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Right, lets see if my computer decides to freeze on me mid post………last entry I’d managed to get most of it written when the PC decided to throw a wobbler and not do as it was told…..stupid machine!
Where was I??  Well last week I started Boxercise classes – goodness knows why I thought it would be a good idea…..but I signed up and went along and really enjoyed it.  Was hard work, but definitely worth it, was feeling the effects still on Saturday and the class was on Thursday! 

We also went for a walk around Ellon Ellon Circular Walk Information

It was a really lovely walk and so lovely as it’s the area my husband grew up in so he could tell me all about bits and pieces and point out where he used to go play etc.  The dogs certainly seemed to like it, and it was nice to spend time with my in-laws as they’d just come back from a week away in Spain. 

The Knitting Group at work is going well, we’ve got a good 8 or so people interested, and others coming up with fab ideas for charities and projects to look into.  We’ve got a good collection of hats and mittens to donate to the local maternity hospital, as well as some charities that accept handmade goods.  I’m really pleased with the contributions and the eager people wanting to join in. 
Can’t seem to get the pictures to upload at the moment……but we have some lovely hats in a variety of colours and patterns – everyone is desperate to create something different from the same pattern and to make their own stamp on the items – it’s touching to see the pride everyone takes in their work.

We seem to be having a heat wave here at the moment, its been in the 20ish degrees and slightly lower since Saturday – pretty unheard of here!  Usually we’ve got rain, grey skies and well gales! ahahaha up until a few months ago we had regular snow showers and weather chaos!  I know it won’t continue, but it’s lovely to see the sun again!

Must get some pictures uploaded when I can of all the lovely items we have to donate to the hospital and to charity.
Right, back to the finance lectures……..*yawn*

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Recently a colleague and I discovered a mutual love of knitting and she ended up setting up a knitting group for all levels of knitters (and natter-ers).  In the last week or so we came up with the idea of a knitting challenge for the group – knitting baby bonnets for the local maternity hospital.  A good way to test our skills and a break from knitting scarves etc we created a couple of patterns that should be easy enough to follow and produce a lovely wee hat once completed.

So far I have managed to create a few wee hats and have tried to have them as cheerful as possible in colour, some have stripes, some are standard one colour and I am keen to see what the other ladies in the group have managed to come up with.   I think knitting something for a good cause is a fabulous idea, it’s helping someone out, letting you practice a skill you have and at the end of the day gives you the satisfaction that you’ve done something good in this world – nothing beats that feeling.

If anyone out there knows of any good simple patterns please do let me know, I would love to pass them on to the group at work, I think we might make this charity knit a regular thing, try to do one per Quarter – maybe Hats for Hero’s next…?  I found a fab page of Facebook for a charity knitting donation group PreemiesUK  a fab page and definitely worth a look!

On a more personal note, been having a hectic time at work, been slaving away over spreadsheets and boggling my mind with accountancy studies……jeepers I didn’t think it would be so hard!  I think I must have been really lucky in life so far when it came to studies, I’ve never had to work for anything and it’s always come naturally, but now with accountancy, I REALLY have to work at it and it’s beginning to take it’s tole 😦
Have found that Zumba is a good distraction, a good friend and I go on a Tuesday evening and dance and shimmey our way through an hour or so’s worth of music and giggle the whole time – definitely does good for the body and soul.  We must be mad though because we’ve just signed up for Boxercise classes too!!    I’ll be fit and kicking FMS into touch in no time!!  Then the long term plan can begin!

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