Friday 11 March 2022

Friday Chat Day - a mini one!

Hello friends

Whoosh and it is Friday, I hope you are all keeping well.
Bit scant again on news in my world this week so 
it is a mini chat day!

In crochet news - I have been making more
little solid granny squares for my battenburg blanket.
These are nice to plod along and make - not taxing at all.
Different story when it comes to joining them I bet.
I really wish there was a 'sewing in ends fairy'.

Spot the Cyril.
Each day he has been back and visiting, collecting his sunflower seeds
and apple and mostly burying the former.
I expect to have sunflowers growing in random places this year.
It was so lovely to see some sunshine yesterday, I noticed 
that blossom is appearing - it is truly the nicest season.

I mentioned last week that Elliott and I were taking a trip to the cinema - 
I can report that Death on the Nile was 
utterly brilliant - both Elliott and I enjoyed it very much.
Seeing Russell Brand play a serious character was interesting.

It got me in a 'Agatha Christie' mood so have been revisiting
a few more adaptations.
If you happen to have Britbox book a date to watch
'And Then There Were None' - edge of your seat stuff.

The remainder of my week has been work and getting prepared at home
in readiness for my hip surgery next week.
I've been compiling huge handover notes to my work colleagues,
woe betide any of them that mess up my billing spreadsheets! 
I'm feeling a little protective over my work systems but I'm sure I can
pick things up again when I return.
At home - taking advice with regards to putting things at waist height,
getting a bell to summon Mitchell! (Joking about the latter).

I do hope to pop back and do Friday Chat Days but just in case you 
stop by and I haven't posted, I promise to make it up to you - I will be back!

Take care friends, have a lovely weekend.

Friday 4 March 2022

Friday Chat Day

 Hello friends

Happy Friday - can you believe we are in March?
Nobody sent the weather gods this memo, it has been a very damp
week here in Kent.  My home had decided it is a colander, new leaks
have appeared - we step over bowls and towels when the heavens open
and that is with a new roof! 
Never mind - worse things are happening...

But, I shall swiftly move on to more comforting items -

The Cath Kidston colour inspired blanket is finished -
(I'm thinking I need to abbreviate the name).

Quite a narrow border as again, determined not to buy 
more yarn for this blanket - it was supposed to be leftovers.
I'm very happy with it, it certainly adds a pop of colour 
on these dull days.

I am still working on little squares for a battenburg blanket
and just started a striped project, 
I'm still undecided and may 
frog it back and revert to squares.


Murder in Provence
Adapted from the books by M.L. Longworth, the show follows Antoine Verlaque, 
a Judge, played by Roger Allam as he and his partner investigate the murders
in beautiful scenery. 

Oh I really want to like this but confess I will a little disappointed.
Mr Allam is a super actor and plays the part well but the plots
feel very daytime TV. It is also aimed 100% at the middle aged - I don't mind that!
It is still worth watching for the eloquence (Patricia Hodge also stars)
and glorious scenery bathed in sunshine.

Squirrel news

Cyril has been sprightly on his toes this week,
so much so I've only snapped one (bad) photo of Cyril's bum!
He has been scrabbling about on my bathroom roof,
clearly no fear of heights.

Oh and this hazy one - again not posing for the camera.
(Christmas tree growing well though).

The rest of my week has been work, physio and hospital appointments.
All gearing up for my surgery soon and I'm thinking of how
to make home a little easier for when I come out of hospital.
Or, I can just keep the boys on their toes! 

This weekend I am hoping to go the cinema to see the new
adaptation of Death on the Nile, Elliott and I are big Agatha Christie fans
and we really enjoyed Kenneth Branagh's Poirot before.
The cast is incredible including Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.

I think that wraps up my news - woefully unexciting right now!
Wishing you all a lovely weekend and hopefully
some sunshine where you are.

Take care friends.

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