Do you ever get those weeks when nothing quite goes right ?
When things that should be straightforward and easy to accomplish are suddenly stood stock still,
right in front of you, resembling a very high brick wall ?
All too familiar to all of us I'm sure ....
and my last three weeks have certainly been a little challenging at times.
It started with the f word, flu - it quietly sneaked up on me,
and after not having had it for about 10 years , it decided to wipe me out for just over two weeks.
And it was proper, ache to the tips of your fingers flu.
Not even crochet helped !
But, slowly it went and life resumed as normal and I headed back to work.
But no, there was another little pile of bricks in the form of a brick wall there too,
as it seems these bugs and viruses are catching and my work computer was poorly,
very, very poorly.
So poorly in fact that it had to go to Computer Hospital.
Ok, I thought, that's not a problem , I'll just take my laptop to work and use that.
Well clearly that would have been far too easy !
Quite coincidentally, my laptop decided it didn't want to send or receive emails anymore,
and that it too was going to take a few days out.
I really love I T when it works, I really don't love I T when it doesn't !
by the time the weekend came I decided that all things electrical
were no longer my friends and what was needed was some serious Pootling .....
nothing taxing or thought inducing,
nothing stressful or difficult.
And all it took to turn things around were two tiny little pots of paint,
a couple of little paint brushes
and an Elf house.
This is what it looked like before ....
and this is what it looked like after a couple of hours of the most blissful therapy.
Of course there had to be a big reveal .....
and all in all ,
I'd say it went down pretty well :-) !
Elf loves it.
And then, as is the way with these things, one thing led to another ....
the little blue car
became a cream car
and then it was time to fully embrace the fact that the 1st day of December
was just around the corner and all the kitchen decorations came out.....
from tiny Christmas cottages
to bells and ribbons and stars
and all the rest of the little Christmas pixies were unwrapped
from their cardboard box home and
placed around the kitchen.
They each have their own place to sit
and some clearly have very important jobs to do !
I love them.
They make me smile every time I look at them
and in our house they always mark the arrival of December
and all the festivities to come.
Happy 1 st of December everyone !