Living in Spain and bringing up a Spanglish family during the current 'crisis' and trying various ways to make some 'dinero'. Enjoying life in the sun, crafting and blogging as much as possible.

29 Apr 2011

Congratulations William and Kate

Well today is the big day for Wills and Kate - and how excited I was to be included in a 'wedding special' Etsy Gallery on the same day with one of my lucky sixpence bride gifts
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13 Apr 2011

Big thank you to everyone



It has been a hard and difficult time over the last few weeks with my father-in-law extremely ill with cancer. Unfortunately he passed away yesterday at 10am - peacefully in the hospital in my husbands arms with his wife Carmen by his side. It has been such an emotional rollercoaster and thankfully he can now rest in peace and no longer be in pain.
It was his funeral today and the whole village must have been there - it just goes to show what a wonderful man he was.

He was always happy in spring when the poppies came out and the wild asparagus and wild mushrooms were ready to pick. In his memory we are going to go mushroom hunting and put the first one of the season on his grave (it was always the first one he loved the most!). I will always think of him when I see the poppies - it will be my memorial flower for him

Rest in Peace Juan Antonio Dengra Martinez you will be missed by so many people
Thank you to everyone for your support and wishes through this time (and patience if I haven't always got the order done in time!)

9 Apr 2011

What a week

It has been a very up and down week this week. I have a deadline for Monday 11th April to get 81 wedding invites made and dispatched (and each one has got a handpainted vase on the front) and I had 4 big 'hen night' orders to make and dispatch before today! so it, as you can imagine, has been a hectic week!

On top of all that I am now going to be stocking a local shop with handmade greetings cards (as from Monday 11th) and I no longer have any made so I have to get cracking with a full range of greetings cards to fill a spinner floor standing display!!!!
As well as all the above, my father-in-law was admitted into hospital in Granada (1.5 hours away) and I have had to take my husband there twice this week so he can stay over night and look after him (he is taking it in turns with his brothers and sister). Unfortunately we had a call last night to say he might not make the weekend so it is a terribly sad time. Thank goodness I am busy with orders to give me something to concentrate on!

I am typing this whilst waiting for my wedding invitation inserts to print, then it is the rest of the day cutting and sticking. Thanks Mum for taking Alejandro to the market with you so I can get on!!!!.......