Hello! Aren't they sweet! The kittens above belong to my sister, they're called Tigger and Bertie, and they're the most good natured cats I've ever met. At fourteen weeks old, they're light as feathers, and just so fun. And cuddly. And adorable!
I've been away for six days, down to London to see my publishers, and visit my sister and her family, it's been tiring, especially as I've managed to catch my nephews cold, and every time I swallow it's painful. But I'm still getting on with things I have to do.
That's Tigger, above. He's got quite a different personality from his brother, Bertie. He's laid back and very cuddly, whilst Bertie is a bit nervous and skittish, though still a cuddly chap when you catch him at the right moment. It's fascinating to watch them both.
Whilst I was there, I cut up the Starboard Skirt I made for myself, (which was a little small), and made it again for my Niece, Millie. There was a slight hitch in the making of it. I measured Millie's waist, and then found on finishing sewing the skirt that she likes to wear everything low on her hips, so the skirt didn't fit too well. It was saved a little by putting in longer elastic at the back, but it doesn't fit quite as perfectly as it would have if I'd started with the right measurement.
It was a matter of trailing along behind two excited children.
Have you ever been to a funfair where there are hardly any people on the rides? It's a bit miserable, you do need to have the buzz of people around to get a party vibe going. But the children had a marvellous time on some of the rides, and that was the most important thing.
I'm going to head off now. Our boiler is broken and we have no heating or hot water, fortunately we have a wood burning stove to huddle round! Some Nurofen and a cup of tea and some blankets is what I need right now.