Sunday, 27 January 2013

We made it......

we can all breathe a sigh of relief because youngest has been reunited with her heels and  bobby brown paraphernalia, hair products and a shedload of this really university I hear you say?.  A place to suck up all that knowledge, wear baggy jumpers, go bare faced  and drink pints in the student it heck.

We battled through the snow up the A1 to Sheffield and boy was there a lot of it there, albeit turning to slush in the midday sun....ruined my new suede boots...what a chuff for wearing them.

Unpacked, had a delicious brunch in a great restaurant called relish  and then back in the car for 3 hours. (animal farm dramatised on radio 4 provided the entertainment...excellent.)

Today finished this top and messed about with fabric and machine....perfect Sunday.

On Friday I went to the V & A in London to see the Hollywood costume exhibition.Boy was it packed and that was with timed tickets....I wasn't impressed with the layout of the exhibition....the first room was a bottleneck so it wasn't really possible to read all the blurb about the costumes without feeling you were holding everyone else up...I did witness one very unseemly argument and shove.....whats wrong with people!

The Monroe dress was there ..several Elizabeth I dresses, my favourite being the Bette I am a huge fan. Audrey  Hepburn's black number (seeing that made a woman cry!).... Kate Winslets opening striped number from Titanic.... Marlene Dietrich's falling in love outfit and a ton  more.

 the 'curtain dress from gone with the that bit

 and my fave was the waitress outfit from Mildred Pierce....the  Joan Crawford version.
I adore that film.(the Winslett  mini series doesnt  touch it) ....anyhow I cant suggest you go cos it finishes today. Would have been fabulous with a handful of people there though. 
Have a great week everyone.....and snow yeah!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Damn the white stuff.....

Stopped us taking youngest back up north to uni. Instead we've just dropped her at the station with just enough stuff to get her through the week until hopefully we can drive up with the rest next weekend.
It's snowed solidly now for 12 hours and it's more than a bit slippy on the lanes to the station, goodness knows how icy it might be tomorrow. Work dilemma again.
Gave some poor guy a lift from the station to town because the taxis wouldn't turn out. It's a three mile walk with a case! How mean! . He wanted to give us the cab fare but we said to pass the favour on sometime. Good deed done for the day. Glass of wine for me!
Ps not sure about the white round the blocks

Sunday, 13 January 2013

First week back...........

at work......I struggled really to focus on the world of accounting again when all I really want to do is play with fabric and thread, read blogs and the paper, the odd book, go for get the picture. Nearly three weeks off work did me no favours in that respect but it was lovely.
 Apart from two maternity leaves I have been working for nearly 37 years.....not full time I grant you but hey isn't that enough? 
We have recently discovered a new word in this house.....kvetch.....means whine in enough with the kvetch!

Saw the Hobbit on Wednesday with youngest (yes she is still here- uni time seems to get shorter as the fees get higher, but don't get me started)...brilliant film, long but wasn't bored for a second. 

Drs on Friday .....I rarely go because whatever's wrong with me....this time its a very painful shoulder..I get the same diagnosis....advancing age and weight. I could have saved the petrol but Herb insisted.

So that's it.......promised myself a finish before I start something new so pulled out the liberty log cabin..........and as the forecast tomorrow here is HEAVY SNOW....that will mean no work for me! when can I retire please?

Happy Sunday all x