Wednesday, 18 January 2012

CELEBRATION....and sadness

Well this has certainly not been the start to 2012 that I envisaged........

First a really big CONGRATULATIONS to our DD Heidi and her partner Steve (both in life and business) for picking up the Wedding Ideas Magazines award for the best 'Special Touches' on Friday night at their annual award ceremony. GiddyKipper was nominated last year and could not believe their luck when this time they won. I was able to watch on the live feed and it was brilliant.

Thank you to any of you that voted for them, I admit to blatantly promoting them at any opportunity, but I think the award shows that they have won on good customer service and brilliant products.

On a slightly less happy note, my posts may not be as regular as I had intended for the next few weeks as my beautiful older sister is very poorly in hospital. The awful 'C' word among other things and today she is having a big operation, so I have everything crossed for her and her husband Ted, who is an absolute brick and visits her every day, by bus, an hour and a half journey each way and has not complained at all. Sylvia has been in hospital a week now and will be there for some time, so my visits here may be a bit erratic. I will read any comments and thank you for them, but forgive me if I perhaps dont get to reply to you all.

Have a good week yourselves, I will try to keep popping by and reading your news. It does cheer me up.

Jenny xx

A quick PS. Thank you for all the lovely comments, I am always amazed at the kindness of strangers here in blogland.
I am also very relieved to report that the operation has gone well, a first good step in a long journey.


  1. How horribly stressful :-(. I hope her operation goes well and that things look up soon.

    And well done to your daughter!

  2. Hi Jenny, such a sad time, our thoughts are with you all. I hope that the operation went well and that Sylvia makes a full recovery. Tamara x

  3. Just took a break from painting to catch up on some blog reading to see the lovely pic of Heidi and Steve with their wins. Wonderful that all the hard work has been recognised.
    I'm sad to hear about your sister though and very much hope that the op goes as well as possible. love Gabsx

  4. Congratulations Heidi and Steve!

    Sorry to hear of your sister's 'c'.
    Fingers crossed for a good outcome with the op.
    Thinking of you both.


    Sandie xx

  5. Oh dear. Not a good start to the year, as you say. Hope things aren't all awful and that your sister gets some good news along the way.

  6. God bless you, Jenny. I will say prayers for your sister and your family. xoxo

    Congrats to your daughter and her partner. That's wonderful for them both. : )

    ~ Wendy

  7. I will keep your family in my prayers...take care.

  8. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear your sister is ill, my thoughts are with you at this diffficult time....I hope that everything will be ok and send a hug too although I don't know you, everyone needs a hug xx

  9. I'm very sorry to read about your sister, I hope her stay in hospital goes as well as these things can.
    take care of yourself.
    LIsa x

  10. Glad the op went well, a step in the right direction.

  11. So sorry to hear about your sister. She'll be in my thoughts. Take care,

  12. Sorry to hear the sad news. We have just discovered my uncle has the big C and sadly it is not news for him and going to be a difficult couple of months. Glad to hear your sister's op went well.

    Victoria xxx

  13. Sorry to hear about your sister, it bites us all in the backside as we get older doesn't it. Congratuations to giddykipper though, tell them well done from Bespoke Country it's so important to enjoy the moment! jennyx

  14. Hi! I really feel for you..but I hope this year will be a very good year for you!
    Take care and carpe diem...

    Titti/HWIT BLOGG


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