Tuesday, 18 March 2014

New Stairs!

Short and sweet post today just to show you something.

After months and months of these being sat behind my sofa and tv cabinet they finally made it to the landing!...

We now have so much more space on the landing too. Obviously the bannister and spindles still need adding but they already feel far safer than the old ones. Remember them? Here's a reminder...

The even better thing is that I can now continue with the Landing....if I knew what I wanted! We will get there eventually.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Harvest - Tess Gerritsen

Definitely the best book I've read in the past 12 months. It got me from the first few pages and I then took every opportunity I could to read it. This book also proved that the reading challenge is definitely worth completing as I doubt I would have read this otherwise. I picked it purely because it was one of the best rated medical thrillers. 

The main character, Abbey, is a doctor training to be a surgeon who gets mixed up in a heart transplant battle between a young boy and another wealthy, older, patient. The boy gets the heart but this then leads Abbey to uncover some very sinister and illegal arrangements. The book is fast paced and keeps you interested until the very last page. It got 5 stars from me on Goodreads and I still felt that wasn't enough. I will be reading more of Tess Gerritsen's books this year, without a doubt.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

The Sunny Day Blanket

You may remember that back in July last year I started making, as commissioned by Child #1, another blanket. This was the beginnings.

Well I am pleased to say, along with wishing you all a very happy St David's Day again, that it is now finished! As she is away in Scotland this week and it was half term so I had a lovely week off, I decided to work as hard as I could and complete it before she got home.

I think it was in the summer that it was named the 'Sunny Day Blanket' as that is what it reminds me of and I also hooked a lot of it sat in the garden last year on sunny days...