Sunday, January 13, 2013

Reading Books and Knitting

Happy New Year 2013!

We have had a great start to the new year and long may it last. After going through some challenges in 2012 and working through a number of issues we seem to be getting on the right track. We have gotten through some tough situations over the last 3 years or so and I hope we never have to go through it again. To say the least it was stressful, but we have had lots of support and thank goodness too.

Christmas was a relaxed affair, the most relaxed I have been in a long time and I refused to overspend. We enjoyed going to a pantomime and spending time with family and generally very little rushing around.

As per a previous blog, I started knitting again and have managed to complete a circular scarf for my eldest and I am starting a new one for my youngest. I have found it very soothing and it is great to see the end result (as pictured below, modeled by my eldest). I needed something to do other than sitting around moping.

I have also been reading, lots of reading. I go through phases of reading a lot then reading nothing for months. I have read, again, Mister Tom, one of the best books I have ever read and now I am reading Back Home by the same author, Michelle Magorian. Next I will be reading Just Henry and I can't wait. I recently read War Horse and that is very good too, lots of tears shed but a great read for kids aged eight plus to the young at heart.

What have you been doing?



New Knitting Project

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