This year I'm hoping that once the vaccines are rolled out globally we can focus on getting our hosting room finished and start giving some support to other brain tumour sufferers. One of the main reasons we applied for Grand Designs was to raise awareness for brain tumours and the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust which is where we first met.
I'm also very keen to share my experiences of self building and possibly explore project management in the near future.
My father, staff and I are now itching to get The Brick Works Pub back up and running when restrictions are lifted.
We can only hope 2021 can be a better year for all of us.
I have always loved making, creating and photographing things. It has been something I have been able to do or think about even when I have no energy and my head is always full of ideas.
Over the years of cancer treatment, hospital visits and daily struggles with energy levels, even on the days where a small walk in the garden was all I could manage, I would notice intricate details like the individual seeds of a dandelion head.
I learnt the basics of the wonderful craft of Needle Felting and now make bespoke animals. Each one has its own character and no two are the same. I have made baby mobiles, wedding cake toppers, Christmas tree decorations and a few pet commissions for family and friends.
Creating our home together has been a huge challenge but a great joy too.I have really enjoyed designing the interior of our barn and adding the finishing touches, hopefully complimenting Greg's incredible building work and eye for detail.
We would love to be able to encourage and inspire other people going through tough times.