Monday, 8 February 2021

February Musings

I was tempted to call this post 'You Have No Authority Here, Jackie Weaver!' For those who missed all the excitement, the quotation comes from a video of a Handforth Parish Council meeting that took place in December. It went viral this week, causing more of a sensation than any BBC drama. It makes you proud to be British and leaves you wanting both a prequel and a sequel. Some teenagers even set it to music! It did, however, leave me wondering who actually posted it online, as no-one involved seemed to cover themselves in glory. Still, it provided a bit of excitement and, I think we can all agree, that there's not much of that at the moment.

Not much to report here this month, I'm afraid. For what they're worth, here are a few photos of what has been keeping me busy during Lockdown #3:

Finishing my Christmas jigsaw from L. Sadly, there was 1 piece missing - the perils of purchasing from a charity shop, I suppose. I enjoyed the bird part but the sea of cream was a bit of a challenge. I have said that I will pass it onto L next time we meet, so that she can enjoy it too! :O)

Winding  up some yarn to make the 'Jason's Cashmere Hat' pattern:
The finished article plus a pompom that I had lying around:

Llama (or is it an alpaca?) spotted on our walk round Calleva:

The Roman walls were impressive:
We had snow earlier in the month and, as I write, there are more flakes falling, although it's showing no sign of sticking yet:
We went for a walk to Bagnor and the snow cleaned our muddy boots nicely!

Playing with my birthday underglazes:

Winding up the leftovers of my Advent Calendar from Barbara into a magic ball to add to my scrappy crochet blanket:
It formed the rows above the royal blue stripe:
Enjoying a spiced cranberry and walnut muffin whilst pondering seeds:
Finishing my Christmas Eve cast on socks:

A walk in Leckhamstead and Peasemore:
Cutting out pattern pieces for a Granny Chic dress:
Taking part in the RSPB garden bird watch. We were very big on mallards and great tits but the pheasants, moorhen, goldfinches and 2 types of woodpecker waited until I had submitted our results before making an appearance!
This deer crashed through the bushes at one point, scaring away all the birds. On a brighter note, Stumpy (our 3 legged deer) is still around. He was absent for a while and I was worried that he had died but I spotted him helping himself to the rosemary this week:
Vegan Twix, recipe to be found here. To be fair it tasted a bit more like Millionaire's shortbread than a twix bar, but it was yummy nevertheless.
Enjoying supermarket tete a tetes:

Well, that's all for this post. I hope you are all well and surviving lockdown. I'd love to hear what you are up to and how you are keeping your mind off the pandemic. 

Toodle pip for now. x