Thursday, 26 February 2009
Just a quick walk before breakfast is what I have been doing. And, what a difference it makes to my day. I am spoiled in that I get a cup of tea brought to me each morning, I drink that and take my pills (yep, still the back ones) then, get dressed in the first things I find and troll out the door for my morning perambulation.
Luckily, I have a choice of going up the hill, or down the drive to the gate. No, I'm not a rich landowner, but rather I work for one. And, each morning I am greeted by nature! The other morning was frost and sunshine, and a woodpecker morse-coding on the weather-vane; Tuesday morning was a red squirrel running circles around the trunk of a tree.
Then, this morning, at the un-heard of hour for me of 7 am, I caught sight of the white powder-puff bottoms of four roe deer I had disturbed, who loped quietly off up the hill.
Sorry, I have no pictures, as I keep getting caught unawares. I think I'll have to set something up on purpose.
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Nanny's lolly-dolly-pop had her first ever visit to the library this afternoon, for story-time. Her eyes lit up at the sight of all the books about the place, and she didn't want to sit still to listen to any story, thank you!
She eventually did settle down a bit, once mummy had removed herself from sitting nicely on the carpet, as a good example. And, one of the highlights was crayoning in the drawing (which the librarian had made up to suit today's stories,) and glueing pictures onto the paper for the first time.
She enjoyed herself so much, and we squealed with delight when we saw her name on her very own library card!
We'll be regular visitors, from now on.
Monday, 16 February 2009
Mr Boss: Hello, Karen, how are you?
Mr: I'm very well (shouting back, he's hard of hearing.) How are you?
Mr Boss: Good, good. I've been thinking about the 15th of August, and I think we'll have a fork lunch.
Me: er, okay. Now, when is that date again?
Mr Boss: I'm coming up in June, but not July, and we'll have a fork lunch, hopefully outside. And, it won't matter how many are coming. Is that alright?
Me: So, you'll be here in June, and then again in August for your party?
Mr Boss: Yes, that's right!
Me: That will be wonderful, Mr Boss. We'll look forward to it.
Mr Boss: Right-o, goodbye then.
It appears there will be a party to organise, which we know will be on Saturday the 15th. And, I've to organise a 'fork lunch' - presumeably a buffet where plates and forks, no knives, are used. It could be indoors or outside, and numbers have yet to be confirmed, so that could be for twelve people or forty, or fifty, or sixty..... then.
Shall we have goat's cheese and red onion tart and merangue roulade with raspberry cream? Or sausage rolls and cheese with pinapple on sticks, followed by tinned fruit cocktail with evap? Do you dare me?!
Ah, that'll be me busy then.
Sunday, 15 February 2009
Friday, 13 February 2009
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
I just got this lovely Award from Dusty Spider isn't it Lovely! Thanks, Flick!
Now then, I have the great pleasure of passing this on to eight deserving others, along with the following text:
I pass on the praise to:
Monday, 9 February 2009
I don't have anything to show this week, though I have finished a pair of fingerless gloves, which I started probably about a year ago. The yarn is Rowan cashmarino aran, and is not hardwearing at all, and the pattern is knitted in the round on 4 dpns.
My workroom is more or less finished, just needing 'my touches' you know the things that go to make it personal.
We went to see 'Valkyri' yesterday and, while I was perching on the edge of my seat, as it was a cracking good yarn well told, that Tom Cruise (euyuck,grr) did spoil it a bit for me. There were close-ups of him that showed his 'internal angst' but, I felt he was just being Tom Cruise for the most part, whereas the others in the cast were marvellous. Go and see it. To my shame though, I didn't know if the plan to kill off hitler had come off, as I didn't know the date of his death! Crap, I am at history.
Which is quite pertinent, actually. Mr T was telling me, yesterday, that I am crabbit, as they say, here, for mardy or moody. And, apparently, I was blaming him for stuff that just wasn't his fault. You know the way we do.
Well, I had a think about it and realised that yes, I was being crabby, and it was because the start of my OU course was on Saturday, and I need to get down to it and just get on with it. I always get nervous at the start of a course, thinking 'EEk, I just don't know about this!' Whether I can do it etc So, I guess I'll just start at the beginning, and see where I get to.
And, let Mr T know that I forgive him!
Monday, 2 February 2009
It's a little bit of needle felting for my neice's birthday card. I've never done this before, but luckily have a book on it here which I got when I went to Twist Fibre Studio recently. I think it looks like a birthday cake from here, don't you?
The reason I've not been doing a lot of crafty stuff this week is because - ta da! - I have my new workroom nearly done!
Pictures will follow shortly.