Olympic Glory and Atos (now there’s a mix!)


I’m sure I can’t be the only one who has been inspired by the athletes at the Olympics.  I’d posted on Facebook how I sincerely hope my little girl is inspired by the women athletes in TeamGB, rather than the bubble-heads gracing our mainstream media on a daily basis.  It appears I am not alone in my sentiments as many people agreed with them and then I found this


Picture from https://www.facebook.com/TheFitFarmsClub


Did anyone see the Dispatches programme regarding Atos and the DWP and their screening process for social security sickness benefits?  http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/articles/britain-on-the-sick-clips

I have one word – horrified – but sadly not surprised. 

I have been through the appeal process and it is demoralising, worrying and downright depressing – as the Dr involved in the training of new doctors at Atos points out the benefit was designed to get people off benefits…  What a sorry state indeed, let’s not tax the bankers but take benefits from those in society who really need it – great logic!  If you are interested in reading more, I found this



And the winner is…


Knit Sew Craft

Thank-you all so much for entering and sharing my page   500 Likes Result – Winner Number 4
Knit Sew Craft, would you please email me details of where you would like your butterfly lantern sent to –


Thank-you all again






So here it is…



So here it is, my very first blog in honour of reaching the magnificent 500 ‘likes’ on Facebook.  Having almost shifted the dreaded lurgy, it’s time for a giveaway to say a great big thank-you.

As the sun has put in appearance (for most of us) I thought what better way to celebrate than to send a ‘Butterfly Flyby’ hand-punched copper lantern on its way to a new home?  It’s really easy to enter, all you have to do is like and share the Facebook link (www.facebook.com/coppercreations) to this blog.  I’ll randomly select a winner on Sunday 29th July at 8pm and the butterflies will be winging their way to you on Monday 30th July.

Thank you all again


In line with the ‘rules’ by ‘the powers that be’ at Facebook, please note this giveaway has got absolutely nothing to do with Facebook ;0)

Hand-punched copper lantern from my Nature Collection, as seen on Etsy