Make Someone Else’s Life Better..

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I absolutely believe this….in these difficult times we have seen the good, the bad and the downright ridiculous, but if you, yes just you, try and make someone else happy, it will in the long run make your own life better….maybe not straight away….but eventually….

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It has been a little bit of a down day for me today, so I am concentrating on keeping busy and enjoying the little things like being able to dry washing on the line and still being able to send out sales, hopefully making someone’s day…every little bit helps.

Tomorrow is a brand new day….much love x

Talk About Your Joys…

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Stripping it back to the simple happy things today….apart from the VAT paperwork which must be done…washing on the line, happy cats in the sunshine, off for my daily walk and putting my shop visit within this walk….some great music on the radio today, some ZZ Top, Bon Jovi, bit of dancing around the sun room.

Still going through my boxes of things which must go….my only online shopping today cat biscuits and cat litter….oh and a sneaky little crochet book…

This one is just £4.00 at the moment, bargain!!

Find it on Amazon by clicking on the picture (affiliate link).

My sanity is this easy blanket, using up all of my scrap yarn.

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Right, off for a power walk in the sun….keep up the good work folks…we will do this!

And keep on talking about your joys.

Geri x

Not Right Now….

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It has been pretty hard to accept that the plans we had sailing along quite nicely have suddenly been halted.  But they have not been demolished, it just means they were not supposed to happen right now…it does not mean they will never happen.  Use this time wisely to prepare for “afterwards” because we have to do this for there to be an afterwards.  Most people have had a wobbly moment and then thrown on the big girl pants and looked at what they can do rather than what they can’t do.

I am lucky that I can continue to list and sort my things from home.  Yes, my sales have almost stopped but that’s fine, it’s there if anyone fancies some retail therapy and it will still be there when we are allowed out and about again.  For now I am listing it and storing it away on a shelf so that I can turn my house into a minimalist heaven….well, not quite that extreme, just tidy.

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For now my sanity remains with crochet.  I am making this blanket out of the huge bag of random colours I have left over.  Then, I am going to learn to block it properly!  Then I am working through the pile of patterns I have bought over the last few years.  There is always something you can do, but, if you feel like feeling sorry for yourself under the duvet for a day….do just that!

Huge hugs and lots of love to you all….you have got this!!

Geri x

What is Possible Today?

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A lot of people waking up today, no work, no social gatherings….what do I do now?  Make a list of all the things you have wanted to do at home and had no time….and just do them…

My sales have of course dropped, but I still have some orders so I am still popping out to the warehouse (on my own, nobody else there) collecting and packing.  The Royal Mail then collect it from my house, so I am still working…however, I am about to start a new blanket, a Christmas present project, absolutely for some yarn therapy!

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So, how are you filling your unexpected free time?

Geri x

Finding Joy at Home…

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So, it’s lunch time and all I have done is drive my daughter to work and try and find out when my Hermes delivery will be collected….

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So….I am heaving my three large boxes to a safe place so that I can go and get my parcels ready at work….luckily it isn’t raining! Yay!

So, joy at home for me is crochet….I haven’t done any in so long!  Just before the virus got worse (adding here that thankfully I don’t have it)  I had decided to finish all ongoing projects and properly eat healthily….Now, I am going to make a cake and start a new blanket…oh indeed yes…

Take some time to find some fab patterns and crochet websites….I will share with you as I find them….today I am liking The Crochet Swirl…

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Just click on the picture above and go and check it out…. I adore these Cath Kidston inspired colours!

More links tomorrow my lovelies…

Geri x

Happy Thoughts

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Perhaps not the hugs right now….I do miss that! I am such a hugger….

Strange times….but chin up, it won’t be forever, use the time wisely, do the things at home you never usually have the time for….relax…

Finally scrolling through Instagram is a great hobby, absolutely no worries of catching anything there, so get in there and discover some new accounts…get lots of inspiration.

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One of my favourites, Adindas World….click on the picture for her Instagram account.

Happy thoughts people xx

Hibernation Time…

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Oh very surreal times….like anyone else our sales have dropped significantly but we are OK, we just practice frugal eating, we don’t need anything except food and Netflix really…the thing I miss the most is seeing someone I know and giving them a hug…

My heart hurts for those people who have lost loved ones and are sick, the people who have or will lose their jobs or businesses…at a time like this it is so important to keep each other going, to help each other, find some humour in trying times.

If you can look at it as hibernation time, make plans, evaluate your goals because this will be over soon, it will seem like ages, but it will be over.  Clean your house, soak in your bath, read those books you have been meaning to read, get lots of good sleep.  Yesterday the sun actually came out, we sat in the garden, oh that was nice.  Keep sharing things on social media…I love the Italians singing and dancing on their balconies!  Feel free to use the comment space below and say how you are coping and throw a virtual hug out to everyone else!

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Picture shared from the Instagram account of Janette Manrara...  dance in your kitchen my lovelies, you have been given some at home time, use it wisely…

Geri x