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About Me

Married to my soulmate with 2 beautiful girls,and our English Springer Spaniel, Suki. Living a country life in Cambridgeshire, whilst baking, gardening, and photographing our daily lifes, where they find a place on my scrapbook pages.

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This blog is just that, my little place on the web.You will find my daily (or not so daily, hehe)life, my love for my new vegetable garden, baking, photography and my scrapbooking!

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Scrapbooking is a way of life for me now.It has been for over 4 years. I love journaling, taking photos of my family and love colour and texture, these are all part of my everyday life and scrapbooking.

My Dad......

blogged by me domestic goddess On 7/01/2006 10:06:00 AM
I love my Dad so much, and I hate seeing him as a shadow of his former energetic, funloving self. My Dad has MS, has for 12 years now. He his probaly now as bad as the MS is ever going to get he is just battling with old age as well. I move my Dad 2 days before Christmas (I know, great timing!) to a nursing home 5 minutes away from where we live. This has been the best thing I could have done. The children see him at least once a week, and we can take him out. Yesterday we got to take him to his local park, a 3 minute stroll from where he is living. This park is lovely, it has the river running through it , and a play area for the girls. Dad had his first ice cream of the year and enjoyed watching the girls play football. This is the best photo I have managed to get of my Dad, looking awfully frail, but he is still my Dad and I adore him!!!

This is 1 of the projects I did for Practicalcrafts Essentials. It is called "The Midas Touch" and is all about gilding and adding gold to your crafts with gold leaf, gilding creams and using copper foil. This LO is our wedding rings using gold leaf and gilt cream stamping. It is a fab issue this month, mainly because it has a really funky project on shrink plastic by Kirsty and an iris folding project by Annie, and I must say I will now look at iris folding differently!!

This was meant to be a quick post as I am flying up to Newcastle this afternoon, for a hospital appointment with my back surgeon on Monday. My dear friend Gillian is doing the Race for Life on Sunday in Durham and I will be there to cheer her on

Have a lovely weekend whatever you are doing. It's another scrorcher here in Southoe, so my washing is on the line doing its bit
Anna xxx

6 Response to 'My Dad......'

  1. Anonymous Said,'> 1:05 PM

    Your Dad looks happy and relaxed. So glad he is near to you now.

    Take it easy


    Ali and Levi


  2. Trish Reed Said,'> 4:49 PM

    It must be fantastic to have your Dad so close your love for him is evident. What a fantastic way to spend the day together, in the park and eating ice cream, sounds awesome to me.


  3. Roz Roz Said,'> 10:58 PM

    Anna, great pic of your dad, he looks so happy, must be the company of a wonderful daughter that does that. Hope it goes well at hospital on Monday, I'll be thinking of you all day hunny. mwhaahahahaha


  4. lee woodside Said,'> 3:23 AM

    Anna it is a beautiful pic of your Dad. Hold him close and give him lots of special hugs n kisses.
    Good luck with your appt.


  5. Anam Said,'> 4:59 AM

    wonderful photo of your dad. interesting article. good luck with the specialist,


  6. Cath Said,'> 11:17 AM

    Oh Anna! I didn't get further in your blog than the bit about your dad and I've got tears rolling down my face. My dad is healthy enough (well he has probs but not like MS) and its heartbreaking to see them so frail. (((hugs))) A nursing home will be great for him, close to you, 24hr care and not have to worry about him at home.