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've reached my target of knitting fifty hats for The Innocent Big Knit. Here they are, all together. They have to be in by the 12th of December so it's time to send them off.
My nice thing for November was a meal out with Mick. Last year, I set myself the challenge of having a date night once a month. It was nice for just the two of us to spend time out somewhere together, but this has rather fallen by the wayside this year so I thought I'd do something about it this month. Eleanor's at the age now where she rarely comes out with us if we're going anywhere and Daniel's away at university, so we do get time together, but it's not often that the time is spent just talking and enjoying each other's company, we're usually quite busy so it's lovely to just pause for a while and talk. We went to the local pub and enjoyed a delicious meal whilst we caught up with each other's news.
I wrote about the non fiction book I chose from the library this month in A Bygone Era post. This Was Garforth was published by the Garforth Historical Society and shows many old photos of the town. It was fascinating to see buildings which are still standing, yet other areas of the town which are now unrecognisable.
It's quite hectic on an evening here at the moment. Eleanor is in a play at the Carriageworks theatre in Leeds so we have to get her there by 6pm for a 7.30pm start, it's no fun in the centre of Leeds during rush hour I can tell you. We're then back around 10pm to pick her up. She had a technical rehearsal and dress rehearsals at the start of the week and the first performance was last night. She's singing a solo so she was a little nervous, but she said it went ok. One performance down, another three to go. We're going to see the show tomorrow evening, I can't wait.