Carnalily bits and bobs

A life filled with moments

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Art and other things

The past few months have been a far more creative time in my life, a lot of learning and trying to find out what I like. I did some sewing through soul comfort ( Brave Girls club) and have learnt art journalling. Now I am trying to learn to draw, I like the whimsy , …

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Life is always changing…

It has been a few years and yet always feels such a short time between blogs… Mia and Jessie are 6 , Jessie has a new sister Tiajna Lily Grace… And I was at the birth… Amazing. Also Grace had a baby ,Brooke Isabella and I was also at her birth and cut her cord …

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family update

life flies by…we take little notice and maybe we need to slow down to make life slow down a bit…I love the poem by WH Davies…What is this life if we are too busy to stop and stare… so true but hard to remember sometimes. so since dad died which is over 2 years ago …

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dad

Dad died , alone. The date given was 6/4/10…but maybe he died before that.At this moment we still do not have a cause of death.   I feel such a mix of emotions……..as always as the oldest, I get into efficiency mode, trying to get everything done that needs to be done. With Gran and …

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chillin

2009. I have finished work for a year in order to finish my MSc. It feels really good to take some time out and means that I see friends and family more as I am stressing less about all the chores.I have been chasing my tail for nearly 19 years now and had to put …

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7 years ago

This time 7 years ago, we were all shell shocked as Grandad had died and it was the end of life as we knew it. It is like happened yesterday and I still cannot believe it.   Whereever you are Grandad, I hope you are happy and can look down on us. We love you …

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where has all the time gone?part 1

well, we have been back almost 18 months now…….I am really not sure how that time has passed by so quickly.we left NZ on 14th November 2007, we stopped on route in LA and stayed in Venice Beach which I loved. We landed in Heathrow on 18th November and were picled up by Melanieand Jessica …

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3 weeks gone

 Well it is hard to believe but Mum and da have had 3 weeks of their holiday, they have 12 days left. They have been to loads of places and  think have had a great time….unfortunately Gilly died a few days after  they got here….she was old for a dog but they feel bad that …

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mum and da in NZ

Well mum and da braved the LONG journey to get here, and agreed it was a LONG LONG journey but hopefully they will have some good memories to take back. Da is raring to go even though he is exhausted and mum just wants to chill for a few days which suits me and jeff because …

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Happy Birthday Gran

    It would have been my Gran McGinnis’s birthday today……..my preyer is that she is up there with Grandad celebrating and looking down on the vast family that their union produced.   Happy Birthday Gran, love always angela and girls xxxxxxxxxxx

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