About Me

I live near Cambridge in England and only started blogging to support someone else. I love it, I don’t know why, perhaps I can share that with you when I work it out. Perhaps (more likely) you can tell me?

I live with my husband and three children. (One joined the family by stealth.) The girls are at University now, but you can tell they still live here by the amount of ‘stuff’ left lying around.

I work in a library, which I love and my hobby is making jewellery – maybe I’ll post pictures sometime – especially beaded necklaces and especially working with crystals. I love anything sparkly.

I’m not tidy or organised and my life is chaotic. Happy days.Β 


24 Responses to About Me

  1. megtraveling says:

    Hi there! I wanted to tell you I have enjoyed your blog and I’m nominating you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Have a great day, Meg. http://megtraveling.com/2011/12/01/versatile-blogger/

  2. e1aine says:

    Hi. I logged on for the first time in ages to see where you and Minna have been travelling recently and found this! Thank you so much. Your encouragement is much appreciated.

  3. Ooh, I enjoy jewellery making! Although, it has taken a back seat since my daughter was born and I became an obsessive novel writer…

  4. Jennifer says:

    I am now following you! Love to hear about other beaders and their journeys πŸ™‚

  5. tindink says:

    Hello e1aine,

    Thank you for the like on my teal pearl necklace!

    Looks like we have something in common….I work in a library too and also enjoy making jewellery,

    So, hello from your new follower!


  6. megtraveling says:

    You have a great blog! I’ve nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Here’s the link: http://megtraveling.com/2012/05/04/kreativ-blogger-award/ Congratulations!

  7. fivereflections says:

    i can imagine the beauty in your land – nice to meet you
    David in Maine USA

    • e1aine says:

      It is beautiful – wet, but beautiful.

      I love America and would like to visit Maine. I’d like to see the colours of the trees I’ve heard so much about.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment.

      • fivereflections says:

        you must be thinking about the bright autumn leaves of the sugar maples! i love the UK and would also like to see everything about it… imagine if we could look through each others eyes!

      • e1aine says:

        Yes, the autumn reds, golds and oranges of the leaves. My sister flew over once and described them and I’ve wanted to see it ever since. To see things through each others eyes would be amazing. Ive been pondering the idea. It would open up a world of possibilities which I think would eradicate many of the worlds evils, from hunger to bullying – and allow me to see those leaves!

        Maybe I will see them someday, but until then, rainy Cambridge is still great.

        And another final thought, I think that is why I like blogging, I do get to see places through other peoples eyes a little bit. And thoughts that I wouldn’t have on my own. Thank you.

  8. Hello! I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Have a look here: http://pearlyqueennotebook.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/one-lovely-blog-award/
    for all the details πŸ™‚

  9. I’m not sure about the blogging thing too. I was actually hoping you could tell me! πŸ™‚ But, anyway, I’ll keep trying to find the reason!

    • e1aine says:

      Still not sure why I blog so much, I do have real life friends too, honest.

      How can you not like chocolate? It’s just so, well… chocolately I suppose. Coffee however is horrible.

      • Really? That’s good to know. The professor could never stand coffee! Chocolate can be bearable sometimes. πŸ˜‰

        Let’s be honest, there’s just something cool about blogging…

  10. Hi Elaine! Just thought I’d pop along and say howdy doody, and check that everything in your world is tickety boo. Haven’t seen anything from you in a while and so wanted to know that everything is OK.
    Sending love, as always ~ Cobs. x

    • e1aine says:

      Thanks Cobs, that’s really kind. I am getting over my low spell and back into crafting again but keep forgetting to photograph stuff. One of the youngsters in our family, early twenties, threw himself in front of a train, so you can imagine what a shock that was. It is hard to come to terms with. Mhhadfield has challenged me to a ‘bead off’ so I should have something to show soon.

      I’m still heavily into the clay but much of my stuff gets scrapped still. The lovely thing about clay is that if it is no good you can just roll it out and start again!

      Thank you again for checking on me, I really appreciate your thinking of me.

  11. Oh my goodness, Elaine! I’m so desperately sorry to hear about your relative. I cannot even imagine the affect this has had upon the whole family. You read about these things in the news but it’s always something which happens to other people, not us. Until it is us.

    Don’t beat yourself up about the clay stuff. Your creativity will have been put on the back burner (not by you, but by the body ‘system’) so that you had the resources you needed to have to deal with the family tragedy. You may even find that you’ll go in a different direction when your mojo eventually kicks back in.

    Sending you love, and including you in my prayers. Take good care of yourself Elaine. ~ Cobs.x

  12. I’m not tidy or organized either πŸ™‚ Nice to meet a like minded soul…

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