Friday, 19 November 2010

Catch Up

Urgh, did I feel ill? Yes, but I'm on the mend. Although I've been away from blogging, I have been trying to keep up with other blogs. So news, I have plenty...

I've been sewing like there's no tomorrow. I now also have a new stockist for my brooches.

I started knitting a Norwegian scarf, but then had to go back to the sewing, but I'm hoping to finish the scarf before Christmas...hmmm

I've made a huge decision about my future - I'm finally setting up the business I've dreamed about/planned/researched for the past 5 years. It's been in the making for long enough, so now I'm setting up as a Birthday present to myself (I really do deserve it after 5 years!). I can't give anything away yet, but you will be the first to know about it!

I have 29 followers - I love each and every one of you

The living room is finally being painted - The photo before is just showing the sample patch, but the colour is more of a sage-y green, and shows the new (to me) chair, bought from the antiques centre:

George doing what cats do best
I made mincemeat, it's all bottled up and awaiting pastry! I can promise you, this is the best mincemeat I've ever made, and it contains almost half a bottle of brandy... Can you get drunk on a mince-pie? I'll do the research, so you don't have to!

I went to see my new dentist - Two problems, I'm nervous of dentists and terrified of needles. I already knew I needed three fillings (my very first ones!), but tried to explain my predicament, so now I'm being referred to the hospital to be completely knocked out. Urgh, I feel horrible just thinking about it.

I'm behind with my Christmas shopping - I'm not half as organised as I said I'd be, the dentist really bought me down, and dare I say it, I'm not enjoying the shopping anymore!

I won a "One Lovely Blog" award from Wendy at The Butterfly Balcony - Thank you Wendy. I'm still considering who to pass it on to, so I'll get back to you with a dedicated post on that.

On the 13th, I went to see Austin Vince give a talk down at Garlands in Haverfordwest. I wasn't feeling 100%, and I certainly felt awful the next day, but it was truly fantastic. I don't remember a point where we weren't laughing. Some photos were taken, with the chance they might end up in a magazine, though the name of that magazine escapes me right now. If the photos are printed, I will post them here! There are, however, a few photos here - You can only see the back of my head (my best side!), I'm in the second row wearing a lime coloured jacket

I think that's all, but I will be back with the award post, and some Christmas shopping ideas

Until then, ta-ra

Jenny xx


  1. so sorry to hear you have not been feeling well, hope you feel better again real soon. Exciting news about your business i will keep my fingers crossed for you. have a lovely weekend Dee x

  2. Ooh I love your chair! I don't think anyone likes the dentist and if they do there must be something wrong with them. When my dentist told me my wisdom tooth was at such an angle that it'd have to be taken out in hospital under general anaesthetic I was sooo relieved.

  3. Thank you Dee - I will have news in the next week or two

    Top Chelsea Girl - The general anaesthetic worries me because I'd hate to do something stupid while I'm coming round, I like to be fully in charge of myself

  4. Congrats on deciding to set up a business, I look forward to seeing your produce! I will be sewing like there's no tomorrow tomorrow, as I have a craft fair to go to for the first time and no stock!! I am hoping to make Christmas pudding, Christmas cake, mince pies AND yule log this year, I am loving the sound of your mincemeat! Homemade mince pies rock :-) welcome back! xx

  5. I have to have a filling in December too (boo-hoo). You will be fine…
    Haha I know what you mean about not being in control with the anaesthetic- I seem to remember I told the doctor to leave me be and let me sleep, poor man!
    And aren’t we all behind with the Christmas makes and shopping- only just started myself (eek)
    Hope you’re feeling better too! T x

  6. Hi Jenny I have nominated your blog for an award, have a look at my latest post for details! x

  7. I've got the lurgy too! Must be circulating around Wales!! Get better soon - I'm making chicken soup, can't taste or smell it though so am waiting for my partner to tell me if it's edible.

    Haven't made much of a stab at Christmas shopping yet, but the cake was made a few weeks ago and is maturing nicely!

    Miss P xx