Sunday, 31 January 2016

That was the year 2015

Another year has flown passed, we're already one month down in 2016 & I still haven't done my yearly catch up!

So here it is...


January
Staring my new job as fundraiser for the RSPCA, finishing my Christmas jumper, lighting a candle for holocaust memorial day & spending time with Bobby.



February
Under going lots of test at the doctors but they didn't solve the problem! Hugo was born & lots knitting.


March
New phone, starting my Victory jumper, treating myself to goodies & spending time with my family.


April
More crafting & meeting Paul Young



Celebrating VE day, voting (& feeling disappointed with the result!), fundraising events, getting my new glasses & another jumper finished.



June
More fundraising events, the most successful shelter day on record!, day out at Dig for Victory, celebrating OH's birthday & remembering Zoe.


July
My last month in the fundraising role, my nephew's wedding & starting yet another jumper.


August
My birthday month, day out with the family to another 1940's event, meeting Jeremy Corbyn & yet more knitting.


September 
Celebrating 7 years in blogland, getting over a nasty chest infection, taking part in the RSPCA Big Walkies & an evening out with friends.



October
Yet another new cardigan, cocktails with friends, more knitting & spending time with my children!



November
Christmas started early, my one & only craft fair of the year (not very successful), remembrance day & more cat cuddling.



December
Finally I could wear my Christmas jumper! Spending more time with my family & partying!

2015 was a good year!

My plans for 2015....

  • Be amazing in my new job! - This didn't work out, unfortunatley they didn't want a fundraiser & it showed! I wasn't allowed to do anything so decided it was time to leave when my 6 month contract was up
  • Sort out my crafting area - Nope, still a mess & getting worse
  • Decorate my living room & bathroom - Nope, the bathroom is worse now thanks to my leaky toilet
  • Read more books - Nope, still haven't found my reading mojo
  • Plan ahead & make stock that will sell - be organised! - A little but I've decided that selling my knitting is going to make my millions so I will be rethinking this in 2016
  • Complete my things to do list - Nearly!
  • Make things for me - Yes indeed..... 4 jumper, landgirl, brooches & more
  • Try to continue Make, Do and Mend on a small scale - Nope, the months just disappeared
  • Spend time with my family - Yep
  • Spend less time on my laptop & more time crafting - This is still a problem, need to try harder in 2016
  • Stay happy! - I think so!

2016 plans include 
 
  • Sort out my crafting area 
  • Decorate my living room & bathroom 
  • Read more books
  • Plan ahead & make stock that will sell online (no more craft fairs)
  • Complete my things to do list
  • Continue to make things for me
  • Set up a few Make, Do and Mend craft meetings
  • Try to come off my pills that are making me lazy & sleepy 
  • Spend time with my family
  • Spend less time on my laptop & more time crafting 
  • Stay happy!

Come on Josie-Mary...... you can do it this year!!


Wednesday, 27 January 2016



Please light a candle today & take a moment to remember.



Sunday, 3 January 2016

December 2015


A busy month....... advent candle, visit to Father Christmas, spending time with my children, finding a new way to wear my Miss Marple scarf, enjoying Christmas decorations, finally getting to wear my Christmas jumper. And yes I ate Christmas!!! 

Back soon for a round up of 2015.



Friday, 1 January 2016

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

November Book Review



To the student nurses at The Nightingale hospital, the ward sisters are heartless and frightening, with impossibly high standards. But the sisters have troubles of their own... 
Violet
The new night sister is not all that she seems. Who is she and what dark secret is she hiding? As the mystery deepens, Sister Wren is determined to find out the truth. 
Dora
The student nurse is struggling with her own secret, and with her heartbreak over Nick, the man who got away. A new arrival on the ward brings the chance to put a smile back on her face. But can she really get over Nick so easily?
Millie
Dora’s fellow student is also torn between the two men in her life. But then an unexpected friendship with an elderly patient makes her question where her heart – and her future – really lies.
As the nation mourns the death of King George V, it seems as if nothing is ever going to be the same again, especially for the women at the Nightingale.


I finally finished a book!!!
Yippee!!!!

I read the first in this series last year & really enjoyed it. I was so happy when someone donated this one plus the following 4 books to my shop!
Yet another easy read but I really warmed to the characters & couldn't wait to find out what had happened to them since the last book.
If you're looking for a light, easy read set in the 1930's then I would throughly recommend this series.
9/10



Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas!!!


This is me right now....... looking forward to 4 days off!

Hope you all have a smashing time...... eat, drink & be merry!



Thursday, 17 December 2015

November 2015


November came & went in a blur....... time with my cats, my one & only vintage fair of the year, lots of knitting & starting to feel festive.