My favourite so far is the one made by my spinning friend Diane (it's a Ravelry link sorry if you're not a member)
Barry and I are feeling a bit fed up :^(
We can't go to Devon for the weekend. Barry has been unwell, that flu virus has come back to haunt the pair of us! Anyway, he's been off work til today and tomorrow he has to work in Slough and stay overnight and won't be back until Friday evening. It was unrealistic to think he could then drive to Devon from here after driving back from Slough. It is very bad timing, but that is the nature of his job, these trips away from home come at such short notice.
We haven't seen Ali for months now and I am getting withdrawal symptoms. For those of you that don't know her, Ali is my eldest daughter and her and Jez have three of the most delicious children. It is Sullivans birthday tomorrow and Madeleine's birthday next Tuesday so this weekend is the birthday party weekend and I feel so sad to be missing it. The hardest part was telling Maisie, my youngest, that we weren't able to go. She was sad but her Dad came to the rescue and said he would take her instead...jealous...moi? I am happy Maisie is able to get to see her little neices and nephews though...
We have decided to use this weekend here at Happy Towers to get some jobs done. I am going to be making a new curtain for the hallway and Barry is going to make a shelving unit for the bathroom. Oh and I might just make some mincemeat for the mince pies!
Did I tell you about my raised bed in the garden? It used to be a fishpond but the previous owners filled it in and used it as a Heather Bed which was very old and over grown. I startedto dig out the rooty old heather but then fell ill with the flu. Luckily the gardener (I know, we're so posh!) cameto my rescue and finished off the digging out when I was shopping one day last week. So on Saturday, Barry added two huge bags of compost and three bags of horticultural grit and I mixed it together. I then planted loads of little alpine plants and gave it a gravel top dressing. I am so proud of this little bit of 'me' that I have added to our new home! I suppose I'll have to go and take a photo to show you, of course I didn't take a before picture did I?