Before I start on the gratefuls...some answers to questions posed and a request....
Since you asked sooooo nicely Joanna..here are close ups of the double LO..
Virginia, I tried to get a picture of a mandolin but the only ones I could find were the really expensive, flash ones that have safety features so that you don't slice your fingers......obviously not like mine.
A few weeks ago you also asked about the "red herrings". In English I had a knack/gift/penchant ?? for asking questions that on the surface appeared perfectly reasonable. Five to ten minutes into his answer the teacher would discover that we were in fact way off topic. What can I say, it's just the way my mind works and it's still annoying people today....
We still have no word on when my MIL's funeral will be - I'm guessing sometime next week.
So, onto the gratefuls..
A*****l for reaching the Champions League...hopefully this will have put a smile on the boy's face...he was threatening to stop watching football altogether.
Man Utd for the second half of Monday's match - awesome (forget the first half).
"Un Village Francais" - three episodes of this saw me clear the "i" word...one of the reasons my halo is sparkling again. :) Only have one episode left now and I'm wondering how many series they're going to make - this was the second and we haven't reached the end of 1941 yet.
Wednesday...which most of you know is a lost day for me usually. This week I had the best Weds. for over four years. Normally no-one contacts me, just leaves me be. This week was different..a flurry of emails, texts and phone calls, some suggesting "alternative therapies", quite took my mind off the nausea and I actually felt human by lunchtime. Max was the beneficiary as he had an extra long walk. Thank you to those concerned. :)
Other reasons for the sparkling halo - no chocolate or red wine has been consumed*, I totally resisted buying anything from the QVC Christmas Craft day and I didn't moan/flounce out of the room when DH made me switch over from the cricket. Probably a bit late to be asking this..but how did I manage to marry someone with zero interest in sport apart from motor racing?
* some white wine has been consumed..well, I had to taste it before using it in my bolognese sauce.
Only one kitchen incident this week and that was today when I smashed the handle off a mug. Fortunately just an everyday one and not "Drama Queen" or "I'm having trouble dealing with the fact that Edward Cullen is a fictional character".
And, I have finally decided what I want to be when I grow up. Since the choice of belly dancer was cruelly taken away from me in my 20's, I've decided I want to be a femme fatale. Not too sure of the full job description but I think I could do it.
I have finished another double LO but I'll save the photos for my next post.