Monday memorandum has evolved in to just plain old 'memorandum' on account of the fact that it is almost never Monday when I post it.
My brain has been feeling oh so cluttery lately. It's as if the mind can only hold a certain number of things, and when it gets overloaded it gets foggy and slow. I don't know about you, but it makes me feel a wee bit sad, and the best cure is to get organised. So earlier in the week I went online to me ole friend amazon and purchased a few things to help me along the way - probably the parcel of my dreams.
: : the best delivery ever... I got some click clack containers for our food cupboard, and some labels to label which food is ours (we live in a house with a bunch of other people). I got a wardrobe organiser - it's kind of a canvas shelving unit that hangs from the bar in the wardrobe to put things on, right from the bar to the floor. I got a shoe rack for all the shoes that pile up around the door.
: : the little things that help... I've been working too much (any much feels like too much lately!). I had a nice shift with a lovely new friend I've made and I popped downstairs at midnight and fetched us a hot chocolate and a muffin. It's the little things, right?!
|In the elevator heading down to the cafe.|
: : the great bike fiasco... My friend taught me to ride a bike, and we've been riding home. Well, I already knew how to ride but I've not done it for about twenty years. So we ride home from work (in London alongside the big red buses). I am slow and awful, but I'm exercising and it's a little bit fun. Ha.
: : sidenote... How can I possible be old enough to refer to something as being 'twenty years ago'. Yikes.
: : craftastic... I spent ages researching the stitches, techniques, yarn and hooks for crochet. It was ridiculous how long I spent, and so I just decided to get started on a special project. I'm amazing at starting things but poosy at finishing them so hopefully I'll have something to share with you later.
|Crochet hooks (also in the amazon parcel of my dreams).|
: : public crafting... I crafted in public on the train, too (with permission from my train buddies - wouldn't like to embarrass anyone with my geekery!).
|Craftastic train ride|
: : oxford for a day... Our special pal, E has been working in Oxford for a few weeks. What better reason to pop up to Oxford for a day spent by the river in a garden bar? We popped by Christ Church school too, where the Harry Potter dining room scene was filmed.
: : tuberculosis shot... Got myself a tb shot the other day (compulsory for my work). It's a bit fun having a festering sore on the arm, really. I do love me a good hunk of pus (puss?)!
: : listy list... Purchased myself a 'list book' today. Who doesn't love a list or two? I saw it a while ago at the shop, and I kept thinking about it so here it is in all its deliciousness...
... look at this picture below and you'll see the amazingness of it. On the right is a note pad. Then on the left side a shopping list, some post-it notes and some little marker post-its. Are you totes jell?
: : call the midwife... Such a great series, my friend E and I are watching. Can you tell I'm watching it as I write this? Also do you know the most incredible news - that season three of Downton Abbey is coming out soon.
: : stratford... Popping up to Stratford (where the olympic park is) for a spot of lunch (and to buy list books to feed my organisation fetish) is something I like to do, and we went today. There is a burger restaurant called 'Gourmet Burger Kitchen' which sells New Zealand products, including 'Kaitaia fire' and... L&P! I took the liberty of introducing my pals to it, and they were suitably impressed, I believe.
Enough rambling for one day. I need to go and watch some more Call the Midwife, and do some crochet. Haha. So very 'elderly' of me.