Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Time for a Coffee?

Abi over at Creating Paper Dreams has a monthly Time for Coffee slot so I would love for you to join me for coffee again this month.

We would sit and order cake and I would tell you that life is slowly getting more organised. All my boxes are now unpacked and our house is taking shape. I would tell you that last weekend I had a great time meeting up with two friends from Stranraer, they were through in Edinburgh for the weekend and we met for lunch. I would perhaps tell you that I miss seeing them more regularly and have found it difficult to meet up with people here in my new town. But then I would tell that out of the blue I got a text asking me to the cinema to see the Great Gatsby with a couple of girls, so perhaps it just takes longer to make friends when your children are older, and there is no school gate to stand at or toddler groups etc to go to.

I would go on to tell you that my eldest son as just come home from University for the summer and that I can't believe that is his first year over already. I would say that while part of me is glad to see him, part of me is not sure how we will all adapt again to being together for three months and I have a little rant at his laidback attitude to looking for work. You would sympathise with me (I hope) and assure me that all will be well, boys are just like that.

We would probably have to a have a moan about the weather this year and how we wonder if we will ever get any sun this summer.

We would part promising to meet up again next month.

Friday, 24 May 2013

The Thread

I have just finished reading The Thread by Victoria Hyslop, which I enjoyed. It tells the story of  Thessaloniki from World War 1 to the present day, it features on a couple of families and their stories of love, hardship, loyalty amid the turmoils of life. Its main character is Katerina, who is a great seamstress and of her life. I won't go into too much detail in case you want to read it yourself.

While I enjoyed the book I did not think it was as good as her first novel, The Island, which was a great read. This one was a bit slow at times I thought.

I have just joined a Book Club so my next book to read is Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.

Have you read any good books recently?

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Messy Little Details

My friend Carolyn has started a weekly photo meme called Messy Little Details, asking us to  share a photo we have taken. I have decided to try and join in. Today's photo is of one of the flowers that someone brought me at our Open Day on Saturday. They are a lovely yellow colour and look very springlike.

Why not pop over to her blog and see what other people have taken photos of.

Where did the time go??

I don't know how it got to be the middle of May already, but apparently it is. I think I am finally raising my head and starting to look around again  after all the stresses of moving. Although did have a bit of a setback a week ago when I got my thumb trapped when folding down my clothes airer - OUCH big time!! I won't scare you with a photo - suffice to say my nail is now black!! Anyway it is slowly getting better. There are so many projects going on in the craft world that I want to get into as well.

As part of Bernice's 12 months in view I am taking a photo of my garden on the same day every month, the 19th. As a recap here are the photos so far




Last Saturday we had an Open Day at the Manse and invited anyone from our congregation to drop in for coffee. We had never done this before so were unsure how it would go - but it went great, we have 40 people throughout the afternoon and everyone thought it was great.
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