Good Evening dear reader. After this card, no more Christmas! I made this card for a lady whose dog I walk ~ Benson by name ~ sweetheart by nature. She was delighted with it I'm pleased to say. Hasn't this month flown by? I can hardly keep up. Today I went to Polesden Lacey, a National Trust property that belonged to a Mrs. Greville, a fab hostess of her time. Benson's owner ~ Olive ~ treated me to lunch for walking him for her. We went into the gift shop afterwards and I spent far too much but couldn't help it ~ honest.
As my Christmas gift to Olive, I made her a door swag.
In fact yesterday was flower arranging all day. I made myself one of these swags and also did a wreath for a friend of ours.
Well now The X Factor is finished, we'll have more time to ourselves at the weekend!! I was hoping Rebecca would win but I guess she'll do ok now she's had the coverage. Those who hate the show will probably think I'm sad but we enjoy it.
All I have left to do now, is wrap all my gifts for the holiday season. I'm not particularly fond of this chore ~ not being very profficient at it. I need a gift wrapping course ~ as my friend Jill will testify when her parcel arrives.
Did I mention I got the job? It's driving school children to and from school in Surbiton, Surrey. I need to be vetted before I can begin and hopefully the bad weather will have passed when I start the job. Can't wait.
And another thing!! I got to target weight at my local Slimming World Club last week ~ having had a loss every week since September. (Yes, it took that long!) I'm now regretting that wonderful Christmas lunch I had earlier today. No I'm not!
I am a dog lover and a crafter and took early retirement after a thirty year career. I now work part time driving school children to and from a school in Surrey. I have been married to my husband Mike for twenty years and we currently live near Epsom in Surrey. I pass my days walking dogs in a voluntary capacity for The Cinnamon Trust, making greeting cards, meeting friends and socialising.