Wednesday, 29 September 2010

The New World Order

I found this article a very fascinating read! I hope you find it as interesting as I did :)

Rotten Luck?

I have never had such a run bad luck, in the last few weeks I have had nothing but bad news! I have had a nightmare with my job, I am now un-employed and £2300 out of pocket and taking them to court. The dog -my livelihood- has been sick, my pet hedgehog died and I've had a string of minor dramas and injuries. One example is when I got caught in the rain, broke the heel of my shoe, emptying the contents of my handbag and losing my phone. I've also had concussion from a blow to my head and a sprained wrist not to mention the IBS from the stress. All of this whilst DH is away on operations, he is just as un-happy as me and I have to play sunshine to cheer him up whilst I'm pulling my hair out struggling to cope at home on my own.

This has led me to think about luck and how we perceive it. There are many philosophers that have opinions on it but I dont count myself amoung them. It takes one thing to put you down, the more things you let knock you down the lower you get and the worse things become. You may end up in the gutter but it only takes one little thing to start you back into the good graces of lady luck and it seems as if by magic your fortunes have changed. Maybe that one little thing I need to boost me back up can be me? by not letting rotten things bother me? Only focus on the positives they say, and there is always a silver lining.

It isn't really rotten luck when all those things happened, one thing leads to another. I was dis-organised and late to a solicitors appointment, it was raining and I didn't have a brolly so I ran over the wet cobble stones to stop my silk blouse from getting ruined . . . the result was something from a rom-com movie. It was a rubbish movie, I want my money back.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Hamper Time

I am looking forward to putting together half a dozen Christmas hampers as gifts this year and although its a bit early to get into the spirit that is exactly what I'm doing :)

I'll get baskets and a holly fabric to line them with, filled with lots of treats like local honey, home made Christmas pud and a selection of home grown preserves. I am looking forward to trying my own mint sauce and onion chutney ^_^

I have a selection of these already maturing in the cupboard but I'll need to split them up into smaller jars to make sure everyone get something and I am saving the smallest jars I can find for the jams. I need plenty of pickle or small (baby food) jars if you want some free samples! Unfortunately I recently lost my job but on a positive note it means I have a few weeks free to get most of this done : D

Also if 2 of our hens dont start laying again soon there will be a free range chicken in there for our parents as well! EEeeekk!