Hopefully my break from blogging is past now. I needed the time to move to our new home, as our wee family. Shame there had to be so much crappy work to do in the house though. Rotten home report didnt spot a ton of stuff. Dont get me wrong, the lovely lady we bought from wouldn't have had a clue about any of it either. But you move in, things expose themselves. Knackered roofs, rotten floor, packed in central heating, "vintage" boiler, leaky shower, rotten door, the list goes on and on. Big ol pile of POO. However, we love the house, love the garden, love the (slightly) better weather, the central location so near by to everything we could want. Man has had many adventures on his bike. Moo has been to the beach and paddled in the sea, toddles to duckponds, tea in a castle, drives through forests, as well as going to big shops and big parks. I've had a visit already, from Aunty Katy! Man had his cousin visit! Visitors in Shetland were few and far between... Anyway. Past 3 months has seen loads of wonderful stuff.
I have a sewing area set up in the spare room. God only knows how I had all that stuff squeezed into a bloody cupboard!!! At the moment sewing time is extremely limited. Nap time really does have to apply to her AND me. And by the time she's in bed, well, its only an hour or two until mine! Every now and again Granny has come to the rescue and given me the space, the time, and a nudge to remind me I'm allowed, and I've done a few bits and pieces. A few blocks for a long standing WIP (a made up sampler with 30's repro prints) and now the start of a retro flowers top too. I guess I'm not alone amongst you when I say that a wee bit of sewing just makes me feel, well, human - ME! !
Man is back at sea now, so that means a whole new and equally big adjustment for me and moo (and granny and gampa!). I need so much help, every day, its a bit sucky. But its not sucky when its Granny and Gampa. I'd be so utterly lost without them. Moo heard Gampa come in this afternoon and leapt off the changing mat and ran to him with one shoe on and her dungarees round her ankles!
Elliecat is settling in too, although there's less activity for her with no stairs, no high window ledges, fewer rooms, etc. She seems like a much older cat! But whenever I worry that the kid is too much for her, she actively seeks us out. If the kid bothered her she wouldnt always need to find her, would she. There is a wee bitty of a territorial dispute over her bed though...
Well, I've a lot more settling in to do, like a new shoe I've got a whole new situation to break in. This could be so cool, I just need to get beyond the blisters. I'm so thankful that I'm not on my own. When I started this blog I was starting to adapt to life without employment in a remote place where I was living alone often. Blogging brought me so many friends, both online and in real life. And I've missed my blog, my mates. Even if the followers have dropped like flies... I hope to be able to answer any comments again, but it might take a while.
Big ol' Mwah!