It's my pleasure today to be joining in with Abi and Let's Sit and Have a Cup
Come in! Come in! if you think it looks like I've just taken off my coat and got here myself, you'd be right. I ran out to buy us some buns. Of course I came back with doughnuts - they're our favourite. Round here we call them "gravy rings": always ring shaped, never with a filling. A special local treat. And if you are also just about to say - Sian, you are looking a bit pale, have you been taking your vitamins? Well, apart from sounding like my Mum - all the time - you'd be sounding like everyone I met when I was out. It's true we've all been laid low this week, and the one before that, let's be honest; but we're feeling fitter now. That I'd -really-rather-be-in-bed feeling is disappearing. Sooo, I don't think we're going to pass on anything horrible. make yourself at home!
We've been a pretty quiet three, then, since we got back from leaving one to Scotland. How's he doing? He's fine and dandy, as far as we can tell (and judging by facebook..). Doing his own laundry, making full use of the all- you- can- eat catering. Back home, the washing doesn't take as long and the shopping trolley definitely isn't as full. Still have to watch a lot of rugby matches on TV, though. That one hasn't disappeared.
So, I've been knitting. Let me call The (Not So) Small One to show you her fox hat. I finished it up this week, from a book called Animal Hats by Vanessa Mooncie. Next on my list? A monkey hat for Little E. With tassels.
Yes, I've been printing out a stack of photos you can have a flip through if you like: some of the sights from Scotland - great street theatre - and the first sighting here of our autumn pumpkin patch. The (Not So) Small One took a photo of the heart eggs her dad fried for her as a surprise last weekend.
Maybe you've brought some pictures to show me too? have another gravy ring - they're much nicer when they're fresh - and tell me about your plans for the weekend. We're off to see if we can find any late blackberries..
..but it's nearly October, so we might be out of luck. Nearly October? That's my cue to remind you that it's Storytelling Sunday next week. I'm thinking of something to go with the darker evenings, maybe something with a bit of mystery? something with a story of its own to tell? No, I'm not going to tell you what mine is just yet, so I'm going to bustle you out the door before you start casting your eye around and guessing. It's been lovely to catch up. See you again soon?