Sunday, 21 August 2011

And then there were two.....

Again, please accept my apologies for my long blogging  absence.

It has been a fortnight of new beginnings, big changes, old friends, new friends. I don't even know where to begin.

So those that read my blog regularly might have picked up the vibes that changes were afoot recently. I made the decision a couple of months ago that I needed a big career change as i'd faltered a bit on the career path I was on. That decision to take a leap into the unknown led me to a brand new job working for a well known animal charity on the island. I have been in my new role for just over a week now and so far it has been brilliant. A fresh new start with lovely new people. And an office where I get puppies, dogs and the odd aged cat sticking their head through the door looking for a biscuit or two. It is a real challenge and a step up the ladder career wise.

Unfortunately with the new working routine not quite established yet I have been left with little time or energy for crafting of an evening. Plus with my Christmas Craft Event yesterday any spare time i did have was spent prepping for that.

So anyways, onwards to what has been keeping my busy this past couple of weeks (when not finding my feet in the new job). Last weekend saw the first of my three summer weddings this year. My old school  friend Sarah married Ben in a lovely Ventnor wedding on the IOW. It was a lovely day spent catching up with old school friends (some of whom I have not actually seen since my A-Levels many moons ago).

Here are a couple of pics from the day:

This shows the basket of Pimms fruit (GREAT idea! Help yourself to as much fruit in your Pimms as you like) with the bride's bouquet -

The Bride and Groom:

 And the second big thing that has happened this last week is that the Poulton family has a new member. This gorgeous little bundle of energy, Sasha, the 20 month old boxer dog. Now prior to starting my new job I had made several jokes about smuggling animals home with me from the Animal Centre. And I'd even made reference to wanting to keep all the boxers that might come through the doors. But never did I imagine that on Day 6 of my new job I would be presented with a boxer puppy  like Sasha. As soon as  I saw her I called up my Mum to come and meet her. And here we are, a week later, with a new boxer joining the family. She lives with Mum, Dad, my two sisters and Kala the Boxer (Kala is a little put out at this puppy interloper upsetting the doggy balance in the house!!)
 Here they are together. Kala is flaked out after one too many runs round the garden with the puppy.  It is far too hot for all this energetic malarky she is thinking......
So I think thats all my news for the time being. Fingers crossed (and all being well with my slightly decrepid  old laptop) that I'll be able to get some photos here tomorrow for you of all the lovely projects we made yesterday.

In the mean time, Happy Crafting all. And I hope to get round to your blogs and comment asap!!!



  1. I didn't think it would be long before you brought home a new four legged baby from work :) But I did think you might wait a month or so first :) can't wait to meet her. Hope the Lovely K isn't too put out :)
    see you Sunday at wedding #2 Pxx

  2. What a beautiful dog! Can't believe you brought her home in your 1st week!!! The wedding looks lovely!