I’ve created a new ‘Spring 2014′ folder in my photographs album on my memory stick. I always really like it when the seasons change, and amazingly enough, we have Spring here! Well, would you believe it? I had coffee outside in the garden yesterday, and felt fleetingly guilty at the state of the garden, but, well, life is sometimes really too short.
There are even a couple of daffodils hiding behind that Choisya – honestly.
I managed to fight off the guilt feelings long enough to enjoy a read and a coffee – and a listen to the birds, who were also enjoying the weather it seems. (I’m not in San Francisco by the way – I bought the cup there some years ago, and really like it).
And it’s been just as lovely today.
Here’s the calendar picture for March:
Try to be different, and not follow the crowd.
Let’s hope the good weather lasts
Only two posts in February? Well, it is the shortest month after all. We’ve just had half term, which was lovely. I spent lots of time watching the Winter Olympics, and really enjoyed a lot of the events. Highlights were definitely the curling and the snowboarding. I also did a little exercise myself, and went swimming three times with my swim buddy. I’m fairly sure I’ve agreed to do the swimathon with her this year – eek. I did it a couple of years ago;
and hated every minute of it, swearing I’d never do it again, (the pool was too crowded, there was no atmosphere, it was badly organised….) but, well, my swim buddy really wanted to do it, so ……. you have to help out your friends, don’t you?
To counteract the terrifying thought of the shark infested swimathon, I received something rather jolly in the post this morning, from my lovely first-born:
a champagne themed tea towel. It’s another mantra I would happily live by.
Well, the calendar says that it is:
I’ve never liked February. I really don’t know why, but I think it’s the most miserable month of all. Its saving grace, to me, is that it is the shortest month…
Do you fancy some music to cheer you up? – after all, according to the calendar, ‘Life is a song, love is the music’
Oh, go on then – Here is the Fabulous Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain – from a Proms a few years back. Sit back and enjoy!
A couple of weeks ago, a very dear colleague left us for pastures new. She gave us all a cute butterfly as a gift. Here is what I did with mine:
I’ve worn it in a scarf almost every day since she left. She is a scarf wearer, and loves butterflies. This is my homage to Helen….
I learnt to knit when I was a child. I don’t actually remember when I was taught, or who taught me. Perhaps it was at Primary School, when the boys were making toolboxes in woodwork, or something, I don’t know. But what I do know is that I’ve never been that good at it.
So I decided to get better. I started with a couple of easy projects, just straightforward knitting of blankets (one for me, and one for my daughter, who had cable stitch in hers, dont-you-know). And I really enjoyed it. So I am going to carry on. I knitted the swimmer, and my project now is a pair of socks. The first one is not as neat as I’d like it, but it is my first attempt, so I hope the second one will be better.
That is, if I get the second one knitted. I hope I don’t get the dreaded SSS (Second Sock Syndrome). It’s a real thing, apparently.
When I went to London after Christmas, I went to Liberty’s and made a few purchases. This was one of them:
A lovely little jar of buttons, from the Haberdashery Department. I thought I might sew a couple of them on to my socks when I’ve finished them, just to finish them off nicely.
Happy New year to one and all. Here we are, the first weekend of the new year. My Christmas Decorations are still up. I always leave them up until twelfth night, but I don’t put them up as early as some people. My favourite tip this year regarding the decorations was to hang some reindeer bells on my front door wreath. That way, the bells ring every time you open the door. Genius!
New Year, means new calendar. It’s a teeny weeny one this year, but pretty nonetheless.
I’ll try and follow the advice …..
I’m going to enjoy my last weekend before going back to work, doing what I’m really good at – relaxing!
This is actually me, being an ‘aerialist’ on the Christmas Tree…..
She’s a dead ringer, I swear ….