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As some of you know - my daughter, Mandi, is here with me until the middle of August which is fantastic. She's been spoiling me by cooking my meals, washing up and cleaning etc. It's amazing. When Emily comes on Tuesday, I'm going to ask her if she'll take Mandi shopping. So I have almost 4 weeks of her being here and then - GUESS WHAT....................................!!

I'm going back to Turkey with her for just over 4 weeks!!!

I'm so proud of her travelling here all alone, considering she's agoraphobic. For the first three days of her being here, she was absolutely exhausted and very weary. Now she's feeling stronger thankfully. So the worry of hers about travelling back to Turkey on her own is no longer a concern for her and also I was worried about travelling on my own over there, and now I don't have that worry. As for coming back - I've got 2 months to think of something!!!

Meanwhile, I haven't done much resin jewellry because we've been catching up - also the Tour de France is on, which is one of her passions. The temperatures have dropped drastically this last week. Before we were basking in high temperatures of 26C (that's where I live in the south west of the UK), and suddenly it's dropped down to 15C which is damn cold for the middle of July. Mandi is thrilled to bits as she was exhausted in temps of 38C, she could hardly breathe it was so hot. So I'll find it rather hot when I go over there - but I can go for a swim, as the beach is only about 2 minutes from her home. She also has lots of pussy cats roaming around the garden so I'll thoroughly enjoy myself there.

These are a few of the recent pendants I've made.......
Mandi brought me some minute little shells, she'd collected from the beach over the last few years - which are perfect for some of the moulds I have.



These are geranium petals and the white flower weed Emily pulled up from my garden.....


These septagonal shapes have yellow petals as a background and then other little flowers added. The last one reminds me of flames looking up to the sun. Well folks, that's about it at the moment. I hope you like them - Mandi gives me some ideas too.

I hope everyone is okay - and those of you who are scorching under the extreme heat - please take care of yourselves and drink lots of water.

Will keep in touch.


14 comments

Gracie said:

You know I am happy for you having Mandi there and now the great news you’re going back with her. I hope you don’t find it too hard on you. The travel that is. And the heat. Although by time you head there it will be later in the year and hopefully the temps will be a bit cooler. Lovely new resin jewelry designs. Speak soon.
10 months ago

Jenny McIntyre replied to Gracie:

Thanks Gracie, I must admit I was very concerned about travelling to Turkey, but the fact that I'm going with her is great. Also the cost of my trip had drastically dropped, that I couldn't afford not to take advantage of them. As for the temps - it's certainly warmer than here - we're only 14C which is damn cold for July.

As for the jewellry - thanks - I'm so pleased you like them
10 months ago

Gillian Everett said:

How lovely to have your daughter, Mandi, there, and great news about your trip back to Turkey!
Enjoy!.
10 months ago

Jenny McIntyre replied to Gillian Everett:

Thanks so much Gillian - yes it'll be great to go to Turkey again, it's been almost 3 years since I was last there.
10 months ago

StoneRoad2013 said:

Oh, I hope the two of you are enjoying catching up ... and all that involves, especially given what has been happening in recent months.
With any luck the weather will suit you both.

All those stunning pedants - they always look gorgeous. Those little shells are just the thing ...

Early I know, but "Bon Voyage" for the trip to Turkey.
10 months ago

Jenny McIntyre replied to StoneRoad2013:

Thank you so much for the well wishes. Yes it's great to realise that for the next two months I will be with her. Thanks for the lovely compliment, I'm so happy you like my work.
10 months ago

Keith Burton said:

So lovely to read this Jenny............and I bet the visit is doing both of you the world of good :-)

Take care and best wishes.
10 months ago

Jenny McIntyre replied to Keith Burton:

Yes it is Keith, although poor Mandi has become affected by the air-con in the plane which has given her a really awful head cold.
10 months ago

Keith Burton replied to :

I hope she feels better soon and that it doesn't spoil her visit :-)
10 months ago

Roséha D. said:

Thinking of you and your daughter************************Have a lovely travel ! Good summer !
10 months ago

Annemarie said:

thats great Jenny

it looks like you will have a satisfieng summer

Very happy for you, and take care of you:)
Love from a very very hot Roma:)
9 months ago

Gracie said:

For any who can see this, as I am no longer a paying member of Ipernity I write this here. After a very brief illness with her daughter by her side our Jenny has passed away. We have been friends since long before Ipernity. We video chatted and were in touch by email, post, card often. She was a lovely, gracious lady and she will be missed very much.
9 months ago

StoneRoad2013 replied to Gracie:

Oh, no !

I'm so sorry, I'll miss Jenny.
Condolences to Mandi and family.
9 months ago

Gillian Everett said:

So sorry to learn this. Jenny was so creative with her jewellery, and so lively. Sad news, best wishes to her family. Will miss you, Jenny :-) Peace.
8 months ago