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Saturday, 9 August 2014

Just a quick update

I'be been very lax about posting on here lately.
OH is still out of work. He has been very serious about his job hunting, applying for over 40 vacancies so far & has interviews for about 15. Each time he has had feedback from the interviews, who tell him that he was in the top 2 or 3, but he,s always pipped at the post.
OH has now  begun the demoralizing process of claiming jobseekers allowance, which he had hoped to avoid.
Please keep him in your thoughts, he does get down at times.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Oh Pooh, not again!

My OH is unemployed yet again.

 OH had a hearing about all the time he was signed off last year, with stress, due to the amount of time his disciplinary hearing took, (over 9 months& then it was thrown out, with no case to answer) this morning and he lost.
 Basically they listened to what he and the union rep had to say & took no notice & he was dismissed straight away & has no grounds for appeal because they did everything by the letter.
I had a niggly feeling about it all, but was hoping that I was wrong, so the next few days will be spent having a rejig & a rethink of all things frugal & financial. Feel a bit winded at the mo, but will bounce back as usual.

He has 2 interviews this week already and has applied for another 7 jobs since coming home. I hope he will be successful sooner rather than later.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Relaxing Day

This was Max having fun in the garden whilst the sun was out.
After such a lovely day yesterday, the weather has gone all scottish on us today, all grey, drizzly & driech.
Put washing on and then helped MIL move fridge and clean behind it & change the light bulb in it.
Whenever we come up here, I usually bring some sewing with me or do any mending or sewing that the in-laws need doing for days such as this.
It's been a relaxing sort of day really and I've been content to stay close to home, doing what needs to be done at a relaxing pace, instead of charging about the countryside like a maddy, which is what we usually do when we are up here. An ordinary day really, just in different surroundings. 

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

On my Holidays & a couple of finished projects

Hello again,
We are on our holidays in sunny Kilmarnock for a wee while. It is  both OH's parents birthdays this week and we always try to get up here for that.
Ayrshire is looking glorious today. it has been sunny and warm and beautiful blue skies. Yesterday was grey & driech. the Isle of  Aran & Ailsa Craig were nowhere to be seen. Today, driving back from Ayr, they were both revealed in all their glory.

A quiet week so far, as after travelling any distance in the car, I can hardly move for about 24 hours afterwards, so Sunday, I was doped up on pain killers and asleep most of the time.
Yesterday I went food shopping with MiL & met up with a friend from Darvel for a coffee. We spent a good couple of hours putting the world to rights.

Today we went to Morrison's for breakfast, then we went to Dobbies in Ayr, to look at the Cotton Traders outlet as it is one of the few places that have clothes large enough to fit my OH. He brought nothing, but I got a new dress.

The photo's below are of a knitted jacket that I have just finished and a card for my FIL for Fathers day. Hope that you like them both.

Friday, 2 May 2014


This a 40th Birthday card for a friends partner. She say's that the nearer his birthday get, the more he resembles the Gnome!

I really enjoy making cards and hope to put some of the Fathers day cards on later.

Hope you like this one.

Monday, 28 April 2014

This is my Rainbow

Your rainbow is intensely shaded brown, violet, and yellow.


What is says about you: You are a deep thinking person. You appreciate optimism. You're good at getting people to like you. You are patient and will keep trying to understand something until you've mastered it.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

Don't know how true it is - Perhaps some-one who knows me could confirm it please?

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Today was a glorious sunny day, so I took Max and we walked up along the Canal towards Winson Green Prison. The sky was a lovely shade of blue with hardly a cloud in it, so we walked all around the park and back home which is about 2 miles. Everything looked so fresh and clean, it was a pleasure and a joy to be out & I felt really good when I got back home.