Sunday, 5 September 2010


I'm feeling a bit emotionally highly strung today. I don't how to feel - I am very tired and confused. A friend, who we loved dearly, died on Friday after a short but incredibly ferocious fight with a vicious form of blood cancer. We hadn't seen him for about 2 years, but we knew him online well, and he was the most generous, kind and wonderful man you could ever hope to meet. He will be sorely missed.

Then on Saturday we went to the wedding of one of my best friends, who is also Lucy's godmother. So we went from very sad to very happy in the space of a few hours, and I cried quite a bit over the course of the weekend. I think I need a few days just to absorb everything, and let it all sink in.

Life is an odd thing.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Back to school

Nursery started again today. We had 4 children in, out of a possible 7, so not bad. I think that things will start getting really busy again next week - we have new children starting on Tuesday and Thursday, and then Friday off, as it's Eid. By "off", I mean that the children will not be coming in, but we will, for some sort of training, but it's as good as a rest, particularly as I will be doing a full day, and therefore not be looking after the toddler for the morning. Much as I adore her, she is starting to be very bossy and demanding and just very, very hard work, so it will be nice to have some time to myself, even if it is at work. How weird, looking forward to a full day at work! Pregnancy does weird things to your brain.

My colleague Anna (who is now technically my line manager, I suppose) is also pregnant, having a boy in January. I want to make her some little things for him, especially as knitting for babies is so easy and painless. I've made some lovely things for our new baby, I haven't photographed them yet, but I will as soon as they are blocked and done. The dolly dress I made for my friend Rachel's little girl is just too small, so I will make a larger size for her and keep this one for my little one - by the time it is blocked and sent to the States, the baby will have grown out of it, whereas Hattit will fit into it straight away. So it's "make another one" time here.

In other knitting news, Lucy's blanket that was going to be finished by her 2nd birthday is still mostly balls of wool, but the one that was going to be finished by Christmas is half way finished, and I have run out of purple cotton. Bum. I don't want to order just one skein, so I will have to get some of the other colours too. Do you understand how hard my life is?

Lucy is being a bridesmaid this weekend. Ha. What could possibly go wrong? Pictures to follow.