That Sunday Feeling

That Sunday feeling … you know the one. The end of the weekend, Monday-looming kind of feeling. I have the day off from work tomorrow and I’m still feeling Sunday-like! I’m sure this is directly related to the fact that the clocks went back an hour today. This time of year aaaaaallways gets to me, I hate it getting dark at 4pm, having to “buggle in” and shut the curtains, put the lights on before I’ve even cooked dinner. Hate that this dark time of the year seems to last soooo much longer than the summer part of the year.

I wish I was back in that photograph, being on the pebbly beach in our crocs. It’s mad that this photo was taken over two years ago. Two years! I’ve graduated, got married, changed jobs, bought a house since then. And had at least two hair cuts. (I’m terrible for leaving my hair to run wild. March. March was the last haircut I had. Hah.)

I’ve mostly got the dust off of everything now, hurrah! You would not believe the places the dust gets to. It was even in the fruit bowl; I had to wash up my oranges. We had a trip to B&Q as well today for more house-type glue (expanding foam, polyfilla) but I managed to score three packs of fairy lights while Andy was eyeing up SDS drills, excellent :-D Talked him into putting them around the mantle piece in the living room and around the headboard of the bed as well, even better. I’ve been waiting AGES for fairy lights to come back into the shops!

Fairy lights got me feeling a bit festive, so I had a bash at some festive granny squares. By which, I mean granny squares that are made out of red, green, and white yarn (Stylecraft in Claret, Meadow and Cream). I’m still debating the edging – leaning towards having green for the first three rounds, the two rounds of white, and then having red for the 4th and 5th rounds. I love blankets with a red bias <3

I also spent a fair bit of time browsing for photos of granny square blankets for inspiration, and came across these two fun sites:

Granny Squares in the Wild and Where the Woolly Things Are the names of which amuse me greatly :-)

Oh yes and my Bloglines reader closes tonight! I’ve put everything into Google Reader instead now, grumble grumble. I’ve added a follow box on the side of here too, or at least, I think I added a follow box, it’s saying “Join In” rather than follow. Ah I don’t know! I think I’ll stick to making festive granny squares, that much I can do :-)


Starting the Day

Today, I am unbelievably glad that it is the weekend.

Tea and hot buttery toast for breakfast, and now to begin the mammoth task of cleaning masonry dust off of and out of everything in the kitchen. And trust me when I say everything. I’ve yet to find something that is not covered in dust. We had extractor fans installed yesterday which involves core drilling through the exterior walls. So much mess.

So, if you are having a fun weekend, spare a thought for me as I will probably be covered in dust! hehe.

Have a good weekend all of you xxx