Well that got your attention didn't it? Apologies for not posting sooner but I wanted to have some proper stitching finishes to show off and I finally have something. Was that a thud I heard???
|Berry Christmas by Lizzie*Kate|
|Mistle-toad by Lizzie*Kate|
|Noel Squared by Lizzie*Kate|
|Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum (summer school |
Spanish students in foreground)
|there is a heron in there somewhere!|
|Glasgow University from the grounds of |
Kelvingrove Art Gallery
I've been busy with the teaching lately; working mornings at the school and then afternoons at Strathclyde University where we had a contract to tutor 70+ Chinese engineering students up to a passable IELTS level. That finished on Friday and it was sad to say goodbye to the students - they were all so nice. They all looked so much more relaxed on Friday after receiving their results in the morning so we had a fun activities afternoon for them. They've worked hard these last 2 months and deserve a wee break now before their course starts proper at the end of the month.
|and he decided to be friendly after all :)|
|One of the locals!|
|Me and Mouse halfway up the stairs ...|
|The Three Amigos!!|
|One or two wee things from Nimble Thimble ...|
|and a close-up of that fabric!!|
I got one or two wee things but I was suitably restrained as I am saving myself for Harrogate in November. It was a lovely day out though and on the way back to Sheffield we stopped off for a lovely Sunday roast lunch at a local hostelry before mouse dropped me back off at the coach station in Sheffield to wend my weary way home again. Got in at 3am so I may rethink the overnight option next time lol!
I've been busy lately with work being done in the flat so that I can get it on the market. The bathroom flooring is down at the shower is up although the trouble and money that has cost has been no laughing matter. The console board is obsolete and even if we could get a replacement fuse to allow the shower to be hooked up it would be too powerful for the board so I need to have a new console board fitted. However Scottish Power will not let the work go ahead without them installing an isolator switch at the cost of £152! Only then can the electrician go ahead. So, what was a simple job has cost nearly £400 and has dragged on and on and on and on .... all I wanted was to have a shower in the evenings when I got home :(
The flooring is also down in the kitchen but the electrics are holding everything else up and until that is done then the rest of the work will have to wait.
I've also had visitors aplenty - with one of my Spanish students joining me for dinner last Saturday and another ex-student and now a good friend, Kasia from Poland coming for lunch yesterday. Next weekend is another busy with with an old work colleague coming for the weekend on Friday and staying till Sunday and then Maureen coming for lunch on Sunday. I love having friends to visit whether it is just for an evening or afternoon, or for a weekend.
Okay, I think I shall call it a day here and go do some stitching once I decide what I am working on! Thanks for stopping by and if you pop over next weekend there may even be some lemon drizzle cake. Just sayin .......