I like to think I follow these 3 short sayings already, at least I certainly try, so decided to make this little visible reminder to keep in my Craft room. It is a Crafters Workshop 6 inch Stencil which I have coloured with my 2 favourite Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserve.
My life has been a bit of a whirl for the last few weeks. I’ve been on a wonderful trip to Hong Kong, accompanying my husband whilst he was on a business trip. It is not somewhere I would have ever really thought about visiting, but I am so glad I did – it is a truly amazing place. We returned 1 month ago today and since we have been back, life has been a little surreal – at least by my standards. I bought a new car – something I am not prone to do as I don’t really enjoy driving and the thought of having to get used to a different car is not something that I look forward to in my life. But ….. my car would not have lasted another winter, so looked around for a newer version of the same car and I have to say I am very happy with the new member of the Dinsdale family. It is lovely.
When I went to look at my new car, one of the most important questions I needed to ask was ” Will it take a baby seat” I had found out a few days before that I am to be a first time Grandma. My Son Michael and Daughter-in-law Hannah, are expecting their first baby on January 31st 2015. It is such wonderful news and I am so happy for them – I am also really thrilled to know that next year I will become a Grandma.
Just over a week ago, I travelled to the Create and Craft TV Studio’s in Peterborough for a screen test to become an onscreen demonstrator for Kanban. I have been making sample cards, demo-ing and the odd workshop for them for a while now, but for long enough I had resisted going for a screen test as I didn’t really think it was “me”. But I passed the screen test ok – although how I managed to talk with a mouth as dry as sandpaper I’ll never know – and was soon scheduled to appear on screen just a few days later on Tuesday last week. I was very nervous before the first of the 2 live shows, but after I had relaxed a liitle, I really enjoyed it and it means that I have now become a third member of a good team who are able to do the demo’s on screen.
During the last week, my youngest son Michael has completely renovated my garden, and myself, my husband John, my 2 son’s David and Michael and my Daughter-in-law Hannah, all had a great time at a family wedding. So as I say, my life has been a little surreal over the last few weeks – not at all like my life, or how I think of my life! I feel very blessed as I sit here writing this and so not only do I feel that I try to “Live with Promise, Love with Passion and Laugh with Pleasure” but these 3 very short statements define my life at the moment and I hope they continue to do so for a long time yet x