The couple who are now her landlords sound really great. She has been told by her Nan (who finally had her hip op on Saturday) to remember that she has course work to do rather then crochet!! As you can tell my dear old Mum hasn't been bitten by the 'Crochet Bug'!
Other stuff that has been going on is I joined the Lets Scheme in Bridport, read about it here. Basically one net (currency) is equal to a pound but no money changes hands. I have hoovered, looked after a dog for the night and made apple cakes. A tip for apple cakes. If you are a) running short on Apples and you have scrummy apples with interesting skins b) can be bothered to peel loads of said apple, leave the skins on. They were pretty scrummy and looked a bit more interesting.
Oh well, I am actually off to bed. I have a child free night, I could do LOADS of me related things, but, all I want to do is go to bed early. Boy I must be getting old!!
Poppy is still in an unfinished state (along with SO many other things in the cottage)
Have a great weekend xx
 
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