Wednesday, 25 August 2010


We found this in a cupboard at Mum's a few weeks ago, thought I'd share it with you. Yes it is me, it appears I was a happy baby!!!!

I don't know if I was a happy baby and there's no one to ask now. We should all ask those questions while we can.
I may drop a few more of these photographs in posts in the future, this one is so old that when I tried to get it out of the frame I couldn't, it's stuck firm and it's not even in the frame straight. It looks like the end of the pram could drop down, I know it was a silver cross pram, maybe it could be turned into a pushchair. Did things like that exist in the 50's?

In my previous life before I found embroidery I was a celebration/wedding cake designer and maker. Clearing out a cupboard the other day I came across two sprays of sugar flowers, they've kept remarkably well, just a couple of the lily petals have broken off. Originally I think there were three sprays and I gave one away. They would have been made to go on one of the dummy wedding cakes that I made for display at a Wedding Fayre! I've worked it out that they must be about 15 years old as I gave up my business about then!

Yesterday I made a comment on Gina's blog about her having more hours in her day than me, and that I thought that she'd probably made a cake too. This comment wasn't flippant, I genuinely thought that she probably had. It got me thinking that Gina is just so much better at time management than me! It's that old adage 'If you want something done ask a busy woman'. I used to be like that, I had my little business and two young children so I ran my business from a second kitchen attached to the house. I would get up in the morning before the children, get a couple of cakes mixed and in the oven. Take the children to school come home, do the household chores, decorate a cake or three. During the week I managed to be on the school PTA, take my turn in school listening to readers, teach an evening class (beginners cake decorating) and attend a patchwork class for pleasure! That's without all the children things that you have to do, after school swimming, cubs, brownies, having friends round to play etc, I feel tired now just thinking about it. Then life changed the children grew up left home and life slowed down. I don't teach any more and if I have to do more than three different things in a day I wonder how I'm going to fit it all in and panic!I think I need to work on my time management skills, something else to add to my to do list!

Thanks Gina, the double chocolate muffins were lovely, and no calories!

I was really pleased to see the finished shawl on Jacqueline's blog take a look. I'm sorry that I wont get to see it, when we meet on Friday at Hyde Hall for lunch (my second visit to O2 exhibition) it will already have been given to the Mum to Be.

Oh no I'll have three things to do on that day, Gym, Hyde Hall and Food shopping, and cook the evening meal. I might need a lay down after that, please don't laugh that's a very busy day for me.......


  1. I know the feeling! I used to work full time, do allsort of activities with the children, have a good social life including holding lots of dinner parties. Now I never have enough hours in the day or days in the week and I have very little to hold my time. I'm only in my late 40's, what hope have I got?

  2. I always think the more you do the more you can do.
    Unlike me today. I may have swum at 7am this morning, but since then all I've managed is to eat my porridge, watch yesterdays episode of Doctors and that's about it. Now I'm sitting here writing this and thinking, shall I have another coffee before I put the washing on.
    I've got to get myself in gear!

  3. definitely not enough hours in my day either! Maybe we should all go on a time management course!! and thanks so much for the support and encouragement. This has all left a really bad taste in my mouth. I think it was the fact that once I had removed the original images from flickr, she just blatently went back and got more. It seems to be resolved now though thankfully. Karen

  4. Don't believe this image I give... for the past hour I keep saying I'll just read one more blog post and then I'll get back to work... and here I am an hour later still reading blogs. I'm terrible at managing my time! Right... now I'll get back to work!

    p.s. I love that baby photo!