Saturday, 25 July 2015

Fit enough to shop

I woke this morning feeling much better, I've got a silly cough but that's all.
I'm not sure if I've mentioned that Eden has a Saturday/holiday job at a chemist quite local to us. She has a very enthusiastic boss who wants to send her on all sorts of courses which she's very happy to do.
So she went off to work this morning, Malc, Callum and Clark went to the bimonthly men's breakfast at our local church.
Meanwhile I had a lovely soak in a hot bubbly bath whilst Soloman and Cody watch some kids TV.
So the weekend started quietly and gently in this house, which is very unusual!
After lunch Callum,Clark and Cody came out with us.
Cody has been on about buying himself a phone mainly to play games on as he's never really without us to have the need to ring or text.
As they earn their own money helping myself or Malc at work I've tried to say to myself that it's their money to spend on what they wish. Sometimes I have to speak up if I think  they're buying absolute rubbish but I try and leave them to it so they can learn the value of making good/bad decisions.
He seems to think  he's made a good decision so I'm crossing my fingers that he takes care of it.
Callum was keen to go to B&Q as he wanted to buy himself an Orchid as one of his clients has a few and he's been teaching Callum how to look after them.
He also managed to find some other plants that were in the sale as they were a bit bedraggled but with a good water and some TLC they'll bloom.
Then onto my favourite bit, I visited my favourite shop for some wool.
I want to knit Callum a chunky hoodie and also one for my friends little boy.

Callum chose the colour he wanted.
I then found some Christmas coloured wool and couldn't resist.
Last year Callum made some little stockings and pegged them with little pegs onto a crocheted chain and they looked great, so this year I thought I would give it a go. Callum used red wool with a few rows of white around the top of the stocking but I thought this would look good in variegated Christmas colours.
I also found this little caption on the internet which I thought was most appropriate!


  1. That cartoon made me chuckle!! I've knit with that marble wool before - it's lovely. Can't wait to see your Christmas goodies xx

    1. I love the marble wool, you can knit an easy sticking stitch pattern and the garment looks much more complicated than it is.

  2. Oops, I may have been with his wife. I popped in to my Local Quilt Shop a few weeks ago and stayed for over 2 hours, looking, chatting and generally having a good time. I can not remember the last time I soaked in a bath, I can be showered, dried and dressed before a bath has run, maybe later though.

    1. I don't often get a bath, like you say a shower is quicker but sometimes you've just got to have a pamper!

  3. Haha, love that. WE are the same if we go into hobbycraft. Ohhh a soak in the bath, a perfect thing for weary bodies and minds, hope it rejuvenated you

    1. It certainly did Carol x We love hobbycraft too. Mentally I spend thousands in there!

    2. I rarely get a bath these days but when I do I spend hours!