Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Decision time

I woke up with a banging headache this morning, which I still have. I don't think the constant rain is helping much. Being a human barometer (yes, seriously, muggy, heavy, need-a-storm kind of day and my head hurts) is sometimes a nightmare! My mum is the same. Strange but true.

The girls have been very quiet today. I took them some pellet porridge earlier and they weren't too keen to leave the run. So I fed them inside! One egg today, one yesterday, looks like Waitrose might be getting business from me after all. White feathers everywhere from Winnie, but she doesn't look like she has a feather out of place. Very strange. Cornelia has snapped out of her broody spell, but hasn't laid in a week. Agnes is looking slightly more feathered than last week. Elsbeth and Pru are the only two laying. When they feel like it.

Locked them up in their run at 6pm this evening. They looked like they were ready for bed. Cornelia was eyeing up the nest box, but a plant pot quickly stopped that idea.

Went into Town as was desperate for Le Parfait jars. Can you be desperate for jars? I can. Picked up 4 and will bottle the last of my apples and pears. Also got some bits from the sewing shop and toiletries from Boots, then headed back to the safety of the car. Strange people around today. The rain must drag them out.

I made another 6 wheat pillows yesterday and a couple of draw string bags. I plucked up the courage to go to the craft centre and left them a few things I had made. They were discussing the 'entries' for this year's Christmas fayre today and said the Committee would contact me tomorrow. It is a local Christmas Fayre, but they would have you believe it is the hosting of the next Olympic Games. No idea what I will do if they say no. They want local handmade goods. Everything I do is hand made and I live less than 3 miles away, so I hope I am 'acceptable'.

They also sell the Village Voices dvd that I would rather forget ever happened. It raises money for the Air Ambulance fund in Hampshire. I do think that it is not 'what you know, but who' with this kind of thing. Maybe it is like the Olympic Committee? When I popped in to see them, the shop keeper screeched "Good morning Chicken Man" at me. Much to the surprise of a Lady buying washing up liquid, so maybe I am in there!!

No pictures today as the rain has kept me in and the light isn't right. Ooooh, I sound like I know what I am doing with photography!! Wrong - 'Point and click' is my motto!

Fire is stacked and ready to go. Jase is away until Friday, when his Sister and Hubby are down for the weekend. We are going to Londinium on Saturday for a spot of shopping and to see Les Mis. Yay!! Have wanted to see it for years. Not too sure about the underground or staying overnight, but am assured it is a nice hotel. If we arrive outside the YMCA I will not be amused.

I started some embroidery yesterday, for the first time. It is said to be relaxing and de-stressing. It is neither. I am only trying to stitch a small acorn and two leaves, you would think it was the Bayeaux tapestry, judging by the colourful language erupting from my armchair. I seem to lack the hand/eye coordination needed to get a needle a millionth of a millimetre to the right of a stitch. Will persevere though.

Work is simply vile at the moment. Talks between the company and union have broken down (were they ever 'up)? and the company will be enforcing new terms and conditions in December. They have offered everyone a change in contract i.e 50%, 33% working etc and I am really keen on a 50% contract (am currently 75%). However, I don't think the mortgage company would be too happy with that, so, being sensible about things, I will stay as I am.
It is going to get worse, with talk of strikes etc but I am not one to bury my head in the sand. Just hope an agreement can be reached soon.

Time to get my dinner on, light the fire and throw the embroidery, *cough* I mean, finish my embroidery. No idea what I will do with the finished fabric, but will think of something. Hoping for a thunderstorm this evening to clear my head.

Night night all. Will update you of the outcome tomorrow.....Dum dum duuuuummmmmm. *looks anxious*

C x x


  1. Hope you feel better soon Christian, and good luck with getting a stall - we are hoping to come down and see it if you are successful! Very jealous of your night in london - have a great time and hope the miseries of work will soon be forgotten!

  2. Hi Christian, hope you are feeling better soon - all the upheaval at work can't be helping. I thought about you when we heard it on the news. Les Mis is fabulous,take tissues. When I see it now I well up very early on as I know what is going to happen. DH refuses to go and see it with me (a) because it makes me emotional and (b) because he's already seen it with me three times when once was enough for him. I bet Winnie is bald undr her armpits. I hate it when they moult, especially when its so cold. Fingers crossed for the Fayre

  3. Christian, sorry to read you are feeling the weather. Fingers crossed for the approval to do the Fayre.


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