Yesterday I did my usual run to Neath and whiled away my hour waiting with a snoop round the shops. Poundland is stuffed with Christmas leftovers but nothing took my eye, not even the cheap as chips Crunchie bars. My sweet tooth was still in bed I think.
Marks and Sparks was full of fuddy duddy "old person beige" even the colours were a bit on the beige side.I may well be pulling 60 but I am not ready to dull down.
The indoor market was busy, but again held nothing to tempt me.
The next shop was The Works and I had some points on my card, £3 worth exactly. Well I walked up and down, round and round and even tried sideways. Nothing reached out to me, nothing that is that I did not already have at home.
In desperation I looked at some kits for bags and what nots, then BOOM, hiding behind some amorphous stuff was this.
The inner solid heart is black and the ribbon is beige!! but I saw possibilities and it was £3 so free with my points.
I got it home and after a restorative cuppa set to work.
Off came the ribbon and out came one of the plastic containers, the one with the sparkles in.
Some strips of gold glittery ribbon and a few gold sequin strands and I am almost pleased with it.
Ouch, that hurts a little.
Well, maybe. I may have to try a rose either ribbon or crochet. What do you think?
I still have to find my Knitting pins, they seem to have vanished. I just hope that they did not hide in one of the bags that went to the charity shops.
There was a very hard frost here this morning but the sun has been shining out of a baby blue sky all day. washing dried on the whirly gig, I will get it ironed after dinner.
On the subject of dinner I have nothing planned, yesterday was poached eggs and bubble and squeak which was gorgeous, and I can think of nothing but chips today, No No No. I have lots of healthy food in the fridge so it will be Iffits. Iff its in there I will eat it. I have salady things and home made coleslaw and may whizz a jacket potato up to go with it.
I walked to the local library this afternoon, just over a 2 mile round trip, to see about ordering some of the Mary Stewart books. I had checked the on line index and they have them all, but the computer was down, rats. I am in Neath again next week so will go into the big library there and have a look.
It is turning bitterly cold again, the curtains are pulled and the heating is on, Ben has a full tummy and is snoozing, I have an empty cup so am off to make a brew.
Keep warm, there are lots of bugs out there looking for a chink in the defences.