Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Simple Life

Two years in the making and almost there!

Yes, I know - it's been a while.  With uni finishing two weeks ago (no results as yet!), I was a bit worried about how I would occupy my time for the next six weeks.  It seems I have more hobbies and interests than I once thought and boredom hasn't been a problem.

I love listening to my Nana speak of a time when vegetables came straight from the back yard and a simple picnic in the countryside was considered the best in family fun and entertainment.  It seems I have inadvertantly taken a leaf out of my Nan's book these holidays and have been enjoying the simplicity of life.  I've taken up a two year cross stitch project and am determined to finish it in time for my Neice's 5th birthday - some of you may recognise it from a year or so ago and I'm finally getting there!  I've been ditching the car and walking wherever I can - the library, the post office, the shops - and have been feeling healthier as a result.  And I've been doing lots and lots of cooking - soups, cakes, biscuits - not so good for the waistline but the walking will take care of that, hopefully!  I've had my mobile on silent and avoid the computer and the internet at all costs!  Yes, I am 42 not 72 but you like what you like and I've decdided this is the life for me at the moment.

However, I know that in a couple of weeks I'll be itching to get back to my study.  In fact, I went in today to return some books and I was surprised at how much I miss going to lectures and socialising with all my under 25 year old friends!  But not that much - I'm now off to make some Melting Moments to take to my Nan.


  1. I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You sound so...relaxed! I have been cross stitching too. It is a blanket and I was determined to get it done by Christmas but...ain't gonna happen!

    I am not sure what the heck is going on with my blog for you. I checked the comment settings and I still have it so anyone can leave comments. Hmmmm....this really bothers me!!!! Thanks so much for getting in touch on facebook!

    I hope you continue to enjoy your summer! Oh, sorry...holiday. =) Mine is flying by way too fast!!! =(

    I love your cross stitch by the way! Post it when it is done!!

  2. I just remembered that when I had problems commenting on someone's blog, she told me not to use internet explorer. I started using Google Chrome and it wasn't a problem anymore. Maybe try that? Just a thought.

  3. You do sound like you are having fun. I will be checking back to find out more later. Enjoy!


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