Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Spring Cleaning!

Spring seems to have arrived a lot earlier than normal in our chilly northern parts of the world. Not that I am complaining.  Yesterday was a balmy 17 degrees Celcius. Wow! That is better than it sometimes gets in July.


So I don't know about you but I love to think about Spring being a great time cleaning and getting rid of the old. It is lovely open the windows wide and let in some cool fresh air into the house, hang the washing on the line and watch it blow, take a walk outside and feel the gentle warmth and light of the sun on your face and even wash the windows and clean all the winter grime away.


Last week we gutted the boys bedrooms and moved furniture around to suit their growing bodies and changing interests. We managed to collect 3 black sacks full of old clothes, toys and books to go to charity (have they even noticed???). How refreshing and cleansing that felt. I think now each room of the house needs the same treatment. Oh how we gather stuff! How good it is to get rid of the 'stuff' we accumulate. It is good for the soul!

Ok now I need to practice what I preach and go clean and tidy while the sun is still shining! Who knows how long this lovely mild weather will last but I don't want to miss a minute of it!

Great chatting with you!

Judy x




Thursday, 16 February 2012

New Year...New Direction

rachel cross legged

I feel like I am starting a new blog but I am at the advantage of having a few followers in tow already!

Since the end of last year I have felt the strong need to change a lot of what I was doing and how I was spending my time. I felt God was speaking to me and challenging me about lots of things. I was spending a lot of my time card making and crafting and to be honest it was bringing no pleasure to me anymore and as a business I was not making anything much at all. The hours of creating were not a worthwhile sacrifice in terms of quality time with my family and husband.

So after I completed all my orders for Christmas I shut shop! This was a big thing to do. But on a hindsight a good one.

I have been praying for guidance for the future. My life is entering a new phase with all the boys now  at school. I feel comfortable and very much at home taking care of them and running the house and  I love extra few hours I have in the day to get all the jobs done.  I also now have time to read my Bible and pray every day which was a struggle and a real challenge to do before. In addition I love having the time to serve in my local church.

Anyway this is leading up to tell you about a passion I have had for may years now and that is photography. I am delighted to be able to have time to learn the craft of photography.  I am seeking God's will for the future and where it may lead but for now it is a wonderful learning curve and fulfilling the creative side of me!


Here are a few shots I would like to share that I took on Tuesday while I met my sister at Lossiemouth beach. About a half way between us both . A wonderful place for the kids to run wild and for me to practice !

Peter


I will not be offended if you 'unfollow' as I will not be making and sharing cards but mainly a bit of family life and photography. 

The first photo is of my beautiful sister Rachel, the second of her boy and  my nephew, Ben and the third is of my youngest Peter...who I rarely catch for a photo. He always pulls a silly face or runs away from me!

I would love to hear from you and answer any comments or questions!

Judy x

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