Wednesday, March 12

me, my slip and Gladys...

i realized early this morning that it would only be proper and fitting if i dressed for the occasion, i put on my slip over my jeans, perfect i felt until the static cling took over (a trial of mine in winter time) and so the slip was slung and a little linen number from good old target took it's place...

then i waited and waited...my man said he could wait no longer and went to work. so used dog waited and then waited some more alongside me...i realized that she would be my only companion to witness this historic moment in my life...just used dog and me.

after what seemed an eternity of waiting Gladys appeared climbing the hill to Mossy Shed


she majestically entered the drive way, pulled round the side of the shed and ended her journey at the bottom of the yard, positioned on top of an acre moss...i have been checking on her most of the morning to make sure she isn't actually sinking into the ground. i fear with all our moss and soaky ground that she could be swallowed whole and never be seen again...

so dear readers it would seem fitting would it not that one whole year since i started my little blog and put the wheels in motion to make changes in my life, that Gladys comes to live with us...

i am inside quietly amazed that i have managed to blog for a year... about what? half the time i can not recall but some how i have notched up a fair amount of ramblings.
i know without a single doubt my little blog would have gone by the way side if it wasn't for the comments, support and just all round loveliness that you send my way.


even a year on i still find it extraordinary that kind people like yourselves take time out of your busy lives to care about someone else in the world that just happens to post up a few words and pictures of her life...
forgive me for sounding a wee bit mushy but to heck with it, i haven't felt a day of emotion like this since my babies came into the world...

she's off to gaze out the kitchen window once more, marvelling at the giant tin can at the bottom of her yard ~ Tif

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh how lovely she looks there in your yard. Your slips would look so perfect photographed hanging from her screen door or perhaps inside. I hope Used Dog understood what an momentous occasion it was!

Janell said...

How wonderful is this!!! I checked your blog before I left work for home-just wondering if Gladys had shown up somehow. And-there she was!!! I am smiling as I write this. Congratulations-I just found your blog a month or so ago but feel I want to know what's going on almost every day. It's nice to have friends around the world.

lucykate crafts... said...

i can only think of one word, wow!

Di said...

A year is a good thing and Gladys looks like a very good thing!!! I love her sitting at the bottom of your garden!! Congratulations!

hazeljoy said...

gladys is excellent. can i come and visit? i've always liked camping. i have experience rearing ducks and chickens (albeit from the age of birth until i was 9) and am quite handy at building fires. oh what, you have no use for building fires? oh. nevermind.
xx

rebecca said...

Gladys looks very much at home - enjoy your 'tin can'

dottie angel said...

you see...there you all go again, saying sweet things to me and warming my little heart ;)

pungsnotded said...

YOU ARE MY HERO! That thing is great! I want one, but I have a feeling my landlord would not like that very much, ONE DAY, though, One day I shall too own one of those shiny things!

Two Crofters said...

i am breathless.......
tx

debbie said...

Something tells me that Dottie Angel is truly finding her feet in the world. Long live Dottie Angel and long live Gladys. I'm sure she wont sink ;0

The Rose Room said...

Congratulations Tif, Gladys is glorious . . . Rachael:)

Jerusalem said...

and what a beautiful tin can she is! home, home at last...I am getting all teary eyed myself!

Toni said...

what a wonderful day for you! dreams do come true, and I'm so happy for you. can't wait to what you do with the inside.

kat said...

congrats on the arrival of gladys!!! she is quite beautiful.
& happy one year of blogging!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Tif!!!

xxoo Laura

ps i'm still in florida :)

Francesca said...

oh my goodness...doesn't she look just EXACTLY how you (and we all) pictured her? it's a wonderful thing to get the things we dream of. and i can't believe your blog has only been going a year, you have set your roots and you're growing and growing and growing.....

Anonymous said...

Hello I just LOVE reading your Blog : you have a wonderful way of writing so funny and real! I love what you make and you are truly an inspiration for me! Thankyou for being you and sharing your thoughts to the blog world. I "discovered" your blog at christmas time and check it out daily! One day I'll take the step to create my own blog! Merci,Iris.

janet clare said...

So excited for you. Gladys looks perfectly at home already.

alice said...

Congratulations on getting your airstream. I am looking forward to seeing how you deck her out.

Gigibird said...

Will your man make some hard standing for her feet?
Will you grow flowers around her?
I like the fact used dog wanted to welcome Gladys to Mossy Shed with you:)
I think the reason why so many of us want to read your blog and share your ups and downs is because you are such a lovely person Tif.....that and you own the cutest pets EVER:):):)

Diane said...

Happy Airstream to you!

Elizabeth said...

Wow - that last picture is gorgeous. You weren't kidding about the moss. Congrats on a year. I am a newer reader and find your creations inspiring and your writing wonderfully light-hearted and amusing.

asti said...

My goodness - she is a beauty. Dream come true eh ?! Just didn't have the chance to comment yesterday, but I was feeling your anticipation ! Well done, she is just fab..(I'm totally jealous of course...but don't think one would fit in our courtyard ...)

dottie angel said...

thank you for sharing this moment with me and truly understanding how it felt for me to see 'Our Gladys' come to rest at Mossy Shed

Tif x

Anonymous said...

Oh how lovely - a happy ending!
Happy Bloggiversary and thank you for sharing - it is all so, so fab - hurrah!

E

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

She looks just fab, your garden was made for her to live in. And Gladys is the perfect name (it's my Mum's). You must be feeling "glad" all over!

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

Tif ~ How lucky you are! Gladys looks absolutely perfect in your yard. What a view out your window! Congratulations!

And, I'm so glad you're sharing pictures and bits of your life with us. Your blog brightens my day and constantly inspires me. You have such a way with words, and take great pictures. Thanks for inspiring all of us.

~ Jennifer

Anonymous said...

wow, that's friggen amazing! Gladys is sooo cool! i'm so happy for you + your family everything is falling in place!

lily

Dayna said...

wowzers!! gladys looks oh so perfect!! congrats!

Violette Crumble said...

Lovely everything!
I want to move in to your new house :)

Your blog has been so enjoyable and inspirational to me, so thank you for the work you put into it. Knowing that you have four children and still find time to do the things that you enjoy is helping me try to put time aside for myself too (and helping me realize that if I have more I can still have a life at some point too).

Rubyred said...

Perfect,yes Gladys Looks right at home in your garden.Bet you can't wait to get started on her 'insides'

martha brown said...

Oh, Gladys is wonderful! My parents are looking for one too (in Canada) I can't wait to see what you do with her inside!

Arlette said...

Yup, she's a beauty alright. I'd be staring at her 24/7 if she were mine too. What a spiffy gal.
Aloha!

Ziakoko said...

I am soooooo jealous! I have been looking for a cute caravan here in the uk but they all look like tupperware boxes- I want to completely tear the insides out and fill it with cushions and lovley covered mattresses, and double it up as a moblie gift shop, but my hubby refuses to let me paint flowers or spots on the outside of anything he might have to tow! But Gladys is so lovely, i'm going to have to track back through the archives and find out all about her! Bye for now Zia

A Saucerful Of Secrets said...

It looks fab Tiff! lucky old you x

Maureen said...

Gladys is fabulous and we are sooo envious, my husband loves her, he never reads blogs or even touches a pc so I had to persude him to come and have a look and he's glad he did,he loves airstreams.
Maureen