30 March 2023

Crochet Update

It has been quite a busy time on the crochet front, so far this year.  

I tend to crochet at night in front of the TV,  unless the program I'm watching calls for concentration!  as I find it relaxing after a busy day at work.  I sometimes sneak in a row or two at the weekend and I definitely spend more time crocheting during the school holidays.

So far this year..........

I've made a baby blanket for a lady at work.  Pattern unknown.

Finished my Christmas blanket.  I still have to block it and sew in all the ends but that can wait as I'm not going to need it any time soon.

Made two Dickie Birds for little Miss R and Master J.  (Pattern by Cute Toys Handmade)

And I've started on my second Sophie's Universe blanket.  I'm using Scheepjes Stone Washed XL and I love how she looks at the moment.  (Pattern by Dedri Uys)

And that's it for now.  I still have a few projects on the go that I'm hoping to finish this year and then to find something new.

20 March 2023

Me on a Monday - 20 March 23

I was MiA the other week due to a very nasty chest infection.  One set of anti-biotics, a chest x-ray and several blood tests later and I seem to be on the mend.  Needless to say I didn't do much that week and had a few days off work.

It was back to work last Monday and it was extremely busy as we were three down in the office.  Luckily Mrs C and I had two days where the teachers were on strike so we managed to catch up.

We picked up our, new to us, car and had the best ever service at the showroom. You'd have thought we were buying a brand new one. They treated us like VIPs and had the car ready in a separate room with a cover over it which had a huge bow on.  It even had our names on the sign at the door.  

Mother's Day Cake, Mother's Day flowers
Innes waiting for his brother, Blue (AKA Captain Slow) to bring the dummy back,
Our new baby.

I had my appointment at the local private hospital and got the news I thought I would get.  I need an operation but at £15,000 I will have to wait the 2 years for the NHS.  At least I know what I need and I can manage until I get the op.

We've booked to get our new bathroom installed.  It's not until 14 August but with the chance of being without a shower for a week it was the best time to do it as we're off for the summer holidays.  This will be the first thing that hubby hasn't done himself and he's not coping too well with someone coming in and doing the work!!

Mrs C bought cupcakes for us all for Mother's Day but as there was only me and her in we had to find willing volunteers to eat the others.  It didn't take long.

Hubby and I took the boys training.  Considering they are only 9 months old, they did a great job.  They are now crashed out on their beds and will probably be there for the rest of the evening.

It's only two weeks until the end of term, which means two and a half weeks until our trip to Scotland.  I can't wait to see everyone.  It's been too long.

I hope you all have a good week.


6 March 2023

Me on a Monday - 6 March 2023

It was back to work this week.  We started off with four out of five of us on Monday, and were down to two by Friday!!  It was a little bit busy to say the least.

It was also a week of:

1. A teacher strike on Tuesday. - We had 4 classes in out of 16 so it was a lot quieter.

2.  There was sad news on the TV about a baby that was missing.  Sadly a body had been found.  The parents have been charged.

3.  The boys chewed their bed and I came down one morning to a huge mess!!

3.  My wool order arrived and I noticed that half of it was the wrong thickness.  I'm not sure how I managed to order the wrong items but I did.  The lady at Wool Warehouse was lovely and phoned to say that it was no problem to change it for the right wool and it arrived on Saturday.

4.  It will have to wait though as I've been asked to make two birds and a monkey.  Something a little out of my comfort zone but I'm having fun making them.

5.  At the weekend I went to the hairdressers to get  a much needed trim, hubby moved kitchen cupboards from the utility room into the kitchen and it looks so much brighter and bigger and hubby and I went on a date night to the local pub where they had live music.  

6.  My hernia was playing up on Sunday and I had a bit of a tough time but it didn't stop me going with hubby to choose a new car.  Now we have the dogs we really need a 4 x 4 so that's what we bought.

7.  Feeling a bit better by tea time I had a hankering for a bacon butty and that's what I had.

8.  I made plans to go and see friends at the end of April.

And just like that another week is over.  I wonder what the next one will bring?