Friday, 30 May 2014

Bring on June!

I am having some quality time with my computer tonight.  I'm making playlists, sorting photos and [obviously] writing my blog.  After work today I gave my craft room a blooming good tidy, clean and hover, so it's delightful in here now.  I am up in the eaves and there are two skylights.  Both are open, letting in lots of fresh air on this beautiful spring evening.  

If I can get away with it in here, I like to just switch on lots of lamps rather than the overhead light.  I'm sitting by lamplight, burning one of my favourite Bath & Body Works candles (Frosted Cupcake) and listening to the Haim album as I type.  Husband is downstairs in the living room (also compiling playlists, I think) and watching the footy.  This, to me, is what Friday nights are all about. 

Anyone who chats with me on Instagram will know that I have been complaining of a headache today.  I got lots of lovely sympathy from my fellow IGers.  In all honesty, and without being a martyr, I am used to having headaches.  I seem to be susceptible to them.  I was diagnosed with cluster headaches as a teen (I had to have lots of scary tests) and whilst I have those horrid headaches less than I used to, the weather/hormones can trigger them.  I carry on through them and dose myself up with painkillers.  But I just feel sluggish and a bit miserable.  

Today's headache was my own fault.  I'm not getting enough sleep - I'm too excited!!  I go to bed at night and cannot clear my mind.  I can't stop thinking about everything I want to make and do.  Also, June is set to be an epic month.  I break up from work for a couple of weeks next Thursday and have lots planned.  I am off to the Cabbages and Roses sale with my mum next weekend, then I have a workshop with Jessie Chorley at Hope & Elvis followed by a date with Laalaaland Lynda.  Andrew and I are squeezing in a little sunshine holiday, too.  It is all happening.  Can't wait.  

It's just the husband and I again for the next few weekends.  We aren't seeing so much of Jake (Andrew's son) lately as he is sitting his GCSEs and revising lots.  He says he can't study at our house because it's too much fun, which I take as a compliment, but we do miss him.  When he came over last weekend I spent as much time with him as possible just hanging out and watching [lots of studenty] TV.  We went for a little walk with the dog around the village, too.  

Jake and Drew often take a frisbee/ball when we go out for walks (not often now Jake is a teenager!) and it was great to see Jake getting some fresh air and running around a bit (well, quite a lot because his dad's aim with a frisbee is appalling).  Gosh, that makes me feel old saying that.  I've noticed lately that there are lots of things I do/say that make me realise just how old I am.*  Gah! 


This weekend Andrew and I are going to potter around at home, having a nice quiet weekend.  I think Andrew wants to see the new Tom Cruise film at the cinema, too.  Sometimes I really *really* wish they'd let you take your knitting in with you.  Maybe they do, I've never tried, but I expect it might annoy fellow movie-goers.  I'd love to sit and knit, drinking Starbucks and watching a film on the big screen.  

Have a great weekend, whatever you're up to, and thanks for stopping by.




*For instance, I like to wear a full-length slip under my dresses sometimes and I can't have a drink before bed as I'll wake up at 4am needing a wee.  Dear oh dear.


  1. This was a lovely read on a Saturday morning. Headaches- urgh! I'm a sufferer too. Horrid things!! Glad your not getting as many though. Your craft room looks very cosy. Hope you enjoy your weekend. Sarah-Jayne xx

  2. I think you should definitely take your knitting into the cinema, if you can knit in the dark - I don't know as I can't knit! Sorry to hear about the headaches, I hope you're clear of them for the moment.
    I hope the exams are going well, we have had A levels here - poor boys!

  3. Oh how I love your blog posts, Nickolodean. Your fortnight off sounds so lush, I bet you can't wait. Hope your head is ok, I get bad headaches too, always had. HORRID.
    X x x x

  4. Your posts are always so lovely and cozy. I'm living vicariously through you and what looks like amazing weather. It will be 109° in Arizona today.

  5. Don't forget it is "World Wide Knit in Public" from 14-22nd June. Perhaps an ideal time to knit in the cinema.
    Carol xx

  6. Hi Nicki - I really enjoy your blog and wish you would post more often! I like your photos, your humour, your crafts and your values - well done!