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The song jumped into my head the other day in one of those deep thinking philosophical moments.  Village life can be quite lonely, in a “you don’t see many people going about” sort of way, but then as it’s the school holidays I don’t suspect that many people will be in the village, instead opting for a summer break whilst they can.

Last week was one of those where you think about doing a whole list of things, but actually when it gets down to it, you do none of them but instead enjoy just doing what you can.  Monkey child is finding her feet, which as cute as it is, is somewhat slightly alarming now that nothing will be safe ever again!!  Poor dogs are running scared of the crawling monster that tries to chase them, I am her usual choice of climbing frame (oh joy!) and she is standing and pulling herself up at every opportunity that presents itself.  I did jokingly say to family that I think she’d be walking before she was 1, but I’d really like her to stop being all grown up and be my wee baby again hahaha
I’m still in disbelief that my little baby will be 1 in less than 2 months now, where has this past year gone!?

Did something brave today, came back from our usual walk round the village and decided that I’d go grab the car keys and we’d head to the next village to get cream for the red bit under the teething monster’s chin.  This is big for me, I don’t tend to get in the car unless I plan where I’m going, know exactly where I’m going, that there’s space to park and so on and so on (see a trend here!?) but anyway we did it, got in the car and headed to the pharmacy.  Cue the panic at the tight bends in the next village,  having to pull in between cars to let people passed on the narrow streets, then parking in a car park that was new and narrow so a 9 point turn was needed to turn the car round and park somewhere that no one else would park beside me haha but I did it, and it’s a victory for me.  It may seem silly, but I really am proud of that, it took courage to do it, and right now I’m low on courage.  There are too many “mood hoovers*” out there who would dampen that moment for me but to them, I say a resounding childish “pffffffffffffffffffffft!”

Whilst I was too lazy to blog anything last week I did stumble upon some interesting tweets and have offered to review a book on this ol’ blog.  Always toyed with the idea of writing reviews of the copious books I’ve read, so embarking on a literary journey as well as a rambling (sometimes knitted related) – wish me luck!

Once the copy of What Milo Saw arrives I’ll have a review posted asap!

*to quote a friend of mine, she hit the nail on the head with that phrase.

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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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….you’re guarenteed to slip and fall on your arse, well if you’re me then it’s a dead cert!  Bloody snow and ice combined with a powerful dog do not make for a fun walk in the woods, much prefer walking the puppy, she doesn’t pull on her lead and she’s so light compared to the massive lump known as Hamish!

Working on a scarf at the moment with an interwoven sorta pattern to it, it looks really pretty, especially in Sirdar Crofter DK (Rambler Rose), mainly out of ends of wool from knitting hats,  Making it a narrow scarf, only 34 cast on, but it looks pretty.

Ran out of the chunky wool I was knitting a shawlette in, need to wait for more to arrive, it needs to hurry up!
Also trawling Ebay for knitting patterns, found some on Ravelry, but the ones I like are for Circ needles and I just can’t quite master the circs!  poop!

Was so proud on Tuesday, a dear friend passed an exam and is now a Chartered Management Accountant.  Fingers crossed I can get things sorted and start my CIMA soon and then I will be an Accountant too (here’s hoping!)

Need to find a memory card for the camera so I can get some pictures of the recent knits, 2 very pretty slouchy hats in Crofter DK, one in blues and one in pinks.  Wonder what I can knit next…..?! tee hee the list is endless, and I suppose I could start working on the knitted gifts to force on to people throughout the year!  mwhahahahahah

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