Friday, 4 April 2014

hi! i'm back with my april bucket list


It has gone so quick, but I am back from a two month blogging break. I've had some lovely messages asking where I have been and how I am, so thank you all for those kind thoughts. 

Life has been a bit tough recently, which has made it difficult to think about and enjoy creating blog posts. All my energies have been focused on getting by with the loss of the main wage in the house, and all the upset surrounding it. However, I know so many people have to cope with so much more, including some lovely friends. 

A few weeks ago, I restarted my photo-a-day project, which some of you will have seen on Facebook, Instagram and 365Project

I thought the best way to get positive again was to create a bucket list and make sure I do everything on it this time. The challenge now is to do it, enjoy it but not to break the bank (all money-saving tips greatly appreciated).

The Easter break from school is coming up and that is a chance to get some jobs done. This year I want to plant enough herbs and salad leaves to keep me going over the summer. There is no substitute for fresh loveliness. I also need to get busy with a paint brush. It's great having two wood burners keeping me warm all winter, but they don't do much for the cream decor. I would love to hear about your plans for this month.

I have missed you all and it feels good to be back. Thank you so much for sticking by me.

Have a lovely weekend.

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  1. Sorry that things have been difficult, Rachel, but it is very good to have you back. Some great ideas on your list. Good luck with the planting and the painting! xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Curtise. It feels good to be back too. I hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend. :-) xxxx

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  2. Yay! glad you are back! I love your goals but rest while you can as well. Rachel xo

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    1. Awww thank you so much sweetie. It really means a lot to me. I hope you and your family are all well. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :-) xx

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  3. Lovely to have you back, Rachel. :)
    Sorry to read that you have been through rough times, hope the tide will now turn.
    Great bucket list. xx

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    1. Thank you so much Katia. I'm hoping things will get better soon. I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend. Hugs xxx

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  4. Welcome back to blogland. I am so sorry to hear about your troubles. Sometimes life just doesn't seem very fair. I am sure your sunny outlook will spread a little light.

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    1. Thank you so much. It's not been a great start to the year but lets hope things start to get better! I hope you and your family are keeping well. :-)

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  5. you're baaaaack!! :) sorry to hear about the woes, I have my herb garden started, the basil is a mass of cute seedlings but the sage nowhere to be seen, have tomatoes on the go too! Lovely to have you back *said in more refined tone* :) xx

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    1. Thank you so much chic, I'm glad to be back. It's been a tough time but I'm trying to stay positive. I'm going to get started with the herbs this week. Some I have cheated with and bought really cheap large pots but the basil, parsley and coriander I have got to get started. I love the taste of homegrown tomatoes; gorgeous.
      Have a good week xx

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  6. It's lovely to see you back, this post didn't show up on blogger so I've only just seen it after your latest post did appear on my blogger dashboard! Has Steve managed to find another job yet? I'm still looking, and the agency haven't found me any work for the last couple of weeks - it's so depressing, but I'm trying to remain positive and believe it'll all work out ok in the end (hopefully sooner rather than later!) This is a lovely list of things to do in April, hope it's a good month for you.

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    1. Thanks so much Louise. It's good to be back. I'm so sorry to hear you have not been getting work. All we can do is do what you said and stay positive. It's hard sometimes though isn't it! Steve is looking at agency work too for after Easter but it's a real worry! I hope you have a better month too. Hugs xxx

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  7. One of my summer projects is to decorate my room too! Love to hear updates about that! Welcome back, Rachel!

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    1. Thank you so much. I have plans to decorate more rooms over the summer. It's a good time of year to do it isn't it? Opening the windows and lighter days and nights. xx

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