Sunday, 6 May 2012

Online at last!!!

Hooray I'm back on line at last! How is everyone? I hope you've all been behaving yourselves while I've been gone. Thank you all soooo much for your kindness and comforting words during my absence. Your words brought tears to my eyes. It's been a hellish time with my son facing his demons and I'm pleased to say he's come through and fighting this addiction back. He still gets the craving but is battling it. It was a terrifying experience and I just couldn't cope with it all. I've been so lucky to get this little flat, in a lovely part of the country and only 8 mins walk from my daughter's house. I can just about afford the rent, which is quite low asd it's social housing, I have a lovely outlook from my window of trees and grass with loads of wild life around.

I had the keys to my flat on the 10th April and spent the first week still sleeping on my daughter's sofa while it was redecorated. I moved my bed in on the 17th and have slept here ever since. I've painted walls, a bookcase, side tables; made curtains from old ones, cushions and cushion covers, a valance for my bed; built up a flat pack bedside table, tv table, hung the curtains, put up light shades etcetera, etcetera, etcetera!

I ordered my telephone and broadband service when I moved in but there was a mix up and while I was sitting patiently waiting, for some reason somewhere along the line, my order had been lost!! Just another of the many little glitches since I moved here. You just have to have a sense of humour and a bit of patience!! All my crafty stuff is in boxes in my very large store cupboard and until I can get some craft space organised they'll have to stay. In the meantime I hope I'll be able to catch up with you all soon. Take care and bye for now. xx


  1. Hi Jeanie, glad you have overcome all the obstacles and are getting settled in. Your new flat sounds good, hope you will be happy there! Hugs, Valerie

    1. please things are working out for you... your place sounds lovely jean, wishing you lots of happy days there, hugs...xx

      maria xx

  2. sorry I had to do a post via a reply on vals, but for some reason it wouldn't let me do one like this, lol, sorry jean, hugs...xx

  3. Have been thinking of you Jeanie and am sooo happy to hear that things are working out better for you at last! I do hope that you get that crafty table set up soon and those supplies out and put to good use! Sure the creative therapy will do wonders for you too!! Keep well xx

  4. So glad to see your post!!!!!! Totally agree with Helen!!!! Scrappy therapy is good!!!!

  5. Welcome back! Sounds like you're beginning to settle in. Hope that things continue to get better. Hugs!!!

  6. Glad he is working on his demons... I know how hard it is... I am also happy that you found a nice place!!

  7. Glad things have settled down and you are happpier. i know how hard this must be for you! You have done very well getting your flat ready and now we are waiting for your creativity to manifest itself in other ways,...-know what I mean?? Hugs, Bente

  8. So glad you are back online and things are coming together for you, this doesn't mean it won't be a struggle but at least now you are in control as you will be making decisions. I was so worried since I hadn't heard back from you so YAY your back and whilst you may not be quite ready to get creative at least you are moving in the right direction. Its good also that you son is taking responsiblilty and get the help that he needs, you both can only go forward now. Hugs xox

  9. Hi, Jean, I just came across a sweet post you left on a page I made about my grandma and came over to visit your blog. I'm so sorry to hear about all the troubles you have been having lately, but glad to hear that things are looking up for you, and what a wonderful outlook you have. I hope things keep going in the right direction for you.

    Hope you can get your crafty things unpacked soon, as I know what good therapy creating can be!


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