Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Happy and sad
A lovely package came my way on Saturday. Emma at Silverpebble had a giveaway, which I won, and she sent me all of these pretty things. For those of you who aren't familiar with her blog, I can highly recommend a visit. Emma makes gorgeous silver jewellery, often inspired by nature, or with vintage finds or sea glass. The gorgeous necklace she sent me includes handcarved mother of pearl buttons made in the 19th century, a 1920s freshwater pearl and two tiny Roman beads made between 100 and 400 AD. Amazing. Needless to say I absolutely love it.
She also sent me a vintage box full of treasures, Seaham seaglass, Caribbean shells and coral, and loads of packets of seeds. And a fantastic magazine about turning your hobby into a business. I absolutely love reading that kind of thing, hearing people's inspiring stories, and how they've created a business doing something they love. Thank you Emma, it was such a kind and thoughtful gift.
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It was a bit of a sad day here yesterday. Our dear piggie, Mrs Armitage, was put to sleep. She was quiet on Sunday, not really eating, and when I put her in her run she didn't spend much time out on the grass at all. I went up to see her first thing yesterday morning, and she had collapsed. I got the children to say goodbye to her, and then I told her it was time and scooped her up and we both went to the vets together. I came back on my own.
I think I'm probably missing her most out of all of us. I always had half an eye on the weather so that I knew when it was good for her to go outside, and I always saved her the tastiest fresh tidbits. There's a guinea pig sized hole in my life.
For the rest of the week I have a little allotmenting planned, assuming there is a dry morning or two. And maybe a little writing, I've been hopeless at fitting it in. There's lots of tidying and re-organising to be done as well, I'm re-arranging the boys' bedrooms a little. I don't like the feeling of things not being neat and organised. But when it's done I always feel more positive and energised. Maybe I'll draft them in to help me during half term. I hope you enjoy the rest of the week. CJ xx