Thursday, November 05, 2009

I don't creep, I glide

Today I'm feeling inspired by Loobylu to write a What's Hot/What's Not list. It's not Wednesday, but I think I'll do mine on Thursdays instead.

Hot
Nic is home from America, hurrah! He was only gone for a week, but I missed him. He had a good time, met some lovely people and brought me home a lovely present of:

Prada perfume. I've been too poor to buy it this year, so have been making do, but it is my favourite perfume. I've been going into House of Fraser recently to spray it on my coat. Now I smell like a very classy lady!

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. M lent this to me months ago, and I've only started reading it. It's excellent - it reminds me a little of Music and Silence by Rose Tremain, which is another of my favourites.

My new dress which may be named after someone I dislike, but is really really nice on. It looks good with my birthday shoes as well!

Duck eggs. M and I had some boiled Norfolk White duck eggs for our tea on Monday night and they were delicious. It's been years since I've eaten a duck egg, and Nic had never had the pleasure, so I brought him one as breakfast in bed yesterday.

Bagpuss, dear Bagpuss
Old Fat Furry Catpuss
He has been keeping me very nice and warm now that the weather has turned cold.

Finally, and belatedly mastering the crochet granny square. I can do more complicated things but this evaded me for an irritatingly long time. Thanks to good instruction from this book I have very happily using up my various scraps of yarn to make myself a blanket.

One cup coffee filters - making my coffee-drinking at work much more pleasurable. I think I might buy a Belgian filter like this one from Bodum

Making plans for Friday night at the pub. I love going to the pub with my friends!

Not
Open plan office-stress. A colleague sitting near me today talks so loudly on the phone that I'm sure it must render the phone unnecessary.

Being cold. Bagpuss is helping me to ward off the cold, but I'm going to have to switch my heater on eventually.

Trying to make plans for what do do about getting home for Christmas. All of my options seem to be dauntingly expensive.

I know I have to vacuum this weekend, and I hate it.