Yes, I am sick with a horrible cold but, as the bird says, it ain't nesting time so I am trying to get on with things! Sort of... I'm doing things but not exactly what I should be doing...
Graham and I went wandering yesterday afternoon, round the charity/antique type shops, and I bought this card. I'm going to put it in a frame but I can't quite decide if I like the inside or the outside best. "Drat my pin feathers!" might be my new favourite expression but I also like the complete lack of sympathy on the inside. It might spur me into action on lazy days.
I had to buy this polar bear. I was about to make myself leave him behind (he was quite expensive considering his dirty and balding condition) until Graham described him as a sad looking old thing and then I knew I would be wistful every time I thought of him... He is dirty and tatty but so cute and I do love him. I'm liking polar bears a lot just now in general but I think it might be the influence of fashion as they do seem to be popping up about the place quite frequently these days.
The polar bear had a narrow escape during the photo shoot. Above is Lola's mouth just split seconds before she picked the poor polar bear up and tried to leg it. I don't know whether she was thinking of him as food or as a kitten but I saved him either way.
I got these sweet little drawers for a bargain £1. The fabric is lovely. I must have been drawn to grubby looking things yesterday... I don't know if I'll risk cleaning these but I will give the insides a bit of a dusting at least.
These buttons were not so bargainous but I couldn't resist. Those cunning people in Oxfam had split their button loot so that there were a couple of extra special buttons in each bag. Sneaky. I have a plan for these buttons. I shared it with the man in Oxfam and he looked at me like I was some kind of evil genius... or just plain evil. I don't think my plan is evil but it might be genius! They do say simple plans are the best.
I'd better go and blow my nose and get on with this pesky job application I've been doing all day. I've 'just' got the statement bit still to write and I don't feel too inspired or positive. Sniff. Cough. Sniff.