Friday, 3 October 2014

September


September was a super busy month over here - so many big things were going on that I sort of forgot about the small things.  Here be a round up of both...

The month started with our trip to Blackpool, closely followed by a day out with my friend A to the Largs Viking Festival.  We went on the closing night in order to see the fireworks and the battle re-enactment, but it ended up being a bit rubbish and cold and full of kiddies (my favourite combination).  The fireworks were good though, despite the crowds.


Tam and I went camping for the last time this year - well I did anyway, I can't be out in the cold too long!  We ended up down at Moffat on market day, meaning we came home with all manner of bread and chutney and cheese.  Plus goodies from a shop that specialized in both sweets and whisky, two things I'm rather partial to...


We won another minion in Blackpool, taking our total to five.  We also won a duck but...he's no minion.  

There was Doors Open Day and ice cream in the sunshine.

I voted.  And I'm done talking about it.  I just wish everyone else was...


Two of our team left work.  One was mine and A's buddy and we've been missing him tons already.

We had a coffee morning at work for the MacMillan cancer charity.  The amount of cake less than fifteen people can provide is quite outstanding.  The same people can also not stomach eating close to that amount of food either... 


I've somehow only bought clothing from charity shops this month, in the form of three sweaters and a t-shirt dress.  Two of the sweaters are pretty thick wool so they've only been worn once, but I'm willing to bet it won't be too long before they see the light of day again.

I also bought the wicker basket in the top picture on sale in TK Maxx.  I'd just started a search for a basket to store some of my overflowing wool stash in when I came across this beauty.  Of course, my stash is still overflowing, but now it's doing so prettily.


When my buddy left work we took an old film can, lined it with pompoms and stuck his Lego alter ego in it.  He knew instantly who was responsible for that pressie.

I learned to crochet!  Correction, I've learned granny squares and rows.  My next class will be my fourth week there so expect a further update after that...


What I've read this month...is shamefully little.  How We Met turned out to be so badly written I couldn't get past the third chapter, and the new Bill Bryson was due back at the library before I even cracked it open.  Maybe I'll get another chance with it after I've cleared my existing book pile a bit.  I read The Forever Girl and thought it was terribly dull and had a ridiculously unlikely ending, and How The Girl Guides Won The War, which was excellent.  I seem to read and watch a lot concerning the wars, so it was interesting to hear about things from another perspective.


Lastly, we come to the past weekend, which saw my oldest friend getting married.  It was a fantastic day which you'll be seeing a lot more pictures of tomorrow...

(I realise I've mentioned a few times that I'll have more posts of these adventures soon.  I kind of ran out of time to do anything internet related last month but I really want to share all my pictures, hopefully it won't be too long before I get them on here.)

:)

10 comments:

  1. That Bill Bryson book is good - it's really interesting just how much happened in the summer (well, if you can call May-September summer) of 1927.

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    1. Ooh I'll need to get it again then, everyone keeps giving me books at the mo! :)

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  2. Looking forward to seeing more crochet :) addictive isn't it? The pompom Lego gift is ace!

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    1. I'm loving the granny squares! Just finished my required 8 though so I need something else to make :)

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  3. I'd love to learn to crochet - are you having proper lessons or teaching yourself? I need to put that on the list this autumn / winter - now that i don't have a guides unit to run anymore, I should have more time, right?!

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    1. Aw what happened to your guides? I found a class near Tam that's pretty reasonably priced, teaching myself was not a great success, I really need to have someone showing me a thing before I can repeat it :)

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  4. Yay to crochet :) !!!! I'm glad you've finally did it - it all makes sense once you take a class (well, sort of...)

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    1. Well...It certainly makes more sense anyway! :)

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  5. I love to crochet! It's so relaxing and can really put your mind at ease when so much else is going on in this wild, crazy, busy world of ours. Such a great hobby!
    ~ Samantha
    samsamcherie.blogspot.com

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    1. Exactly, I'm loving it so far :)

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