Sunday, 13 December 2015

Tiptoeing Into Christmas

Starting to feel slightly Christmassy, finally! Our town is so beautiful at this time of years, it's full of churches and other old buildings and they tend to do a good job with tasteful variations of decorations.

I've managed to make a few presents for people, but not as many as I would have liked - above is a hot water bottle cover I made for one of my best friends. There has also been snowflake crafting activity of both the crochet and cross stitch variety. I might even finish something to hang up before Christmas! Watch this space...

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

A Week In Snapshots

How is it December already? I barely feel like I experienced November, it's just been a whirlwind. In a nutshell, I am still enjoying the new job (the commute not so much). The house move is progressing slowly. Oh so slowly. But we hope to move in January, mortgage/solicitors/estate agents willing.

Last week I was travelled to Bristol and Newcastle for work, and while I enjoyed it I was pretty shattered by the end! I am very much missing my blog, so I made an effort to try and capture some of the last week in snapshots, I wasn't amazingly successful but I managed to get a few.

Monday morning, 7am. Waiting for my boss to pick me up on campus ready to head to Bristol. This is one of the more attractive buildings on campus, I thought it looked pretty in the dawn light.

Admiring my wonderful Mum's handiwork - she knitted me this jumper using Sirdar Folksong chunky. I love it - it matches pretty much all of my clothes and is so warm, like a portable Mum hug.

We popped into Peterborough to finally start our Christmas shopping at the weekend. It's not the most beautiful city but the old centre is quite pretty, and I do love the cathedral.

Latest crochet make - a very simple phone case! Taken in one of the hotel rooms (I forget which) I have a new phone and it needed protection.

So very little to report from here, I miss blogland and will try and make some time to read more blogs. Busy busy and I really just want to move so commuting hours are reduced! And I haven't even had time to think about Christmas crafting this year, sigh.