Saturday, 22 November 2008

Christmas is coming!

At least here in Stirling it is.

Santa made his appearance in Stirling city centre this morning, along with a marching band and real reindeer.

His visit kicks off Stirling's Winter Festival, one of the highlights of which has to be the fabulous Deacon Blue in concert at the castle for Hogmanay (31st December). The strange coincidence is that I actually booked Deacon Blue as a student entertainments organiser more years ago than I care to remember, so to have them headlining here for Hogmanay feels extra special.

See in 2009 in style, come visit us in Stirling!!

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Little old lady

I thought I would blog about something a bit different tonight.

My little old lady cat is sat on me in bed tonight and I have to say she's looking her age. My girlie is 18 or 19 and doing pretty well considering. We keep thinking she'll be on her way soon and each time she surprises us.

I'll miss her when she's gone.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

After workout treats

After coming back from my holiday in Canada I've been struggling to get back into my routines. So this morning it was off to the gym. And then as a reward, off to my favourite coffee shop for a skinny latte.

The only question is did I work off more calories than I'm now putting on. Also, why does the music in here have to be so loud!

And for those of you who are interested, this is what I was listening to.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Portable crafting

It's amazing what you can fit into hand baggage to keep you occupied while you travel.

I'm currently at Heathrow airport on my way back from visiting big sis in Canada. Without the wool and hook I'd be bored and miserable instead of just miserable.

Great holiday sis, missing you tons already.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Mmmm, wool!

Oh me, oh my, look at all that lovely wool.

A final visit to Black Sheep Yarns before I come home to Scotland was on the schedule today and this is what I came away with.

Lots of yarn projects to keep me busy over the winter now.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Crafting again. Yay!

There's nothing like spending time with my big sis to get me crafting again.

This week's project is a cute crocheted jacket. It only took 3 attempts to get the back right and even then I think I've invented my own stitch!

Watch this space for pics of the finished article - hopefully before too long!

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

North American fall colour

Captured on my way to the gym the other day.

Amazing colour and even more amazing that I was going to the gym on my holiday!

(PS Guess who has just worked out she can blog from her mobile phone!)