Good morning and how are you today?
Whilst walking along the beach with the sun shining and just the dog for company I got to thinking, how lucky I am to live where I do. I know I say it often but having turned on the news this morning to find the horrendous attacks in Brussels, what is happening in the world?
The mind boggles at the senseless violence against people who have no means to fight back.
It is just dreadful.
Then the tragic accident for the family in Ireland who's car fell into the sea.
So very sad. The man who rescued the baby and tried helping the rest of the family was interviewed this morning on TV, he said they just couldn't get out of the car as it filled so quickly with water. Scary.
My husband regularly turns his car around down at the harbour in our village and I hate it as you reach the point where you can't see the road.
Closer to home on Sunday one of the boys in my eldest boys year at school was killed, he was hit by a car whilst out cycling.
What that family must be going through.
He seems to have been a real outdoor boy loving his mountain biking.
My eldest reported that school was very difficult yesterday. What can you say? I personally didn't know the boy but when your child is the same age at the same school it does hit home.
My thoughts go out to the family and all his friends I am truly gutted for them all.
How do I move to crafting from all the sad news at the moment? It seems so insignificant in comparison. In fact it is no comparison at all.
All we can do is pass on our concern for others but the reality is that life goes on for everyone else and it is how we deal with these issues that makes us who we are.
The recommendations from the experts go on as normal but be super vigilant when out in crowded areas. That takes me right back to the start of this post and my wander along the beach alone with the dog. Living where we do we lose out on lots of things, choice is limited for entertainment and shopping, travelling to destinations is always longer but I wouldn't change it for the world. The fact I could sit on a bench in the sunshine with my dog watching the sea and the birds going about their business whilst elsewhere the world is in turmoil, it truly is priceless.
Now onto crafting and I promised yesterday to show you my results of playing with my new Candi colouring pad by Craftwork cards.
As I mentioned yesterday I used my prisma pencils to colour this card and then added my candi topping off with a little of Diamond stickles and a bow of satin ribbon to coordinate.
I am enjoying this colouring in at leisure and then making into a CAS card later approach to card making. Who knows it might even catch on! :D
That's all from me today I have another card to make for a friend and then lots of lovely housework waiting for me, hurrah! Not.
Today I am going to be positive and grateful for all I have. Big hugs to all of you out there who are dealing with one trauma or another. x