I'm sure that this year is passing at an even faster rate than normal.
I can't seem to keep up with myself. Old age? Busy? I'm certainly not sitting idle on the sofa.
So Strictly was great. We were high up in the rafters, and rather annoyed to see lots of empty seats lower down that were "sold out", but it had a lot of the magic. Only missing Tess, Bruce, Darcy and a little of the Saturday night tension. Most of all though it was just a great family day out. A late breakfast followed by a meal afterwards meant we all got to spend some quality time together. I am sure that it is the same for a lot of families but getting quality time together is not easy.
Mind, with the awful weather this last weekend we did take the chance to hibernate last Sunday and whilst Mr B and I did some work around the kitchen table the girls were there or close by too. It was what I call 'comfortable company'. Everyone was happy doing their 'thing' and then we came together for a late lunch/early dinner and spent the early evening playing board games. Some families like games.... some families don't. We do. One of the best bits about Christmas and Summer holidays is the new game that appears. We've got some great friends that enjoy them too and over recent years have been introduced to some real crackers. Perhaps an idea for a post all of it's own.
Rather scarily talks have recently started about the Hassocks Artists Open Houses for 2013 which will be taking place on the weekend on the 8/9th June 2013. Unfortunately I may only be able to open for the Sunday due to prior commitments but I'm going to see if I can get cover for the Saturday. I am also rather excited to be involved in one of the Brighton Open Houses which open every weekend in May. I'll post most details shortly but it's been a great spur for getting me tuned into some creative sewing and projects to keep me busy in the evenings so that I can try to forget about work.
Tomorrow is Valentines and I've been reminded of my 14 hearts in 14 days challenge that I set myself last year. You can read about it here. Gosh I think I would fall over if I tried to repeat that now. But it was fun and one of the projects, the crochet heart garland, I am going to be teaching tomorrow at Hobbycraft in Crawley. One year ago I would never have seen that coming!
And Finally...... as I sat teaching my after school group today I noticed this little couple on the side and I will leave you with their charming image. I'm not quite sure what they are saying to each other but feel free to have your own thoughts... he has got some rather droopy roses!