I went to see my friend this morning. She's had her bunion operated on. Ouch! She's hobbling around wearing a bit bootee thing and will be off work for at least 6 weeks. As much as I love her I had to draw the line when she got her phone out to show me the op and hid my head under the cushion. Anyway, we had a good catch up over coffee and crumpets and we've arranged for her to visit me in the next couple of weeks.
When I got home I had a parcel waiting for me. It's from the lovely Liz over at lovethosecupcakes.
Sending me the book was kind enough but the chocolate was a lovely surprise. Liz has given me the OK to eat this because and I quote "it's diet friendly because it's thin". She's definitely my kind of diet buddy :) I've decided one square per chapter is acceptable. However, I'm a quick reader and can get through a fair few chapters in one go so don't expect it will last very long.
The Greek costume is all but finished. I gave up looking for a piece of scrap material, bit the bullet and bought a new cushion cover which I then cut up to make the sash thingy. I just need to sew it at the bottom and it's done. Thomas didn't want anything on his head so the only accessory I had to make was the bracelet (thank goodness for toilet roll inners). I didn't ask him to pose but he's got the Greek stance down to a T don't you think.
And just for Sadie, who has posted a lovely picture of her hyacinths, here are my alien-like ones. No idea what's going on with these this year, but I'm thinking of donating them to the botanical science department for experimentation.
In the meantime, somebody needs to love these ugly monstrosities, so they'll stay at Number 38 for a while longer.