In amongst the wind and the rain we did get a brief interlude of sunshine and spent a couple of hours sitting in the garden watching the birds find the new feeder we've put up.
The Blue Tit family are thriving in my neighbours nesting box. They tell me the box has been up there over twenty years and to their knowledge this is the first time they have had Blue Tits nesting in it.
I have a pretty long drive to work everyday and yes sometimes it's a drag but just at the moment there is lots to see and if I am lucky I have my camera with me and the time to stop.
Speaking of work I needed to go out this weekend to purchase a new pair of sensible shoes for work.
D calls them my policewomen shoes, but when you work in a hospital with 27 miles of corridors and your office is not on the same floor as the wards you are attached to it makes sense to me to have a pair of shoes that are comfortable. Besides I generally wear trousers, again for comfort, so who is going to be looking at my feet.
They are from a company called hotter, they do a lot more modern shoes and boots too but I have to tell you so far they are the most comfortable shoes I have owned in a long time and I will definitely be looking at their website for a pair of boots for the winter.
WIP's well I have now completed the front of my cushion and have started on the back. The back is moss stitch so not quite so taxing on the grey matter. I have been asked what pattern this is from. It is a Sirdar book called Living with Aran Book number 276 and I have checked their website and it is still available. There are also a lot of free patterns available Garn Studio and they have some cable cushion patterns to download.
Having completed the The Dark Sorceress I finally managed to track down the right size and colour evenweave which arrived yesterday I have been able to start my next project The Fairy Queen. I am working on the middle section.
I have also completed my return to my childhood read for May.
I can remember my mother reading Rikki-Tikki Tavi to me when I was a child. I was always a lot shorter than my peers and I think my mother read this story to me to instil in me that it doesn't matter how small you are you can still achieve great things if you put your mind to it.
And speaking of books if you are looking for a good read over the next Bank Holiday weekend I would highly recommend The last days of Rabbit Hayes it is brilliantly written and although it is about a women with a terminal illness coming to the end of her journey it is written with such sensitivity and good old Irish humour that you won't be left feeling sad.
Well that's all from me I hope you've all had a good weekend