Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sometimes life is kind

This week has been kind.

Once I'd got over my maudlin moment (and thank you to everyone for their kind words) last week I had a birthday. It was a lovely day spent with family and friends. Dalesman and Dalesboy treated me to a book and a CD........

Dalesman also found this beautiful cantilever wooden sewing box from a charity shop. Isn't she gorgeous - really old and well used. It needs a small repair but that's no problem for Dalesman.

In the evening we went to a saxophone concert and then on to a party given by some of the musicians. A really nice way to end a special day.

I know some really creative and gifted people. People who share their creativity with lucky, lucky people. My beautiful friend Colly came to visit for on Sunday and look what she has made for me..................

Isn't it gorgeous? A perfect match in my lounge its perfect for days like this - cold and chilly, sat in my chair with my knitting. I'm still gobsmacked that Colly made this for me - I know we shall share many snuggly hours together.

Monday I had a first appointment with a medical herbalist. That was lovely also and left me feeling very positive and upbeat.

I found out when I got home on Tuesday that I had been invited to an interview for a job I'd applied for a couple of weeks ago. Slightly short notice as the interview was on Wednesday morning. Lovely people, lovely location and lovley job and now it's mine all mine.

I am very fortunate to live in North Yorkshire in Nidderdale. It's a beautiful place almost untouched by much of the madness that you see in towns and cities in the UK these days. There are 15,500 people and 200,000 sheep - perfect. I feel a huge sense of belonging to the Dale and try to coexist in harmony with the rhythm of nature and pull of the seasons. Now I will be working for the Dale.

Nidderdale is a designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' which means that it is protected from over development and other activities that would damage the geographical and historical significance of the Dale. However, there is a danger that such protection may lead to economic and social deprivation as landowners, famers, business, homeowners etc struggle to maintain a viable livihood within the confines of the regulations. In order to support economic and social development there is an ANOB office that does all sorts of wonderful work to support all these people and keep the Dale 'alive'. I have been offered a job as the Admin Officer for the ANOB office and I am thrilled.

More beautiful presents came my way during the week. Look how cute these are................

Made by nlpgirl they are filled with Lavender and are just the cutest thing. The last of the pressies arrived Saturday morning from my Mother-in-Law.........

Also the oven is finally mended it took three weeks and three oven engineers to decide that it wasn't the fan or the microchip but the lightbulb had blown - I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere ; )

1 comment:

Aussie Stitcher said...

Happy Belated birthday. Love the sewing box. A blown bulb was the culprit for your oven dilema, unbelieveable what it took to fix the problem.
{{{HUGS}}} for your previous post, concentrate on the positive relationships in your life.