M, reading the Romsey Advertiser this morning, let out a bark of laughter and handed me the paper:
What on earth was the planning department thinking? Everyone knows the construction of a new porch is the beginning of the road to ruin. Thank goodness the local paper was on-hand to report it.
We went into Southampton this morning. Usually, we avoid the shopping centre there like the plague, especially on a Saturday morning, but last night L declared his intention of getting a Gaming Desktop Computer to replace his knackered laptop which puffs out smoke whenever you suggest it do anything, so we went on a fact-finding mission to J Lewis Esq, (who just happen to also have a haberdashery department).
Having had as much Technical Computer Speak as I could cope with without losing my sanity, I left the boys cheerfully pressing buttons on uber-expensive sound systems and took the escalator to the bottom floor. It was my intention to spend a few minutes on my own among the fabric, but the sudden ricocheting of ear-splittingly loud music off the walls of the technical department meant I reached the haberdashery barely ahead of the boys, who at least had the grace to look sheepish (while rubbing their ears).
There was a sale on. Frankly it's bad manners to ignore a mark down of 100% cotton to £5/ metre from £15/ metre (pink floral one), especially when you need a new pair of pyjama bottoms and are busy producing aprons (hare and flowers) and nice bags (green flowers) for the Christmas Fayre....
I also got some strapping for the aprons, a zip for a cushion that needs mending and a tiny little suitcase-style box to keep ribbons in. M is at a loss to understand my simple but complete joy in such things, but then I don't understand his mania for bicycles :o)
Here is my latest Foxy Creation modeled by my husband. It isn't really wonky, I am just
Talking of lovely new things, look what arrived for me this week.....(incidentally, please ignore the hair, I am due to see Sam next week for a tidy up :o)).....
I know many of you read Amy's blog so you may have seen this shawl when she made one for herself just before Christmas. I fell in love with it and asked whether she'd make me one, little knowing that she was considering setting up a business along those very lines. So I was her first customer :o) Isn't it gorgeous? You just can't beat handmade lovelies. Do pop over and see her, there is a link to her Etsy shop on her sidebar where you can place orders for things.
Poor Old Ted has another patch of Wet Eczema. It's not as bad as the first one but I'm keeping an eye on it and hoping it won't spread. It's on his neck which means it'll be a bugger to dress if it gets that far. He's about to go and have a bath with some special shampoo in a minute to try and take the itch away and then I'll shave the area to keep it cool. I've got some rosehip oil on its way too to help soothe the skin. Pop is also going to have a bath, but that is because she is scruffy and smelly and looks like a reprobate.
That's all from here for now. Hope you are all well and life is treating you kindly and that you're all wet-eczema-free. Wishing you all a lovely weekend,