You may have noticed that at Hectic Eclectic we have a small sheep obsession. This is partly caused by and partly responsible for my wool and fibre arts fondness. I am planing on doing the Tour de Fleece this year, but in the hopes of making better progress than in previous years, rather than just … Read moreVive le Fleece
We used to live within sight of Glastonbury Tor. There was a comfort in it’s presence, you knew if you could see the Tor that you were close to home. Yesterday the 2019 Glastonbury Festival began so to celebrate we created this sheepy tribute. Of course Glastonbury, unlike the magical Avalon, can be found at … Read moreGlastonbaary
Today I celebrated a year of having the best job ever! I work part-time from home with fab people, talking about gardening and developing apps that I want to use. In fact part of my job is to use the software!! I’m really not sure how it can be called work! I first started using … Read moreGrow Veg and Hunt Bugs
Earlier this week I spent an especially anxious evening. I had not long settled the little ones to sleep when I discovered that there was a grass fire raging on the hillside very near us. Chris was at work, so I was home alone with no car, 2 sleeping toddlers and my nearly 80 year … Read moreWildfire!
Well it’s been very quiet online, but we’ve been like ducks, looking calm on the surface but paddling like the quackers under the water! Much of April was dedicated to helping my Mum and Dad move house. They then came to stay with us for a bit so we took the opportunity to spend some … Read moreLife gets in the way!
Today is the Girl Guides World Thinking day, this year they are asking about the impact that the Movement has on the lives of it’s members. I am not currently a member of the association but I was for years thanks to my Mum’s dedication to the organisation. My Mum joined the Guides when she … Read moreWorld Thinking Day
The last 3 years have been rather eventful for us, in 2015 we got married … 2016 saw the arrival of our beautiful boy … 2017 added our beautiful girl … We are excited to see what 2018 will bring!
We mentioned a few weeks back that our beautiful Bonnie baby was given a Pavlik harness due to an immature hip joint. Well we are very pleased to say that after three weeks in it her hips are now perfect and she has been freed! The consultant said to us that the improvement was aided … Read moreBonnie is Free!
Our little Bonnie is continuing to keep us on our toes. She has an immature hip joint, this has been being monitored for a while now but Monday saw us back at the hospital and her being fitted into a Pavlik harness. She doesn’t actually seem all that concerned by it and it’s possible that … Read moreThe hips don’t lie!
Rather unexpectedly and nearly a month early, on Friday 28th our little girl decided to make her grand entrance. People had said to us that girls are harder than boys, we hadn’t realised this would start so soon! Bonnie’s birth was the polar opposite of Alex’s calm, quick and relatively easy birth in the pool. … Read moreA Bonnie New Arrival
They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, although I am not entirely certain that this principle can be applied to blogs! You would be quite reasonable in thinking that we had forgotten all about you and our blog, but I promise we haven’t! In December last year I started a short contract for … Read moreAbsence makes the heart grow fonder – take 2!
Who’s screwing with our seconds? Why are there fewer moments around these days and where can I get a time-transplant? According to my birthday cards I’m just getting old, but isn’t it more likely that time is being sped up for some inscrutable reason either by aliens with a time-boosting ray-beam, a mad scientist with … Read moreIs Time Speeding Up?
We have been having a lovely idyll here in our new home but all too soon it is back to work as my maternity leave ends at the end of June. I really have no idea what has happened to the last three months, but Alex seems to have made time speed up! For the … Read moreBack to work
Tomorrow I hit the big 4-oh! We have crammed a lot into the last six months of my thirties, we got married, bought our dream home that we hope to live in for the rest of our lives, and our perfect little Alex arrived and took over our world! I am really looking forward to … Read moreFabulous Forties
Our last post a month ago talked about how busy we had been, and how much busier it was about to get. Well it really did! Our move back to Wales went as planned and our new home has turned out to be even more perfect than we had expected. We are not just blessed … Read moreAll Change