Hello, my pumpkins! Happy Halloween, if that’s your thing. How’s your October been? I think mine’s been pretty tickety-boo. Here’s what’s been happening.
Making: a weaving with a bit of a mid-century vibe
Eating: steak, salad, scalloped potatoes – and mango. Yay for summer fruit!
Drinking: tea, tea, tea
Cooking: the steak and potatoes I’m eating
Watching: Jamie Oliver cook with five ingredients, Sunshine – have loved seeing some Sudanese-Australian faces on our tv screen, and it was a cracking story too
Reading: I Am Pilgrim for book group. It’s quite long and not the genre I’d usually pick but I’m giving it the thumbs up at this stage
Wearing: my dressing gown and slippers
Feeling: disgusted by the government’s treatment of asylum seekers on Manus Island
Hoping: the marriage plebiscite comes back as a resounding YES
Noticing: two political answers in a row!
Opening: an Etsy shop! Eep! I did it! You can find it over here. There’s only a handful of weavings at the moment but more will appear!
Wondering: why the seal on my milk bottles sometimes refuses to peel away easily. So annoying! And it makes me feel vaguely pathetic that I can’t lift a little circle of plastic
Wishing: they would finish the gasworks in my street soon. It’s been going on for WEEKS
Liking: that the postie delivered my copy of If You Can Cut You Can Collage today. That was a nice pressie to myself after minding a sobbing child who just wanted to ‘see Mummy’. How to make him understand Mummy was out for just a little bit? Sobbed until he fell asleep under his play table 😩
Hearing: the dog barking at the possums *sigh*. That time of night…
Hoping: my mum doesn’t need to have surgery for a hernia but thinking that’s probably not going to be the case
Bookmarking: a list of shows to watch. Mindhunter is top of the list after recommendations from my boy and some friends
Waiting: for the spring racing season to be over. I don’t get the excitement over a horse. Why do people want to drape themselves in Winx memorabilia? I figure if the only way to enjoy the races is to dress up and drink champagne and gamble your money away then the horse racing itself can’t be very entertaining. Sorry if I’m being a bit un-Victorian saying that. I love the football!
Thinking: I should buy a bunch of flowers just cos!
Buying: wool on sale for future weavings, and a Frankie which I still haven’t got around to looking at!
Knowing: another year is drawing to a close and the ‘C’ goodies are already appearing in the shops
So there we go. October done and dusted! Did you get up to anything fab?