Monday, November 02, 2015

One year has passed ....

Hello :)
September 19th was the day that one hear had passed since Reggie passed away. Yeah, I have not posted a while again,lol.

So what's been going on? Apart from still missing Reggie I am concentrating on myself. Job with a lot of overtime, lots of hobbies and interests, and now that I'm not moving (again) replacing some things in my flat.
September the pump on my washing machine died a death, so out with the old , in with the new. 1600 spin speed and the laundry is almost dry when it comes out. Fantastic !

Then October a new sofa. Loving it ...and the cats agree....

 Yeah, keeping it covered with a blanked to protect it.I want it to look good and last a long time ! I'm also armed with a water pistol to teach them that this is NOT a new scratch pad ,lol. They don't like me very much at those times ;)

And I learned a lesson .... back ups on discs are not that safe as I thought ! I started going through a pile of discs with resources and designs to copy them to my external drive.....only to find out that discs slowly seem to degrade over the years , and the laptop cannot read some of the files anymore. So I'm ending up with a lot less on that 2 terra bite drive than I thought I would. What annoys me most is that the disc with Christmas resources seems to have the most files that have corrupted and are unreadable.

But.... I actually tried designing a little. And glad to see I have not forgotten all my skills. Still, I am a bit rusty ,lol.
This is what I have so far. I really like the Scandinavian primitive rustic style and colors in the moment.
What else?
I have a pet hate against chemicals in our food, our care products etc. So I try to make a lot f things myself.....and saving money in the process apart from it being more healthy.

A few days ago I made my own laundry soap. Just Castile soap, borax, soda crystals and essential oil for a nice smell. Costs me less than a third of what I would pay in the shop for a bottle.
In the end I had two full bottles and it only took me 15-20 minutes to make.

If you wanna have a go here is the link to the instructions

Give it a try :)
That's all for now. I have to do some grocery shopping , so 'till next post when I can hopefully give you a freebie link as well ....