Monday, 31 August 2015

So Long Summer

Its that time of year again, when we jump from summer to Autumn. Lately the seasons seem to be a little confused. It worries me. When I was a little girl, summers were hot, Autumns were chilly and windy, Winter was cold and icy and Spring was wet and bright. At least I think they were, do you suppose our memories are a little confused too?

autumn sea seaside scotland

By The Autumn Sea

FAIR as the dawn of the fairest day, 
Sad as the evening's tender gray, 
By the latest lustre of sunset kissed, 
That wavers and wanes through an amber mist, 
There cometh a dream of the past to me, 
On the desert sands, by the autumn sea.

By Paul Hamilton Hayne

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Trials And Triumphs

The last few days (weeks, and months), have been a little crazy. We have changed almost every aspect of our lives, Oscar and I.

Oscar started school, my marriage ended, we re-homed the pets, re-homed ourselves, made some new friends, got a new pet (Tilly Tiger Lilly, the kitten), started a new business and then expanded and started a new new business, and then moved in to P2 at school, all in just less than a year. To say I am feeling a little over whelmed would be an understatement.

Being self employed brings a whole new set of worries, and on top of running a home as a single parent, It makes me one busy Mama. Oscar is, as always, my top priority, and since we can have a giggle and a cuddle at the end of every day, I guess we must be doing something right.

I have finally had a snippet of time to do a little knitting (and write this blog post), and its baby hat therapy. There will be little hats for sale in the new shop, but really, they are a labor of love.

And while we are on the subject of labor, I heard I am going to become a Great Aunt this weekend, (baby Noah is on his way). A Great Aunt ! Still, its almost worth it to be able to call my wee Sister 'Granny'.

Change is the only constant they say, I guess they must be right.

I wonder what the next few days (weeks, and months), have in store for us.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

City Of Lights

Twinkly stars in a deep blue sky have to be my most favorite part of Gods creation in landscaping. I love the sea though and can watch the waves roll in for hours.
As far as man made landscaping, this is what floats my boat, water, sky and lights.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Work In Progress

Work is in progress in our iMake studio. We are moving to a bigger studio and shop, hopefully over the next week. The little iMake studio has been a great little starter home for us, and although we love it, its time to move on to bigger and better things.
I thought I would share a few pictures of the old space before we take it all down and move to our new premises.

The new studio and shop will be at 81 Meadowside, Dundee, and will be 'Sew Over It' and 'iMake' combined.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

50 Q's

For want of a better subject.

1: What would you name your future daughter?
2: Do you miss anyone?
My Dad
3: What if I told you that you were pretty?
I would say thank you
4: Ever been told “it’s not you, it’s me”?
Unfortunately yes
5: What are you looking forward to in the next week?
my new business opening
6: Did you go out or stay in last night?
Stayed home with the family
7: How late did you stay up last night?
Until after 1am
8: Honestly, has anyone seen you in your underwear in the past 3 months?
9: What were you doing at 12:30 this afternoon?
Eating a chicken salad
10: Have you ever told somebody you loved them and not actually meant it?
11: Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol?
I certainly hope so
12: Have you pretended to like someone?
Not exactly
13: Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette?
14: Is there one person in your life that can always make you smile?

15: Is it hard for you to get over someone?
Its easier than anticipated
16: Think back five months ago, were you single?
Sort of
17: Have you ever cried from being so mad?
18: Hold hands with anyone this week?
19: Did your last kiss take place in/on a bed?
20: Who did you last see in person?
21: What is the last thing you said out loud?
"You went to the beach last night"
22: Have you kissed three or more people in one night?
23: Have you ever been to Paris?
24: Are you good at hiding your feelings?
25: Do you use chap stick?
26: Who did you last share a bed with?
27: Are you listening to music right now?
28: What is something you currently want right now?
My knee to stop hurting
29: Were your last three kisses from the same person?
30: How is your heart lately?
31: Do you wear the hood on your hoodie?
Only indoors
32: When was the last time a member of the opposite sex hugged you?
33: What do people call you?
34: Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t?
35: Are there any stressful situations in your life?
36: What are you listening to right now?
my own mix tape play list on You Tube
37: What is wrong with you right now?
I have a sore knee
38: Love really is a beautiful thing huh?
39: Do you make wishes at 11:11?
? no
40: What is on your wrists right now?
a red hair band
41: Are you single/taken/heartbroken/confused/waiting for the unexpected?
no comment
42: Where did you get the shirt/sweatshirt you’re wearing?
43: Have you ever regretted kissing someone?
44: Have you hugged someone within the last week?
45: Have you kissed anyone in the last five days?
46: What were you doing at midnight last night?
watching vintage Coronation Street
47: Do you miss the way things were six months ago?
Not at all
48: Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone?
That Depends on who
49: Have you ever been to New York?
50: Do you live in a city?
No, by the sea

Monday, 10 August 2015

A Sunday

Our Sundays are pretty much the same, week after week. We get up early(ish), breakfast, shower, dress, and go to church. Oscar is becoming quite the little man in his suit and tie, and dare I say it, he actually enjoys church.

After church we take a nap (me), and play video games (Oscar), have dinner and mentally and physically prepare for the week. Today however, I decided to blow off the laundry and after putting a lovely korma in the oven to heat, we headed out to the beach.

It may not be sunny or indeed particularly warm but that is irrelevant to us hardy Scottish folks.

We found shells and played in the sand.

And one of us jumped around like crazy.

Even when the sky became dark with clouds, we played and played

Until our grumbly tummies took us home.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Scripture Sunday

1 Peter 1:24-25

24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Blue Friday

Blue Sea

Blue Sky

A trip to the store with the blue bags

Blue in the traffic coming home.

Thursday, 6 August 2015


My darling Oscar, 
how patient with me you are. What a long and arduous year we have had you and I. Becoming a single parent family was really not what either of us had expected.  Things have changed so much for us. We moved house, gave your puppy a new home, started school, began the harrowing ordeal of Saturday visiting from an absent parent, opened a new business, turned 6, lost lots of teeth and got a new kitten.

We have come through it though my brave big boy, and even though our living quarters are cramped to say the least, and you have had to embark on after school care, we are muddling along somehow. I started this blog as a record of your life, and indeed a record it is.

This summer has seen you develop hay-fever and it has been a real downer for you. But on the plus side, it hasn't stopped you learning to whistle and blow huge bubbles with bubblegum.
I hope that with all my heart, you can look back at this time with some fond memories, although I know that's going to be hard.
In the mean time my darling boy, just know that you're Mama loves you, all the way to the furthest star and back. xxx