Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Happy New Year 2009

We are away for a couple of days, but I hope you have a very happy start to the new year
Auld Lang Syne here is a link to the most famous new year song, written by Robert Burns. It is the 250th anniversary in 2009 of Robert Burns birth. Jane x

Sunday, 28 December 2008


We had a wonderful Christmas, my parents came over for the day. We had roast beef, etc and Christmas pudding. I hope you had a good day too. On Saturday my Aunt and Uncle came over for the day and we had a lovely time catching up on all the news of their retirement and two young grandchildren. Finally sadly on Boxing day an elderly friend died, he had been bravely fighting bone cancer. It was a relief tinged with sadness as he was in constant pain at the end. We will always remember him as a wonderful friend who loved gadgets and conquering problems. He always had a smile and time for a chat, especially with Em and Al - he loved to hear their plans and thoughts. This photo was taken on his 80th birthday last year, surrounded by his friends and family. May he rest in peace.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Christmas is Coming!

Hello to all my blogging friends, I am sorry that I have been away for so long, but I have returned now. School is finished - My small part in the staff Christmas panto of Robbin' Hoodie was great fun though all the rehearsals at the end of term made it very tiring. The sampler I stitched for my colleague, who was retiring in order to spend some time writing, was finished, framed and very well received. In return he gave me a beautiful sampler which had belonged to his family. He gave it to me as a gift as he thought that I would appreciate it. I love it, it is beautiful. It was stitched by a young girl in 1828 and is exquisitely done, as you can see from the photograph. It now hangs in pride of place on the stairs out of direct light. Preparations for Christmas day at home continue, and I'm very excited as it is eight years since our last Christmas at home. Mum and Dad have brought their caravan to Sussex and are spending the days with us or visiting friends. Alice has also returned from Univeristy (collected by Mum and Dad). On Monday evening we dressed the tree. It's a real one and it looks beautiful. Happy Christmas to all my readers and thank you for all your comments this year. I have enjoyed reading your blogs very much and I look forward to reading them all next year.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Nearly The End Of Term!

I haven't given up blogging, I've just become so involved in the end of term fun that blogging time has shrunk to the odd half hour every few nights. I have volunteered to be in the staff christmas panto as one of Robin Hoods Merry Men. We have to be all dressed in green with fake green beards! so I have been sewing a green shirt and I have cut out a green furry beard. When its all finished I will take a picture. My other project is for a member of our English department who is leaving after many years devoted work in our school. I am cross stitching a sampler with lots of motifs relating to their time in school. Finally next monday is our carol concert so I'm invoved with the staff carol of Deck the Halls and helping with the refreshments.

A duck in her pond has given me a blog award, thank you Duckie, I am so tickled that you think I have a cool blog.
I would like to nominate the following blogs for the award,
Alison, hey good booking,
Daisy Cottage
Kaz's Crafts
Lucy Locket and Willow's Cottage. Hope you all have a good week. Jane