Tuesday, 30 June 2015


A very talented young woman is no longer with us.

She took her own life last Friday, as a result of her recent relapse into a major depression.

When I read the post her sister wrote on her death, I was shocked beyond belief.

Her weblog is such a happy, inspiring, colourful place. She shared so much of her creativity with so many people, and brought joy to so many lives.

It is so very, very sad that all of this could not save her life in the end.

Perhaps it hit me so hard, because I survived depression. And many relapses.

For me, each depressive episode was a Journey through Hell.

And, believe me, if you have made that journey once, and survived it, you do not want to go back and do it again.

To me, it's the relapses that kill. Falling back in the pit and knowing that it is all going to happen again, and again, and probably again, is what makes it so unbearable. You just cannot do it anymore.

It takes a lot of courage, and a lot of despair, to make the decision to end your life, and to follow through on your decision.

I am safe now, because I was put on medication that helped. Otherwise I would no longer be here.

This post is for Wink, and for all the people who suffer or have suffered from it. For those who survive, and for those who - sadly, but so understandably - did not.


Monday, 9 February 2015

Inspiring stuff: Rococo Coat

A friend of mine is going to knit this beautiful Christel Seyfarth coat for me!!!

The pictures I took when the box with wool and pattern arrived are all blurry, because my hands were shaking so much with excitement...

I fell in love with this coat a few years ago, but I am not a very good knitter, so I didn't dare to try and knit it myself.

And then my friend offered to do it for me!! Oh, I was so thrilled when she did.

Here is the link to Christel's Website, where you can see a larger picture of the coat. 

Lunch with mum

We had pancakes at the local lunch room. 

They were HUGE.

Next time, we will share.

Celebrating Christmas in the new house

I finally sorted out my Christmas pictures… 

Mum, my brother and I had a quiet, cosy Christmas in the new house. 


I love my reindeer socks!


Mum and me

The house is finished!

It was finished at the end of September, 2014. But when it finally was, I was too tired to blog about it.

So, here they are, the last two posts about the house!

This spring, the garden will be redone!

The cats are moving in, too...

House warming party...

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Moving house...

My mother is settling in and feeling very happy in her new home...

Monday, 22 September 2014

This is me...

...doing SoulCollage!

Didn't know I had a sun tan like this, until I saw this picture (I am the one standing on the right)…

I'll share some of the cards later.

And pictures of the house, too. It is all finished and looking pretty now.