Another glorious sunny one here, I finally knuckled down (with help from the SO) and turned Francesca,s bedroom out. The tubs of yarn and fabric are now stacked in the craft room and will be sorted after lunch.
The furniture has all been polished and rearranged (SO did the lifting and shoving)(and the polishing), The only things in there now are what should be there.
This is the point where I explain that as Fran just loves Christmas all the decs live in there under the bed.
SO has been
And the icing on the cake is that my Howgate Wonder apple tree arrived this morning and is in perfect condition. cue a little happy dance.
All is well on the home front and I have a new cake recipe to try out later.
The Storm.... I heard with dismay that the young girl who fell off a water ride on an adventure park has died. Immediately I fumed at the people who skimp on maintenance etc etc etc.
Then on Sky news I read that she had stood up to change seats, even I know that there are always notices telling you never to stand up.
To add fuel to the flames it went on to say that she was on a school trip. Where were the supervisors and what were they doing?
I hope that the blame falls exactly where it belongs and this sends a warning rocketing around in the appropriate places.
I have never been a fan of adventure parks, too many people in too small an area.
My favourite place for children,s fun is Folly Farm here in Wales. Even that has it,s dangers though, as does anywhere that children can rush around burning off their excessive energy. Proper supervision has to be the order of the day and really if possible it should be one to one.
I know from past experience that whenever you have children in a group at some point they will scatter and each one needs someone ready to pounce and protect them from themselves.
It is amazing how a child can go from standing still to full speed ahead in the blink of an eye,and how fast they can move.
I will leave it at that, I don't want to start a long winded rant here just express my reaction and thoughts on reading the news this morning.
That leads me nicely to the actions of The Man across The Pond, who sacked the head of the FBI. I know that there are thousands upon thousands of people for whom he can do no wrong. I also know that what we from other countries have no say in these matters at all.
But, I wonder what will happen next and whether any of this will have the domino effect on the rest of the world.
Mostly though I wonder how long it will take me to work through the stash of yarn and fabric, and what will I do with all the makes.
After a very quick count of just the instantly visible yarn I have 30 pairs of socks to knit. There are more skeins tucked away that can not be seen. I can also see 10 sweater quantities.....Perhaps I better get off this and start knitting.
Just joking, I have a tree to plant first, and then I should think about finding homes for the things that I brought down from Fran,s room.
I also wonder how long I can put off buying a peg loom for weaving.