After seeing everyone at work dropping like flies with a nasty cold virus & reading on a couple of blogs that people had been poorly, I was feeling a bit smug that I was surviving the run up to the festive season so well…then on Saturday morning…Wham!! It hit me…achiness in my head, limbs & joints, a hacking cough, sore throat & a shivering temperature!! Talk about hitting the jackpot!! I have spent the last 48 hours in bed, sleeping mostly, dosed up with pain relief & cough medicine!
So, this morning I’m doing my best to stay out of bed, it’s been stripped & all the linen is in the wash! That took some doing I can tell you! I am as limp as a lettuce leaf…what a wimp!!! Instead I’m tucked up on the sofa with my laptop & a cup of lemon tea with mauka honey…I will beat it!!!
Last week was one filled with shopping & on Thursday I headed off to Milton Keynes. May I say, I never thought I could ever be as excited about a road as I was about the new Western By-Pass that has just opened between Bedford & the M1. The journey to The Centre MK, which used to be anything up to an hour of stop-start traffic, road works & innumerable sets of traffic lights, took me twenty minutes door-to-door!! I grinned all the way!!
I was also caught hyperventilating in T.K.Maxx…they had shelves full of American Craft goodies in the ‘Reduced’ aisle…FOUR packs of Thickers for £5.99 & 8X8 albums kits at £7.00!!!
A quick call to Santa to check I wasn’t blowing his budget & I grabbed an armful & headed for the checkout!!!
The weather this week has run the whole gamut…we’ve had everything from gorgeous sunshine to ice & snow! I took these photo’s one morning after I got back from the school run…the temperature didn’t get above –2 degrees all day!!
I’ve managed to fit in a bit of creativity this week & managed to save some cash into the bargain!
The current challenge over at ‘These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things’ is My Fave Celebrity..a no-brainer as I’ve been fascinated by Marilyn Monroe since childhood!
I wanted to have a go at the 12x6 format I’ve been seeing in the forum for JYC & I quite like having that amount of space to work with! I printed off the lyrics to ‘Candle in the wind’ as the background & didn’t feel it needed any more journaling than that!!
I’ve also been creative in another way…I recently finished painting & papering our bedroom & felt we needed to change the lampshades in the room. That meant one for the ceiling light & three smaller for the lamps. I found the perfect design in JLP’s lighting dept, but with the largest at £59.95 & the smaller at £39.95 each they were a little out of my price range!!!!
So…I found some comparable plain shades in Dunelm Mill...still a pleated silky fabric in the right colour & some crystal bead trim & hey presto…four new lampshades all for less than the price of one small shade in JLP!!! Result!!
Amazing what you can achieve with a roll of double sided tape!!
I’ve also been knitting a snood as a Christmas gift for a friend & I can’t believe how long it’s been since I knitted anything of note! It’s just so therapeutic…I’ll share a picture of it once it’s completed!!
Well, I think I need to take some more meds & get a bit of shut-eye, so I’ll leave it there! I’ll just share one photo which made me smile…our regular visitor aka next doors cat…can you see just how spoiled he is!!!
Thanks for dropping by, I hope everyone is well & do come back soon! :)