Sam wasn't available to model for the picture so I improvised! This teddy was in the goody bag I received from the QVC Red Carpet Oscars event two years ago and was a gift from a QVC fashion range. I wonder if you can guess which one – the clue is on his foot! So that baby article is finished, now I need to start one for Carmel's baby… I think I should do it in size 1 – 2 years, just in case!
I actually finished the sewing up of the jacket and putting the buttons on sitting in the garden on Tuesday, much better for my eyes in the bright natural daylight. I love this time of year when it's sunny as it's not too hot and all the beautiful cherry blossom trees are in full bloom.
We always had cherry trees in our garden when I was growing up, in fact I mention in my book that our cherry tree probably saved our lives as it died as a result of a fairly major gas leak which could potentially have caused an explosion. I have carried on the family tradition and always plant one in the garden of our home… all I need now is a home with a garden to plant one in.
Yes I am still house hunting but still to no avail at the moment – maybe I am just too picky? This cherry tree (pic above) belongs to our neighbours so at least I have had the enjoyment of looking at it this Spring. I also love this shrub (pic right) which is in full bloom at the moment. I think it might be called 'Pieris' but I'm not sure… any ideas?
One of the charities is Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research who are at the forefront of funding the newest type of treatments for blood cancer which have increased survival rates dramatically. My daughter Sophie has also selected them as her charity to raise money for as she takes on the 'Tough Mudder' challenge in June. It's a gruelling event and she is having to train hard to be fit to take part. I have taken the liberty of popping the link on here so if you could support her and the charity we would both be very grateful : http://www.justgiving.com/Sophie-Maxwell88