Thursday, 26 November 2009



Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and family! I wish I was home in the bosom of my family but it wasn't possible this year. But here are some things that I'm thankful for:
  • Two beautiful, clever, hilarious and mostly charming children.
  • That my greatly missed husband is home from his trip and promptly recommenced laundry duty.
  • My family 3000 miles away, who are separated by distance but close to my heart.
  • My family just down the street, who help us get through the days.
  • Jane, my childminder, who is a source of strength for me and took over this morning after Jamie threw The Biggest OCD Tantrum of 2009.
  • My fellow ex-pat, Cathy, whose family are sharing their Thanksgiving with us on Saturday.
  • My friends in real life, who I don't see as often as I'd like to but are no less appreciated. Especially when they bring coffee. Yes, I mean you, Friend Sarah.
  • The community of amazing mothers, fathers, crafters, humourists, and geeks that I've found online, you've made my life better.
  • Everyone who stops by my blog to see what I've made, commiserates through the hard times, and laughs at my jokes. My self-esteem thanks you.
  • My new friend, Lynn, who suggested I listen to books on tape while sewing. An awesome idea.
  • The fabric designers who provide me with so much fabric porn I'll never be satiated. Or solvent, but hey-ho.
  • The customers who indulge my fabric obsession, which allows me to buy more.
  • Whoever invented central heating.
  • Thank you, Sweden, for Alexander Skarsgard. Or more specially, thank you Mr and Mrs Skarsgard.
  • And thank you, Adobe, for Photoshop. You've helped me realise my potential to be awesome. And Microsoft, for Excel and Powerpoint. But not for Word or Access, they're no fun at all.
So what are you thankful for?


  1. Great list.
    And how about... some celebrity boys for growing up so cute and making entertainment more entertaining? :D

  2. You're right, I'm going to add some more!

  3. I am thankful for life, beautiful children and biscuits! x

  4. I am thankful that the bus driver reminded me to get off the bus when I was too engrossed in the reading of soft vampire porn (Eric and Sookie's first encounter)to notice I had missed my work stop!

    I am also thankful that no one was sat behind me reading over my shoulder thinking what a dirty mind I have for reading such excellent literary trash at 8.15. in the morning - ahh the joy of small pleasures!

    Seriously, what did she see in Bill - Eric rocks!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving sweetie!