So much has happened and I promise to blog more regularly again so that I can keep my posts relatively short. This, however, will be epic.
|Cosy kitchen. Still working up the strength to chop up the world's largest butternut squash.|
I had the day off work on Friday to take Izzie swimming. There's a fun children's pool at my local Virgin Active and I knew she'd like it there. We only spent an hour in the pool and I felt like I'd been through the wringer. She was constantly splashing me, chasing me, racing me and once even (accidentally, I hope) gave me a sharp knee in the jawbone as she over-exuberantly practiced her backstroke legs. By the time my sister left at 4pm I was exhausted. How do parents do it, each and every day? It baffles me. Big respect. That said, days spent with Izzie are amongst my favourite. She's funny, loving and so very bright. I had to stop myself sniggering when she told me at the pool that it was 'a thrill, Auntie Nicki'.
|Scissor fob pattern from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.|
Speaking of full-time jobs, I start a new one at the beginning of December. Still with the same organisation but I'll be working in a different department. It's a step up for me and I expect it to be challenging and verrrrry busy! I'm looking forward to a change. Thankfully, I will still be in contact with my current line manager. He has been my favourite boss of all (albeit the most demanding and challenging; he has such high standards!). And I'm not just saying that because he might stumble across my blog! I've worked for him for six years and learnt such a lot, I feel well prepared to move into another role. Exciting times.
In other [less exciting but no less important] news, I have had my ear syringed, blitzed my bathroom cupboards (unearthing 4 brand news pots of my fave L'Occitane body cream - yay!) and developed an unhealthy obsession with hazelnut lattes. I have also bought four new winter dresses, fallen in love with my mother-in-law's new Westie pup and sliced my thumb open on a plastic tub of fresh pasta sauce (serve me right for taking the lazy option).
You're all up to date! ;)
I'll be back soon - thanks for reading. Have a super lovely week.