Saturday, 10 October 2015

Tiptoeing back with the three "A's," and a bonkers hat!


Firstly " Thank you" very, very much for all your kind messages about our lovely daughter. It's been a long summer and we have been quietly accepting,adapting and accommodating . Or at least we have been trying very hard to.

Andy and I have popped over to Spain for a short break,and in my weekly Yoga lesson my teacher was talking about the importance of these 3 A's in life. My goodness it rang the bell of truth to me! And I have been thinking about these three words so much. Accept,Adapt and Accomodate. Easy to do on the downhill slope of life,when you can freewheel with the wind on your face and through your hair but harder, on the uphill struggles. But, I believe we have all hopefully made it to the last climb and soon we will be taking a well earned breather.

Our lovely eldest daughter.

Still smiling!

Our youngest daughter is still travelling the world and is experiencing wonderful things and places. She has announced that even though she has now travelled far and wide around the globe she wants her wedding to be in Devon in 2017. One happy and excited Mum here!

Here is a picture of her and Bernie, her South African fiancée going under the Golden Gate Bridge yesterday .How exciting and what a beautiful day.

And as for sweet William. We miss that lovely little family as much as ever but are so assured that they are happy and enjoying every day. He has started school now and my dear Daughter In Law has started working part time. So big changes there too. They have just been to the zoo with friends and I love seeing the pictures, which allow us to share their lives.

These lovely photos just make me smile. Making friends and having fun.

When I wrote my last post I wondered if maybe I had come to the end of the road with blogging. But I have always been very thankful for the support my lovely followers have given me. And this week 2 months after my last post I received a lovely message from Wendy at "September Violets."

Just by taking the time to leave such a supportive comment after so many weeks made me miss my blog, not just my blog but the lovely people and friends I have made.

So, with a lighter step I have also been trying to get a joint venture going on the charity crafting thread I belong to.

"Knit your Square to Give Your Share "

We are going to make hats for good causes and see how many we can amass before Christmas.

Then we will donate them to various good causes close to our hearts and think at least we have helped someone who might also be climbing a steep hill in life.

Here is my first effort.

Well I am smiling again..... Thank goodness.




  1. Linda, I'm glad you posted and shared an update of life in and around you. The photos of William and Friend are so sweet, and I am glad you are making progress with your eldest daughter through her steep uphill climb. It is fun to realize that your youngest daughter is happily adventuring and recently just south of me. Your autumnal toned hat looks very jaunty and will no doubt warm a grateful head and cheer the recipient on their journey. Along with the projects I am working on I am enjoying working with some other ladies making baby blankets for needy babies in a local neonatal unit. Wishing you Happy Days xx

    1. Thank you so much Gracie... Jaunty is one of my favourite words xxx

  2. I was glad to see you post again! You have made lots of friends with your blog and I know that friendship will help you though the rougher parts of life. You have the most lovely family.. you and your handsome husband sure did produce gorgeous kids! :-) Good luck with your charity, you have such a giving heart. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    1. Teresa... Thank you. I really appreciate those lovely words. Step by gentle step and we will get there xxx

  3. I wondered what had happened to you.I,also, have been lapse in blogging,thinking who wants to read my news but I have done a few posts recently and have had comments back so I am encouraged.Keep up your posts.We love to hear your news and now about your charity knitting.Barbara

  4. Ah Linda there are those who portray their lives are completely blissful and I have to wonder what drugs they are taking. Life is full of ups and downs, and you are so right as a Mother you are only as happy as your unhappiest child. My middle one always leaves me with so much worry, well now that I think of it my oldest does too, but he is finally starting to mature. My middles one, well the worry is entirely different. I am sending you a hug, and the beauty of blogging, is that when you are down we can send you positive thoughts from around the whole world. That has to help.

  5. Hi Linda, it's so nice to see you. I hope things are good with you and your family. I appreciate that you're honest and open about the parts of life that aren't so good. I know my life is far from perfect and it's just hard sometimes. I'm glad you decided to come back. I always enjoy seeing what you're up to. Take care and know that we're all hoping for the best for your family.

  6. So good to hear from you Linda and to hear that so many things are going well for you and your family. I wish you well with the hat project! You look great in the one that you made! xx

  7. You have a gorgeous family from the littlest to the eldest who, I'm sure will find her way, especially looking drop-dead gorgeous like that! Love your Autumnal Hat too and ALWAYS great to see you around, Linda. x


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