Sunday, 31 January 2016

That was the year 2015

Another year has flown passed, we're already one month down in 2016 & I still haven't done my yearly catch up!

So here it is...

Staring my new job as fundraiser for the RSPCA, finishing my Christmas jumper, lighting a candle for holocaust memorial day & spending time with Bobby.

Under going lots of test at the doctors but they didn't solve the problem! Hugo was born & lots knitting.

New phone, starting my Victory jumper, treating myself to goodies & spending time with my family.

More crafting & meeting Paul Young

Celebrating VE day, voting (& feeling disappointed with the result!), fundraising events, getting my new glasses & another jumper finished.

More fundraising events, the most successful shelter day on record!, day out at Dig for Victory, celebrating OH's birthday & remembering Zoe.

My last month in the fundraising role, my nephew's wedding & starting yet another jumper.

My birthday month, day out with the family to another 1940's event, meeting Jeremy Corbyn & yet more knitting.

Celebrating 7 years in blogland, getting over a nasty chest infection, taking part in the RSPCA Big Walkies & an evening out with friends.

Yet another new cardigan, cocktails with friends, more knitting & spending time with my children!

Christmas started early, my one & only craft fair of the year (not very successful), remembrance day & more cat cuddling.

Finally I could wear my Christmas jumper! Spending more time with my family & partying!

2015 was a good year!

My plans for 2015....

  • Be amazing in my new job! - This didn't work out, unfortunatley they didn't want a fundraiser & it showed! I wasn't allowed to do anything so decided it was time to leave when my 6 month contract was up
  • Sort out my crafting area - Nope, still a mess & getting worse
  • Decorate my living room & bathroom - Nope, the bathroom is worse now thanks to my leaky toilet
  • Read more books - Nope, still haven't found my reading mojo
  • Plan ahead & make stock that will sell - be organised! - A little but I've decided that selling my knitting is going to make my millions so I will be rethinking this in 2016
  • Complete my things to do list - Nearly!
  • Make things for me - Yes indeed..... 4 jumper, landgirl, brooches & more
  • Try to continue Make, Do and Mend on a small scale - Nope, the months just disappeared
  • Spend time with my family - Yep
  • Spend less time on my laptop & more time crafting - This is still a problem, need to try harder in 2016
  • Stay happy! - I think so!

2016 plans include 
  • Sort out my crafting area 
  • Decorate my living room & bathroom 
  • Read more books
  • Plan ahead & make stock that will sell online (no more craft fairs)
  • Complete my things to do list
  • Continue to make things for me
  • Set up a few Make, Do and Mend craft meetings
  • Try to come off my pills that are making me lazy & sleepy 
  • Spend time with my family
  • Spend less time on my laptop & more time crafting 
  • Stay happy!

Come on Josie-Mary...... you can do it this year!!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Please light a candle today & take a moment to remember.

Sunday, 3 January 2016

December 2015

A busy month....... advent candle, visit to Father Christmas, spending time with my children, finding a new way to wear my Miss Marple scarf, enjoying Christmas decorations, finally getting to wear my Christmas jumper. And yes I ate Christmas!!! 

Back soon for a round up of 2015.

Friday, 1 January 2016