|an almost in focus daffodil!|
Creative Yarn group was a lot calmer yesterday. Still good fun, but a lot calmer! Everyone chose what they wanted to continue with so four of us carried on with crochet projects and the other brought their knitting. One lady brought a knitting project she hadn't worked on for ages, years as it turned out, and when she sorted through her bag to see what's what she found a bottle of out of date vitamins and one of her bras. We all collapsed! It's a lovely, friendly group and something to look forward to once a month. Oh, and there were chocolate biccies as well.
I picked up a few bits of shopping on the way home, had some lunch followed by a short nap and then focused on sorting out my budget. I've received notification of pension increases and new tax codes which take effect in April so I've been able to work about a sensible budget taking into account the expected increased costs for gas and electricity. I have allowed an amount to pay for a cleaner twice a month (based on what friends have been paying) so now I need to get on and arrange for some quotes. Assuming I'm not too far out with my calculations, I should be getting a cleaner soon ... which cheers me up.
I'm meeting J for brunch this morning, meeting earlier than usual as she has to leave by 1pm at the latest for her weekly Grandma duties. I plan to potter round the shops afterwards as I still have Christmas and birthday tokens to spend. I'd like to get a couple of cookbooks, maybe a new puzzle book or two, and I need a new and smaller handbag though I'm not sure how much choice there will be for that in Trowbridge. Then it's back home for a relaxing afternoon and evening with my nose stuck in a book.