Thursday, 30 December 2010

Tough times

Life throws some stuff at you and as always we take it in the chin, do what we have to do and move on. Aleksi's type 1 Diabetes was a big smack in the face but we picked ourselves up and carried on with our good life. Now I have been hit straight between the eyes by a bloody great big wrecking ball and now I am in the process of getting back up onto my feet, slowly dusting off the chaos and trying to continue with our good life.
 5 days before Christmas( typical bad timing!) I was told I have a tumour in my Right Hip - top of my thigh bone to be precise. Oh shit I said  - Yes exactly said the doctor on the phone, as I hovered over the frozen peas. Yes I was in the middle of the supermarket - damn mobile phones, never ring at a convenient place or time!
So now I sit here waiting to find out if it is simply a pain in the backside(groin actually) tumour or one that is out to get me. I am gently glowing from all the x rays and CT scans and the hole in my hip is healing from where they took a bone sample.
Life however continues pretty much as normal - kids to feed, washing to be done,  bags to pack for our trip to Lapland - no skiing for me, I will content myself with photographing and videoing the Kids and Olli on the slopes. Work will have to take a back seat for the moment, but I could do with a break after a busy December.
I will know more in a couple of weeks and I will of course keep you updated as things unfold, my dear blogger friends.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Christmas Sugar bolus winner

Thank you for all your comments for my first sugar bolus - I will be back! (to quote Arnie!)

I must also thank Odile at Wooly Fabulous for her lovely contribution too!

So the winner is...........

Number 24 - sorry couldn't work out how to get the random number box on here, but dear husband checked the result.
  So well done to Hallie from The princess and the pump!

So Hallie please e mail me  - - within the next 48 hours and your goodies will be on their way!  If I do not hear from the winner within 48 hours, I will select a new winner.

Now I will hand you over to Racheal for Christmas Sugar bolus - the next one!!

Finally Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Friday, 17 December 2010

My turn for the Sugar bolus!

        I have been following these wonderful 'giveaways' for a couple of months now and felt it was my turn to be the 'giver awayer'! (Great English I know, but making up words is fun!)
This weeks winner will be receiving 2 packages in the mail, most certainly after Christmas now, but won't it be great to open a parcel in dull boring January!
        Firstly I have to thank Odile also known as Wooly Fabulous for donating the first gift. Please check out her amazing work on Flickr. She will be sending the winner a wonderful handmade heart brooch similar to the one pictured. Just lovely isn't it? Odile  is also a mother of a child with Type 1 Diabetes. Huge thanks again to you Odile!

                          Secondly the winner will receive a parcel of all things Finnish! I won't give away too much but see what you can spot in the photo!
 I have also included some of my handmade needle felted Christmas decorations ,made in my workshop housing my  small business known as FeltFinland.  They  will be a little late for this year but think of them as your first Christmas gift of next year!! 

 So onto the rules and regulations as so beautifully put by Wendy
● Leave me a comment before midnight on Thursday 23rd December. Please include your first name. Comments left without a name will be eliminated.
● To earn extra entries (post a separate comment for each):
       ● Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter. Then, leave me an additional comment. 
       ● Share a link to this contest on Facebook. Then, leave me an additional
          comment to let me know.
       ● Blog about this contest. Then, leave me an additional comment containing
          a link to your blog.

● No duplicate comments are allowed. Duplicate comments will be eliminated.
● Winners will be selected via random draw at
● Winners' names will be posted here on this blog on Friday 24th December
● After winners' names are posted, the winner will have 48 hours to send a message to me at If I do not hear from the winner within 48 hours, I will select a new winner.
Finally sending you all warm Christmas wishes and here's to a fun, busy and hopefully 'uncomplicated' 2011!!
Amanda x

Monday, 13 December 2010

Alternate Christmas Greetings!

To all those little d people, D Mums and Dads, fellow bloggers - Ho Ho Ho!

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Pre Christmas rush

The Christmas fair is behind me and now I am doing some last minute orders, play food - done and posted, 20 christmas decorations - done and awaiting collection, A hamburger(don't ask!) - starting Monday, A collection of woodland animals - after the burger. So no feet up with coffee and a good book just yet!
Also next week I have the privilege to be hosting the weekly Sugar Bolus - this week is being hosted by Nicole at The We Cara Lot blog. Don't forget to come back here next Friday 17th - my turn!!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Half a century, not out!

I sit here contemplating my last day of being 40 'something'. Tomorrow shuffles in the age of the big F ( said with a big F too!!)  How will you be celebrating I hear you ask - working is the answer - smiling at the public and willing them to buy my creations ( think of the money!) Such is life!!
Time for a little reflection of the past 50 years  I think - watch this blog!
Happy Birthday me!
Might need one of these!