Monday, 28 October 2013

Next Knitting Project.

Yes .... another scarf and an easy knit wool to boot!  I have given away most of the other scarves that I have knitted apart from a couple of summery ones so I have been itching to knit something more suitable for the cooler weather. I intend to keep this one! 

My Winter coat is navy blue so I think that this glittery wool will be a perfect match. It reminds me of snow and has a nice texture. Not too glittery! I am looking forward to starting the scarf. It will hopefully be a quick knit! I really do need to progress beyond dishcloths and scarves at some point .... 

Knitting seems to be the perfect craft for a cosy evening at home. The weather is certainly cooling off here so indoor interests are on my mind! 

Do you have a favourite Winter craft? 



Friday, 25 October 2013

First Letter from Jeni!

I just did my daily check on my Compassion UK account on the off chance that I have a letter on the way and I do! It is from Jeni and it was the friendship template letter. I do love the feature that shows a PDF version of the letters. It is great to see them a couple of days earlier and also it would be handy if, horror of horrors, a letter went missing in the post. 

As she is very young someone else at her centre wrote down her message for me. 

She said "I would like to thank you for sponsoring me. I pray that you stay healthy and keep loving me. I pray that I meet you one day. God bless you."

Oh that is just the sweetest thing I have ever read! Such an adorable little girl! 



Saturday, 12 October 2013


It has been pretty windy here recently but, as yet, only two apples have dropped off my trees. I brought them into the house and we all shared them. I know people say home grown tastes different to shop bought but it really does! It was the same with the carrots that we ate as well. The flavour is just much more intense. It really inspires me to grow more and to be more organised next year! I would love to grow larger and reliable quantities rather than just dabbling and having just a few of each vegetable or fruit. 

I see photographs and blogs about huge vegetable plots and fruit patches and wish I do that! I am limited by space but, if I were more organised, I could fit a lot more in. 



Saturday, 5 October 2013

New Faces and New Smiles.

Some of these darling faces you will recognise but some are new! I am so excited to have the chance to write to and pray for and just get to know these lovely children. Sponsorship really feels almost like a ministry to me. I always thought that I was too small and insignificant to make a difference and that problems like child poverty were just too big. I really was looking at it the wrong way! I am just one individual but so are the children in poverty. They can't all be grouped together and treated as a whole. They have different likes, dislikes, and needs. Some will open up to a sponsor and some have been too let down to trust again. 

I am working on some theme letters at the moment so each child gets a letter on each theme. This makes it easier for me now that I have nine children to write to. I am not the most organised person! So the main part of the letter will be the same, with minor adjustments for age, and then the start and end of the letter will be personalised. I don't have many ideas for theme letters so far and am trying to think of more. If you have any topics to suggest let me know! I am working on an Autumn themed letter at the moment, and am planning a daily life letter and something snow and Winter related too. 



Tuesday, 1 October 2013

New Photographs of Vivian!

Checked my email account today to find two new photographs of Vivian! I knew that sponsors received a photograph of their child when they sent an order through the OLS but I was expecting a wait of months so was surprised to see the photographs so soon! 

I ordered her a new uniform, a school bag, and a wash cloth set not long after I started sponsoring her. I love that I get to see her in her new school uniform! Perfect timing as it has been a bit of a stressful time here. 

I just ordered her Christmas gifts so am really looking forward to seeing another photograph!