Thursday, 10 July 2008

A Long & Bad Week

Well its been exactly what the title says which is why I've been missing for a while. Marshalls Limited who are a very famous Block Paving Specialist have decided completely out of the blue that they are to close two of the plants and sadly one of those is where Jay works, so from the 18th July he will be unemployed and not a thought he really relishes. I have no doubt in my mind he will get another job but one that pays such a good wage is another matter and of course we all live up to that income, he does have lots of qualifications courtesy of Marshalls who trained him intensively over the 13 years he's worked for them. Its so sad, we have some wonderful friends who've already gone but because Jay is lower Management he is able to work longer meeting orders that still need to be fulfilled. Its been a very hard pill to swallow as some of you will know Marshalls sponsored Chelsea Flower Show and are the length and breadth of the Country with Head Offices in Halifax, what does, however, niggle is when they announce that against sales figures for this time last year they've made an extra 1M, which is fair enough but totally inappropriate to draw attention to that now. There will be more closures I'm sure especially as they are directly linked to the building trade and we are only too aware of how that is struggling at the moment...but life continues and so does scrapping :)


This is the first time I felt able to sit down and do some crafting, I was finding it a little bit of a challenge concentrating on anything other than Jay being out of work, but thanks to some lovely friends over on UKScrappers I can smile again and know that something better is around the corner and that people do care how you feel and can always bring a smile to your face...you know who you are and I love you crazy mad fools loads xxx




So this is my youngest son desperately trying to learn the art of skimming, something me nor him can actually do and this photo was taken 2 years ago...I think its a stupid man thing because Jay and Kyle can both skim, we prefer the more technical way of plopping stones and seeing how big our splash is lol.



I used mainly BG Mellow range because its gorgeous and just screams outdoor at you, some Rootbeer Thickers for some of the title the rest was cut on the Robo, my flowers were made using my scallop punches in 1", 2" and 3" then screwed up several times while I was trying to get my head around Bonekickers, never again lol, lightly inked and put together with a brad, some stitching and a Prima birdie inked to finish off.



Right time I shut up before your eyelids get heavy...look after yourselves and never take anything for granted not even your job however much you hate it xxx

4 comments:

jo said...

Sorry to hear about your sad news - its a worrying time isn't it. I'm job hunting at the mo - but not having much joy at the moment.

Debsg said...

So sorry to hear this news. Good luck for the future. x

elliemook said...

Sorry to hear you're having such a difficult time. Wishing fo better things for all of you x
PS I love those flowers on your layout

mandijane said...

Claire, I'm sorry to hear this news...I work in the industrial building industry and we're feeling the pinch also, it's a very worrying time.
I'll put you at the top of my positive thoughts list and hopefully you won't have to be there for long and we'll be hearing good news about alternative work.....
Sending big hugs...