September was a slog, I can't sugar-coat it, but everyone is fit and healthy, so I shouldn't really grumble.
The household routine is bedding in; we still don't have as many hours in the day, pairs of hands or ability to be in two places at once as we would like, but new things are becoming the norm.
I am sure there are loads of things I should report back on, but I must confess there has not been that much sewing. I have been reading more than I have in years, and yes, the Kindle has been responsible for a big proportion of that, as has sitting outside school for extended periods when it just isn't worth the round trip home for 15 minutes.
The nice weather has also meant that I have preferred to sit in the garden rather than be inside. There will be months of cold and rain to stay indoors, so my To Sew list is stacking up nicely.
Since I was last here I did make a couple of Svetlana's Little Pyramid pouches though…
I couldn't resist the matching beheaded teddy Hama bead keyring for my friend's birthday…
There has been some fabric shopping, (no surprise there); the Dougherty's Roadshow is great for wadding and blenders, you just have to run the gauntlet of batik, brown and very old ladies tussling over the Christmas prints!
Dear hubby and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary last weekend…
... and whilst I write, new iPhones (only 5s, not the 6/6plus monsters), are being set up, having spent hours yesterday getting a super deal. So more time-zapping fun to get those up to speed this weekend.
I tried and failed in my attempt to move out of my current department at work, but I am still keeping my feelers out on that one.
The kids are all doing well, the girls went up to London yesterday to do the Tower Bridge experience and take a boat up the Thames, dear son gets invested at Scouts next week, is loving the new school and has been let of the reins, walking home on his own and having a mobile phone too.
And then there's the Rugby! See everything has been conspiring against me having any time left in the day for blogging!
So life is hectic but good.
Tomorrow I will hang my head in shame as I declare my Q3 FAL results!
Tumbleweeds be gone xxx