I am aware that I haven't posted since the weekend
it's been a busy week
- spinning with the TDF
- a break from the above when I decided that there was an outside chance that I could, just possibly, drag the Lara Pinwheel cardi out of time-out and get it finished to wear to the Wool & Sheep Show at Spendigo tomorrow
[ I knew that I had to finish yesterday if there was going to be any chance of it drying enough to wear by Friday ... finished 11.45 pm last night, wet blocked it before I went to bed and the result is currently luxuriating in front of the fire ... and yes, there will be photos later when it's dry, and the ends are woven in. No I didn't do that first. I wanted to get the beggar blocked and on the path to drying before I hit the sack.]
-physio appointment for the wonky hip [ second one happening in half an hour so this has to be brief ... and let me just say that if you must do painful exercises it is made slightly more bearable and/or embarrassing when the new physio is young, male and super-cute ]
- oh, and there was the dropping of about 10 kilos [ that's 22 pounds ] worth of log onto my foot when the woodpile collapsed somewhat unexpectedly, and - seriously - if I hadn't had wellies on, I suspect I could currently be sporting a plaster cast right now instead of just an interestingly blued foot.
There was some other stuff in there as well
F'rinstance there was a celebratory natal-day cofffee & chat & handing over of pressie [ another Yarn Harlot book ] for Ms Jeanette
There was a flying visit including lunch-and-fondling-of-Spendigo-goodies at Ms Tara's. This was extended to include tickles and cuddles with the resident kidlets.
- I n connection with the visit Chez MacGrath, I vaguely recall staging a pre-emptive strike on the magic-back-room-of-special-discounts at BWM ahead of the scheduled plundering by the voracious hoardes* which is probably already in progress.
The rest is a blur of TDF fuel sleep deprivation
so in lieu of the photos I haven't taken yet of finished object and newly augmented stash,
here are some old family pics which will only be of interest to the rest of my family but tough. That's all I've got for you :)
I think this was possibly my first day of school
[ with my BIG cousin Stephen who was a whole year older ]
This is big cousin Stephen's baby brother, Andrew in my doll pram - so I would have been just hitting 8. From memory the shabby, much washed, much loved, and nearly-grown-out-of dress was red.
and that's a selection of the grandkids with Marnie [ my wonderful English maternal grandmother ] my mum to the left with my brother Bill  in front of her, Auntie Judy kneeling with her youngest, my cousin Randal , his sister Janis  in front of me, and that's Andrew again on Marnie's knee.
** voracious hoardes = fellow yarnies in town for the Wool & Sheep