Unfortunately I am not known for my patience (to say the least..) BUT one of the unexpected upsides I am learning during My Make Do and Mend Year, is to wait.
I have had to let go of that ‘instant fix’ mentality that I used to have, of just diving into the nearest shop whenever we needed something-new wellies for the Smalls; replacement plates when theirs get ‘dropped’ on the floor, again; slippers…the list could go on and on. I have had to get used to having to wait.
Sometimes, if you wait long enough, you don’t need the thing anymore-the weather improves and the Smalls don’t need yet another replacement hat for the one they’ve just lost. Again. Or their feet grow into the size 11 wellies you had managed to find that were previously too big!!
And sometimes if you wait long enough, you find the desire for the thing you really neeeeeeded has abated, and your life can in fact carry on if you don’t have it.
A long, long time ago now, right back at the beginning of the blog, my September Pinaddicts challenge was making Nutella ice-lollies. It turned into a complete debacle, needing 3 (yes, 3) blog posts to document the whole sorry tale. They are here, here and here if you have the time or inclination to read them!
And since then, I have been on the hunt for lolly moulds. To start with, I was quite pro-active in my hunting-scouring the charity shops and frequenting the car boot, but then I kind of forgot about them.
….I found some!! Just happened to spot them out of the corner of my eye in a charity shop while having a meander around. The charity shop fairy must have belatedly caught up with my wish…
And the joy I felt in my heart when I saw them! Hurray!!!!