Some of you know that home life for me is a "little tricky" at the moment, but no one is ill, and we have lots to be thankful for. I'm finding that I just need to be aware of the positive things in life to help the day along, and face it in the right frame of mind.
This weekend started well - what a great view to face at the start of the day.
It really lifts my spirits and makes me smile. I know I'm very lucky to have this on my doorstep - literally. (It isn't quite as lovely in a howling gale and rain though!)
Yesterday continued well. I met a friend and we went to a new Knit and Natter group, Wind Up Steyning. A lovely way to spend a couple of hours crocheting, drinking a cup of tea or two, accompanied with a doughnut too! And there was some yarn, and wonderful buttons and ribbon on sale too. Has anyone use microfibre yarn? It feels so soft, but I can't think what to make with it - so I resisted adding to my stash. At the moment anyway!!
I then drove my friend home, and as Matt was playing golf with his Dad, I didn't feel the need to rush home. In fact I went shopping. Usually, I like to shop with a friend or my mum, but it was lovely to spend a couple of hours just wondering around. I replaced some make-up, and "saved" £30 using some Boots vouchers I'd accumulated. "Saving" like that is always fun. M&S had also kindly sent me a 20% off voucher. So I popped in there too, and bought a new jumper. I assume the entire population in Sussex had the same vouchers. Goodness it was busy. I nearly drove away initially as I couldn't find a parking space, but was glad a persevered. :)
Back home, my new nail varnish had arrived, so there was time for a quick bath and then I painted my nails. (I use a gel varnish, just in case you are interested and they are much cheaper from here than I can find them in town. I now have dark mauve sparkly nails.)
Then it was time to pour a glass of wine and watch Strictly. I know it might not be the most exciting Saturday night, but I love it.
I also started a new little crochet project. I fancied trying Tunisian crochet. I am making a facecloth for a friend for her birthday and will package it with a nice face wash. This style of crochet makes quite a different fabric. I'm glad I've tried it, but I'm not sure it's as much fun as ordinary crochet. Although I probably need to give it a little more time than one Saturday evening!
Today, I plan to catch up on some chores (I really must hoover round before my mum arrives), cook a roast, and do a little gardening. And hopefully there will be some craft time too.
Wishing you all a happy Sunday too.