We did our usual trip into St Annes, a walk along the front and a trip to Cleveleys where I bought more wool and Amy bought a crochet hook. She's happy to just chain and concentrate on her tension for now but I'm sure it won't be long before I can persuade her to 'turn' and crochet a first row. She's strung her chain up between her shelving and has pinned a few bits onto it.
I posted off what I've already made to give me some space in the wardrobe, but I've still got 3 dolls heads rolling around so I've crocheted squares for these and will sew them up and send them off separately.The only project I'll have on the go between now and Christmas are some large granny squares to make into a blanket. I feel the need to keep my house and brain tidy over the next few weeks and granny squares will feed the crochet addiction without wool and projects ending up all over the place.
Amy went for her blood tests and the results will be back next week. They took 5 vacutainers (new word of the week) and seem to be testing for everything you could think of, although I'm sure if there's anything wrong at all it will just be anaemia. She was allowed to choose a sticker for being brave!
We also met up with my brother and his new partner for a meal at Mr Cooper's House and Garden at The Midland Hotel.
Walking through Manchester at night is lovely, especially in Autumn when the lights in the trees are all lit up.
The prices didn't seem over expensive until the portions arrived and then I changed my mind! The food was delicious though and my brother treated us so I can't complain. We had a great night and I was happy to be designated driver until they all ordered cheese and port which I really fancied. Mind you, I'm not the best drinker in the world and I'm always thankful the day after that I don't have a hangover to contend with.
I've been meaning to decorate the shelf for Halloween all week but didn't find the decs until Friday. We don't really do anything for Halloween but it's nice to have a few things up for a bit of atmosphere.
Amy and Thomas have carved their pumpkins. Thomas wanted to make a cannibal one and spent ages sticking cocktail sticks in and colouring them red for bloody teeth.
Amy's theme was less gruesome and she decided to use small marshmallows for eyes and teeth.
She went to a Halloween party last night and took her favourite tipple with her. I don't object to her having a drink because I'd rather she was doing it with our knowledge than behind our backs. I think it's just the idea that appeals to them all though as she brought the bottle home with her and there was still half left.
Other random photos of the week at Number 38 are:
More things for the charity shop.
A kangaroo and her little joey bouncing around the house.
A purchase of 200 candles which might seem a lot but at the moment I'm burning 12 every night for our Halloween set up. It's surprising how warm the room becomes when I light them all!
Bath salts. A small treat to myself although I've no idea why the box is so big as the salts only half fill it.A sparkly gold dish which I thought would look nice with sweets in for Christmas. I don't spend much on ornaments and things for the house as I change them fairly regularly and end up passing them on to charity, so at 99p I thought this was a bargain.
And a lovely bouquet of flowers from Mark just because....
And once again that pretty much rounds up the week.
Hope you've all had a good one and thanks for popping by :)