'If you make happiness your goal, then you're not going to get to it… The goal should be an interesting life."

Dorothy Rowe

Wednesday 2 January 2013

Good things and bad things.

Thing 1

I don't know what the weather was like in your neck of the woods yesterday, but in the neighbourhood of Cheese Acres the sky was blue and a golden glowing ball appeared in it, which the weather expert around here assured me was the sun.

So we decided to go to Hillier Gardens.

When we got to Hillier Gardens we drove round the car park and decided to go to Mottisfont.

Good decision. Their car park was also pretty full, but there were lots of Blue Badge spaces. 

We had an enjoyable stroll round the gardens, spotting a few more stars on the way. Then mince pie and coffee in the stables cafe, and a visit to the excellent craft exhibition in the house, where there were more stars.

Thing 2a & 2b

I've finished both my massive clear out of old magazine articles, computer printouts etc. I have also finished page 4 (or 3) of The Book. It looks more 3D in reality, although of course it isn't. I'm pleased with it.

After a visit to Hobbycraft on New Year's Eve, I am equipped with thread for page 3 (or 4) and I had hoped to have a replacement piece of fabric prepared and to get started tonight, but it hasn't happened. It won't happen tomorrow either as it is back to grandparental duties.

Thing 3

Babybel isn't back to school yet, so our intention had been to have a dog walk in the morning, then drop the VHC at nursery before taking Babybel to Mottisfont again, as she enjoyed the Star Trail and fish feeding so much. However (here's where the Bad Thing comes in) her daddy has phoned to say he strongly suspects she has chicken pox. I foresee lots of dabbing on of calamine, cuddling, and story reading in our future, plus a bit of playing on the iPad... Interesting that the only medical aspect of allthat doesn't seem to have changed in 60 years!

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