Yes, yet again I have a stinker of a cold. I have had to cancel three meetings - yes, three! - for today, again. And, with this 'cold' I have not been sleeping, just a couple of hours a night. This will just not do.
I am due to be going to Harrogate tomorrow, to the Knitting and Stitching Show which I am really excited about. Several friends have been going for years, and one in particular - I shall call her Jean, as that is her name - sends me a copy of the leaflet each year. And, this time another crafter and I are palling up to go there. We went through the Twisted Thread site and found a great deal on the hotel and travel. Let's hope it all goes smoothly ..... After attending the Pain Clinic I bought a folding chair thingy, that I'll be able to take and use in the exhibitions, etc. Usually, I am unable to go to exhibitions due to the pain of walking and then standing about on hard floors. I let you know how I get on - I know you are gagging for information, haha!
My family are all well at the moment, except for nanny's lolly-dolly-pop, who very generously gave this current cold to me. She loves being called nanny's lolly-dolly-pop
** we interrupt this broadcast to let you know it is SNOWING! here in mid-
Scotland, yay! ** (deffo worth staying home and knitting socks by the fire, eh? )
and we have movement on the childminding stakes. We had the sad news, recently, that nldp's childminder, S, is very sick. Her cancer has returned. So, there was a mad rush to find a good next one, and in the meantime, granddad and I stepped in to help. A new childminder has been found, vetted, and given the approval of nldp, but is more expensive. The solution we came to was for granddad and I to have her on one day each week, so bonus for me! Daughter and nldp have been to visit S, and taken her a 'birthday' (according to nldp) card, that is a Get Well Soon one. Our thoughts are with S, who is bearing up but very scared. Kind of puts any cold a person may be suffering from into perspective, doesn't it?
As I leave you today, little tiny flakes of snow are wending their way down from the sky, to join up with the hard frost to be found covering everything.