A Late Wednesday Wind Up

It is Friday, isn't it?
I apologise for the lateness, but on Wednesday evening when I sat to write, I was so tired, I fell asleep in the chair. Thursday morning, I woke feeling wretched, then retching and calling in sick. It's Friday lunchtime and I am awake after over 24 hours in bed. I'm still shakey when I stand for too long, and glad to be signed off work for the day (and a week's holiday next week!) so a session sitting and watching Home Fires (how did I miss this being on?) and the River Song episodes of Doctor Who sounds like a good use of a day. So, after my Thursday Throw Up, here's my Friday Finish Off

What am I reading this week?
 Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz. I'm enjoying it, as I do most thinks Sherlock.


What have I watched this week?
 Home Fires. Where was I when this was advertised? Or do I really watch ITV so infrequently that I never see any advance programmes? Anyhow, I have watched the available episodes, set it on my Tivo and now I'm set.


And River Song. I love this character. I love how she struts, says Hello Sweetie and is so not a companion in the sense of a Doctor's companion, but could really have a series all to herself. And she has one of my dream jobs, archaeologist!!! (the other dream job is astronaut, so I suppose she does space travel as well; dream career all round!). Oh, and she wears Louboutins.


Where have I been this week?
 Work. And the garden. My hygge corner from last year bit the dust in the first wind of autumn, so I am trying again. The seats are out, the fire is lit, the cider on to cool and I am ready to make hygge.

How has my spending gone this week?

House Rules - Digital Download

 I am sad. I want to be able to read Brocante Home's latest download, House Rules. I love Alison's way of writing and so much of what she says is appealing and bright. I don't often spend so much on a 'book', but tomorrow is my birthday and I thought it would make a good pre-birthday treat for me, something to read and enjoy in the week leading up to the Big Event. See the release date? 14th May? Well, I pre-ordered on 27th April and waited, and waited and waited..... but so far, no joy. And very little communication from Alison, either. No apologies via Etsy, no emails to me. I feel like she is not being kind to me on purpose. Has anybody else ordered a download and had a problem getting it? All I would like is an apology for the fact that the download is a week late and an explanation for why it still hasn't reached me yet, 3 days after its eventual release.

What are my WIPs this week?
 I'm still making circles, ready for mass squaring in the summer. Oh, and I am making a wool footstool cover to jazz up a boring bean bag. 


Any Other Business?
Did I tell you it was my birthday tomorrow? I ordered my present from America in April and it has arrived today. Good timing, or what? 
Do you want to know what it is? Well, I can't tell you yet. Spoilers!

Comments

  1. Hope you're feeling better soon, especially as tomorrow is your birthday, you can't be feeling sick when there's cake to eat. I'm really enjoying Home Fires, I was sad when Poldark finished on a Sunday evening but this has taken over nicely. Happy Birthday for tomorrow.

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    1. Thank you! I'm just glad to be feeling tons better.

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  2. get well soon. I've had the teenage boy off school for 3 days with sickness x

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    1. The bugs are circling. It's a pain for me as an attendance officer; lots of children off and even I can't keep well 100%!!!

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  3. Happy Birthday for tomorrow. What a shame you're 'book' hasn't arrived. I'd be very disappointed too. But at least you have your present from America - how intriguing! So glad you are enjoying Home Fires. Bet the WI are being inundated with new membership requests. xx

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    1. In their centenary year as well! It's good to see the institute going strong.
      And the book issue gets worse; now the Etsy shop has disappeared, so I'm wondering if I will ever get the 'book' or should I ask for a refund and cut my losses?

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  4. Phew at least you are well in time for your Birthday. Happy Birthday for tomorrow - hope you have a fab day. x

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    1. Thank you! I am going to sleep in, have a lazy breakfast.... and then do plenty of cooking for my party on Sunday!

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  5. Sorry to hear that you have had the ickies, I hope that you are much better very soon. I hope too that your book turns up, very annoying! Happy Birthday!!! I hope that it is a great one!!!! xx

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    1. Every birthday is a good one, it proves that I'm alive!

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  6. Sorry you've been poorly - there's a lot of sickness about in our area too and of course schools are germ factories. At least you are on the mend in time for your birthday - enjoy it!

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  7. Sorry to hear you've been feeling grotty by Happy birthday though. I hope you get your download sorted soon, that doesn't sound good x

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    1. Thank you for the wishes. No download yet!

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  8. Happy birthday wishes to you. Hope you are feeling better and having a fantastic day.
    Lisa x

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  9. Happy Birthday! And I hope you're recovered now from your illness and managed to celebrate properly. I've just seen your 'hygge' post and it looks lovely - I would love to make space in my garden for something similar.

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    1. It's getting there.... slowly.... all we need is some decent weather!

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  10. Happy Belated Jo, I hope you had a good day! I seem to have completely missed Home Fires, going to look into that right away x

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