Thursday, 3 September 2009

Thankyou to Michela for the lovely blog award. In response here are:
5 Things Id love to do

1. Open a Craft shop/Tea Room
At this moment in my life I sit at my desk dreaming of a lovely little shop and tea room that I would love to own. I would be surrounded all day by wonderful fabrics, buttons and crafty things. I would get to chat,drink coffee and eat cake with all the wonderfully talented people that came to visit. sigh............

2. Own a beehive
I would love to own a beehive and produce my own honey, actually it wouldn't just be a beehive, I'd like a goat,a donkey,sheep, ducks !! You know what I think I'd like a farm..... I'd grow all the fruit and vegetables and make wonderful dishes to serve in the tea room.

3. This is something I wish I'd done
I wish I had been a nurse, its only as you get older and you look back on your life you wonder .. why didn't I do that. My life took a different direction and for me it wasn't to be. I don't believe in regrets but if I could go back I would have followed this dream. I can hear you all saying " you can still do it". But no its too late
I have taken a different path....

4. Id love to visit Machu Pichu
I have a poster taped to my desk at work and everyday I look at it and think one day....For anyone that knows me this is funny beacuse I dont like flying. I'm a real coward when it come to adventure and I spend more time dreaming about the things I should have done. (I think I'm having a mid life crisis) lol...

5. I'd love to spend more time enjoying life and less time worrying about it.
I'm not sure after all these years of how to do that. Maybe when my children are settled I'll suddenly shock everyone.

So thats my five. Which of these would I really like, probably number 5 because if I had got over that I could have probably achieved all the others.


  1. What a great and well thought out 5.
    My sister wants a tearooom in a nice village in the Lakes somewhere. I can understand you wanting to be a nurse - I'd have loved to have been a midwife as I find this particular field very interesting.

  2. I think you are so right about No. % and I think it applies to many of us. I know it does to me. Hugs,

  3. It's never too late - I have a friend who just went parasailing for the first time, at 80!

  4. Karen,
    I read your comment on another blog and decided to come and meet you. I really enjoyed your blog and this post especially. I too once wanted to be a nurse but never did, however after raising 8 kids I know I had on the job training and learned more than any school could teach me. You are right #5 would make the biggest difference in everything including your future try hard to enjoy life, Scripture tells us that we can't change a hair on our head by worrying about it. There will be great times and there will be difficult times but the peace within your soul will make it all work out. Blessings MEG

  5. Hi, Karen,
    I enjoyed reading your post today. Many of the things you mentioned apply to me as well. I am a worrier by nature, and I really have to work at that, and I must say I haven't conquered it as of yet. I would love to have a tea room and antique shop combined. However, I don't think I would want to be that tied down to one thing. I am a recently retired school teacher, and I am hoping to travel some. Like you, I don't relish the thought of flying. I am thinking maybe just touring the USA and Canada. Anyway, I have rambled on. Wishing you the best today! Vicki

  6. Hi Karen!

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and being so sweet and saying hello! I'm all smiley now! :)

    I love your post today and can relate to every bit of it. Are we related? ;)

    Gosh. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a craft shop and a tea room???!

    I would love a beehive too ... and ducks ... and goats ... donkeys ... sheep ... I see you already have chickens, you lucky! And I'd like about twenty doggies too.

    My life also veered in a different direction and I sometimes wonder about the dreams left behind.

    My mother wanted to be an archaeologist and she loved geography and history and longed to see Machu Pichu, so I have inherited that desire from her too.

    I'm a nervous nellie and a worrier too. It sure would be nice to feel less buffeted about!

    Thank you again for visiting! Wishing you the happiest of weekends. (almost here!)


  7. It seems as though your number 5 has hit a nerve with most people , including myself , if only it were that easy :-)

  8. Great to know more about you!