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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Thursday 23 February 2012

Life Changes

Two years ago when I was diagnosed with lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) my world shook. Things that I thought I would do changed, no long haul flights was most probably the one that has effected me the most. I was never going to try and climb Mt Everest.
You never know what is waiting around the corner so live life to the full, with that in mind and a great big Australia to see I gave up work last Friday.
I have loved my work but it is time for change. I have worked for a really wonderful Doctor, we have had a lot of laughs over the last 9 years and I will miss her, the patients and the girls still there.
On Sunday we went out to lunch at the beautiful botanic Gardens restaurant, the meal was lovely and the service fantastic.
I was very lucky and the girls really spoilt me.
Tarsha gave me this magnificent bowl.

A gift from Tarsha

It was hard to photograph this photo does not do it justice.

A gift from Tarsha

Catherine and Judy gave me these

From Catherine & Judy

Diana gave me these

From Dianna

and this.
You can see there is a bit of a tea theme here.
I LOVE my cuppa.

From Dianna

I am not sure I will be able to use this magnificent tea cosy it is way too beautiful.
I had bought a book to knit this cosy a while back, now I won't have to.

From Dianna

Diana and I worked along side each other for a number of years. Diana works for another surgeon which means we share office space. Over the years we have done some really funny things together, on Sunday I did my confessions to Tarsha of the few things that we did that we said we would never tell. Like the day Diana put the banking in the trash(computer trash that is) and emptied it. The day I decided to fix a bit of very expensive office furniture which resulted in about 100 ball bearings rolling around the floor and me frantically trying to get the drawer to run smoothly without them.
There were lots more.

From Dianna

Tarhsa also gave me this she has always said I am her tenacious little Jack Russell.

I am a Jack Russell

Here we are enjoying lunch.

Retiremnt lunch

The other reason for my retirement is Tony and I are having a sea change.
We have bought a place at Port Elliot where we will eventually live. It will be in a few years so for now it will be when Tony has days off, with his job he may work 8 or 9 days in a row and then have 4 off so we will head to Port Elliot at every opportunity.
Sean is also very excited about it as he can now surf all day and call in for lunch. He has already planned a surf board rack for the garage.

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Scavenger Hunt - January

I have started 365 photo journey several times and really struggle so this year I thought I would join in and play here. Thanks Kathy for organising a month of thinking, getting out and about and fun.
So here is my first attempt.

Jan - soft


Jan - two


Jan - Blur


Jan - in season

In Season

Jan - In my bathroom

In my bathroom

Jan - mess


Jan - information


Jan - Company


Jan - warning


JAn - odd


Jan - in the distance

In the distance

Jan - entrance