From time to time D sends me these little ditties on my email, he obviously doesn't have enough work to do, but sometimes they are just so me.
This one in particular is definitely me.
Last Wednesday I was convinced it was Thursday and even when he had told me it wasn't I still asked which bin needed to go out in the morning for the dustbin men. Our bins are emptied on a Friday so quite clearly I was still a day a head of myself.
It's getting to that time of year again when the combine harvesters are out and hay bales start appearing all over the landscape. I love them but they mean one thing to me and that is that although we are still in August, Autumn is just around the corner.
This week I had another sneaky day off to spend with D and number 3.
We took ourselves off on another train ride, this time up to Durham.
I have never been to the City before, even though my grandmother was from County Durham.
She came from a small mining village called Wingate and her father and brothers were all miners.
My grandmother and all her siblings (she was one of seven) moved away mostly down south so there was never any need to return. I did return to her village about 10 years ago but it was nothing how it would have been when she was a girl.
Durham was a beautiful place. The Cathedral was stunning.
Unfortunately there is no photography inside so I've had to borrow an image from the internet to be able to show the Miners Memorial.
I know I made my anniversary cake this month but keeping up with my make or bake I have also had ago at making chocolate mousse.
It took a lot of egg whites that for sure but it was yummy.
The recipe is a Raymond Blanc or should I say his mothers and can be found here
A quick update on the Fairy Queen is that she now has her wings and I am now back to working on the rest of her dress.
Today being Sunday therefore cross-stitch Sunday I will be putting a few more stitches to her later on today.
It's actually been more like cross stitch any day of late.
I am still working on a couple crochet projects which I will update you on next time, but for the most part I have been working on a gift for my friend who is a Quilter and makes the most amazing things on her sewing machine.
I saw this cross-stitch for Quilters at the Festival of Quilts and very sneakily bought the chart so that I can make it for her either for her birthday or Christmas depending how quickly I can get it completed, her birthday is also in December so no pressure really.
Since taking this photograph yesterday whilst having a lazy day in the garden I have almost but not quite completed all the stitching along the bottom with just the border to go.
So one month in from the festival and I will have completed the bottom half of the chart. If I can keep up the pace I should get it finished in plenty of time.
So what are you going to do with your Sunday?
As for me it's another cuppa before deciding what to do with the rest of the day.
The sun is shining so it may mean another day of pottering around the garden it's looking a bit like an undiscovered rural aspect in some spots out there, still the butterflies, bees and birds are loving it.
Have a great week one and all.