Sunday, September 11, 2011

'ello, 'ello

Just dropping in to my blog to say hello- this place feels like a bit of a holiday house at the moment.
Thanks to those of you who have emailed me to ask how I am getting on, it's very lovely and thoughtful. I didn't mean to stop hanging around, it just happened. (Ha, that reminds me of my daughter at the moment 'it's not my fault, I didn't do it!')

Guess what? This time 11 years ago, I had just become a mother. Jack was born, after a few years of trying to get pregnant, and a pregnancy where I had trouble believing that I actually would be 'get' a baby at the end of it...that sounds odd as I type it.
I remember not wanting to get my hopes up- my 'getting pregnant' hopes had been battered and bruised and maybe this translated to my 'being a mum/ having a baby' hopes generally. It meant I was rather under prepared in the 'stuff' department and my children never had a beautiful nursery... they did alright!
I really can't believe that was 11 years ago.  I wish I could work out how to get a photo from my new phone to this blog so I could show you the ace birthday cake I made for him- 'designed' by Jack (a Hawthorn footy club jumper!). 

Our Internet is annoyingly unreliable, just changed modems, but I don't think this is going to be much better. I can't upload any photos at the moment, so can't show you my latest 'Nikki project' or my marmalade, or my great gluten free chicken nuggets. Odd for me to do an all words post.

Nice to be here, I will try not leave it so long next time...but I suspect I have said that before.


  1. Can't wait to see your latest Nikki project ... and the wristlet that you found. Hope you've got some photos of that for when you get a reliable internet connection!

    Gluten-free chicken nuggets also sound interesting - something I haven't tried making since I went gluten-free ...

  2. Great to hear from you again, Tanya!! I'm looking forward to seeing your next project from my book, too.... and I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing you at Sewjourn!!!

  3. Hello there

    I am delighted to have you back on your blog, it makes me feel closer to you somehow when I can get a sense of what is going on occasionally in your head from your blog!! Cant wait to see the Hawks jumper cake!! Talk soon (proper like, over the phone!!!) Love Tanxx

  4. Good to see you are still about. I've had your blog sitting open in my browser to remind me to email you to see how you were doing but you've beaten me to it :). Look forward to seeing cake and sewing pics.

  5. It's good to see you back -- I hope you get your internet problems worked out soon!

  6. HELLO!
    Glad you're back.
    I've done my first "nikki". Will share soon.
    Hope all is great!

  7. Happy birthday to your Hawthorn loving son.... hope he won't be too sad on Friday night when the Swannies kick butt ;)


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