Sunday, 22 February 2009

A Week Late

It has been one of those weeks. I have struggled to get to the computer, failed to keep up with the blogs I usually visit on a daily basis and not even had time to dream about picking up a needle. The main cause of this chaos has been the fact that Husband's partner has decided to leave the business. This has meant I have had to sort their accounts out and take a more active role in promoting the business. None of which I mind, but it does leave me short on time for doing other things. It also doesn't help that yesterday was the 19th anniversary of the day my first husband was killed and the week between Valentines Day and yesterday is never a good one. Anyway, hopefully the chaos is calming down and a more normal routine will start to develop over the next few weeks.

Last Sunday I was meant to announce the winners of my PIF, as only two people entered they are both winners and I shall pick someone else at random to receive something stitched by myself. The two winners are:

Rachael and Kath

Congratulations ladies please can you send me your snail mail addresses you can email me at angela at hillwalker84 dot fsnet dot co dot uk Please delete the gaps and fill in the dots and at as you would expect.

With everything that has been going on this week I have also been struggling to sleep so it will come as no surprise to regular readers of this blog that I have been reading late into the night and finished another book.

The latest book 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' by Khaled Hosseini is set in Kabul and is a stunningly good read.


Through the eyes of the two main characters, Mariam and Laila, you see so many different sides to Afghanistan and watch how it is destroys and then starts to rebuild itself. The story grips you throughout and has twists and turns in it that you simply don't expect. The author, who is probably better known for his book 'The Kite Runner', was new to me and so I wasn't at all sure if I'd like the book or not, but it is a great story that has you living every moment with the two main characters.

9 comments:

brokenfairy said...

Oh what a time you are having(HUGS)
Thank you for the pif,Will look forward to receiving something in the future. If it's ok I will return the PIF soon,I just need to get two more sent out and then I will re-offer the PIF.
And don't worry about blog reading I am sure everyone understands,I do!

Michelle said...

I've picked that book up so many times in bookshops but never bought it because I wasn't sure if I would like it, but I keep hearing good things about it so I might give it a try.

mainely stitching said...

Oh, you have had a rough time of it. Thinking of you, and hoping for some happier, more carefree days. :D

Annemarie said...

That must have been a rough couple of days/weeks for you, Angela. I hope things are looking up now.
I've never read anything by this author, but I heard good things about The Kite Runner, so his books are definitely on my to read list.

Karan said...

When Life chucks a wobbler it's never one thing at a time is it? Lots of (((((((((hugs))))))))) Angela - hope things improve for you soon.
Think I should have a trip to the library this week & see if they've got this in. :0)

drea_dear said...

Have a better week, Angela. (((HUGS))). At least you got a good read out of it. The nice thing about stitching is that it's always there when life gets back to normal.

Stephanie said...

Angela - hope you are feeling better, sounds like you are having a tough time of it. Hope you get some sleep very soon!

BilboWaggins said...

Good luck doing all the paperwork for hubby's business. I used to do it when mine had his own small company and found it very stressful. I always panicked about getting the VAT return wrong!

Sally said...

Hope things are better for you this week Angela {{{{hugs}}}}