Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Great balls of yarn

Last weekend was the first weekend in ages that I didn’t have to participate in a fund raising event.  Don’t get me wrong, I love doing it and I wouldn’t volunteer if I didn’t enjoy it but nevertheless it was lovely to have a lie in on Sunday morning.  On the Saturday night my sister and her hubbie came over and I cooked them a meal.  It was her birthday on the Sunday and we met up with some other members of the family and had yet another meal.  All this eating out wasn’t very conducive to my new healthy eating regime.  I didn’t have a starter or dessert but thoroughly enjoyed my main course which was kind of like a beef wellington vegetarian style made of portobello mushroom encased in pastry with an absolutely to die for creamy dijon mustard sauce – YUMMY!  I duly gifted my sister her birthday presents, two of which were handmade – a soft snuggly scarf made from pompom yarn and some crocheted coat hangers.  Even though it was my big sis’s birthday she had bought me a gift – this funky, bright, woolly, made from giant pom poms, scarf. 

Here is the link where it is available in UK. 


Despite all that rich food I still managed a loss at my Monday night weigh in – only a pound but definitely better than gaining any.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

I am still here!

Not sure if anyone reads my blog but as of late you may have noticed I haven’t posted for a long while – SORRY!  I have bee super busy over the summer months especially with work (obviously this is our busiest time) and with fund raising events for greyhound protection & rescue taking up nearly every weekend.

Thinking back to the beginning of the year I did a posting about gaols and since then I can honestly say I haven’t achieved one of them (well Number 4 (Be more organised) I half do as I am quite organised at work).  I am restarting No 1 and No 2.  I have enrolled at Slimming World and went for my first weigh in last night and lost 3½ lbs WOOHOO!  Also at the same time I have started The Couch to 5K program which aims to get you running non stop for 5km in 9 weeks.  I am just about to start Week 2, and so far am loving it. No 3 – not much chance of that, I could give Gordon Ramsey a run for his money!!  No 5 hopefully will come with No 1 & No 2.

I have still been knitting and crocheting lots – will post some pics at a later date.

I will leave you with a pic of Raven & Tillie helping to sell handmade doggie bandanas at fund raising events.

Copy of bandanas