..a little bit of fabric therapy.
I managed to buy a whole pile of festive fabric from 'Oh Sew Crafty' in Kidderminster.
Some of these 50cm and 100cm pieces were just £2/£3!!
I hope to make a patchwork stocking for every member of the family for next Christmas.
My "Crafting New Year's Resolution" is to schedule 'makes' so that they don't become chores!
You also can't beat a brisk walk by the River Severn in Worcester on a sunny winter's afternoon.
There's a lovely circuit which takes a path down the back of the racecourse, over the main city centre bridge, back over the footbridge by the rowing club and through an avenue trees to the car park.
I guess it must be somewhere between 2 and 3 miles.
Since I've stopped work I try to walk it at least a couple of times a week.
It's far more beautiful than the street circuits round the village
- especially in the light of a mid-winter afternoon..
While I was walking today I realised that I'd been really daft when I set up another completely new blog for 2017. Mum's illness is an increasingly important part of my life (and one of the reasons why I didn't post for much of 2016) but essentially my day to day posts haven't changed at all. So a few tweaks to the header and those explanatory pages at the top should be enough to 'set the scene'.
In this house we call these kind of episodes "Blibble Moments".. The rough translation is harmless, but time-wasting, stupidity....! Do you have similar 'in house phrases'?