Thursday, 21 October 2010

Get knitted

A glowing fire, the warmth it radiates, the wonderful smell reminds me of richly coloured Christmas evenings. The leaves crunchy underfoot......Ah yes the nights are drawing in far to quickly, I am not ready yet to move indoors in the evening so the fire is made and we carry on...
Warming mugs of homemade soup and crunchy bread keep us going until the chill really touches our fingers and toes.
Then its time to curl up in the evening with a little creative work.
Its madness here at the home of Dotty Red. I am chasing my tail the majority of the time, why is it that when one thing goes wrong, others follow. Still waiting on my Lloyd's insurance people sending the builders in to my home to sort out the damage caused by the flood in July. What I have learnt from this experience is that after a while you really do stop noticing the damage and sheer ugliness, you just learn to live with it, I even have only half the lights working in the kitchen from the electric damage... The rest of the list is too boring to mention-fridge, bed, washing machine, car etc - oh my oh my!

So a week away to our little hide away by the sea is just what my boys and I are in need off, it breaks my heart more than I can tell you that this will be my last holiday here, my children are devastated to have to say goodbye with me to this special place, this place that they love so much.

As I live right in the middle of this Island I think a move nearer to the ocean might be considered in the future as the boys and I are such beach babes and for the last few years we have spent the majority of our free time here.

So with the box of toys packed and of course my beloved sewing machine we are running away for the week. I wish you a fabulous half term holiday and I hope we are all blessed with some special family memories to carry us through the darker days a head...

10 comments:

periwinkle said...

puddings :-) ?

Florrie said...

I have found knitting to be the best andedote to lifes cares and woes..............hope your insurance and house re-furbishment are sorted out soon.
florrie x

Kitty said...

Hope you and the boys have a fabulous week by the sea. I too live in the middle of our island, and would one day love to be nearer the edges! x

Daydream Living said...

Hope you rest well, enjoy the time with your boys and take lots of pictures! Maureen xx

Em said...

have a lovely time by the sea. hope you get your houses sorted soon too. xxx

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, have a lovely time. I hope the weather cooperates and it's gorgeous and sunny the whole time!

Lucy said...

That fire looks so inviting...have a lovely week
Lucy x

French Knots said...

Hope you enjoy your week and make lots of lasting memeories.xx

lazylol said...

Ah Suzie :( at least you have all the lovely memories. I'm sure your kids will look back fondly for years to come. It may be your last time there but who knows what the future holds. Think of all the other lovely places you can visit.

Jane said...

Hope you have a lovely time. Jane