: : shoot that fecking Tawny Frogmouth (ooo [pause 3 seconds] ooo etc etc from 4.00 am to 11.00 am nonstop)
: : wrist still sore but cast on for new knitting project anyway
: : children playing table tennis all weekend long (net strung over dining table, cheap bats from K mart) excellent
: : made a sensational [tasting, not looking] lemon cake for afternoon tea. Totally suck at icing ... abandon idea of icing any cakes ever again
: : also made bread (success), quince muffins (iced with remainder of lemon icing)(success), and tomorrow night's dinner (chicken and asparagus/cauliflower casserole in the slow cooker)(hopefully will be success)
: : alstromeria in vase by front door, check
: : something digging up citrus trees at night. possums? wallabies? rabbits? bloody hell if it's not the dog it's the wildlife
: : patched Son #1's jeans. now he won't wear them
: : all the blogland babies are starting to arrive. one down, three to go (two are silent, perhaps already underway?)
: : just found out Kate Atkinson speaking at Melbourne Writer's Festival next weekend (or weekend after? check) now have to go. must book
: : Helen Garner speaking (free!) at work next month on new book (which have read, feel smug). must book
: : borrowed Twelfth Night for Son #1 to watch - the not terribly good Helena Bonham Carter version but presence of HBC makes Mr Soup happy and rediscovery that Richard E. Grant is in it makes me happy. Who does he play? Can't remember. Sir Andrew? Watch and report back. That bloke who played Gandhi is Feste (memory freeze, can't remember name of actor, someone in comments will advise if can't be bothered to Google)
: : Cat on a Hot Tin Roof getting excellent notices. Must book.
: : sigh ...
: : excellent score at op shop on Friday night after work: damask table cloth, stack of books, 4mm very old plastic knitting needles in fetching shade of apple green with white knobs, set of four wooden sock needles (3 x 2.75mm and 1 mysteriously at 3mm, beggars can't be choosers), and a long piece of white cotton, about 3m long and a metre wide, with a crocheted lace edge along one long side and cross stitched red flowers - what to make? gather it around the top with some elastic and make a summer skirt? make a kind of curtain valance out of it? no. skirt wins. photograph and make blog banner from it too
: : bit obsessed with making blog banners. new cherry banner up, bored with strawberries already
: : 100g of pure wool 8ply, dyed with Kool Aid. Rather vibrant! understatement. $20 if anyone cares to purchase
: : owing to a series of misunderstandings between the mister and I that you really don't want to know about, we now have enough bacon in our fridge and freezer to sink a small battle ship. Or at least a schooner. need best bacon recipes!
: : mulling over blog giveaway. shamefully aware that have had three blogiversaries and not once given away a celebratory gift. what to give? skein of yarn? acorn bookmark? strawberry bookmark? red hat? await advice. (and bacon recipes)