Gilly is afraid of slippery surfaces. It must be why she doesn't like standing on the box on the verandah or walking over the metal plates at the dam when they are wet and slimy.
I sent Lassie-like Peri to fetch her: Quick Peri, Gilly's fallen down the well. And all's well that ends well.
I had a lovely time visiting Jet's Mum and partook of the most delicious date cake too. I saw lots of beautiful holiday photographs. I knitted a Milo for her soon-to-be grandchild. This one has the end of MrsDrWho's Boo socks as the yoke and some Bendigo 8ply Classic for the rest. I really enjoy knitting this pattern again and it is ever so clever that there are no seams. I've called it Lime Quik. I think Baby Zoe needs a Milo of her own too.
I've sewed two more drawstring knitting bags. I do love the pattern from In Color Order. We went to bed at 7pm on Thursday and then I couldn't sleep. I got up again at 10pm and sewed the bag with the tiny red flowers. Then I went back to bed again.
We're eating frugally this week and using up pantry and freezer items. I made a very yummy Puys lentil soup with a dash of Worcestershire. I used the last of the chicken mince to make a bolognaise sauce. Then I whipped up a small batch of condiment tomato sauce, Jamie Oliver's crispy oven wedges , some delightful Palmiers and a teeny tiny loaf of bread. I let the bread dough prove in the fridge overnight and then did the second rise in the oven with the temperature on plate warming. It's been a big week of cooking at our house. The Labradors didn't miss out, I baked them some oat biscuits. Believe me when I say that they are the best biscuits in the whole wide world!!!
Bloglovin' has a Top Posts clicky button and I have been perusing the various options. I've found that the Beauty people are very enthusiastic about nail polish. (I must remember to wear nail polish on my toenails this coming Summer) They have A Lot of beauty paraphernalia and products. I have few. I have less than few really. Here's a photo.
I use a colloidal oatmeal moisturiser because the drugs I take make my skin sensitive. It's why I use the Beauty and the Bees 'shampoo' bar and apple cider vinegar for a hair conditioner or rinse. Then I have some BB cream in Light, a concealer and some Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Nutmeg and I have Caramel on in my handbag along with a Peppermint lip balm. Sometimes I use a mineral powder, but I'm pretty much the opposite of Monica from Friends, I'm low maintenance in the beauty department!!! I don't know why really, I am quite girly and like dresses and shoes. But I do like to spend less than a minute doing my hair, I usually whoosh my fingers through my hair and maybe dry my fringe and that's it.
MrsDrWho have me the very snazzy eye shadows, liners and nail polish. I sometimes swoosh the eyeshadow over my eyelids for a special occasion, but I don't use mascara because I always end up rubbing it into my eyes no matter how waterproof it is. I remember my mum always put her 'Face' on in the morning and I like to look neat and presentable too. I learned at Look Good Feel Better that if you feel you look your best, then you do feel better, and it's true.
Oh and Judy-May has just pinned some glittery lilac nails on The Pinterest!! I don't know how to make a clicky link.
During the holidays I took MrsDrWho's cats to the Vet for their annual vaccinations. They are, from left to right, Cleo, Caramello and Muppin. They meow all the way there in the car and I sing These are a Few of My Favourite Things. Once we go into the room, they are all as angelic as can be and so well behaved. MrsDrWho doesn't like taking the cats to the vet if she doesn't have to. I don't mind. Peri and Gilly were a bit put out because the back of the car smelled of cats. We'll be doing it again next year!! Peri and Gilly are going to have a Dental Check Up again. It's a free check up and last year there were treats. We've been preparing so expect toothy photos anon!!