This week I'm grateful for being able to soak in the bath in warm scented water with a good book and the radio tuned to Absolute 80's . The 80's wasn't "my" decade so couldn't understand why I know so many of the songs - then it hit me - I used to listen to Chris Tarrant on Capital Radio while driving to work, either cross-country to Bletchley or down the M40 to Beaconsfield - happy days.
I'm also grateful for good books. This week I've been to Oslo with Jo Nesbo (Nemesis), Hawaii with Kathy Reichs (Mortal Remains) and Norfolk with Rachel Hore (Place of Secrets). I've been feeling unsettled in the evenings when it's got to the time I used to phone Dad so it's been lovely to snuggle down and be transported to other places.
I've been reading Kathy Reichs for years - it's her and her books that the series "Bones" is based on - word of warning - as good as the TV show is (esp. David Boreanaz)...it's nothing like the books.
The Rachel Hore book is one of the selections for Richard and Judy's Book Club - I picked it up in WH Smith as part of a BOGOF promotion. So pleased I did as it's gripping. This one will be going into a Charity bag (I only keep certain books now as we're running out of space) unless someone out there would like to read it and then pass it on to someone else - I'll happily post it to you.
A Maze of Memories where I spent a lovely Saturday morning doing an Autumn LO (result in previous post). It helped ease me back into crafting (as well as allowing me to meet up with friends) and I've managed some tags,25 Christmas cards ( with my Anna Griffin kit and some bling) and another LO which I'll put at the end of this post. Tomorrow I'll be going back for a demo day with Lindsay Mason - distress inks and alcohol inks - plus a Make and Take. Diane will be there too.:)
Photos from the 70's (note the mini skirts!) taken at my aunt's house. It's my mother's side of the family with Auntie Jean, Gran and my mother, my brother and my two cousins. Bitter sweet memories as three of the people in the photo have passed on - my Gran in 1984,my mother and my cousin Ann in 2002.
Off to link this up on Vrginia's site. Hope you've all had a great week.xx
Sue xxp.s.The usual suspects have been supportive again this week ..and girls the b'day bouquet is still going strong!