“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?“
― Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh certainly had it right! I have been meaning to write a post for the last couple of weeks, but that is as far as I have gotten... thoughts have not gone any further than my little pea sized brain and they certainly haven't appeared on paper - virtual or otherwise!
This month I have missed both the TUSAL and IHWS again... that is becoming a bit of habit, isn't it? But I did remember to take a photo of my poor old ratty threads though.
|TUSAL Oct 2013 - ORT's and Birthday Cards|
This month's New Moon happened to fall on my birthday so I decided to take the photo with some of my lovely cards. Also in the photo is our Dubai camel - more on him later!
Not too many ORT's have gone into the pot recently as the only stitching I have done over the last month or so is my Halloween piece for the MS Lovers Exchange. Stitching mojo and blogging mojo appear to have both gone on holiday together!!! The Halloween piece has now arrived at its destination in Germany so I will do a post shortly to show you what I stitched. That will make a nice change to see a stitching finish from me!!
Speaking of holidays, Hubby and I have been away and are now back after a lovely 2 weeks in London and Paris. We have been back three (3) weeks now, and I am only just now starting to get my head around what I need to do both at home and work. For some reason it has been a real struggle to get back on track after our holiday this time around! We had a wonderful time while we were away and like all holidays it wasn't long enough!
The only sad part of our holiday was that while we were in London my Nana (Mum's mum) passed away.
26 May 1916 - 25 September 2013
I have fond memories of all the holidays when we used to go and stay at Nana and Pops' house in Adelaide when we were kids. I remember watching Dr Who for the first time at Nana's house and being so scared by something on the TV that I hid behind the couch! Nana was always making us laugh... the "fun" we used to have collecting eggs in the chook house... fun - oh yeah, being chased by the chooks, who said that was fun!! I last saw Nana in 2010 when Hubby and I went over to Sorrento in Victoria for a visit. Unfortunately she had Alzhiemer's so she didn't really know who I was... but every now and then during the few hours I was with her that day she would remember something that made us both laugh! That is how I remember my Nana, happy and laughing!
|Nana and I - Queenscliff, Victoria, 2010|
I will hopefully get around to organising our holiday photo's over the next few days and then I will do a post or two to tell you about our lovely trip away. But for now I will leave you with a photo of someone very famous that I just had to go and see while I was in London....
|Paddington Bear at Paddington Station|
Not the best photo of me... but then again cameras and I don't tend to get on too well!! Isn't Paddington Bear just the cutest thing. We arrived in London from Heathrow Airport by train into Paddington Station but unfortunately I didn't get the chance to take a photo then, so we went back on our first day of sightseeing just so that I could get to see him!! I know I am silly, but I just love Paddington Bear!
Well, that's it for now. I will be back shortly with a bit of stitching update and also to show you some of the pics from our holiday.