I live in Lancashire with my husband of 31 years,Steve and our 3 Springer Spaniels, Bramble, Bracken and Moss. We have 1 daughter, Emma, and a newly acquired son-in-law, Joe. I am passionate about dolls houses and anything miniature and am never happier than when lost in my "own little world" (hubby's words) creating "stuff" to fill my dh with.
Don't get me wrong, I find the WWW a valuable source of great information, but it can also take up a lot of time. Having connected with a great bunch of miniaturists on Facebook I now find myself with the same problem I had when I belonged to a Forum, too much time on the PC and not enough me time. So I have made the decision this morning to keep off the net as much as possible, apart from my blog and mini-makes (A FB group, yes I know it's FB but it's an advertising group) and concentrate on my minis and doing what I like doing. God forbid if I was on Twitter as well although I don't see the point in that one. I mean, please, who's interested in somebody tweeting "I've just had a cup of coffee" That, I do not understand at all????
What with BH's, Easter and Royal weddings it seems ages since Steve and I have spent a Friday night at home so, as he is working tomorrow morning and we can't go up to the Lakes until lunch time, I decided to indulge my other passion, cooking. I now have 2 pots of Morecambe Bay shrimps chilling in the fridge, I just need to make the toast when I get home from work, and a nice full pan of Paella, the rice soaking up the chorizo oil and just needing hot stock and saffron. Yum.
The pup is now five and a half months old and is a complete joy. As you know I was uncertain about getting her as, after the tragic way we lost Fern, I felt it was too soon but we needed to do it to ease Bramble's pain. I was really unsure as to whether I would be able to bond with her but she has stolen a little piece of my heart ♥. Having kept dogs for 30 years I am well aware that they all have their own personalities and quirks but some of hers are so like Fern it's uncanny, and at times spook me, but she is also her own little self. Springers are very intelligent dogs and she is picking up her gun-dog training as fast as you like,she's eager all the time as to what is next, although I do think it's easier when an older dog can show them the ropes, so to speak. She's very feisty and will overtake Bramble and become top dog in the pack which will suit Bramble fine as she can be a bit timid. Bracken doesn't seem to be bothered by anything and just takes her lead from us, if we are unconcerned then she doesn't need to care either and she takes it all in her stride.
My workshop is progressing, slowly but surely, and has now had a sink fitted in there, although not connected to the water yet, but I will get there in the end. Now that the weather has warmed up it is a great place to sit and do my mini-ing and the light in there is fantastic and I find I don't need my glasses as much. When I finish this post that's where I am off to, to do some tidying and cleaning. I'm a bit OCD about cleaning but it never seems a chore in there as it is such a nice place to be. Bracken seems to find it fascinating as well but I have to be very careful not to drop anything as it disappears in a flash and will be found at a later date in the dog basket. :-D
See you later....
Note to self, I will not go on FB, I will not go on FB, I will not go on FB.....
You may remember a few weeks ago I mentioned I was doing a swap based on Spring, well for one reason or another it didn't happen. I know some people were busy and couldn't meet the deadline but I think some of it was apathy so I'll show you the photos of my attempts anyway as I won't be spoiling the surprise for anyone.
I don't know what I'll do with then now so I'll put them to one side and wait for inspiration to strike. LOL.
Norma at,Make Mine Mini, is having a give away to celebrate 400 followers, check it out.