Sunday, 13 March 2011

I feel so blessed.

It was a glorious day today so we all wrapped up warmly and went into the garden.  The biggun's hurtled about on their tractors whilst Mr Cuckoo and his Dad did their best to keep them off the flower beds. I settled down with Granny and my crochet. Mini Cuckoo slept peacefully in the fresh air beside me. Later we ate a huge lunch and then my Mum and step Dad arrived.  We all sat about having cups of tea and coffee and I felt very lucky to live this wonderful life....

...On the other side of the world it's a very different story for many.  Those in Japan, Christchurch and Australia are  dealing with horrors I can't even begin to imagine. I've had to stop watching the footage of  the tsunami in Japan as I'm so hormonal and emotional I get frightened and overwhelmed by it all.  I can't reconcile the images I am seeing with the memories of my time in Japan.  Seeing those cities literally washed away.  Seeing the water surging forward, carrying buildings, cars, trees and people.  It's horrific.

I intend to redouble my efforts to do some granny squares and sign up for Sarah London's "Crochet a Rainbow" and I'll be on the look out for something practical I can do for those in Japan.



  1. Sounds like a really beautiful day you've had. I agree with you about watching the coverage Japan, we can only take in so much at once. HopIng prayers will be answered for all those suffering at the moment. I'm new to your blog and am enjoying it so much!

  2. Oh what a beautiful photo, sounds like you had a lovely day surrounded by family.
    Totally agree about watching the footage of the disaster in Japan, after a while you just can't take it in and comprehend the enormity of it.
    Enjoy what you have and yes, you are very blessed.

    Have a great week,

    Claire :)

  3. What a lovely photo and you did have a lovely day, a little taste of sun.
    I am sending loving healing thoughts around the world for all the people, animals and Mother Earth.
    x Sandi

  4. Lovely photo and the baby is so gorgeous!!
    I agree it is difficult to watch what's happening in Japan, those poor, poor people.
    Vivienne x

  5. I love this picture. You look radiant, hard to believe your little MC is less than a month old..he's so adorable. I had to stop watching the news also..I needed to offset all the horrors with something happy and good...your bundle of joy certainly helped. Such a cutie! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Hi! I've just found your lovely blog and as soon as I saw the rose banner and then a tiny, wee baby I was smitten! x

  7. I just found your lovely blog, too! If you don´t mind I´ll stay for a while and sit down with a cup of coffe and some cupcakes.
    Want some?

    Lovely greetings from the very northern germany from Anja

  8. Congratulations ... such a sweetie. There's nothing more angelic then watching a little one sleep. Thanks for visiting and you absolutely can use the picture of my cross stitch afghan. Thank you for asking. Look forward to visiting. Have a wonderful day.


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