Yesterday before setting off for work, I decided to take stock of life, and inspired a little by a recent post from Lucy over at Attic24, decided that instead of doing what I really wanted to do (crochet) I would actually do what needed doing in the house - sorting the girlies ironing pile! For all too long now, I've been washing, drying and folding it, then lazily abandoning it on a chair in the lounge. No longer would this continue - yesterday I sorted it into two piles and instructed the 6 and 4 year olds to put them away in their relevant drawers! (At the time of writing, they have moved said piles into their bedroom with the intention of doing this chore today - we shall see)!
If the weather brightens I intend to venture outside and clean their gypsy caravan as it needs a good scrubbing every year to clear the bits Mother Nature leaves all over it's bright pink wooden surface. Then it will be an interior over-haul as the adorable monkeys have a tendency to play in it and then abandon everything on the floor; oh yes, that might need cleaning too!
|Will just point out that the caravan is no longer at the front of our house but in the garden, tucked away in the woods!|
I've managed to find a few moments to continue with my granny squares, started oh so long ago, on a Monday crafting session with Lottie. I bought some cream wool last week to finish the final row in, and started blocking them so I can see what it will look like when it's finished. It's going in my caravan - when it's complete and when I get a caravan!
I'm trying to catch-up on my reading too, which is having peaks and troughs. At the moment, I read for pleasure, for two book groups and for review purposes. That's an awful lot of books! I've 100 pages left of a current review book, a gripping crime novel which I'm really enjoying.
I also picked up three new books from the library that I'm really keen to read for myself.
|A recommendation from my #booktwin|
|We watched this on tv a few months ago - it was really good|
And then Mr Postie delivered these two new review titles today!
Emily Barr writes fantastic books - they all involve an element of travel in them, and some sort of twist. I can now count her as a friend, albeit an online one, and if she didn't live so flaming far away, would be going to her book launch next month. Only I'm not!
Viv Groskop is a reviewer and journalist, and now, stand-up comedian. We chat on twitter lots and both love the same books, so I've labelled us #booktwin. This makes for lots of extra reading for me as if she recommends something, I then end up having to read it too so we can discuss whether we felt the same about it! Oh, what a chore!!!!
My latest request arrived at the library this week and I fetched it yesterday. The caravans in here are gorgeous! Am stroking as is my way!
Hope you are having a good weekend - it's officially Summer now so I guess that's why it's raining, again!
p.s. keep your fingers crossed, I might have a caravan to turn into my crafting space soon!!!!!!
Oh yes, and I made a dress this week! Will blog about it next time x