Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Back again!

After reading about blogging on Creative Living I thought I had better restart mine. Life has moved on so quickly from this time last year. I am at GB's most of the time now and H lives with us here. The Goblin spends his time between us, his dad and his grandad and P lives with her mum now.
So here I am, warts and all. A single mum, home educator of 2 hormonal young men, a student aromatherapist desperately trying to find time to study while beginning a new phase of my life with a wonderful man.
I will try to keep my blog honest. Things get tough and life isn't always rose tinted. I have 'met' some wonderful people through the internet and they have inspired me on so many levels.
You all know who you are.
Sandybeth xx

Friday, 16 January 2009

Charity shop haul

I found this lovely dress in my favourite charity shop yesterday. We have a family wedding to attend later in the year and as I have set myself a clothing budget of £100 for the year i was pleased to get this for £2.50. I also found a long sleeved t-shirt for £1, a Laura Ashley blouse for £4.04 and a Zara skirt for £4.04. The last two were amazing quality items so I didn't mind spending a bit more.

Monday, 1 December 2008

December 1st. Wow! Where has the year gone. I can't believe we are coming to the end of 2008. It has been a difficult one, with many challenges. I felt lost in the muddle of it all at one point but my son, my dad and my beloved helped me through and I feel stronger for it.
Tonight my woodburner is lit and I am catching up with friends . The washing machine is humming and all feels calm and tranquil. I am blessed with a roof over my head and love in my heart. The fire of life is burning well.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

I am in the mad throws of decluttering. It's easy to pretend I don't have much stuff. I am moving house next year and setting up home with my beloved so it important to me to chuck out the old and invite in the new. Yesterday was a box of papers from 6 years ago, some of it quite painful to deal with as it evoked a lot of memories. I see this time as positive before my move and sometimes these thing need time to digest, so I grateful I am not having to rush. The local hospice shop is doing well from me too.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

It's been a busy week. We have had our first Home Education inspection and it went really well. The Inspector was very impressed with The Goblin and so was I. I am so glad I made the move to teach him at home. I have valued the time we have had together and to learn together. We have both come so far on this journey.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

I am a bit behind with the blogging. We had a wonderful few days last week at a family wedding in Devon. The drive down was beautiful and it seemed a million miles away from south east London/Kent. It always shocks me how many people live in such a small space, we seem so hemmed in here. Traffic, noise, pollution, it's constant. The pace of life in the South West really did seem slower. Sadly we are not in a position to move too far at the moment, but hopefully by this time next year we will be in a slightly more rural location with a bigger garden. It's easy to be drawn in to the pace of life in the south east. When I go to London at the weekends for my aromatherapy course I am part of that hustle and bustle myself, I am no better than anyone else. I run for the tube and train with all the pushing and shoving to get a seat or just a spot to stand and I hate it. It's a million miles from home and a billion miles from Devon. I can only live my more authentic life here and learn to be content with my lot at the moment.

Friday, 20 June 2008

A birthday apron

I am very pleased with this apron. It is a birthday present for my partners' daughter. It took a couple of days. The embroidery was the easiest part, although I didn't have the calico straight so it didn't fray evenly. It's reversable with calico too. I plan to do the whole family aprons now!