The picture above was taken at the weekend from my bedroom window. We are all over the moon to have these adorable creatures as our new next door neighbours. There have been sheep in this field on and off over the four years we've lived here, but there have never been any lambs...until now.
It was such a joy to hear the first lamb bleating outside the bathroom window a few weekends ago. We all rushed outside to take a peek - honestly you'd have thought we'd never seen a lamb before! On the last count there were twelve, and I don't think it's stopping there. They are so energetic, they run, leap, jump and spin around that it's so difficult to do a head count. To have these cute-some creatures in such close proximity makes me so, so happy and thankful for my life in the beautiful English countryside. I'm so glad I left the city life for this. Spring is definitely here at last!
This has given me a happy boost even though I haven't been very well lately, I tell you I've been sorely tested at trying to give up negativity for Lent which I mentioned in my last post. It all started with a bad head cold accompanied with an awful sore throat, followed by a bad chest, and it's still around after two weeks. Just when I think I'm over it, the next day I'll wake up feeling worse than ever. My dog walking friend said it sounds like a boomerang virus - ?? Never heard of it before, but she's been ill for five weeks...five! Crikey - I can't be doing with this. My energy level is in my boots, so haven't felt up to my regular jog. My get up and go has gone. My grey matter isn't functioning the way it should, it seems to be creating a caffuffle of some description at every opportune moment. For example, last week whilst out shopping (doing my very best to ignore said brain dysfunction) I went to withdraw some money from the cash point before going to the local yarn store.
Do you want to know your bank balance it said?...
Yes I said.
Would you like another service?...
Yes I'd like £10 please.
Ok now here's your card. Go on take it...
Thank you kindly I murmured vaguely....and then I put my card in my purse...
and WALKED AWAY!!
I know I'm shouting but I just couldn't believe my stupidity, plus, it took a whole twenty minutes before I realised what I had done. Too late - what a numpty - I could have bought 2-3 balls of yarn with that.
Oh well at least I'd unintentionally made someone very happy that day. Very happy and smiley indeed - now there's the positive side of looking at it. (don't know how positive I could force myself to feel if it had been more than £10 though).
My brain has been and still is woolly and wobbly.
I haven't crocheted as much as I would have liked lately, but I have finally finished my own pattern for a daffodil. Want a sneaky peek? Here they are...
|...looking rather appropriate on my spring mandala.|
I really wanted to share a lot more with you but my brain is fogging over so I will go now. I will (hopefully) be back in a few days to chat again.
Bye for now lovely people.