The weather here has been unseasonably warm for the last couple of days! Really! In fact yesterday at 17 degrees, it was hotter in London than in Athens! The sky has been blue, the sun has been warm and the flowers are starting to bloom. I’ve been sneezing like mad, so hay fever season is obviously on it’s way too, but we don’t think about those things. Not yet anyway! I’m just relishing every last ray of sunshine whilst it lasts!
Friday the Thirteenth passed with a bang; we celebrated two birthdays with a double party, twelve of us girlies with balloons, pass the parcel and various other party games and grown up goodie bags with jewellery, make-up, sweeties and other trinkets in.
The gifts went down well with the birthday girls which was great and we also had a neon blue party cake which was scrummy! We all took lots of food and gifts and had a perfectly splendid time! Ally's (who was hosting the party on behalf of the birthday girls) husband was so terrified at the prospect of being invaded by twelve raucous and inebriated women that he decided to go and fight orcs at his mates house.
I don't know about you, but spring time always makes me feel like I need to have a clear out and get organised. I felt the need for a notice board or two in my house because my memory is so bad that unless things are wrtten down, I forget about them. I considered for maybe two minutes the thought of buying a couple but then realised that my handy dandy laminator could whip me up a dry wipe notice board in a jiffy! And of course if I’m making it, I can decorate it! This one’s for the kitchen.
And this one’s for by my desk! I use a dry wipe pen on it and it’s so easy!
I also finished a painting this week. I’ve been working on this peacock painting for a couple of weeks, here and there. It’s quite textured with sparkly glitter and jewels. Because you can never have enough sparkle!
I used texture paint to create the feathery textures. I might go back and add more gold to it, I think the gold needs to continue along the line of the feather a little more. You can't really tell in the picture but there’s loads of colours in it, all laid over each other.
And just to prove that I am still knitting, here’s my BPT Hoodie underarm. Gotta love those double cables! I'm beginning to think that I won't get much opportunity to wear it this winter, but I think I'll be ready to rock it for next winter *lol*
This is a little doodley project that I pick up when I’m waiting for the pc to turn on, or stuff to load, or when I’m too tired to study any more. I haven’t quite decided whether I’m going to make it into a brooch or a hair pin yet though.
One of the women at work is a cross stitcher and brought in a load of embroidery threads today to pass onto a couple of us crafty types. Look at all the yummy colours! This will help me finish my flower brooch/hairpin because I had run out of red and was planning to restock. Hurray!
I have 3 observations down now for my TESOL and two more to go. And just over two months till the end of the course. Eeekk! I can’t believe how quickly time is passing!I'm trying to get some summer school stuff organised so I'll have a bit of income over the summer.
I’m fasting at the moment, I have a blood test in the morning which requires a twelve hour fast! Nowt but water till then. Will I make it out of the house without my cup of rosy lee (tea)?
Well, that’s enough rambling for tonight. Sleep is threatening to overcome me quickly and I need to be at the doctors at eight o’clock tomorrow morning! Hope you all have a good weekend!