SELF-HELP #28

The things we miss..

Work is hard at the moment as is daily life for everyone. With all day services closed I miss things like the care farms we used to visit.

Craft sessions

I made what looks like the love child of Jabba the Hut and Kermit the frog …

Bird feeding

They were a bit scary!!!

Trying to explain why we can’t do any of these things is not always easy.

Looking forward to a brighter future.

Woolly wishes,

Jane xxx

SELF-HELP #26

A new pass time – queuing 🀐

I have had a day off today and have spent most of it trying to sort medication for parents and partner. Lots of queuing outside pharmacies and GP reception with lots of space in between myself and the next person. Currently allowing no more than 3 inside at a time. These are very sensible precautions and quite frankly I preferred waiting outside, although glad it wasn’t raining β˜”

But people are so rude. Comments like I phoned my order through this morning why isn’t it ready were common. Those of us who’s scripts went in days ago waited patiently. The staff were rushed off their feet and still smiling and being polite πŸ‘Ό

I am back at work on Sunday and still trying to get my parents’ prescription! Hopefully I will be able to unwind a little with my knitting. I have got a new book Knitting with your leftovers by Fiona Goble which I am quite excited about 😊

Please stay safe.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

SELF-HELP #25

From one crisis to another πŸ€”

So the river is going down and there is just the mess to clear up. Although it is raining again today β˜”β˜”β˜”

Boris visited Bewdley the other day, that is twice in 12 months, he’s almost a resident!!!

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-51791346

And now the news is full of COVID-19 πŸ˜‡

The supermarket shelves are not as full as they usually are and the poor staff are rushed off their feet trying to keep the shelves full. We are not going to panic buy. In the event of self-isolation we will be rooting round at the back of the cupboards and in the depths of the freezer. Perhaps some of those tins that have been there forever will finally get eaten. So we may have some dodgy meals but we won’t starve…

On a brighter note I have started my walking regime again. It feels so good to get some fresh air and see the Spring flowers 🌷🌷🌷 and the early blossoms 🌞

Spring has sprung. The garden is a mess. We may run out of food but I have plenty of yarn in the stash to see me through any possible isolation.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

SELF-HELP #21

Not doing very well πŸ˜•

Back in January I made a few lists of things I intended to get done in 2020 and all of my intentions were craft related. And so far I am quite pleased with my progress – I am plodding along quite nicely!

I decided back at the time that I was not going to set up myself up to fail by proposing weight loss or lots of exercise. So I have done very little in my free time other than woolly pursuits πŸ˜ƒ

Now that the days are getting longer I am planning my walking regime and to get back in the garden – but not today as it is horribly windy out there🌬🌬🌬

And I really need to be doing something as my stash busting has hit a snag!!! Aldi have had a craft event, I thought I would pop in and just have a look! I came out with a bag full…. I have picked up a couple of kits and more yarn. The stash has grown! And I have added something else to the WIP list πŸ€”

A cowl using the cake of ombre yarn from my new Aldi stash…

Lost in woolliness?

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

SELF-HELP #19

Carols and mince pies πŸ‘ΌπŸ‘ΌπŸ‘Ό

It was St Barnabas carols and mince pie night this evening (having just seen the time it was yesterday!!). The annual fundraiser to get a few quid to keep Percy, the organ going. Yes the church organ is called Percy???

So I stuffed a stocking with Christmas goodies to offer as a raffle prize.

Should have taken a pic of it unstuffed! !!

Quite well off for raffle prizes this year. Lots of carols, singing (even when you are as bad as myself) is supposed to be good for you and I certainly enjoy a carol concert.

The church looked really pretty with little angels hung all around.

Angels made by local school children were hung all around the church.

A lovely evening with mulled wine and mince pies served to keep the cold out.

Christmas really is just around the corner!!!

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SELF-HELP #13

Rugby, rugby and more rugby πŸ‰

Well guess what the cricket finished and the rugby world cup started…

We are a rugby household, my son plays school rugby U16 so I get to watch quite a lot but now it is on in the house for what seems like 24/7. Although I do find the progress of Japan quite exciting.

The weather has been good today so I have been pulling up lots of nettle roots. They are coming out quite easily today as the ground is wet. The river is very high and not far from the footpath. Managed to plant a few daffs close to the fence so hopefully my patch will look pretty in the spring 🌾

I am now nursing nettle stings on my arms and legs but it will be worth it!

I have managed a few walks this week in between shifts at work.

I started this post on Saturday and today is Tuesday and the weather is not so good πŸŒ§β˜”πŸŒ¬

I have been dog walking at a local rescue centre this morning and managed a cheeky little yoga session this afternoon and yesterday I went to my favourite craft club and sat knitting cardies for the premature baby unit over tea and biscuits – what bliss.

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SELF-HELP #12

Crikey, cricket AGAIN…..

Have been neglecting the blog due to being over-worked (and under-paid).

No yoga – sad face 😣

Managed a long walk yesterday along the Gloucester and Sharpness canal – Saul Junction to Splatt bridge where a picnic was enjoyed and then return to Saul Junction picking blackberries on the way back – happy face 😊

Went to Knit and Natter on Monday, no Wyn this week, hope she is alright?

Due to work and the fact that school has started again the only knitting I have done are preemy cardies but I have sewn a lot of labels in school uniform.

On the bright side Aldi have a so crafty promotion on next week πŸ˜†

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