So. Hello old fiends.
You wouldn’t believe the amount of unfinished posts I have lying around. I need to get out of this mind set, that blog posts must be worthy, and interesting, and relevant to at least 80% of my readership. That’s assuming of course, that any of you have stuck around.
What’s new then? Nothing much. I’m still in the same job, just about, and relishing the current quiet period, unlike everyone else in the company who has profit linked bonuses. Hah. I was away again this week for a conference, which was okay, but a lot of travelling for the amount of time I was actually there. Not as much fun as last years either, but oh well :-)
James is poorly sick! He’s got labyrinthitis, which I had a few years back, and which is a horrid thing to have. No real symptoms, just feeling dizzy all the time, which can be quite draining. It also means he can’t drive, so I’ve been added to his insurance, and will now be the Morton-Hunt chauffeur. First test is this afternoon, when I drive us all to Denham, to partake of a cheapass meal. The low cost of the insurance is quite astounding though - we’re talking a few pence to add me to his insurance, which will mean I am now on it until next October at the very least :-)
I’m actually quite happy about this. Living in London, you don’t really need a car, but there are times when it is much more convenient. Case in point - Sarah has invied me to a coffee/knitting thing one weekend. It’s easy to get there on the train, but to drive, we’re talking less then half an hour door to door. I wouldn’t expect James to drive me, but now I can, I’ve no excuse not to go. Other then the crippling shyness, obviously ;-)
Speaking of knitting, I am currently making my Grandma a neck warmer, loosely based around this, in a gorgeous slightly sparkly yarn - this one, although it is actually a much deeper red. I’m doing it in a 1×1 rib, which is a little tedious, but is producing a lovely fabric. I do need to learn how to make button holes though…any good guides out there, or anyone willing to show me for a cup of coffee and a muffin?
The only downer to this is though, is that I got a call from Dad yesterday. She’s currently quite unwell - they’ve found a brain tumour, and are currently running more tests on her. She’s 76 now, and, as far as I am aware quite healthy apart from this, so I am hoping she’ll be okay. I am quietly realistic at the same time though, which is depressing, but lets all hope for the best? I’d really appreciate it if people could think good, positive thoughts. Dad’s going down there this weekend, and I might take an afternoon off work and go down one day, just for a couple of hours. I don’t want to overwhelm her by going down for too long, and I don’t want to inconvenience my Grandad if she’s in hospital.
On a slightly cheerier note, you should all come to this. I should be helping out, and I’m really looking forward to it!