Friday, 15 November 2013

Good Week - Bad Week

Last week was really good.

Lots of lovely things happened.

It was our 19th wedding anniversary and the children spent 3 hours cooking us a gorgeous surprise meal with lots of delicious dishes that didn't blow my diet and were still super tasty.

They had gone to the shop and bought us flowers and had also made little flags for the nationality of each dish - it was so lovely.

Then we started getting some work done on the house.

Our super next door neighbour Malcolm laid new flooring in the hall and sitting room and a stone hearth in our fireplace that had previously been concrete with holes at the corners.  Our previous stripped wooden floors were nice in theory but in reality they were draughty, dirty, broken and patched, holey and access for slugs to get in the house - nice.

Our new laminate floors are so much easier to keep clean and the house already feels warmer :o)  and amazingly the children have taken an interest in cleaning them too!

Daisy now has a part time job cleaning (or "bleaning" as she used to call it when she was tiny) for us - although we have set the maximum she can earn to £12 a week or she would clean us out - literally!

And the other really lovely thing that happened last week was a surprise parcel of gorgeousness from Missus Moog to make me smile.

 Beautiful, beautiful handspun Shetland wool (which I am currently knitting into a hitchhiker scarf).

A gorgeous flower brooch that I wear everyday.

And most excitingly, my very own draw-string bag for my fair isle knitting!

Isn't it fantastic?  I love it so much - and it was all such a surprise.

This week has been less good.

I've had to work every day - normally I do a rotation of two days one week and three the next which is positively civilised - but this week it's been pretty much full time.  Now I love my job, but I would much rather be at home knitting!

And then today poor Mr Locket got scammed by some computer hacker people so we are having to fix all of that. :o( Not a good day.

Hopefully from Saturday things will improve.  It's Mr Locket's 50th birthday on Monday so this weekend we are going up to the Scottish Borders for a night at a B and B in Jedburgh.  The B and B is on a farm and looks lovely.  We have managed to book a room that has an adjacent room for the children and I think we are going to be the only guests - and the owner is going to bake Mr L a birthday cake for when we arrive!

Then on Monday Mr Locket has a rare day off for his birthday and we will then be able to reveal his secret birthday surprise that we have been working on for the last few weeks - I'm looking forward to being able to spoil him as he's one of those men who never buys anything for himself.

So I will be back next week with happy news again. xx