You never know what’s round the corner…

You never know what’s round the corner…

hi there and just when you thought you’d turned the curve, and life was going to improve, God said “nah, not yet”. in a nutshell , the pinched nerve isn’t a pinched nerve at all. It’s pneumonia, and I’m in hospital . not much more to add than that. I’ve never know pain like it. I will be here a while . love always Barb x x

A Walk in the Woods – Design of the Week

A Walk in the Woods – Design of the Week

Hi there Thanks for popping in, and thanks for sending love and positive energy our way today. The funeral went very well indeed; I think Dad would have been very happy to see so many old friends and family gather. It was such a gentle affair, the sun was shining and the service was perfect. Lovely music, beautiful photographs and a fun and real eulogy. In short, a true celebration of Dad’s life. Unfortunately, I’ve pinched a nerve in my…

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One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s been a funny old day. We had such a great evening yesterday. Bowling was a scream, and Dave and I did quite respectably for the oldies! But this morning I woke up and reality hit me. Slammed straight into me. I went off to pottery for a couple of hours this morning, thinking that would redirect my thinking, and I did what I needed to do for sure, but my heart wasn’t in…

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Today well lived…

Today well lived…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. We have a verse which has been made into a stampset and a Groovi plate. Today Well Lived is actually an ancient Sanskrit verse. Here’s the unabridged version, and I’d like to introduce it as today’s quote # 28 Look to this Day, for it is life – the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the realities and truths of existence the joy of growth the glory of action the…

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Young at heart

Young at heart

Hi there Thanks for popping in. The family is starting to gather for the funeral on Monday. Our Mark and his lovely girlfriend Alex just landed from San Francisco, and Grace’s beau Mark flies in tomorrow from New York. The energy in the house is young and bubbly. Lots of laughter, eating Caterpilllar cake and story-telling. These people are all the tonic we need. There’s nothing quite like youth for lifting the spirits. They come bearing love and joy –…

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Get Fresh with Paul on Friday

Get Fresh with Paul on Friday

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Had a good day today with Mum and Grace. This too shall pass. Had to chuckle at your acronym guesses from yesterday. Blimey! Remind me not to get on the wrong side of you girls!! Actually, here are the answers: PYFI = Put Your Filter In RTR = Read The Room. Hahaha. Punch your face in!! Now I’ve heard it all!!! It is good to laugh though. Paul is covering me on TV tomorrow,…

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We can’t help the thoughts…

We can’t help the thoughts…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s been a long day, productive but draining. Not made any easier by some woman at pottery who ran at the mouth about stuff that was upsetting. Upsetting to me. Probably not to anybody else, but certainly to me. PYFFI ! I wanted to yell at her, or even just PYFI. Or RTR! But of course, I didn’t. Would serve no purpose. Instead, in true English style, the wall went up, I moved to…

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The Happy Couple

The Happy Couple

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Is it really Tuesday already? If so, it must be time for another Design of the Week with 30% discount (plus club discount) and one of my personal favourites – maybe because every time I see this design, it reminds me of our wedding. I illustrated this design for our wedding stationery – The Happy Couple. Available in Fresh Cut Aperture Die 3 Way Overlay Stamp 7×7 Stencil and finally A5sq Groovi Plate This…

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Travel Gently

Travel Gently

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s been a day for sorting through old photos and memories with our Grace. It was an emotional rollercoaster for sure. We smiled, laughed, wept, hugged each other, and then kept going. We were compiling a photo tribute for Dad’s funeral, which will be set to Billie Holiday’s “‘I’ll be seeing you”. We’d been procrastinating, because we knew it wouldn’t be easy. Was it pleasant looking back? Double-edged sword really. On the one hand,…

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Get Groovi with PAUL and PAT

Get Groovi with PAUL and PAT

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Who’s PAT?? Read on… Paul is on Create & Craft at 4pm & 8pm today, showcasing the latest release from Josie Davidson. Diagonal Ribbon Lace Duet A4sq Collection If you are thinking about giving lacework a go, then these plates are a great place to start. Paul has been showcasing one of the designs in Groovi Tuesday Part 1 – HERE or below Part 2 – HERE or below Part 3 – HERE or…

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