Tuesday 14th February

Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day. It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted, because I’ve been trying to add this blog to facebook, so that when I post a blog, it appears in facebook too. Finally think I may have managed it – this post will be the proof of the pudding.

Today I got up late, and went to see my lovely nieces, Sarah and Katy. They have five children between them, all aged between 9 (nearly 10) and 3. It was absolutely lovely. We sat and drank tea, played with the children, chatted, and it was just great.

Yesterday I fetched my new specs from Specsavers. They’re “Red or Dead” – is that cool? I don’t know, but I do like them. Also two new pairs of reading glasses for £25 each, so there’s a pair by the bed, which is very useful.

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been having a bit of a sort out in the study. There are fifteen shopping bags full of shredded paper – mostly bank statements from the past 20 years . . . so the filing cabinet is now down to two drawers’ full rather than three. So I’ve ordered a new two-drawer cabinet and we’ll sell the old one on ebay. The smaller one will look much better and impose on the room much less. Am very excited about it. That’s because I’m a big saddo and such things as organisation, and linear order, in my life, do make me excited.

Tomorrow I’m going to have a go at machine knitting. My friend Sheila from the knitting class came round last week and pointed out that the garter carriage is an automatic carriage, so if I can cast on and just set it off it’ll do the knitting for me. Why didn’t I think of that? if I do a baby blanket, there’ll be no shaping involved either, so tomorrow’s The Big Day.

Still waiting for surgery. I think I’m going to stop mentioning it now, and just blog about it when it’s happened (well, as soon as I can type again).

Lovely Valentine’s card from hubby. Mine to him said  “I love you more than chocolate”, which is A Lot. 🙂

Also we’ve bought a Sonos set up so that when we listen to music or radio in the kitchen or the study, it’s coming from the hi fi in the lounge. I’m really not sure how it works, but it’s excellent. You can either have each room (zone) doing something different, or have them all locked together. Wonderful for when we listen to the Archers!

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