Sunday, 26 October 2014

A Good Start to the Weekend

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.



  1. That sounds like a really perfect day to me. I do hope things improve for you soon, but I'm glad you're managing to find some good moments in the meantime. I'm envying you your knit and natter group, I'm trying to persuade my friend to start one with me! I hope you have a good Sunday too. I shall be watching the littlest boy play football this afternoon which will no doubt be fun for all. CJ xx

  2. Sounds like an absolutely perfect day to me!!


    1. Indeed it was! :) Hope you're having a good weekend. x

  3. A knit and natter group sounds perfect. Hope you are getting around a bit better, it is so frustrating not being able to do what we usually do without thinking! I still can't stand for too long, I feel like I'm 90 somedays!

    1. I know just what you mean - I'm fine sitting around, but as soon as I try and do something at normal speed I'm reminded my foot hurts!
      It really was a lovely day yesterday and today is turning out to be pretty good too. :)

  4. Sounds like a wonderful day, hopefully you will be back to normal soon.

  5. Sounds like you had a great Saturday and there's nothing wrong with a little me time.