Did some baking with the twins. Blog post here if you want to see more. Lets just say it was messy but fun.
|Fifi and the twins having a laugh
Last day of my second course of antibiotics. Still not clear but huge amounts better than I had been. To be on the safe side I have put in a sputum sample to make sure there is no infection still there.
Another step towards finishing Fifi's picture. Have covered a piece of hardboard in pearlescent card. then added a ribbon border and glued on the unicorn.Just got her name to add.
|one hama bead unicorn
Took Lilly for a walk in the morning, the first proper walk I have been out for in weeks. Was nice to get a good walk.
Had Bob round and did some baking with him today. We then made pancakes for lunch and watch a film together afterwards.
|Bob rolled his own pastry
A visit to take flowers to Gran and drop off some local Christmas cards while we were at it.
|flowers for gran
Storm Barbara ripped through Ayrshire. The greenhouse got broken beyond repair as it got flung around the garden. It had been tied to the fence but the rope snapped. The mini one managed to survive.
|one wrecked greenhouse
DD2 gave me a voucher to buy something nice for Christmas Dinner,so we did. Some steak, some none alcoholic wine, some cheese and puddings a box of dairy free chocolate and it soon mounted up.
Thankfully made it back to work this weekend, was nice to get back.
Christmas Day. A very nice shift at work, the sort of day it is nice to make a difference to people, even silly things like pulling a cracker with them makes that difference. A visit to the children in the afternoon to see what they had got and spend some time with them. Home for steak for dinner and a nice box of dairy free M&S chocolates along with a bottle of alcohol free wine.
|the twins having fun.
A very muddy walk through the fields that have had days and days of rain. But this was the first good run the dog has had for ages.
|Lilly avoiding the mud
We did Christmas Day No2 today, the day the grandchildren come round and get all the presents from our side of the family. Spreads the excitement out for them and allows them more time to appreciate what they get.
Minky was well into the opening, but as is normal for Dinky there was too many people she does not see very often so she spent a lot of the day siting on her dad's knee playing with the toys we got for Spud and Ziggy.
|Minky opening his interactive Buzz and Woody from DD2
DD2 and SIL are down staying for a few days.
Bob wanted to come and stay for the night so we had a fun evening of playing Happy Family, Connect 4 and Bobs favourite game of all time Uno Roboto.
|Bobs favourite game of all time
My new hobby is going to be quilt making. So I used money I had got for Christmas to buy a board and cutter. I have been picking up various quilt covers and curtains in charity shops for the last few months knowing I was wanting to try this once the cross stitching and hama beads were finished making. Will buy material when I get past the practise stage and am actually going to make an item.
|cutting board, cutter and some squares
Looked after Ziggy today while DD2 and SIL went to do some shopping. She was doing plenty of smiling and giggling for hubby this week while she was here.
|Ziggy amusing Grandddad
My first attempt at patchwork, this is called a 9 patch. Not perfect but I am happy with it for my first attempt. It does not look much on its own I have to admit. Much more experimenting to do.
|my first square
May I wish you all a happy new year and look forward to seeing you all in 2017.