Monday, January 17, 2011


How's your January going?
I have a love/hate relationship with this month.
I love all the busy, happy, holiday crowds.
I love that friends rent houses here especially to come and spend time with us.
Other friends come and stay with us, and we love that too.
I love going to the seasonal cinema at our lovely old Mechanics Hall.
I love the cheerful and busy Saturday markets with stallholders we don't get at any other time of the year.
(blueberries, smoothies, jams, organic apples and garlic...)
Usually, I love getting a bit of time at the beach!
On the flip side....
I hate having to squeeze in sewing around trying to spend a proper amount of time with our friends.
I hate being so tired (from all the socialising) that by this time of the month all I want to do is stay in and have a week of early nights!
And now, I've got a wretched Summer cold (thanks for sharing, my darling old bloke), so I'm grumpy, tired, and have a hideous cough as well.
Oh, and a ps...
I'm not sure if you noticed, but the lovely vintage tea towel (1983) I just snapped a photo of by some bizarre coincidence has all the days of January falling exactly the same as this year.
Now that's a little spooky isn't it?


Crayon Chick said...

Definitely spooky! Speaking of 1983 ... have you seen the second season of Ashes to Ashes is back on telly. Yes, the Quatro and Gene Genie are back!!

Frankie and Ray said...

OMG! YES! I was so excited to see them back for another season! You know where we'll be on Thursday nights! Jo x

Mookah said...

I hear you Jo, but you know what I'm not loving about Jnauary? Everyone else around me seems to be on holidays except me!

Frankie and Ray said...

I know! I know! It's not fair is it?? (just wait, our time will come!)