I am spending most of my time finishing off quilting and knitting projects destined to be Christmas presents but I did manage to get away for a few hours yesterday to visit my dear friend D. With yet another birthday approaching to remind me that I'm decidedly over the crest of the hill now, it was good to spend time with someone who firmly believes in 60goingon16.
If you follow D's blog, you will know that she is busy caring for some poorly pets just now but there was plenty of evidence that her ministrations are bearing fruit and the patients are doing very well.
It was a clear, sunny day yesterday and I enjoyed the drive across the moor, which still looks autumnal although the forecasters tell us there are wintry showers coming tonight. After a splendid time putting the world to rights and enjoying the most wonderful cauliflower and walnut soup, followed by apple and ginger crumble, I headed for home and arrived just as the sun was setting. As I parked the car, I noticed that a viburnum I planted last year has come into flower for the first time and looked really delicate against the evening sky. It is a viburnum bodnantense, 'Dawn,' but it looks good at dusk, don't you think?
I switched on the yard light for another picture but it looks less impressive here!
Cosy evenings by the fire call for hot chocolate and crime fiction. I have been waiting for months to get around to reading some of Martin Edwards' books and the time has come. I haven't read any others and am not sure if I ought to work through them in a particular order but this is what has just arrived from Amazon. I may be in for some sleepless nights as I've heard that these books are hard to put down.
The MM is painting the kitchen this week. He is tackling one wall each day in order to minimise disruption. (Only a man could think that!) While this minimal disruption continues, I shall avoid that part of the house and carry on with my quilting, knitting and crime fiction.