Saturday, 5 June 2010

Slow Down

Well what a week. I have spent the whole week asking time to slow down so I can catch up. It has been a while since I have had all 3 children staying with me for longer than a day. Eldest daughter, who lives in Devon had come home with her boyfriend,then surfer boy son came in asking if he could move home for a couple of weeks and as little one moved back in after Uni that is all 3. If you add boyfriend I now have a house full and I'm in seventh heaven until I realise how much I had slowed down since they had moved out. My priorites have changed, I don't need to do so much shopping, washing,cleaning or cooking anymore. I have my own work room to do my crafting which used to be my son's bedroom and of course he now has it back, all be it with a blow up mattress on the floor. I have found an empty fridge everytime I went to it and of course they have reverted to teenagers,dropping bags and shoes in the kitchen.
It has been fantastic, but I'm exhausted.

Having said all that I have a few photo's for you.

some lovely blossom while walking the dogs.

Another great find in my favourite charity shop. I have always wanted a set of glass sundae dishes and I love these.

I did manage to make a very quick skirt for eldest daughter to wear for work.

It is ideal for the classroom and she is very pleased with it.

I have also sent off my first swap and now have to go and finish my Boudoir swap,so I'll speak to again soon.


  1. Ha! This made me laugh, my mum keeps trying to turn my room into a studio when i'm at uni but I just keep coming back! The sundae glasses look beautiful! I did some work experience for Homes & Antiques magazine, and the July issue was all about ice-cream - especially sundae glasses - good find! Tamzin

  2. I understand completely: my eldest daughter and her boyfriend have descended for a visit. I too had forgotten the extra food bill and extra laundry! Great find at the charity shop.

    Your swap parcel should already be with you or else be there by tomorrow. I got a receipt when I posted it.

    Shirl x

  3. I love the glasses!
    I only have the one daughter, but after an hours visit it takes me two to clean up after her!

    The skirt is lovely, I love the shape!


  4. Thanks for leaving your comment on my blog its good to know I am not alone! I am so glad you stopped by as I found your blog too.
    I love your blog and it sounds like you are having an exhausting time at the minute with a house full of children again.
    Kandi x

  5. This made me laugh! What mixed blessing children are sometimes :)

  6. This post is so lovely - I have a two year old and at the mo I have to admit I do look forward to nap times a bit more than I should, just so I can get the sewing machine out or venture into the garden, but your post has made me think I ought to appreciate the time with him more - in the blink of an eye he'll be a burly moody teenager and I'll rarely see him! I can sew in a few years.... (did I actually say that??!) PS I love your garden (and beach huts) too! Lucy xox