I'm feeling down in the dumps. I wish I didn't. Not sure why I do, maybe it's just the time of year.
I do have four 'happy moments' to share with you though.
This week has been very, very chilly but we have had some sun too. I braved the cold to pop out into the back garden to photograph the mass of purple crocus - it's lovely to see some colour in the garden.
Alison, my little sis, came down for the day so we went out for lunch and had a little browse around the shops. I bought myself a new book (I didn't recognise the authors name - Pauline McLynn is the lady who played the housekeeper on Father Ted). I didn't really need a new book, I have a stockpile of about 20 paperbacks that I'm sure I'll get round to reading one day?!?
I also bought this little box of sticky toffee chocolates for my friends birthday. I love the illustration and packaging - I hope the chocolates taste good too (you'll have to let me know Ginny). I'm quite a chocoholic (quite?!?) so I'm quite impressed with my self-control not to 'taste test' them!
Now don't laugh. Look at my little crochet flowers! I made them. Yes, me! I am chuffed to bits with my first 'real' attempt at crochet. I have picked up a crochet hook before but found I was all fingers and thumbs and got into a real tangle. I just couldn't figure out how to hold the wool and ended up with stitches too tight to pull the wool through. I, am no natural. But I sat in front of my computer, hook poised and ready for action, and followed a couple of YouTube videos. and... slowly (very, very slowly) my first flower took shape. I could see the odd 'odd' stitch but my next attempt was a little bit better then my next was better still and I started picking up speed - well, from very, very slow to just slow!