Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Hello?......Is there anybody out there?....

Hi!  How are you all?  I'm sorry that I have been a bit quiet lately, things have just got kind of hectic.

I have been continuing in my quest to become a "Domestic Goddess" and stumbled across a really useful website Flylady.  It is the product of a lady in America trying to get her house in order by doing it little by little (babysteps).  This may not be everybody's cup of tea (it can be a bit OTT at times!) but the regular emails help to keep me motivated and my house is definitely thanking me for it (as are Hubby and Freya!)  I even managed to find time to clean out all of my kitchen cupboards (including cleaning the tops of them) and our local charity shop is about 9 bags of stuff better off (I think?!!).  This website has certainly helped me to feel like I have a "purpose" to being at home.  Of course I know that I'm a mother and it is my role to look after my family but I've found it very hard to switch from working full-time to being a stay-at-home-mum.  I wouldn't change it for the world, but I do need to feel like my time is being used more productively sometimes!!  I hope that this makes sense?

I have also managed to do more crochet in the past few weeks (no photos I'm afraid but I will take some soon) and my blanket is coming along.  I've also (finally!) received issues 2 and 3 of The Art of Crochet magazine, so I'm really wanting to get my blanket finished before I start working on some of the projects in those.

This week I'm hoping to get out in our garden and do some tidying up.  I recently bought loads of plants and bulbs online very cheaply at J Parkers - this link takes you straight to their Latest Offers page, which is where I got all of my bits and pieces from.  All of my plants arrived this week and are currently sitting in 2 boxes in my kitchen waiting patiently to be dealt with.  I'm going to try and give them the best possible start by planting them in small pots in my kitchen first - I can't plant them straight out into the flower beds as the dogs will trample them!!  We want to put raised flower beds in to try and deter the dogs from playing in them, although I'm not convinced it will work!  It's definitely worth a go though - I'll keep you posted.

Anyway, I'm going to go and watch "One Born Every Minute" now, which is currently being recorded on our V+ box from Virgin Media (don't know how we'd live without it sometimes!!)

Take care.



  1. Well done, I need to have a good clear out and get rid of loads of stuff. Hopefully now I will get my copies of the Art of Crochet too !
    Keep up the good work.

    Hugs RosieP x

  2. I will have a look at the Flylady site- sounds good. I ordered some raspberry canes from Lakeland which are still sat in the bag they came in in the kitchen,if it ever stope raining I will plant them
    Happy planting
    Sue x

  3. Been busy too and lax on my blog...ops!!! but life is hurried at the mo...lots of grandbub sitting and lots of machine embroidery.

  4. Hello Doris - just popping by to say a big thank you for the lovely message you left on my blog about the chickens!!! Im glad you liked the post - just been reading your blog and will pop by to read it. To try to be organised I live by lists - it is sooo satisfying to cross things off when they are completed. Sadly the weather forecast for Easter isn't for dry weather so I think we will start decorating Ugh all that dust!!! nice to chat with you **Kim**

  5. I'm guiltily addicted to OBEM too! And I tried Flylady, I really did. And she did manage to get me into a few better habits. But at the end of the day, nothing will ever make me like cleaning. It's a struggle.

  6. Thanks for the comment on my blog re the orchid photos. I daren't click on the link on this post of yours lest it shows me up the to be the biggest muddler in the world! Have a wonderful Easter.

  7. Hi there
    Thought I'd come and say hello. I like most people I think live in some sort of muddle which every now and again gets a good sort out and yes it really is cathartic. Good Luck with yours and the crochet :)

  8. Hi there! Thank you for commenting on my blog, just though I'd pop back to say hi!