The indicators on my car are working very well!!! Over the last 15 years it has cost me about $15 a year to use each indicator: not much really, almost a pair of socks each!! But I have to be safe if I am turning a corner with The Labradors on board. I actually call them 'blinkers'. My friend at Uni used to call them 'wickwacks'. I have those little buttons that you press down on the inside of my doors to lock them: they're called 'plonkers' but they aren't plonkers in the Minder or The Bill sense. In our old Hillman Minx, the first family car, they made a hollow 'plonk' sound when you pressed them down. I have a fondness for the Minx, I had a station wagon for my first car too. It is the only chance I got to be a minx!!!
On to other things. It has remained cool, in fact there as been heavy rain, flood and wind warnings. That might be why one of the big trees in my backyard fell over last night. Luckily it missed anything of any real importance, but Harki is mightily upset that it has fallen in her backyard. She has been sitting at the top of the steps crying and looking confused and cross. Peri has been playing Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Tree, ducking in and out of the branches and exploring the snapping point!!! When I look out the back door it looks all tropical because the Kiwi Fruit vine has partially come along for the ride as well. "I think that I shall never seeeee, A thing as lovely as a treeeee" is not top of the pops here at the moment!!!
Then to round things off nicely my printer has developed a failure to communicate.
Despite this, I am decidedly cheerful. I popped a few Rescue Remedy pastilles, and had a cup of tea and then went to MrsDrWho's to watch 3 more episodes of Stargate: Atlantis. I played rough and rowdy-rebel games with Cleo the Kitten and had a leisurely lunch. MrsDrWho gave me a present for my car. It is a thing to keep your car cooler. I don't know what it is called, and she thought it might have cows on it, but when I opened it there were puppies!!
Consequently there has been no knitting of late. I have joined the One Hour Craft Bag Swap. I've sent off an email to my swap partner today and I will have to get a sewing wriggle on soon. Of course I have but one wish for my bag: That it should be green!!!
Now, before any other disasters befall us here, I might sneak in a cup of tea and a little Block of Chocolate sock #2 knitting before Shakespeare Retold starts. It's The Taming of the Shrew tonight!!! I caught up with Macbeth during the week, and even though I almost know the play backwards, I was riveted by the story.