In the UK, 62 is quite a milestone for women, as I now qualify for my State Pension and free bus pass - exciting! (Men have to wait longer, although they are upping ours gradually, to match them).
"Left to my own devices, would I trade this for firm thighs, fewer wrinkles, a better memory? On some days. That's why it's such a blessing I'm not left to my own devices. Because the truth is I have amazing friends and a deep faith in God, to whom I can turn. I have a cool kid, a sweet boyfriend, darling pets. I've learned to pay attention to life, and to listen. I'd give up all this for a flatter belly? Are you crazy?" Anne Lamott
I'd go along with all that, but add an extra kid, only one pet and swap boyfriend for a great husband.
I've had some lovely pressies, including these beauties from my two DDs
Most of the crafting activity this week has been in the garden. I'm very happy with how everything is filling out nicely, four years after being re-planned.
The veg beds are at the bottom of the garden, and I've just planted out peas and courgettes
more peas, runner and broad beans.
Strawberries and gooseberries are coming on at treat, too.
Here's a quick tour around the room at the mo (please excuse the mess) -
The gesture towards it being a guest room - a bed settee just inside the door.
The door into the en suite, followed by half a book case we've cut in two. Eventually I want to shabby chic it.
Then, my work table under the window (complete with photo project, above). Card/paper storage will go under the table.
Two new sets of Ikea shelves - the corner one will hold 'potential project' goodies, and the one on the chimney breast will be for fabric/sewing stuff.
The built-in wardrobe holds my woolly goodies. When funds allow, I want to replace the hotch potch collection of containers with matching, stackable plastic boxes with lids.
This is the view of the room from the shower room door. The shelving on the left, above the radiator, is for my papercrafting stuff.
Underneath is the old PC which I'm hanging onto, for printing photos, doing family history work, etc. Next to that is the other half of the bookcase, awaiting treatment. It holds my craft and gardening books.
So, a long way still to go, but you will hopefully see some improvement next Wednesday. Sorry this is such a long WOYWW post, but at least it's mostly pictures. Hope to see you over at Julia's for a virtual cuppa.
Have a great week, Chris xx