We put the clocks back on Saturday/Sunday. I don’t like drawing the curtains at 5 pm ready for the night, thoughts of the dark days still to come. It was still quite dark at 7 am this morning, so hard to see what is gained by all this clock changing.
We had one of those conversations you have. It occurred to me that unless I had been taught at school that the earth went round the sun I would never have questioned the sun going round the earth. I wouldn’t have worked out that the earth isn’t flat, I am not even sure I would have thought about gravity. I asked Mr E would he, and he is a bit of a scientist, and he reckoned that he wouldn’t. Would you? I no longer feel the same incredulity towards our ancestors. I am no cleverer than they were, and possibly a great deal more ignorant, having none of the acquired wisdom say on plants and medicine.
Enough. Each year I think I will treat myself to a magazine on Christmas crafts. I begin by seeing what I have already and realising in some cases I have not made a single thing from previous issues. It’s the same again this year.
Hmm, more than enough to keep me going between now and the last posting date, and they don’t include projects yet to be decided for my Secret Santa. Can’t wait to see who I am drawn.
I mentioned in my last post I had a birthday. Bit of a big one, let’s just say that my private pension has finally started to cough up. Would you believe that they took off income tax pending having my tax code. Income tax? Chance would be a fine thing!
Anyway I had a lovely family meal, having departed from London to Swindon, with the rest of my family. It was Greek and wonderful.
L-R. Little Miss F, Ms G, Mr B, Master T, Miss J, Mr T, moi,and Mr E. Picture by my lovely DIL Mrs T.
I had help with the candles. Can you guess from whom?
Thanks for everyone’s thoughts on my crochet blanket last week.
That’s how it looks this morning. Loose concentration on those marigold blocks at your peril, the amount of frogging has been unbelievable.
I need one more block design to go round the outside. I was thinking something orangey. What do you think? The yellowy block I was toying with last week has gone.
All designs from the 200 crochet block book.
Meantime there has been progress on the matinée jacket.
On the second sleeve now. I may have a finish next week. I need a finish to begin the Christmas knitting, which once again I suspect I have left too late.
Right, I am off to have my haircut this morning. I found a split end on Tuesday. I haven’t had a split end for years. Time for a trim for sure.
This afternoon I have a friend coming round, which is jolly nice, but it’s valuable knitting time. She doesn’t knit. Would it be rude to knit while she is here? Inclination is that I have to bite the bullet and not knit, but it’s a tough one.
Have a great weekend. Look forward to all the natter. I do love these Friday chats, you help keep me real.