Thursday, June 28, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
|note beloved Kathleen on the table, aged 51, looks slightly better than me|
|note cleaning products, it may never see them again|
|my organizing method, throw everything in, then work to find a space for it.|
|I surprised myself with the small amount of magazines I had .The rest are in the lounge|
|Sheet love and larger pieces of fabric|
Well of course I haven't got in there for any relaxing (I have a talking book, Sherlock Holmes, short stories to listen to), numerous projects, and various unfinished stitcheries to do.
Basil and I started yoga this week, a 4 week beginners course, which was so much fun, and I'm sure in time I shall become adept at the poses............why does she use me as a model and not in a good model way but a not like this way.I leave you with a before and after photo of my new crocheted delight, the first blanket didn't work, it kept going in a pyramid direction, so I unpicked it and went back to dear Lucy Attic 24's pattern and it's behaving it's self .......for now. Love to all Aunt Bee
P.s the weather has been terrible, woke up this morning and it's warm, no frost and I'm putting out as much washing as possible because there is snow to low levels forecast.Wonderful.
|I'm just using up yarn, of course have had to buy more, as you do|
Sunday, June 10, 2012
|Tuesday morning a light snowfall, 7am|
|8am, yeah I can go to work in this, I'm cool|
|Mare waves to me as I arrive, staff now numbers 2.|
|MM arrives, has driven in from the county|
|Ok getting heavy, now we are 4, no clients|
|I, sorry, we, think it's time to go home.|
|Home by 10.30, some Hail Mary's said on the way, but arrived safe and sound|
|So pretty, and still on the ground at our place, front coming in tonight, oh joy.|
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
|I love these mystery books, have picked up a few and Georgette Heyer, loved her books as a teenager|
|Terrible photo by terrible photographer, cute tin though|
|pillow cases, loving the florals and the retro florals|
Sunday, June 3, 2012
|This is where we stopped for coffee, at least it was still standing|
|The Town Hall which can be saved, the empty block was where the Convention Centre used to be|
|Mother Nature takes back the river bank|
|We were going to walk down here but the sandstorm drove us back|
|Can't even remember what was here|
|We have cornered the world market in portaloos|
|Sad old city|
|Basil asleep on the couch with my Attic24 blanket , Dave is on his lap. Sunday walks aren't what they were.|
Friday, June 1, 2012
I haven't posted for so long, but life got in the way, a combination of jury duty and no computer, and Tom leaving home. My eldest son has gone flatting and it's fine, but I miss him terribly because he is so much fun and interesting, you can have a good old natter with him. He's taught me about the Greeks and Romans, legal matters (when still a law student), Batman (more than any woman needs to know) and Death Metal, (serves me right for been always interested in what they were interested in). He gone to share a house with old school friends, 1 minute walk from the supermarket where he has a new job, night supervisor 3 nights a week.This is enough for him to live on, Aj misses him and so does the cat, and I have commandeered his room as my sewing room, yes I am going to have a room where my machine will always be set up ready to go. I am hoping this helps with productivity, as I have been sadly lacking in sewing mojo lately, tried to machine quilt on the weekend, I am so bad at it, I would be grateful for any one's advice or knowledge of any good tutorials on the Internet. It needs to be idiot proof, really, idiot proof.
Angus has one more week at Uni and then he is at a local school for his first section, he's been on two visits to see what happens in the class from a teachers perspective, which he still finds hard, he has to remind himself he is the adult and the kids look to him for the answers. (God help them).
Jury duty was interesting and no I wasn't on any jury, closest I got was the 30 from which the 12 were picked.We had to turn everyday in case we were chosen. I'm glad I did it, and would certainly do it again if chosen, it was the third time I had been called in 15 years.
This weekend is Queen's Birthday weekend, with the holiday on Monday, it is always looked forward too, as it is our last long weekend till October, it's a long cold winter to come without a break. Today is the first day of Winter and it's been bitter, heavy frosts and freezing nights, no real rain though, but snow on the mountains already.No photos as you can see, it's the problem that needed fixing on the computer, so you have only my words, here's hoping you haven't been bored. No market,for the last 4 weeks, it has just disappeared, I'm going to a new market tomorrow, which sounds very new agey, and ever so green, and slightly odd so it will be a new experience anyway. Hugs to all and Happy Anniversary to Her Majesty, my apologies for non-attendance, but of course I was there in London for Her 25th, and thought others should have a chance for her 60th. Of course I have seen her put her lipstick on in public at Ascot, not sure this counts as any real relationship with QE and you know I'm not one to name drop anyway. Love Aunt Bee.