Sunday, 12 November 2017
November so far
I finally gave in and took down the polytunnel cover. It had degraded so much that the tiny pieces of plastic looked like snow all over the ground. I'm undecided whether I should leave the structure up and try to re cover it in Spring or just take the whole thing out and go back to having a veg patch. I'll decide in the new year. My garden is pretty much shut down for Winter now with just leeks and sprouts the only things still growing.
Life has been a bit humdrum lately. Work, gym, painting, sleep and repeat/repeat/repeat. I've been fighting off yet another nasty virus and an outbreak of cold sores. I'm hoping that's the reason I've been feeling so low this past month or so. Really fed up with a few things going on atm. At least Emma keeps me smiling.
I've finally got to the stage where I'm getting my new living room carpet fitted in a week's time. I've reconfigured the layout and taken out a lot of furniture for a more minimalist look. I think it works and I know Emma likes her new posh bed!
On the work front I've introduced patchwork to my Fab Friday group (all teachers have groups of kids to teach 'life skills') I've got 20 kids from age 8 to 12 and so far we're doing ok. Threading needles seems to be their biggest challenge!! But they've learned a wee bit about the history and frugality aspects and are so proud their creations. All the fabric has been donated by my lovely mum and her quilting class so they're learning about using up scraps of leftover fabric. I'd forgotten how satisfying it is turn wee bits of cotton into pretty 'flowers' so I've even started a project of my own 😊