I fell off the planet…

Okay, so ya know how sometimes the world is spinning but it seems to be going too fast & you let go and end up flying off in the wrong direction?

Well, that was me.

I’ve been AWOL online (and to a certain extent IRL too) due to illness, overtime, secondment, workplace accidents, kids lives going at a million miles an hour, my mum’s surgery & subsequent complications…. I think you get the picture, so there’s no need to bog you down with details!

Anyway, I have a plan…
And maybe, just maybe it might work & I might get totally back on track before heading back to work next month.

In the meantime, how do YOU deal with it when everything gets too much? Stress-busting tips, organisational ideas, chocolate cake recipes, whatever; please share in the comments.

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Lucky Old Me!

So, today it snowed. (Well, actually it was yesterday, it took me a while to type this…. But, I digress)

I was surprised.

Yes, they have been threatening it for weeks, but still, it came as something of a shock.

It wasn’t too bad around 7:30, a light dusting here & there but then somewhere between then and 8am (heralded by thunder & lightning!) the skies opened. By 8:15, roads were at standstill; there were accidents here, there & everywhere and my usual 5 minute commute to work took 50!!

Poor Teen2 (who should have been at school at 8:35, for a 9am exam) finally got dropped off around 9:15 and it’s anyone’s guess what time the OH got to work…

It was only after I got in & changed that I remembered agreeing “Yeah sure! Of course I’ll empty, clean & refill the fryer tomorrow. No problem!”

So, in terms of a day, mine wasn’t shaping up all that great 😉

So it was Fan-bloody-tastic to come home to this:

Yayy!! Who doesn't like coming home to parcels?

Yayy!!
Who doesn’t like coming home to parcels?

So what was it, you ask?

Well, shortly before Christmas I entered a few of the lovely Clare’s giveaways over on MakingLivingDoing

And guess what? I won TWO ! Yayy Me!!!

Hmmmm Looks intriguing!!

Hmmmm
Looks intriguing!!

Inside I discovered:

A cute card...

A cute card…

...with a sweet note :)

…with a sweet note 🙂

And beneath the paper straw, all manner of treats…

A bundle of awesome makey books :) Funny story: one of my advent gifts in the IGGPPC Days of December Swap was a crochet hook.  Learning is totally on my to-do list ;)

A bundle of awesome makey books 🙂
Funny story: one of my advent gifts in the IGGPPC Days of December Swap was a crochet hook.
Learning is totally on my to-do list 😉

Some Christmas themed goodies :) How cute is that cross stitch pudding??

Some Christmas themed goodies 🙂
How cute is that cross stitch pudding??

And finally…

This pretty peg plaque.

This pretty peg plaque.

So, a big Thank You to Clare! I adore my fabulous prizes & really appreciate them
PLUS: Her blog is really funny – she’s an absoloute hoot – BONUS!!  If you haven’t visited yet, you totally have to! 🙂

Now, it has been brought to my attention that the Linky bit to find the delectable Clare isn’t ‘looking’ right. I have followed all the instructions (thrice!) but can’t get it to do what I want it to do and make it appear as it should (ya know : wee clickable linky thing amidst my prose…) As a newbie to this whole WordPress malarky, any pointers would be gratefully received!

As always, Thanks for reading! 

Welcome!

WELCOME!!

Hello & welcome to my random world of paper & postage stamps & ribbons & stuffies & envelopes & buttons & cupcakes & airmail stickers & … & … &

If you already know me IRL or through some online forum or other, you’ll already know of my postal obsession and my love of crafting and the fact that I am always interested in finding new ways to link the two. If we’re just meeting for the first time; “Hi! Pleased to meetcha!” take a seat, have a look around!

Hopefully you’ll find something fun, interesting or inspirational.