I think I must have blinked and missed it! January is almost over and I notice I missed my 3rd blogiversary and this is my 301st post. Must admit that it has been tricky because my DD2 has commandeered the lappy to do her college work on and I have had to put up with my eldest daughter's IPad which I think I hate with a vengeance, so uploading photos etc has been a nightmare.
Life at Lala's is about to turn upside down, albeit temporarily, as my DD2 and her family move back in with us for a while. They have been renting privately for a couple of years now and with trying to juggle working, college studies and two young children they have absolutely no cash left to save at the end of each month. On top of that the boiler in the property has been playing up since before Christmas leaving them with no heating or hot water and the landlord just seems to be ignoring the problem .... most unsatisfactory and the littlies are suffering because of it with coughs and snotty noses that don't seem to clear. They will be able to save enough for a deposit on some new shared ownership houses close to us hopefully.
So phase one of clear the clutter has begun. Several bags of excess crafty bits and pieces have been freecycled and good old Fleabay has been used again today. Still got loads more but hey ho tomorrow is another day! I still have stock for the Vintage & Handmade fairs ..... my next one is booked for 10th March in Northampton and a new venue for 1st April in Buckingham.
Country Matters at Hexton is going from strength to strength and another bag of handmade stock will be making its way down there at the end of this week.
I can't look too far ahead at the moment because it looks like my husband will be having another spell in hospital .... he has had problems with his replacement knee and is being investigated for a bone infection .... x-rays, blood tests and radio-isotope scans have been done and we wait for his next consultant appointment on 23 February to find out how they are going to proceed.
To make me really feel my age my eldest reaches another milestone birthday in 5 weeks time .... how did I get to be the mother of a 30 year old???? Seems like I was only 30 myself a few years ago ;-)