This morning I was up like a Lark, a Mud Lark that is, 8:15 when my eyes opened, hey ho, not to worry. I still had to prise Ben out of his bed and into the garden.
Once a brew had been made, drunk and repeated we put coats on and went for the first walk of the year. A 2 mile round trip, only a few peeps about and only 4 dogs.
It was breezy but not cold and we came back ready for breakfast.
Since then the decorations and tree are down and packed away in various containers. The sewing room is almost back to rights, that will be finished tomorrow.
The sitting room is done, I have a bit more floor space in here as the bureaux is staying in the sewing room for the time being. If it works okay when I start sewing then I will leave it there.
I put my feet up in front of the telly last night but found nothing to interest me, I went into box sets and ended up watching the beginning of The Sopranos, I never fancied it the first time round.
My feet encased in my new slippers, I remember Sonny and Cher wearing boots like these, and the rest of me is wearing a pair of fleecy pj,s that I bought over 12 years ago, in a sale for £1. I never wear them to sleep in they are far too thick.
You can just see a glimpse of star crochet in the bottom left corner.
I have enough stars to make 1 section and get it on the wall.
This Willow Horse is in the park in Neath, one of the Parkies has added some antlers and a red nose.
I had a good walk round while I was there and found these in a charity shop, 50p the pair. I have knitted Kaffe,s patterns in years gone by, this book is from 1985, and they work well. I fancy the peplum cardigan on the cover, it is in a small size but I have a bag of variagated Aran wool in the stash and that should knit up big enough. I will make a test square though.
I want to learn new skills this year, I have a small cross stitch kit and will also try something out of the needlepoint book. The colours are bold and there are more subtle examples in there as well. I am looking forward to trying it out.
I have to find 2 books to part with though, 1 in, 1 out is my mantra
I hope to get another 2 mile walk in, Ben has had a second walk already so he will not be coming on that, it is raining just now so fingers crossed that it stops soon.
I have just noticed the time, tea time (cup of not meal), the kettle is calling me.
I hope that you are all safe and well and that those who need them found the paracetamol.