I was staying with friends Tues - Thurs as I needed to be up at uni for various things. These hydrangeas were from my friends' garden, aren't they lovely? Hydrangeas are my favourite flower at the moment and I am battling C very hard not to keep cutting my pink one in the garden back so much!
It was lovely to see everyone but I do love coming home again. I'm a bit of a home bunny. I'm also a bit less productive in my office, as I don't see everyone that often and of course gossip and catching up is essential :)
Today I am sat at my kitchen table powering my way through the last East German war novel I need to read for my final chapter. It's not the happiest subject, and whilst most of the time I find it fascinating some times it's a bit heavy. The thunder and lightening and heavy rain aren't lightening my mood either!!
I'm looking at this plant, I 'rescued' it from the bargain bin at a garden centre last weekend. It's still looking a bit limp but definitely a bit better than when it first came home...
I am going to Berlin for three weeks a week on Monday, for a research trip, so starting to prepare myself for that. I've been very lucky and been able to spend quite a lot of time there over my PhD, this is sadly my last trip so I need to be on the ball, and make sure I get all I need. C is coming to visit me in the middle weekend hopefully, but it is a long time to be apart (although definitely better than the 6 week stint I did last year!!)
Crafting has been on the back burner sadly, although in a stint of train crochet I made 4 coasters for the friends we are visiting this week as a (very belated!) housewarming gift. I think my tension must be up the spout as they are different sizes!!
The one bottom right is quite substantially bigger though, so I figure if I just replace that with a hasty crochet later it will be fine ;)
I am powering on with the cross stitch still, oh so slow progress wise. I have set myself the very ambitious finish date of next Friday, watch this space!!!
I hope that you all have a lovely, relaxing weekend :)