My 2014 challenges are:-
1) Knit one hat each week for The Innocent Big Knit.
2) Do something nice for me.
3) Choose a non fiction book from the library.
I'm still using Innocent Big Knit Hat With Brim which can be found on The Creations Of Crazy Dazy blog and Innocent Big Knit Garlic by Juliet Bernard which can be found on Ravelry. Gold and silver this month, well, camel and grey actually but gold and silver sounds better.
My nice thing for July was going out for Sunday dinner. I used to work every Sunday from when Daniel was eight months old, right up to him being fifteen years of age. Now that I'm no longer working, I cherish my Sundays and don't like to spend time in the kitchen cooking when we can be doing other things, so we usually have something quick and then have a Sunday dinner on a Monday. This week, we made up our mind on the spur of the moment to go out for a meal. It was a lovely treat, it meant that I got a Sunday dinner actually on a Sunday, but I didn't have to cook it. A win win treat.
My non fiction book this month is A-Z Of The 80s by Ally Molloy. Being born in 1968, the whole of my teenage years fell in the 1980s and I look back fondly at this period in my life. The book goes through pop stars, actors, films, crazes, icons, television programmes, events etc. There's only a short paragraph on each, but enough to jog my memory and take me on a trip down memory lane.
I'm all caught up with my washing and ironing after our holiday, school's out and Daniel's back in York living with his girlfriend over the summer, so it's quite relaxed here at the moment. Mick's back at work so it's just Eleanor and I at home during the day, though she's out a lot of the time with friends. It's lovely having some sunny days and not having to rush about with the usual routine, though we've got rain forecast for the end of the week, I hope that's not the end of our summer.