Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Two weeks off work and I've acheived...




...well, nothing to be honest. 

My husband and I have both had two weeks annual leave.  I had planned to go a day trip here, a day trip there, but the rubbish weather, being skint, and other stuff has kind of put paid to that. 

Family issues on my husbands side have left him dealing with his mum and gran, while his brother jetted off on a "surprise" holiday to Turkey for two weeks at very short notice.  Great timing, as usual. 

My plans for being able to go a day trip here, a day trip there were scuppered as hubby has had to be on hand for his mum, taking her to work, picking her up, taking her shopping. *sigh*

I've spent most of my time sitting on the sofa.  I know daytime TV off by heart.  My routine seems to be The Wright Stuff, Judge Judy, Two and a Half Men, and the News.  Intermingled with a bit of Twitter and Facebook.  I've not even done much knitting.  I've turned into a total couch potato.

In the first week, I couldn't sleep.  I would be able to sleep until about 2am, then I was wide awake from then on.  It's so frustrating when hubby is snoring away next to you and you can't get to sleep.  I ended up sleeping through the day.  Thankfully I've got over that, and I'm sleeping much better.

We've ventured out to the cinema, and went to a race night for a friend's wee boy's football club, which was such a good laugh. 

We managed to go through to Fife to visit my gran for a wee while. 

It just feels like we've wasted a good two weeks.  

I've ate rubbish.  I feel rubbish.  And I can't actually wait to get back to work tomorrow night.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The Gallery: Chilled Out

This weeks theme for Tara Cain's The Gallery is Chilled Out. 

Well this is my favourite place to chill out: 



As you all know, I love the trails at Calderglen Park, and this is only a short distance from my house.  I love to walk down there, stick the iPod on, and sit watching the water.  Very peaceful and totally chilled out.

Why not check out the other entries over at The Gallery?

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Walking the trail...

As you all know, I love to walk the trails in Calderglen Park, especially the one that ends just next to our house.

I often go alone.  I take my iPod and my camera, and could walk for hours.  It's a very peaceful place, and it is certainly very beautiful.  I like to listen to music and walk and reflect on things.  Sometimes it's so beautiful, it takes your breath away. 

I love that, every time I go, it has changed.  The seasons turn the trees from green, to brown, to bare, the grass grows, the flowers bloom and fade.  Yet it has a familiarity to it that makes me think it's not changed at all.

So I thought I'd share some of the photo's I took on my walk on Monday past:














Tuesday, 3 May 2011

The Galley: April

[The+Gallery.jpg] So Tara's theme for the Gallery this week is April.  Well, April usually means a lot of things to me: my mum's birthday, the start of spring, April Fools Day, Bank Holidays, and slightly raised temperatures (weather, not being poorly!).

But this year, April saw me do something I never thought I'd do.  And that is complete a knitting project in just over 2 weeks.

On the 13th of April I cast on the Lady Kina pattern for a nice summery cardigan.  It looked a bit like this:


And today, I cast off and it looks like this:




Not the best of photo's (taken on iPhone, as I'm having issues uploading from Picasa) but when I can I'll get a better one.  All it needs is blocked, and a button for the top and it is done.

Why not take a peek at the rest of the entries to the Gallery over at the Sticky Fingers blog?


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