Saying Farewell… Angel Crafts Shop…

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i have thought about this heartbreaking decision for months now. It was not easy to come to this decision but it is one which has to be made.

The facts are; i have had no sales at all for many months now and i am finding less motivation as well as less time to craft the items needed to stock the shop. Also there is the time and know-how to do the online marketing, which i have realised i am seriously lacking in.

All that means is i have not been able to contribute to any orphans’ adoption grant at all, which makes me very sad.

So as of Saturday, 21st October 2017, at 12.01am, Swiss time, Angel Crafts Shop will be closed.

The current online shop will remain open until then. Everything is at 50%. Please do shop and help to give one last amount to the orphans on Reece’s Rainbow through this last sale at Angel Crafts Shop.

Any stock which remains unsold will be used for future fundraising projects for orphans.

i want to thank all my very loyal and encouraging supporters. You guys and gals have made it a lovely experience and have made it worthwhile. Thank you so very very much. Thank you for being so kind and supportive!

i do hope that you will all support my future fundraising efforts, which will mostly likely be on my Facebook account.

syc

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Secondary School Timetable… Simple? NOT!…

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The above is NOT my boy’s new secondary (Oberstufe) timetable.

If only his was still this simple.

This is my rant for this week… the complicated timetable my boy has which involves 4 subjects on alternating weeks and 3 different ways of dividing the students into groups. Can you imagine how that works? You need a mathematical equation to keep it all straight. Hhahhaa.. 😛

A friend asked if someone had sat down and decided that they should make this as complicated as they can. My brother suggested this is their way of training the students to be organised.

What do you think?

syc

Summer Holidays… Not quite… 2017

Yes, we are back from summer hols and today was the first day of school.

The first day my boy steps into a new chapter of his school life! My teenager! More about that in another post… maybe.

Usually, i fill this post with all the sights we have seen and the things we have done and the food we have eaten while on holiday. But not this year.

This year was spent dealing with the long-term medical needs of both my in-laws who were in the hospital from May to July. We spent 2 plus weeks as their full-time, 24/7 carers, the rest of the time training the 2 hired helpers/carers. It was what we needed to do and we did it with as much love and patience as we could. Only God and the support of our family and friends around the world helped us through it all.

 

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We spent tons of time learning medical stuff and dealing with medical stuff and buying medical stuff etc…

Only God and the support of our family and friends around the world helped us through it all. i thank you all for all your kind words of encouragement, your support, your prayers and just your friendships.

 

Thank you to family who put up with us being unavailable and for your never-wavering support in all ways; big and small. Thank you to my parents for being understanding and caring for my boy so i could care for my in-laws. Thank you to friends who helped lots, including being drivers and bringing yummy home-cooked food to us. Thank you to friends who just dropped by to visit, just because we could not go out to you.

i apologise to family and friends whom we have missed out on seeing and spending time with. We will make it up to you next year.

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Thankful that we were able to attend a dear friend’s wedding (congrats again, my dear!) and we did get to eat some lovely and much-missed foods, even though we were home-bound most of the time.

 

i also wanted to thank my dear friend who has helped to hold the fort down in Switzerland.

 

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Because of a friend’s care, i am able to return to a flourishing garden. Thank you ❤

You all have been just wonderful! Thank you. We love you all.

 

While it has been a trying, tiring and stressful time, it is also our duty to care for our parents and parents-in-laws. And because we live so far away from them most of the year, this was the time we could show our care and love to them. This has also brought our little family closer together; closer as husband and wife, closer as a family, closer to God too. i am also grateful that God has arranged such patient and caring people to be the long-term help for my in-laws. Thank you, God.

syc