I'm pretty sure I'm the only person on my floor that drinks decaf – so I've hidden the teaspoon in the coffee. Let's see them steal it now.

Yup, I'm back with a vengeance after being laid up with some kinda flu bug for the past 3 days. I'm still feeling weird, but I'm pretty sure most people will discount my weirdness on account of it being me.

Round Up


It's been a fairly good week since I last posted. Last Saturday I hung out with my sister Jacqueline, we ate cake and chatted, it was really nice. I made the ginger cake again, this time in a loaf tin instead of a cake tin. It was deliciously moist, however I'll know for next time to use grease proof paper to line the tin since it was totally stuck to bottom and sides!

I attended a psychic development class this week, which was interesting. We were working in pairs and had to think of 3 colours that applied to other person and then try to tell them a bit about themselves from those 3 colours. I'm assured that I'll get better with practise!!

My drum lesson this week went well. I'm learning Minority by Green Day. For those who remember record players and what would happen if you put a 45 on the 33 setting – that's sort of how my version goes at the moment! Again, I'm assured I'll get better with practise!

Friday, I was out with friends and colleagues for a leaving do and Saturday was date night with my DH where we went to the cinema to see How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. The movie was really funny and much better than we had both expected.

I also finally finished knitting my Kitschy Kerchief. So now I can successfully increase stitches.

From Craft Projects

I've also ordered tickets for the New Zealand v Scotland autumn test – Let's go Kiwis Let's Go!

The star of the weekend has to be my new boots though. An inspired find! I went into Office to buy a pair of black converse boots, and there they were, at the window, a single golden ray shone down upon them as a heavenly choir sang something ethereal. They are vegan calf length biker boots by Sugar and they're all mine! Y

What Would Napoleon Dynamite Do?


Last night was pub quiz night. We did alright. I went to the loo just as the scores were being called and when I came back out my team were waving me to go down to see the quiz mistress – I thought we had won and I was to collect the prize; a £50 bar tab. Instead, as 7 teams had tied scores, my team had volunteered me for the tie breaker Dance Off. This came as a bit of a surprise! Anyway, there was nothing else to do but showcase my crazy mad "skills". I'm not sure if it was the brush offs, my impression of space invaders or the broken robot that sealed the deal, but we won!

Oh, and also – it's less than 11 weeks until Chrimbo!


Well it's been a busy few days, but mostly of mundane things: Grocery shopping, rearranging furniture etc. The most exciting part was when we got new bedroom furniture, however, until the old furniture is sold on eBay we have a fairly cluttered house!

The laptop case that I was knitting had so many mistakes in it and I ran out yarn before it was done, so it is now a cat blanket. My cat seems to really like it. Mind you, he's chewed so much of that yarn it already has his scent on it (smelly fishy breath!)

My new project is the Kitchy Kerchief from the Stitch n' Bitch book. There are a lot of nice patterns in the book to work through, I'm not sure what to make next. Although I have just bought a whole bunch of cross stitch christmas projects. I think I'm going to be very busy!!