Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Quick hello

Quick hello 

I'm dog tired. Full on intense all day meetings followed by social events, followed by catching up on work and the bed in the hotel is like rock. Not having much fun.

The hotel is ok, it's functional, even if the bed is awful -the weirdest thing is the bathroom it's a glass room in the bedroom. It has no roof, the walls are glass, part frosted glass, thank god I'm on my own as its not at all private. Was going to post a photo but can't get it to upload

Posting this from my tablet and its not that easy

Mummyhen. Xx

Friday, 23 November 2012

I’m back

Well it's been nearly two weeks since I last posted and I've missed having the time and energy.
I worked 12 days straight without a day off, averaging 13.25 each day - I managed 3 hours off yesterday and today. I managed to get to bed before midnight for the first time in two weeks last night - what wind and rain! I didn't hear a thing DH woke me at just before 8 (I usually start at 8) my first teleconf was at 8.30 so time for a shower and some breakie.
I have had no time for anything, DH has been a real rock totally dependable. Some lovely meals, cups of tea and the occasional biccy, popping into the office everynow and then to see if I'm still 'alive'.  Ohh he made a lovely apple cake.
I got to the stage yesterday when I thought if I carry on I will be no use to anyone – I was exhausted.
I'm off to Holland on Monday for the week – work not holiday - will be good to see all the team again (we only managed to get together a couple of times a year) it will be hard work but fun. Still need to prepare my presentation - nothing interesting I to the budgets and numbers, the other members of the team do the interesting techy stuff - some really useful stuff; like putting training material on ipads for field staff so they don't have to carry round 15 A4 ring binders. Lots of other exciting apps but I can't tell you about those - the team I work in develops apps for ipad and android.    

This afternoon I managed to feed my Christmas cakes, plant an amaryllis (it’s been waiting for about a month) it should be a light pink colour too late for Christmas but the hyacinths I planted a month ago are looking promising.  All planted the same day, all on the same south facing window sill - some don't like they are doing anything but tiny glossy green shoots are slowly appearing.

I crocheted all afternoon,
sewed in some ends actually there were 300 of them

Planning a new crochet project – always got a few on the go at the same time.
We have nothing planned for the weekend other than watching rugby, more relaxing and catching up
MummyHen X

Monday, 12 November 2012

Happy Birthday

It’s my MILs birthday today – happy birthday.
DaddyHen and I took her out on Saturday for lunch – it was delicious; tapas followed by seafood linguine.

Really hope you have a lovely day

 MummyHen X

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Their Name Liveth For Evermore

Ode of Remembrance by Laurence Binyon
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe. 

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Like with so many families our family remembers those who gave their lives – we especially remember Alfred William Dewberry killed on 10th April 1917 aged 34, DaddyHens gt grandfather, buried in France

Remembered on the Silvertown war memorial in East London 

MummyHen X

Monday, 5 November 2012

Cork Christmas trees

Work has been as hectic as usual – I longed for the weekend of doing nothing or crafty things.

We had some wine corks lying around – DaddyHen enjoys a glass of wine or two at the weekends – we had a few but not enough for my tree project.  I asked the local wine merchant and they gave me a huge bag.

I stuck them together with glue – waited overnight for the glue to fully dry and then wrapped either green or red ribbon over the top – simple.

The little cork people – I knitted or crocheted a hat and skirt; knitted pattern from here Korknisse. I made up the crochet pattern.


I need some to send the Bloggy Blanket to someone else – I have added a few more squares but it needs more; could you crochet a square or two to add to the blanket – let me know.  It can be a simple granny square or a more complex pattern. For more information about the Bloggers blanket have a look at Mums blog


MummyHen X