abbiefh It may not look like much so far but I've been offered this allotment right behind my house after being on the waiting list for 7 years!!! I can't wait to get stuck in. 4d

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6d abbiefh
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abbiefh 2 weeks, of decorating -new carpet ️new light fitting ️new lovely curtains ️and finally my house is starting to look more homely again! 6d

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abbiefh I've not quite finished prettying up the room yet but this ones for @flamingbeads can you smell the new carpet smell and imagine the comfort beneath your toes 6d

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7d abbiefh
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abbiefh The transformation of the living room isn't quite complete but I think max likes the new carpet 7d
  •   fsneat Looks lovely! Is it grey? Looks very similar to ours!! Haha 6d
  •   abbiefh Thanks,It does look a bit grey on this pic, it's like a light brown @fsneat 6d

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7d abbiefh
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abbiefh Max and I are ready for the new carpet to go down. It's sad I know but I'm really excited! 7d
  •   lallie1973 Ooooh new carpet! SHOES OFF!!!! 7d
  •   abbiefh It's lovely. Soft and springy and definitely no shoes allowed I'm actually wondering if I could get little shoes for max so he can take them off at the door! @dixychix @fsneat @flamingbeads @lallie1973 7d
  •   flamingbeads New pic, new pic I want to see and in my minds eye feel the springiness x 6d
  •   lallie1973 Knit him some little socks. If I had a dig I would Jose his little feet after a walk... You could have a little tray of soapy warm water to walk through after his walks. Carpet sound lovely. I bought a steam cleaner that way I was less stressed about coffee spills !!! 6d
  •   dixychix I think little carpet slippers for Max are an absolute must!! 6d
  •   lallie1973 I like you @dixychix ! They really do sound good. Max's house slippers 6d
  •   dixychix @lallie1973 ️ thanks. X 6d

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3w abbiefh
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abbiefh Started a new project whilst I've finally given in and started to watch breaking bad 3w

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3w abbiefh
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abbiefh It's been over a year to finally finish this but I've at last finished my hexie blanket! 3w

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3w abbiefh
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abbiefh Ahh 13 years ago today I met my bestest friend 3w

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abbiefh Making cakes to give to someone else is always hard! 4w

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4w abbiefh
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abbiefh Yey!!! The adoption pack has come. Now we can get the ball rolling! I feel a bit giddy with excitement 4w
  •   lallie1973 Aaaahhhhhhh congratulations in advance @abbiefh Superb decision. You will make another little person very happy ... Imagine those cuddles and all that love. Xxxx 4w
  •   kaz2803 I'm so pleased for you. We have friends with 2 adopted sons, it's really an amazing thing to do xx 4w
  •   the_painted_feather Eek how exiting!! X 4w
  •   mrsalli So excited for you xxx amazing decsion xx 4w
  •   youmeandchewymakesthree I'm excited for you as well. I follow a blog called littlethingsbigstuff.com about a couple who are also going through the adoption process. Might be a good read for you too. 4w
  •   abbiefh Thank you. @lallie1973 @kaz2803 @the_painted_feather @mrsalli it has just been amazing since we decided, It's like a weights been lifted off me and I'm so excited for the future xxx 4w
  •   abbiefh Thanks @crochetbytess I'll have a look x 4w

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1mon abbiefh
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abbiefh This afternoon I went to see a social worker to find out some more about adoption, Matthew and I both came away feeling so excited about it it's so nice to feel so positive about the future. 1mon

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abbiefh Made a cable knit headband. It's my first attempt at cable because I thought it looked way too hard. But it's easier than it looks. 1mon
  •   milkpetal Love it! I might have to give it a go. Always think it will defeat me! 1mon
  •   abbiefh @milkpetal you definitely should. Its a nice easy pattern to start with, I found it on Pinterest 1mon

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abbiefh My very first attempt at fair isle knitting its slow going 1mon

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1mon abbiefh
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abbiefh Snuggle time whilst we watch Broadchurch 1mon
  •   lallie1973 We are watching that!!! Catching up though. 1mon
  •   abbiefh It's good but you have to really concentrate on it don't you! @lallie1973 1mon
  •   lallie1973 I've messed my knitting up already watching it. Xxx 1mon
  •   abbiefh lol I know I had to put my knitting away! X 1mon

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1mon abbiefh
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abbiefh It was not easy to do but I have blogged about our troubles with infertility, I don't think enough people talk about it and it can be a very lonely place http://whatabigaildid.blogspot.co.uk 1mon
  •   mrssarahjane @cupcakejojo After the first time it failed it was offered to me & I was like ohhhhh no I don't need that I'm fine, it was only after the second go seeing how it tore my husband apart me then me when I thought ok I need an external output here, I thought I'd been with her for about 30 minutes looked at my watch when left & I'd yapped away for over 2 hours, you can realise a your anger & fears without being judge & you need to hear that being jealous of others who are pregnant have babies etc it's natural & it's allowed, I'm thinking of having another session before we commence our third go, really hope you try it @abbiefh & you found some comfort from it xx 1mon
  •   mrssarahjane @cupcakejojo God my grammar in that! Can release your fears etc not realise! 1mon
  •   abbiefh Thanks @mrssarahjane I think I will try counselling its not nice to hear so many people have the same problem but it's good to know we can all support one another xx 1mon
  •   mrssarahjane @abbiefh Anytime you want a chat/shout/rant please email me it's not for everyone but I've been vocal about my struggles especially on here & it's helped me so much, my email is sarahjtodd30@hotmail.co.uk xxx 1mon
  •   abbiefh Thank you @mrssarahjane xxx 1mon
  •   ingaspouse Sending big hugs Abigail. Big hugs. I know some of your story. I tried for 5 years and watched friend after friend have children and then siblings to those children. Each time I imagined that by their first birthday I might also be a mum. It consumed me to paralysis. And after 5 years I decided to reclaim my life from the madness. I decided to be happy with what I had and who I was. And then a few months later I was pregnant. Obviously I can't say that this will happen for others but I can empathise with the pain of trying and hoping and watching and counting. I can also say that being a mum has taken me through other uncontrollable pain and self-searching. So I send you big hugs. In our world of feeling that we should be able to control everything, we struggle to grasp that some things are out of our hands. I hope you can find rest soon. 1mon
  •   abbiefh Thanks @ingaspouse We have been trying to reclaim our lives for the last two years but I can't shake the feeling that I'm missing something. It's something that I really need to think about this year I'm 35 this year and I need to have children one way or another soon whether it's through IVF or adoption x 1mon
  •   ingaspouse I so feel for you. I think it's a good idea, as you say, to set a deadline for a decision. Make this year the one where you decide to do one thing or another (or all of them) and then follow that plan and decide to be happy with the results. If you need to have children then do what you have to do. - The one 'good' thing is that this particular situation teaches us lessons and great wisdom that stand us in good stead for the years to come (speaking from the position of looking 50 in the eye and still lacking in wisdom). Big hugs. 1mon

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2mon abbiefh
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abbiefh Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?! 2mon

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abbiefh Just been walking max and it started snowing! real snow! Not the hailstone kind we had yesterday! 2mon

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abbiefh Just got my Christmas present. I had the wrong size, then my size was sold out until now. I love it! 2mon

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abbiefh Instead of our usual New Year's Eve in St Ives we are having a lot more subdued night at home with sirloin steak on the bbq,sparklers, drinks and the chimenea to keep us warm ️happy new year everyone! 2mon

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abbiefh My view from Darwin tower 2mon

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