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Friday, 6 January 2012

I forgot to show you the finished baby blanket for my youngest grandson. Here it is:


Jet-lag, well I certainly know what that is now. It's falling asleep at 5pm when your son-in-law is talking to you! It's been over a week now since I got back and I woke up this morning at 4.30am, can't wait to get back into the normal pattern of things.
Speaking of patterns, I have come across this website which may be useful for those of us who like to crochet. I like to crochet-just don't have the brains for it, but I still keep trying!

http://www.craftyarncouncil.com

The weather we have been experiencing lately has blown all the leaves off the trees in the garden. This weekend is supposed to be sunny-we shall see.

My knitting machine, I have moved it to the other side of the room, along with the sewing machine. I am thinking of making a move on it sometimes soon, just hope I am not going into another one of my 'can't be bothered' phases. This happens now and again, I lose the enthusiasm and move on to something else like reading.

My Ebay shop has gone into bankruptcy because I have lost the will to keep it stocked up after a customer bought a genuine Beswick ceramic horse from me. She then replaced it with a similar fake one and sent it back, saying I had sold her the fake. She got her money back from Ebay (although I did send them photos and made a complaint-they always side with the buyer and not the seller).

This had me at first livid, then down-heartened, now I am thinking of shutting down completely.

Sorry to be a moaner today, it's not really me-I am most times a jolly person.

One bright spark has been seeing my little grandchildren over the New Year, they always bring a smile with their antics.

Wishing you all a great 2012.











Monday, 2 January 2012

Just got back from a trip to California to see my sis, she is 78 so I thought I had better make the effort, last time I saw her was ten years ago.

New Years eve I was down by the Thames to watch the fireworks along with-according to the media-250,000 other folk. Well, it did not look anything like that to me, a quarter of a million people lining the river banks would have looked a whole lot more than I saw, and all for 12 minutes and £50,000 worth of ooh and aah.

During the next few days I shall try to do something on the machine-things should have settled down by then, doing a New Years Day family dinner was definately not a good idea-I keep nodding off due to jet lag.

Have a great 2012 everyone!

S