Friday, 18 January 2013

Lavenders white dilly dilly

Photo from Hitchin Lavender
I don't live near here anymore but I do still use their lavender and oils in my products and when I saw the pictures of the frost and snow on their blog I thought they were worth sharing.  For some more stunning pictures have a peek at their blog
They do grow a white lavender too but this isn't quite how it looks in bloom!
And now for the first time in weeks I can relax!  Just for the evening, still have some work to do tomorrow but the exams and tests are done, most work handed in and I am going to enjoy a (large) glass of wine tonight!
George on the other hand is not so chuffed.
He has been suffering with painful back legs and it turns out that he has a spot of arthritis in his stifle joints.  My lovely neighbour found a dog coat that she used to use when she had Afghans and has kindly passed it onto George so he can go out and not get wet so as not to then get chilled when he gets home in his wet fur.
George in his waterproof onesie.
Well, I have never seen anything so funny!  His legs aren't long enough so he has turn ups!  I think this may just be the right picture to ask for - Captions Please!
Exactly what is George thinking, not entirely sure his real thoughts would be printable but lets see.
Take care all out there in the white stuff
Sarah x

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Ironing references

Winter sun on the beach (from Jan 2012!)
Following on from one of the comments yesterday - 100 things I'd rather be doing than studying!
Yes I would even get the iron out!  Don't own a full size ironing board because I think they are dangerous and will never own a cupboard in which to hide one away.  However, faced with this collection of assignments I would quite happily get the mini Ikea special table top board out and iron everything I own if it got even just the referencing done for me!
I do sound like I don't enjoy study but that isn't the case, I am actually really happy stretching my mind to within millimetres of it snapping and the sense of joy and relief I shall get tomorrow when I wearily hand in my assignment will be worth it.  Shant bother about getting the result tho, not to sure its going to be a good one this time!
Off to get food, as usual!  Til next time
take care, Sarah x

Monday, 14 January 2013

Doing research

Been doing a lot of this - its called research (study distraction technique)
Am a little bit busy this week, have a few assignments that need finishing and as usual the finishing is taking longer than anything else!
The couple I have left to do have been particularly taxing for me, not only having to research the content but learn how to put it down 'on paper' correctly, in the right order with the right phrases and headings etc.  Ah well, I expect there will be another couple of new assignments to replace these by the end of the week!
I may have found another stockist for Land Cuckoo products this weekend which will be fab.  Only need to put a few bits back in my workshop and it will be back to normal after its mini flood and I can get organised and started on this years stock production.
Right now it is time to get back to the study,
til next time
Sarah x

Thursday, 10 January 2013

What am I doing?

Right, I can stop a while and update you now.
I have gone back to college to do an access course so that I might be able to apply for university, as long as all goes well that is!
So I am studying Biology and Psychology with maths and IT as well and also doing a Chemistry AS level which was the exam that I have been revising for so much recently.
Its surprising how much information you need to get into your head for just a one hour exam paper!  And even then they manage to ask questions in such a way that you don't actually know what they are after!  Frustrating as I did actually know the answer too!
After quite a few years of not doing any study of any sort it is a bit of a change for me but I am enjoying the different lifestyle and the fact that I have to really push myself to do the work.  It isn't easy but that is the whole point I guess, learning how to do the study as well as what it is that we are actually studying.
I am still making all my crafty bits too.  Well, I will be in a few weeks, at present I am still re-sorting out the workshop after the water put in an appearance during the horrid rain that we had recently.  Nowhere near as bad as so many people and very fortunate for me that I had already moved most things off the floor after the last time it happened, so not lost much of note that I have found so far.
This is the quiet time to reset after the hectic rush at the end of last year and then I can get back into the swing of things with the making, painting and sewing.
For now though, it is predominantly college that I am focusing on and still working at my 'real' job too so plenty to keep me occupied!
Take care all
Sarah x

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

smiling and studying

Just about going to make it today!  Have tried to get a few words down here each day, so far so good!
Now I just need to be able to get a few words down on my essay which is eluding me so far.
Come to think of it, I don't think I have updated you here, I am now at college being a student again.  Hence the need to get word counts up and running in essays and the last minute cramming for exams and tests.  Speaking of which, I have my Chemistry exam on Thursday so am now off to write a few more notes out to go and stick up on the walls.  Not yet got any study aids in the bathroom ...............
Take care all
til tomorrow!
Sarah x

Monday, 7 January 2013


Thank you for the hints on how to get pics on!
Am just taking a mini break on the way to the kettle to get a cuppa to help me through the last little bit of a biology assignment!
Then I hope to remember to go and finish off a sign for someone then it is back to work.
Need a diary for my diary at the mo, so much to do!
Take care all
Sarah x

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Happy New Year

Dear all
Happy New Year to you, I hope that 2013 brings you all that you need and enough of what you like to keep you happy!
Don't seem to be able to upload any pics today, will try again another day.
Take care all
Sarah x