Today I worked from home, and pleasingly, had a productive day, completing not only a lecture for tomorrow but also a research proposal. I feel so relieved as both had been playing on my mind and I was starting to feel stressed!
The best thing about working from home, was that I was here to receive two packages from the postman. The first contained some wool I was waiting for to complete the granny squares that I am making for my throw. Although I have used bright colours: aqua, pink, yellow, lime green, corflower blue and purple for the squares, I wanted to have some consistency so decided on a row of cream and then a row of mauve. I have done one as a trial and think that it looks pretty- so perhaps I have made a good choice? The other package was a surprise from my Mum in Australia. She sent a lovely magazine full of great ideas, so maybe some more projects will be on the way!
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
What do you think of my little find? It is the most lovely little thing- a tiny china English cottage, no taller than 3 inches, with gorgeous flowers in the garden and around the door, a bright pink front door and a thatched roof. I saw it standing proudly in the front window of my local charity shop and just knew that it had to come home with me and for £2 I couldn't go wrong! If you look at it closely, you can see that it is actually a little money box! That makes it even lovelier!
Sunday, 28 June 2009
Inspired to find some carboot treasures, today I dragged my P out of bed to accompany me to a local carboot sale. I always imagine that I will come home laden with treasures of all description, however, this is rarely the case and today's finds were a little disappointing. However, I did manage to find a lovely vintage wicker basket, which I just love. It is perfect for my crochet squares which seem to be accumulating at a rapid rate! At last count I had done 123 so have almost made my target of 160. More about my crochet later!
Monday, 22 June 2009
Goodness me- where has the week gone. Here we are again and its another case of Mondayistis! Do you ever get that? Great weekend full of energy, wake all perky and ready to go on Monday morning and then by the time you are back at work, it all starts to slide downhill fast. Hmmmm- that's exactly what happened today. However, life's just too short for feeling glum, so what I propose to do is to spend the evening in a most enjoyable way.Hmmmm-how shall I do that? Perhaps I'll sit out in the garden admiring the roses with a glass of wine and some crisps? Or maybe I'll take a long walk through the countryside taking in the sights of the Kent summer? Perhaps a soak in a tub filled with delicious fragrant bubbles with a glossy new magazine or maybe I'll just plonk down on the sofa in front of the television with my crochet? There are just too many decisions but hey, my case of Mondayistis seems to be disappearing!
Monday, 15 June 2009
It's Monday and I have a severe case of mondayitis! Not quite sure why, as a peek in my diary tells me that this week at work isn't going to be too taxing, but nevertheless (don't you just love the way that word always just rolls off the tongue?) I am definitely feeling a little mondayitisy. Could it be that I had such a lovely weekend? The weather was great and I filled the days with some of my favourite things to do- baking crunchy chocolate slice for my husband to take with him to share with this sailing friends, a browse around the shops and an even longer browse in the local library, a picnic in the grounds of Leeds castle, some hours spent in the garden in my comfy cane chair admiring the roses, two long lazy lie-ins and a walk with my husband through the fields picking elderflower to make cordial. Today, it is wet and grey and thundery and I just cannot find the inclination or thoughts to write a proposal that I have to write and instead I am wasting the day thinking about what I will do next weekend. I think the only thing for it is to try to focus on my work for the next few hours and if I can do that, I will reward myself with a wander to the shops, a new magazine and maybe even a sweet treat. Monday is feeling better already!
Sunday, 14 June 2009
I was lucky enough to spend last weekend in Paris with two girly friends. You can probably imagine how much fun we had. Wandering, shopping, eating, drinking and people watching. There is definitely something about Paris that makes me want to live there- everytime I visit I imagine having an apartment on the Seine with a little wrought-iron balcony that I could sit out on eating croissants and drinking coffee each morning before starting my day. Of course, I would also be impossibly chic, elegantly dressed and stylish and completely fluent in french- ah, to dream!