Tuesday, 20 May 2014

It's been a while...

I cannot believe it's been almost two months since I last posted! Just where has the time gone?! Since we spoke last, a lot of things have changed, the main one being that I am once more struggling with unemployment. The maternity leave that I was covering sadly came to an end in mid-April. It was so very hard to say goodbye to the children that had been in my class for the last eight months, and face into the uncertainty of supply and substitute work once again. Since then, I've been very quiet, only getting a day every now and then, which is difficult when I've hard steady work and routine for so long. I'm keeping everything crossed that another job comes up sooner rather than later!

Apart from the horrors of joblessness, I've also been busy with other things in the last few weeks, including a lovely trip I took to Edinburgh during the Easter holidays to visit a friend. It was just lovely - we walked lots, saw lots and really soaked up the atmosphere of this gorgeous city. It even stayed dry for us (most of the time anyway!). I took loads of pictures (no surprise there then!) and can't wait to get them printed so I can get some scrapbooking done!
In other crafty news, I recently spent a relaxing weekend at my friend Jenny's house where we chatted and drank gallons of tea and did lots of scrapbooking so that was lovely. I've also gotten back into crochet again, and am currently making a blanket of granny squares as well as some mandala wheels, inspired by the amazing project going on over at the Attic 24 blog. A new crafty adventure surprisingly arose in the last week when a friend of my Mum's opened a new tea shop and asked if I'd help her design the menus! I experimented with lots of gorgeous hand lettering (and even have a Pinterest board to prove my new passion!) and eventually created something that I was quite happy with. And just last Friday, I skyped sweet Abi and we began to plan her trip to Ireland this summer - very exciting indeed!
I hope to be back soon with some of that aforementioned scrapbooking, in between checking for job advertisements...



  1. Lovely to see you! Keeping my fingers crossed about the work - that's really rough :(. Glad you have friends and crafts to keep you energised and that trip sounds like great fun ...

  2. That last photo of Edinburgh is stunning.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed too. Very tightly! I hope something comes up very soon. keep crocheting too - that mandala is beautiful

  3. good luck with the jub hunting, i'm right there with you, and it sucks lol!
    that mandala looks awesome!! knitting wasn't enough for me so i started learning crochet too ;) hope you'll share your crafty projects here!

  4. Sounds like a lovely visit...and you took some wonderful photos.
    Keeping my fingers crossed for you on the job front.