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A few fragmented bits of the week just gone, go visit Mrs4444 for more!
It got cold enough during the week for Jack to want cuddles, but none of this sitting on laps business for him! Just under the chin is his preferred perch. In between me and my laptop.
Being sat on and purred at has a somewhat soporific effect. It also tests one's touch typing skills.
We went to Lithgow Ironfest on the weekend
We set up our tent, complete with authentic Viking dog, Tom and I did some weaving, the kids all did some wood carving (and all cut themselves), we watched the equestrian skill at arms and jousting displays, we talked to people and pretended we were relaxing in the sun as the wind encouraged out tent to become airborne. Then, just as the day was finishing up and we were getting ready to break camp and head for home, huge black clouds rolled in and dumped wet stuff all over us. So we packed up a wet tent, in the rain, and off home we went.
Ironfest is lots of fun, especially if you're one of the people doing Napoleonic reenactment, they get to play with things that go BOOM! Fortunately it turns out Clara isn't bothered by either gun or cannon fire.
I managed to remember how to do Viking wire weaving and was going to take a photo of the piece I'm currently working on, only I've somehow misplaced it between putting it on the coffee table next to my laptop at the start of the evening and reaching for it to photograph about 2 hours later. Either my brain has fallen out or one of the kids has hidden my Viking necklace in the making. Anyway, here's a photo of the first bit of wire weaving I did back when I learned 6 months ago.
ETA: Aha! Found the missing wire weaving - it was down the side of the lounge cushion that I didn't lift and check under three times. You know, as opposed to all the cushions I did do that with.
And now, links to lure you off into the labyrinth that is the internet. Be sure to tie your piece of thread securely to the entrance and don't forget to be back in time for dinner!
- Richard Tulloch enthuses about the Dutch Book Week Boekenweekgeschenk (Book week present) books as train tickets scheme.
- Tor.com have been hosting Moominweek in celebration of the fabulous children's books by Tove Janssen, check out the index post for links to all things Moomin.
- I'm not much into perfumes, but this site made me wish smells were downloadable because I really want to know what "Bonfire" smells like