Thursday, 18 October 2012

It's been lovely today - sunny, bright,with the occasional shower - a lovely autumn day. Of course I was inside preparing for our visitors. the problem is that our spare bedroom acts as a store room for guides stuff, art stuff, craft stuff and it takes some clearing. We'll get there.
 I had my hair cut this afternoon and it looks OK for thin fine hair then did some more sorting.
This evening was great! Our trefoil guild had arranged an evening with Liz Burnley. Liz was our last Chief Guide and very good she was too. During her term of office her husband sadly died of motor neuron disease. She was amazing as she carried on working very hard for girlguiding uk. When her appointment was complete she and two guiding colleagues decided to climb Kilimanjaro to raise money for motor neuron association. Between them, they raised over £27,000. Her talk tonight was brilliant and kept us all enthralled with her account of the climb. 
The only bad thing about today was that I succumbed to a pie and child's portion of chips for supper. Naughty naughty.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

another day!

At last I have my blog back! I got a new laptop for my 70th birthday in June and it has taken this long for me to get things right.
Life has been very busy recently so it's nice to sit and write. Today has been quite a gentle day, starting with the washing. There are only two of us, but I do lots of washing and then I end up with a pile of ironing which I hate having to do. Then, I was off to my art class. I missed two weeks so I wasn't sure what we were doing. Joy, it was pastels! I did a portrait of a cat. It's rather psychedelic but looking OK so far. I just need to finish and refine it with my pastel pencils. If it looks OK, then it will be a christmas present for someone.( I bet they can't wait!).
After art, it was time to take my gorgeous doggy off to have his hair cut. We've had a shock in the past couple of weeks. Jasper has been going  to My Petstop since he was a little puppy for everything - dog training, socialising, holidays and grooming. We rang to book a weekend for him to find it was closed. Panic! We had to find a new place for his 'holiday' and grooming. Luckily we have found both and Jasper looks gorgeous now he's had his trim.
I now must move myself. We're having visitors from France next week - Roxane, Rafael and baby Emma. We're looking forward to having them here but they will have to fit into a very busy week. Before then, I have to clean the house, and sort out the back bedroom so that the visitors plus cot can fit in. Then there's all the shopping ........oh well, it'll get done.
No pictures on this blog but you never know! Watch this space.