Thursday, 4 February 2010

Day one

For one reason or another things haven't been easy over the past few weeks. Nothing major in the grand scheme of things but but trying to fit in degree work when I'm already struggling to balance home life with work has made everything feel overwhelming. Add to that a couple of family problems and I'm seriously asking why I'm doing a degree. But this week an excellent and encouraging tutorial has set me back on track and today the arrival of these has lifted my spirits further...

A wonderful parcel of goodies from Pink Cat for our seven days of specialness swap. The idea is one little gift each day... but I really, really want to open them all at once! But I'm being good and have only picked one today... the one that promised "Something fun!"

And look what was inside... A "Which Came First" chicken and egg racing set! Jacob (who desperately needs cheering up) picked the chicken and I picked the egg and off they went...

But that pesky chicken wins every time!

Thank you Pink Cat...It made us both smile today! I wonder what will be in tomorrow's parcel?

24 comments:

  1. Oh I'm sorry you've been feeling less than 100% lately :o( What a fabulous first present to make you smile though! Lucy xx

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  2. Hee hee, that's such a good cheer up present, hope you feel a bit more chirpy soon, lets hope you have a sunny Saturday morning with tea in bed and that chicken lays you a REAL egg! P x (Planet Penny)

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  3. How Fun!!! It's been so cool to see what everyone is getting in their swaps!

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  4. They look such fun Gina! The weather's not helping is it? Hope things settle down soon...

    Celia
    x

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  5. Nothing like a bit of exercise to cheer a body up, isn't that what they say?

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  6. no wonder that made you both smile - what a great present!!! hope things settle for you soon.

    xxxx

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  7. What beautifully wrapped parcels and such a lovely bit of nonsense in today's. Glad it cheered you and Jacob up, and that your tutorial has given you the will to carry on. Looking forward to seeing the contents of the other six parcels.

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  8. Hang in! It will be such a sense of achievement in the end. The presents look cheery!

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  9. Remember, you're doing the degree because you are insane and it's required therapy. Go and do some dolly bobbin - that should get a sense of perspective back...!

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  10. Sometimes it takes one of lifes big questions (albeit in plastic racing form) to give you a lift.
    I hope things even out a bit....

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  11. Sorry that you have been feeling blue, it's such a hard time of the year. I hope that the pink parcels continue to clear the winter mists. xx

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  12. Sorry your feeling down and things are not going so well, the trouble with blogs are that sometimes you want to give someone a hug and your arms just aren't long enough. I hope things get sorted out soon. Must be the time of year for us all! Thank you for your recent comments on my blog.
    Mx

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  13. Now that's funny! Glad it lifted your spirits.

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  14. So pleased to hear those crazy pressies cheered you up ,they are fun arent they hee hee lucky girl ...love Jan xx

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  15. Looks like your swap has arrived at just the right time Gina. I hope your load is lightened soon. xx

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  16. Sorry to hear your having troubles. So pleased you are amused with the chicken and egg game. With parcels wrapped like that you just have to smile.

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  17. What a lovely , cheery present. I hope you get your oomph back soon and life becomes easier. Some days I get palpitations wondering how I am going to fit it all in, and thats without any added pressures. x

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  18. Oh wow I adore the chicken & egg game and Mum's always let their son's win!!!! What you need is some good sunshine to cheer you up always helps - take care xx

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  19. Gina, sorry to hear life has been a bit of a struggle. Hope this weekend brings bright and happy times. Love the post below - it's so lovely to receive a letter or card in the post, isn't it!
    Diana x

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  20. Hi,
    I’ve nominated you as one of my sunshine bloggers so please accept this sunshine blog award for positivity and creativity :)

    You can find out more from my blog post: http://fabthreads.blogspot.com/2010/02/sunshine-award.html

    Hugs,
    Annica

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  21. Ohhhh .... chin up. You are so talented, and generous with your skills, I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling a bit overwhelmed. Have fun with your parcels!

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  22. What a great gift, the swap sounds fab. Hope things soon feel easier.
    twiggy x

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  23. How clever of Ali to have thought of this swap for Feb when everyone needs a good dose of TLC and fun in their lives! I'm loving the swap too. Wonder what you will get tomorrow?

    ax

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  24. What a fab preszzie to cheer you up - I can't wait to see what you get in the others!

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