Saturday, November 21, 2009

The first Noel

So, what have I been up to lately, while I haven't been blogging?

Work, mostly. After half-term, it is only a short descent towards Christmas. This is a very busy season in a primary school, what with the Nativity, school disco, pantomime, party, church services and squeezing a bit of teaching in for my Year 6 class!

Add to this - on Friday, I discovered it is only a week and a half until my choir's first Carol performance. Alas, I have not yet formed my choir.

Time to get a move on!

I've also had a selection of investigations of my gastro-intestinal system. Mmmm, nice.
These included a gastroscopy, without sedation. I had intended to have the sedation, but the hospital is an hour's drive from home so J had tocome with me and we would have had to hang around about 3 hours in the department so I decided to go for it. 'Brave girl!' said my surgeon. I should have suspected something then.
Suffice to say, it was the most frightening experience of my life. And I've had a baby!

I've also been knitting, but some of it is secret and the rest isn't at a very photogenic stage, so no pictures yet.

Sunday, November 08, 2009


The Ankh-Morpork Knitters' Guild, on Ravelry,had a small swap, themed around Detritus the troll.

We packaged up some 'detritus' of our own, from our stashes, and posted it off to our swap partner.
This is what I got:

Wonderful! One woman's detritus is another woman's diamond mine.