Tuesday, 30 November 2010

November is over - thank goodness!

I'm a great believer that a blog should reflect you and what you do and refuse to follow people who just use it as a selling tool - sooo boring! Well I have had the November from Hell and being a chirpy upbeat sort of a person I was tempted just to restart with jolliness....which I will but I need to tie some things up first.

My Dad has long since loved my blog, I did a special blog for him for Father's Day which he printed off and carried around in his pocket for weeks. Sadly he was taken suddenly ill and died a couple of days later. That was 2 weeks ago today. He was the most incredible person and the 300 or so people at his Funeral spoke volumes. I did the Eulogy and surprised myself at my inner strength.

In the middle of all that my 3 year old Daughter was ill with croup and one night was really struggling to breathe so ended up in hospital where they gave her twice as much steroids as she needed as the weighed her incorrectly in A&E. (She's fine now)

So I have the unenviable job of unravelling my Dad's estate and sorting his house out which is 200 miles from mine. Yesterday I made a start and got a start when first the hoover blew up (flames and everything) and then I found my Mum's ashes (she died 6 years ago and Dad said he had scattered them)in a wardrobe with about 500 LP's!

Meanwhile at home we have had some lovely moments like this one with the children helping to prepare lunch. Tom the middlie would have sprouts at every meal if he could!!

And Dottie Designs.........well the orders have kept me steadily busy and I have my first outing (having cancelled all the previous ones) at Ditcham Park school this Saturday. As I have nothing prepared yet to sell, I have a busy few days ahead of me.

Bring on December it can only be better :)


  1. Sue

    Sorry to hear about all you have been through - I thought you were quiet - just assumed you were busy. Hope John managed to come home for some of the time. I wish I was closer so could help. Love to you all - especially you.

  2. Sorry to hear about your Dad - I hope you have some good memories to help you through xx
    You have my empathy with the estate and house sorting - still going through it all here
    Hugs and strength to you xxx

  3. Oh what an awful time you've had, I am so sorry and hope that things start to ease up for you soon. Hannah xx

  4. Wow! You poor thing - this sounds awful!
    Nice to have you back on Folksy.
    Hope next year and next month are better.

  5. Sending you great big hugs! I'm sure your Dad would have been so proud of you doing the Eulogy.

    Take it steady and don't overface yourself, we'll all still be here if you need us.

    Natalie x

  6. Sorry to hear about your Dad, you've had a really tough time recently. You're doing amazingly well xx

  7. Dottie you are a fabulous person, so sorry for what you have been through of late.
    Great to see you back on the forums, and I really hope John can be back safe with you soon.

    take care, and each day as it comes - here's for a fantastic December for you in all ways.
    Lynda x

  8. Sorry to hear November's not treated you well - sending big hugs, and I hope December is better for you.

    Take care

  9. So sorry to read your news, November has certainly been pants for you. I wish a much better December for you xxx

  10. I hope December is a happier month and brings you some of it's good cheer.
    love n hugs.


    Fiona @ Christals Creations

  11. So sorry to hear about your Dad. Big hugs and love to you and your family

  12. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I've been away for a few weeks and am only now getting a chance to catch up on people's blogs that I follow (and I totally agree with you on the only blogging to sell - there's a few who only tweet for that purpose too and I'm steadily unfollowing them!) Anyway, I'm a bit late but just wanted to wish you well and I hope you are ok.