Tuesday 24 May 2022

What I've been doing in my spare time

I seem to spend a lot of time sat in front of the TV or on my phone and often come home from work and not move off the sofa all evening. Other times I just feel I haven't stopped and I need a break, but the reality is I have a fairly well balanced week of work, rest and play. (Mars bar advert running through my head now) 

I decorated my chair pod for when I sit and read.

I swim twice a week before work, I walk home once a week (3 miles) and walk the dog almost every day covering 3-6 miles a week. I read daily and had my first crochet lesson last week. I garden, make crafts, sew and enjoy pottering around the garden, randomly weeding and pruning. Whilst Peter cooks most evenings I do enjoy baking and preparing meals also. I've also been making an effort to read more. We read 15 mins every day in school.

I had a crochet lesson, it didn't go well, but I enjoyed it and will persevere. 

Not everything goes to plan though, I forgot the seal on the blender so ended up with milk all over the floor.

Sometimes those 5 minute jobs take for ever. it took me a whole morning to cut out and line the shelves in the kitchen cupboards.

I've a couple of projects on the go involving the sewing machine and the over locker, which is an absolute joy (not) to thread. 

I'm supporting a lot of DT lessons in school and learning new skills in 2 lessons a week sewing and 2 lessons a week in metal work where we're making bottle openers, well I'm not, but I am doing a lot of sawing, filing and preparation work.

I'm working on everything side by side, so nothing is finished at the moment.

Are you working on multiple projects or do you concentrate on one project at a time?


  1. Your chair is gorgeous, what a lovely place to sit and read.
    It sounds like you certainly keep yourself busy. So sorry the crochet lesson didn't go too well but it's good you are going to persevere.
    I always have a few projects on the go and flit between them. x

    1. I've not been doing much lately but the reading chair is getting some use

  2. I love, love, love your chair!

  3. Thisiswhereitisat30 May 2022 at 22:35

    The seating looks very relaxing, perfrct to escape with a book x #pocolo

  4. I love your chair. I'd love something like that in the garden, but we've nowhere to store it in the winter. I'm generally a finisher of projects, but crochet I do randomly stop halfway through. I get a bit bored because they can take so long. Never finished a blanket (although I did a crochet-a-long once, got halfway through then decided I didn't like the design or the colours), but hats are fast so I don't mind doing those.

    1. Sadly the crochet never took off, but I'm hopeful I'll return to it one day