It's been a good and bad week. Let's start off with the bad. Are you ready??
I got hit by another car on Monday night. My trusty blue steed was well and truly written off! The other driver's denying responsibility, of course, damn him. Luckily I'm fine, but I'm suffering from lack of auto-mobility! I have two jobs which are a way apart and on at least one day of the week I'm travelling from one to the other, that's not counting the evening classes I got to in the course of my week! I miss my wheels!
On a better note, I did have a nice surprise from one of my students. She'd been home to Kazakhstan for half term and brought me back a couple of presents. The first was a bar of chocolate with the Kazakhstan flag on the wrapper - isn't it pretty? A lovely turquoise colour with a shiny metallic gold sun and eagle motif. I'm looking forward to the taste test!
She also brought me a little yurt, a type of dwelling that nomads in that part of the world live in. They're usually made from wooden struts with a textile or hide covering; this one's made from embossed leather.
And look! The roof comes off and it's a little felt lined trinket pot. I was so touched!
I've been working hard this week and I've had plenty of help *lol*
By the way, I know I've been talking alot about my Lupus recently where I never really have done before, but I have actually had Lupus for many, many years and I'm quite knowledgeable about my combination of conditions (probably more so than alot of the doctors). The stroke however is something recent and has introduced a new factor to my life and the way all my various disorders react with each other. I've been living with it quite well for a long time and will continue to do so for the rest of my life, so no need to worry about me. I'm just having the odd moan to my blog because I don't like to do it to my family and friends as they worry about me enough. Sorry if you're all sick of hearing about it, I will try to be more crafty and much less moan-y.
On a better note, the second clue for the mystery beret KAL has been released and I'm very much looking forward to getting my needles around the next exciting installment.