Well, that was an unexpected blogging sabbatical. First I caught a horrid virus of the sleeping, headache and not eating kind, from which I am still recovering. Then Peri caught the virus in town especially for dogs. She was poorly, unhappy and then shook all night when she slept. Needless to say, neither Gilly or I slept either. Thankfully it was only a twenty-four hour thing and she was bright as a button by the next evening, but it certainly took a toll on me.
It is a jolly good thing that I can actually take to my bed for days on end. I was worried I was poorly with my illness again, but although I am pale, I have decided it is virus paleness, and anyway I have an appointment with the doctor tomorrow.
Peri and Lorelai Gilmore love meeting their friends and last week Gilly thought she might even go for a ride in Rafa's car*. Peri was rather concerned, but Gilly decided there was no place like home after all.
There are certain things that happen no matter how poorly I am: walks for The Labradors and feeding them. Gilly eats from her special green slow-me-down plate every day, but Peri has a grown up sensible bowl. I have had to start adding a tad more food to Gilly's plate because Peri has decided it is worth hurrying to eat her own food, as Gilly's forbidden food tastes sweeter. The Labradors never growl at each other where food is concerned, well where anything is concerned. They are happy to share and no-one minds. They are such lovely girls.
It was MrsDrWho's birthday last week and lots of friends went out to dinner. I had the most delicious local scallops and a perfectly wonderful glass of sparkling Moscato. Yum. I knitted MrsDrWho her very own Ood and Eeven Cowl, a red eyed angry Ood.
I sewed a collection of shopping bags for her too. I am pleased to have found such cute kitten material and the TARDIS panel is a swatch from Spoonflower.
And we have a mouse. I can hear it under the house. It must be a lovely environment in Winter, but my neighbours and I think the NBNCo are disturbing them with all the digging up of the footpath and roads of late. Our house has hidden sliding doors between the dining and lounge room, and if you push the doors back too far into the cavity there is a gap that opens straight to the underneath of the house. Sigh.
The weather is turning chilly, there was a lazy wind this morning that made our walk quite icy, but I wore a dress and cardi and bare legs when I went out this afternoon. It was sunny and warm-ish. I did wear a pashmina kind of scarf that Judy-May gave me as a sop to Winter. We've had the shortest day and we're on the way out of Winter now. I am very sad as it means Summer is closer, and we all detest the heat. Peri and Lorelai Gilmore are so happy and run about smiling when they walk in the freezing weather.
Oh, last night we went to MrsReno's house and sewed new quilt blocks, Windmill blocks. They are delightful, and easy, which was a bonus as teachers are writing reports or staying back every evening for Parent Teacher meetings.
We're thinking things will be back to normal soon, and Friday Food will magically appear tomorrow. I have to actually bake something first, but I have high hopes......
*Technically it is Rafa's Dad's car I suppose, but I do believe all the dogs think the cars belong to them.