Thursday 12 November 2020


 Good morning.  It looks as if we might be having quite a pleasant day today, fingers crossed.  It doesn't feel particularly cold either so I'm counting my blessings.

Yesterday passed more or less according to plan.  I had my chat with Val and we stopped just in time for a two minute silence which was intended but forged as the sound suddenly.  Val said maybe Messenger was observing the silence too!!

Personal training was great.  I really worked up a sweat and a bit of puff which is the intention.  When I do the step activities, I use my old Wii step with a riser but I've just ordered a proper step which will be wider and longer and more suitable.  It should arrive before next week.  As well as the PT sessions, I'm not dipping into Lindsey's online sessions.  She has moved as much as she can online and made them available to her PT clients as a very reasonable fee per month and a couple each week are step sessions.

Annoyingly, I found that I had made a mistake with the cross stitch.  A couple of the owls are on two pages and there is no pattern overlap and it's on one of those changes from one page to the next that I made the mistake.  So I did what I should have done in the first place and scanned one page, sticking it next to the other to make the whole chart visible at the same time and then it was easy to see the mistake.  

Like this.
( I dearly love the Christmas tree owl)

Fortunately, it wasn't as bad as it might have been.  It took a while to unpick and it was very fiddly but I got there.
I shall do the same thing with the other split section before I start that owl!
Apart from that, it's all going very well and it a great way to avoid housework!  Today I must go around and clear things away instead of just dumping them.

The other slightly annoying thing yesterday was that the replacement shelving didn't arrive.  I will wait until tomorrow and then fire off an email, if necessary.  The bin gets emptied today so I can start filling it with more of the unwanted stuff and that will help.

To be honest, today is more of the same.  I have a chat with Chris over the col de sac this morning and the Slimming World Zoom meeting early evening and between those two I will clear the decks, bit a bit more stuff, do my exercise stuff and give the kitchen a good clean before carrying on with my cross stitch.

It may be quiet but it suits me fine.
Have a lovely day and, whatever you do, be safe.  xx


  1. That's a shame about the cross stitch. I know how much time it takes to do. Must say it does look like a lovely pattern though. It's going to be lovely when it's finished.

    1. It's all going a treat now, thanks. It was just a blip and wouldn't have happened if I hadn't been too lazy to scan the chart! :-)

  2. Looks like a cute pattern. I hate it when that happens!

  3. I love your cross stitch pattern. Very colorful.