Sunday, 27 September 2009

Life is short

Yesterday someone we know through our church died of a heart attack, at his nephews stag party. He was 42. Isnt that just tragic? He was fit and loved hill climbing. A heart attack? Such a shock. He had two teenage children. What a shock. I cant actually believe its true yet. Things like this sure drill home just how unpredictable life can be. Make the most of every day, tell your family and friends how much you love them. Im glad he had faith in God and will be up there in heaven. Im sad for his family but at least they can take comfort in the fact he is now with the God he devoted his life to. Pray for them...

Sunday, 20 September 2009


We have been home from our holiday in the Lake District a week now but i have been too busy to blog about it. Caleb seemed to get bored of crawling after a week once he found that pulling himself up onto everything was a lot more fun. Which has in turn led to a lot more head bangs. My days are filled chasing after him.

Anyway, back to our holiday. Its always a gamble with the weather holidaying in Britain. Our gamble paid off. We had beautiful weather. We spent the first 3days at a cottage in Appleby with 8 of our friends. Then we spent 6days at a caravan near Grange-over-Sands just the 3 of us. It was great. We visited most of the places around Lake Windermere.

The famous Beatrix Potter House
Coniston (my favourite place)
We had a great time. I'll post more about it again no doubt, for now i have a child climbing up my leg wanting fed

Wednesday, 2 September 2009


My 7 month old baby is crawling and wow, crawling babies are hard work. He's been dragging himself around for months but as of Saturday 29th he is properly crawling and dont i know it! Ive discovered 1) My house isnt child friendly 2) My floors arent clean 3) My child has a lot of energy 4) You can spend a fortune on fancy toys but the box it came in always ends up being more fun. I spend my time at home constantly repeating; Watch your head (as he bangs it on yet another wall) Watch your fingers (as he opens and closes another door/drawer), No Caleb, Nooo Caleb, Nooooo Caleb . I cannot leave him for a second! All that aside, it is great watching him get around and discover new things. He loves it, you can see the pure joy on his face as he moves from room to room!

I was hoping he wouldn't crawl til after our upcoming holiday. We leave early Saturday to go to the Lake District. 4days with some friends at a cottage in Appleby and then 7 days at a caravan just outside Windermere. I am so looking forward to getting away. It'll be good to have a change of scenery and forget about chores and everyday routines.

In stitching, ive started something new; Bent Creek Snappers. Im stitching all the months on one long piece of linen.
And here's where i left off on Mary (told you i'd get bored soon enough)