Sunday, 5 December 2010

A roaring fire... a belated Folksy Friday and a good weekend

I didn't get my surprise trip.  Our flights were cancelled as we suspected they would be.  Instead I got a night in a cosy country pub, with a roaring log fire, a fine meal and maybe a little too much ale.  It was a good substitute.

With this in mind, and because I had some rather nice lavastone items hanging around, my theme for this week is fire.  A bit of an elemental contrast with last week's ice... (links below the pictures)

Fat Cat Designs (me!) -
That fuzzy feeling -

Lou Lou's Luxuries -

Audrey's Cat -

Unique Beaded Gems -

Bit of a short one this week, what with birthday busy-ness, but some really good stuff I think you'll agree.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Grumpy blogging... but I promise I'll cheer up once it's out!

Sooo, my back hurts, still.  It's been two weeks to the day since my minor accident on the M1, and it still bloody well hurts.  This is apparently perfectly normal, but I find this cold comfort.

Speaking of cold... two feet of snow now sit on the ground in Sheffield.  It started last night and has continued, on and endlessly on.  I'm suppose to be going away this weekend, on a mystery birthday trip to, well, somewhere.  It's a mystery.  We're supposed to be flying out of Gatwick, one of the two airports currently closed.  And that's if we can even get there - did I mention the two feet of snow?

So I'm annoyed.  My birthday is cursed. I'm in pain and I don't get my holiday, probably. So I'm complaining.  There it is.

On the plus side....
- I'm not at work, not struggling home through the snow (no five hour commutes like some are reporting!)
- I'm indoors, nice and warm
- It's my birthday tomorrow, which means pressies and cards and phone calls (let's just ignore the fact that the post has stopped - snow)
- We are now into December, so I get a chocolate a day :)
- I've nearly finished knitting a nice chunky bag, just need a gusset/strap, a lining and sewing up.