Do you sleep well? Do you spring out of bed, full of the joys of spring, refreshed and ready to face the day? Seems that I have reached an age where sleep quality is often up for discussion. I have friends who wake at 5am and can't get back to sleep and others who struggle to drag themselves out of bed when the alarm goes off. Do you fit into either of those groups? There's a new app that is causing interest and controversy around here. It's called Sleep Cycle and it monitors your sleep patterns. I have a theory that my quality of sleep depends on many other factors. One of which being the fact that I am married to a snorer ;-)
So we have both used this app, and it takes 5 days to calibrate before it can give you details of your sleep patterns. My graphs are totally different to my husband's. Mine are like this
Whereas he has much longer periods of deep sleep. I thought that meant his was the better nights sleep, but it turns out that it isn't. See those peaks of almost being awake? That equals times when he was snoring - aha, I now have proof!
We were back to school yesterday after the two week Easter break. Boy did it feel bad to be back. Oh well, only 4 weeks to half term! However, I did discover that the new member of staff who has joined the English Faculty is quite a character. He's Australian and is an ex-circus performer. He looks a little eccentric with a beard and moustache that is curled up at the ends (think Hercule Poirot) I think the girls are going to find him quite different to the person whose job he is replacing. She was middle aged, shorter than me (yes, I know! Who would have thought it was possible?) and a vicar's wife. He gave me advice on my failed attempts to hula hoop. How can someone who is quite proficient on the Wii not be able to keep a hula hoop at waist level for more than one rotation?
I'm on the search for a new craft. Sian has planted a seed of inspiration to learn a granny square in my brain and of course Denise is a super crocheter. So I hunted through my knitting bag,and lo and behold I found a crochet hook and some wool from the 80s when my friend Linda and I went to evening craft classes. I left my husband downstairs watching some tv programme that held no interest for me and went upstairs with hook, wool and ipad to do a bit of 'you tubing'. It was late. I was tired. Things did not go well. My hook was tiny (2.5mm) and my wool was fluffy. Things did not go according to plan. The lady on the video spoke and crocheted really quickly and although I soon remembered how to hold the wool and the hook and do a chain, other things didn't seem right. Then she said 'Don't forget, I'm American, if you're watching this in the UK, we call things by different names, what we call a double is a treble over there.' Well that explained a lot about why I was confused!
So, today. Day off. Hobbycraft is calling. I've been in touch with the crochet guru (aka Denise) and she's told me what I need. I've warned her that she may be hearing from me quite a lot. She said she didn't mind but I'm wondering if she realises just how many questions I may have?