Hello! I hope you’re having a good week. I’m back today with a look back at May, all with a little help from photos from my Instagram feed.
Oh May, where do I even begin? It was the month of fundraising for the Stroke Association’s ‘Make May Purple’ campaign and I wrote a little about why I wanted to raise awareness here. Through the month I was crocheting flowers and in the end sold over 100 and raised just over £650 for the charity. To say I’m overwhelmed by the amount raised is an understatement; I had no idea I’d be able to raise that much, or that my crochet flowers would be in such demand. Everyone says I should be proud, and I guess I should be. It’s been good to have a focus and feel I’ve made a difference. Other crafts kind of took a back seat, but I did manage to finish the ripple blanket I started a year ago.
May was sadly the month we lost my Grandad. I knew it was coming, but it didn’t lessen the pain and the grief we’ve all felt. While I’m pleased he’s at peace and free of pain, I’m going to miss him a lot and I haven’t quite got my head around the fact I won’t see him again. Grief is a funny old thing and has been coming in waves at unexpected moments. I hope to be able to put it all in its place this month. My memories of him include his wonderful knitting and I wrote a little about this just after he died.
We also celebrated a year in our home! Wowee, the time has flown! But what wonderful memories we’re building in our lovely home; I wouldn’t change it for the world. We’re starting to get more into gardening (well, Stu is), we’re making progress on getting some curtains replaced and I’m hoping we can get some garden furniture soon, in time for summer (if it ever arrives!).
I also made some good progress on a new (and super exciting!) project, which I’ll be sharing more about with you next week. I’m finally listening to some of those day dreams I’ve had for the last year and working on something that’s making me really happy. Can’t wait to share with you!
So next month… could be quite big actually! It’s certainly busy. We had a baby shower for my friend Victoria on Monday and her baby is due this month (unless he’s late of course). Eeeek! I cannot wait to meet him. It’s also my friend Hollie’s hen do next weekend and the following weekend I’ll be at Blogtacular too. I love Blogtacular and I’m looking forward to being in a room with a lot of my blogging pals – messaging via email just isn’t the same. I wrote here about last year’s event if you fancy a read. It’s also Wimbledon and Glastonbury, two things that’ll have me glued to the telly.
Do you have anything exciting planned for this month?
Thanks for reading, hope you have a good start to the month! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for all the latest.