I got together with Wuthering Alice of The Tea Taster last week to do a joint order from Le Palais des Thes and a box of their goodies arrived yesterday. This is my favourite of their flavoured teas; a really in-your-face Earl Grey blend that's perfect for drinking first thing in the morning.
I think a sprinkling is on the way tonight though.
Computer is almost sorted - final checks being run as I write. I heart Dell tech support. I'll be glad to get my desktop back; plan to spend this afternoon being a bit more efficient with backing up stuff than I have been lately. Phew....
I can't put it off any longer. Cleaning the oven is near the top of my Housework Hate List, just below defrosting the freezer. The oven's got to that gunk-is-everywhere stage and something must be done.
It's really cold this morning; no snow as yet but maybe it's time to break out the thermals. Just in case. I'd like to go out for a brisk walk and take some new pics for Hove Daily Photo but can't because I'm stuck in waiting for a delivery.
The main computer is busy having a technical malfunction this morning (switches on but refuses to boot up) and I'm writing this on my old snail machine laptop. It might be old but at least it still works. Slow but sure.
This is off the needles and ready for blocking. I've run out of steam with a couple of things that are still on the needles; a little gentle frogging may be called for. I rather like frogging. Once I've got to the stage of questioning whether I like something that I'm knitting, it means that I'll never finish it. Thank goodness for ball winders :o)
Slightly disconcerted by capering sheep and dogs but blanky feels very snuggly against one's furry rear...
...and big enough for proper stretchy.
Apart from a ton and a half of stuff (slight exaggeration) already cast on, I'm busy working on a new design.
Christmas Cross Stitch - selection of small charts with a Christmas theme
Christmas Sentiments - set of needlepoint ornament designs
"I think there might be many who consider one kind of happiness to be a deep armchair, a warm fire and a favourite book."
Got that spot on, Joan Bakewell.
1. Childproof tops on containers.
2. Novels written in the present tense. Ugh!
3. People saying/writing "would of" instead of "would have". Double ugh!
Or whatever the term is for having too many of them. The Daily Risotto is sliding gently into oblivion...
DK weight wool in a range of semi-solid colours. I think there may be more ripples in my future crochet planning...
Why didn't I make proper notes for my fingerless mittens the first time round? Or the second or third time I knitted them? Then I wouldn't have to try and work out instructions from a series of Post-It notes. I haven't even numbered the notes...
Attempting multiple boring chores this morning, including my least favourite. That's defrosting the freezer. I do miss the frost-free fridge-freezer in my previous flat. Reading this post means you're probably as bored as I am right now....
There's a very good Oxfam bookshop near here; everything's in good condition and, unlike many other charity shops, the stock is all reasonably priced and shifts quickly. This week's finds are a classic movie, a beading book, an Andrew Taylor title that I hadn't read and an unabridged audio book on CD. All for the princely sum of £8.96.
My grandfather Private Arthur John Peckett, Royal Leicestershire Regiment, born 11 December 1889 in March, Cambridgeshire, died 1916 in France.