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  1. Hi everyone, I know I haven't been around for a while, and I had fully planned to get online last week just to give you an update on how we were and then... ...on Thursday morning, more than 3 weeks before our due date, my waters broke and our very tiny daughter, Josephine Helen, was born by emergency C-Section at 11.38 that morning! I can tell you, it was quite a surprise. We knew she was breach so we had expected an elective section, but we had spent the morning calmly getting Ethan ready for nursery, then dropping him off before going to the hospital and fully expecting them to monitor us and send us home. But no - we arrived and within an hour we were in theatre and I was holding my brand new baby girl. Anyway, we're home from hospital now. Josephine is fine and I am recovering (both from the ordeal and from the shock of her early arrival). I'm taking it very easy but I am very, very happy. Hopefully I'll be back on board soon. With love to you all Nancy x
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    June swaps to be with me by 30th....

    Mine also - hopefully they should arrive around the same time... Apologies from me too.
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    MAY Swaps - Extended Closing Date

    I just wanted to let everyone know that all of the swaps arrived safely - @Stakreem, thank you so, so much. Unfortunately, my son found the tiny friend you made and has claimed it and nothing I can do can get him to give it back so I haven't much choice in the matter!! Anyway, just to let you know the swaps will be sent back out in the next couple of days. Thank you again, all of you most talented of ladies.
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    I hope you have a really wonderful day and get very, very spoilt. Love and hugs coming their way to you. xx
  5. martingale-2012

    June swaps to be with me by 30th....

    I'll definitely do the bookmark swap at this stage. Can I hold on the wall hanging swap at the moment? I need to see how I am getting on with study in the next week and I may come back for that one too. x
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    MAY Swaps - Extended Closing Date

    Fenicia and MT, both of yours have been received safely - thank you! x
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    MAY Swaps - Extended Closing Date

    @Crafty Nannie - that's fine. I do hope you're OK? I am sorry to hear that you have been so ill and I wish you the speediest of recoveries. It will be wonderful to see you back swapping when you can. @Fenicia - thank you! I'll look out for them x
  8. martingale-2012

    MAY Swaps - Extended Closing Date

    Thank you everyone - all added. I'll PM you now with my address x
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    MAY Swaps - Extended Closing Date

    Thank you! Fenicia, I have added you - will PM you with my new address now xx
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    MAY Swaps - Extended Closing Date

    Hi everyone, I know I have been very quiet recently as I have been trying to catch up with things, but I really do want to host the swaps so as I am a bit late, I will give an extended closing date. You can send swaps right up to the end of the month, 31st May, and I will get them sent back out as soon as possible. Anyway, the swaps this month are: 1. Make a Card - Butterflies You will need to make one card which features butterflies in some way. martingale Fenicia Stakreem Maritrez 2. Knitting or Crochet - Make a Tiny Friend You need to knit or crochet a small animal, doll or any other kind of friend or mascot. The only stipulation is it may not be bigger than 10cm or 4in tall. martingale Stakreem Maritrez 3. All Crafts - Celtic patterns You can make anything, as long as it features a celtic pattern. That means you can stitch, draw, collage, paint, knit or anything else, and you can make whatever you like - a bookmark, towel, pincushion, card, ATC, piece or jewellery or something I haven't even thought of. martingale Fenicia Stakreem Maritrez For everyone joining, I have moved house so as soon as you sign up I'll PM you with my new address. If you do send to my old address by accident, that's fine as I do have a postal redirect on, but it may not get to me as quickly. As usual, please send a SAE. Overseas are very welcome of course.
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    So very sad

    I am so, so sorry to hear your news. Time will heal a little but he will never leave you completely. Sending all of my love and hugs over to you at this incredibly difficult time.
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    DLA tribunal date

    It makes me so angry to read the troubles you are having. I just want to go and shout at the powers that be and force them to try and live under the kind of conditions they are expecting genuine people to live under. I am so, so sorry you have had to go through all of this and all of our thoughts and hopes are with you. I know it has already been sent, but no matter how awful you are feeling, you can come and talk here any time and you know we will support you. I think the thing that makes me most angry is I see evidence, even where I live, of people who are claiming various benefits and for all intents and purposes, there seems to be no logical reason why. There is a family in our street that is absolutely notorious for it, but for some reason they are untouched. I know it is a tiny, tiny percentage and that's what makes it worse. It is because of the very few people who do use the system that hundreds and thousands of genuine people end up losing out. It is absolutely infuriating. Sending you love and strength xx
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    Healing thoughts and prayers needed please

    Also thinking of you and hoping that the news is good. xxx
  14. martingale-2012

    Very Sad

    I am so sorry to hear your news, Bc. All of my thoughts are with you - you need to be focussed on each other right now as nothing else matters. Sending you lots of hugs and strength. xxx
  15. martingale-2012

    How is Everyone?

    Well done, both Debbie and MT for the writing. Mine has stalled completely at the moment due to the house move and generally feeling overwhelmed by life, although I have entered two short story competitions in the last month (I have no hope of winning, but at least I entered). Only a month or so to go now before I need to start writing my dissertation, so I had better sort myself out! Debbie, sounds like your papercrafting is going really well too. It will be great to hear how you get on with all of the challenges.