It's been an emotional few months in our house with the deterioration of my Dad's health. On top of this my brother had a serious car accident a month ago and is still in hospital. Hopefully he will be discharged in 3-4 weeks. Well, that's the plan. He relied heavily on my Mum, Dad and I before the accident and now even more.
About four weeks ago our dear kitty Simba had a turn for the worse. She is in stage four kidney failure and is slowly dying. The vet said she is not in any pain, but seeing her lose weight rapidly makes us wonder.
It just amazes me how much love a little furry friend can give. Simba sleeps under my arm each and every night and I'm going to miss that more than anything. The sound of her soft purr, her silky coat and the way she would pad her paws against my rather padded chest.
She has only days left and we are left trying to decide when that day will be. I know I need to be the strong one here, for my husband and my daughter. William is still a little young to totally understand what is happening.
Keep our dear Simba in your thoughts over the next few days. She has given us more love than you can imagine. The only condolence is that she will be with her best friend and sister Picki soon.
UPDATE - as of Monday 1st March, Simba our dear kitty is still with us. Thank you for all the lovely messages. It's so good to hear there are so many other animal lovers out there.
Firstly, thank you to everyone that entered my 'ideas for inspiration' competition. I found it really hard to choose one, but I decided on Cathy's request for help with her husbands 40th Birthday bash. I'll be posting your inspiration board on my blog in the next three weeks, so keep a look out.
Cathy, please email me with your address and I'll pop your Sambellina goodies in the post.
I'll be posting 2-4 times a month regarding everything party related. Head on over there now to see my first post.
To celebrate I'm having a giveaway here at My Life My Loves. Leave a comment here explaining what sort of inspiration board you would like to see next at The Party Dress. It can be for a child's or adults party, baby shower, bridal shower or wedding. Be as creative as you like and maybe I'll choose yours and create an inspiration board around your idea.
The prize will be a party pack from one of my favourite partyware suppliers Sambellina. Sambellina is a new collection of designer party accessories and stationery especially for children. I'm giving away a party pack containing 8 plates & cups in multi dot colour way with matching gift tags and a set of co-ordinating invitations.
Welcome to My Life My Loves. I am a wife and mum of two with a strong passion for entertaining, creating dessert tables, beautiful interiors, flowers and travel.
I'm known to break out into song and dance at the most unexpected times.
I'm a high ponytail girl. Makes me look more sporty than I really am.
I hope you enjoy the ride!