In my last post I mentioned a friend who had emailed me suggestions for my 'ten year plan' which many of you commented on. (hands off, it's mine!) I used to work for J a few years ago, we started in the same office more or less at the same time and had to get to know the area together to enable us to try and be successful. (no comment!) so we used to tootle off in J's company car around the Cotswolds, 'getting to know the area' getting lost, meeting odd locals and having a giggle. Our secretary, W, said we scared the locals, which was nice. Apparently they weren't used to 'glamorous women in suits' and that we were 'intimidating the way we strutted around the town'. One word I would not use to describe myself is glamorous, especially when I was probably wearing a suit at the time from Marks and Spencers (hardly Gucci). W used to have myself and J in hysterics with her stories and observations. If ever there was a crisis or tragedy W would be involved in some way.
Anyway, as well as starting together we also left together. Various reasons were had by us both, but we have stayed in touch since, although more so recently. After my post about the lovely Featherdown Farm and my rave reviews to J that she must go there I received this in the post from her...
J knew how much I had loved the red enamel ware at the farm and went out and bought this (and she HATES shopping! heehee) I am so very touched, it will be travelling to the allotment, to campsites throughout the summer and actually to my coffee table as well. Thankyou so much, J. And I loved the Cath Kidston wrapping paper as well..x
Remember my lovely birthday teapot?
What does every teapot worth its tea leaves need?
Lovely T from Driftwood sent this, to keep my teapot warm. It is BEAUTIFUL. The fabric is just what I would have chosen, and it has been much admired by visitors. T, you should be selling these in the shops!
Kim of Raggedroses fame is aware of my quilt envy from her trips to car boots sales, charity shops etc. and took pity on me! She sent me this exquisite cushion which arrived just before we went to Featherdown. I am, as always, in awe of the skills that you people out there have! I wish I could sew, although I expect I would end up spending a fortune on fabric.
I have had so many wonderful comments and emails letters and cards from lovely people offering their support over the last few weeks and I appreciate it so very much.
I would be lying if I said I was feeling 100% and I think it will take a while yet before I start to feel 'normal' and not feel a gut wrenching pain whenever I see a pregnant lady or a newborn baby, but I guess that's normal. I'm trying though, and that's all that matters.
As some of you know I have just been made redundant (it never rains...) and am no longer an Estate Agent (hurray! no longer will people spit at me in the street-joke) I did actually really enjoy my job but over the last few months it has been really hard work, and maybe it's not meant to be. I am hoping the second half of this year will be better than the first, and that I will find a fabulous new career that will have me jumping out of bed in the mornings with a smile on my face (miracles can happen!) In the meantime I am starting as an office temp tomorrow, which should be interesting. Any words of wisdom for office temps? I have visions of either being ignored or given loads of rubbish work to do! Hopefully I'm proven wrong though.