Thank you so much for all your warm wishes and kind words after my last post. You really are such a lovely lot. Angus is quite better (bouncing off the walls, in fact) and, while not sleeping completely through the night as he usually does, is not waking hourly any more. Really, I do take for granted that my two sleep well, and when they stop I just can't cope.
Despite the illness and lack of sleep and general hectic-ness, it's been a very nice week. Some good things that stand out are...
These stunning muffatees I won in a giveaway recenty, knitted by Annie of knitsofacto. Thank you Annie - they are comfortable and warm and complimented upon daily. I modeled them and Angus modeled them, but still we could not take a photograph of them anywhere near as good as yours.
Cheap supermarket roses in my pretty new bud vases bought in the Tate Britain gift shop are brightening up my sideboard and my mood.
More blog giveaway goodness, from Ellie of Feltabulous; a really beautiful macrame bracelet, a pair of earrings and a very cute felt heart, all handmade by Ellie - thank you, Ellie - you are just too talented, it's not fair!
It was my turn to host book group last night. I do love a mid-week get together. Friends, wine, food, chat, lots of laughing. Our chosen book was The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell. Everyone said it was excellent. I have not read it yet - it's been sitting on my bedside table for the last three weeks. I will read it, I will.
I saw my very good friend Debora yesterday and she said "I bought you a radio". I thought I'd mis-heard her and said, "Err...what?" And yes indeed she had bought me a radio, but not a real one (I have quite a few already) but a biscuit tin shaped exactly like a radio!! What could be more perfect?
Look, see, it's full of biscuits! Debora, vielen dank meiner lieben freundin.
I have been very busy making and crafting and stitching and will have so many things to show you very soon. I have just finished a granny square scarf for myself in hot pink, black and white and I'm so pleased with it - I will show you tomorrow. I did sneak out tonight for a nice Italian meal and a few glasses of house red with some friends, so it's not all work, work, work.
I hope you are well and all is good where you are. Thank you for being here and for reading. x