Monday 24 May 2010


Thank you for your kind messages of support during this difficult time - I still find it hard to believe that my mum isn't with me - so many times I've gone to pick up the phone and there are still messages she has left me on my phone which I can't bear to delete yet.

Anyway - I'm back up and running with the inchy challenge blog and this week we're on the letter P - I used an old Stampin Up stamp of a penguin as I'm not thinking very creatively at the moment and, as the weather has been so hot, he helped cool me down!

Monday 10 May 2010

my mum

I lost my darling mum Dorothy on Friday 7th May after a short illness - she was 86 - she died two days after my birthday. I want to be able to ring her up and speak to her but I can't - how awful it was for me on Saturday to find a message she had left for me on the phone when she was still fine only a month ago.

I've also had to bury my old cat today - we had to take him to the vet as he looked poorly and there was nothing more we could do so we had to have him put to sleep - he was 17 and the best cat I have ever had but did he have to choose this weekend? Maybe mum wanted a companion!

Tuesday 4 May 2010


I'm a day late with our challenge this week - but things are still not well with my mum - she's now on morphine to keep her comfortable and that's not good.

On to our inchy challenge - I found O another difficult letter - I was nearly having to resert to French and do Oiseau (bird) but right at the last minute I thought of Opera - doh and me an opera singer!

The challenge over at TMTA this week is to use the colour green - one of my favourite colours so I jumped at the chance to join in with this one. The song Green Green Grass of Home by Tom Jones was the first thing that came to mind so I had to do a Welsh ATC cause that's home to me.