There has been something lurking at the bottom of my gift box for rather a long time…
About five years ago, in a fit of enthusiastic optimism, I bought a cross-stitch bookmark kit with a view to making something for Gran. Clearly, this enthusiasm began and ended with the purchase of the kit. I don’t actually do sewing or knitting or anything of the like. However, it is Gran’s birthday at the end of next month and I know she would really like this, not only because it has sweet peas on it but because I would have taken the time to make it for her. And I already have the kit. There’s no excuse really. So I’ve dug it out of the box, read the instructions and I’m ready to go. Surely I can finish this in 6 or 7 weeks?!
Lunch time was difficult today. I really, really wanted to walk into town and buy an egg mayo baguette and a packet of Maltesers – something that wouldn’t have been remotely unusual a couple of months ago. I could taste that baguette. I knew exactly where I wanted to get it from. Somehow I resisted. It didn’t help that my alternative was soup and ryvittas with the filthy soft cheese I bought in Co-op the other week (I do not like it). However, I am damned if I’m throwing away perfectly edible food! So I spread it on thick to try to get rid of it as quickly as possible. It should all be used up tomorrow and I can crack open the fresh pack of my usual brand. Can’t say I won’t still want the baguette and Maltesers though!
Lottery syndicate at work £3 – from general spending fund
From the challenge-a-day list:
- Making good use/financial management: Making a thoughtful gift using something I already have!