It's so foggy out there this morning that I'm not sure Sian will see me waving hello and joining in with Me on Monday, but I'll give up a wave anyway.
What a glorious Autumnal weekend we had. Bright and dry and sunny right up until Sunday late afternoon when the fog rolled in.
I got lots of sewing done and my sister's surprise Christmas present quilt is now complete. I'm pleased with it and I hope she will like it. We had some lovely long dog walks in the countryside; scuffing through the fallen leaves and appreciating the beautiful colours. I know we moan about our weather over here, but without it our seasons would not be the same. I do like the fact that we have very different seasons through the year.
The fog set in about 5pm here and we had already planned to go to see the fireworks in a nearby town. So we set off with our warm mulled wine in our flask and wrapped up warm in winter coats and boots. The display was fantastic despite the fog, although a few of the fireworks went up so high, it was hard to see them through the cloud and mist but they still lit up the sky with beautiful colours.
On Thursday I had decided to get a new hair style. I'd become bored with my bob and had considered something drastic for a little while now. I decided that the time had come, so went into the salon with the brave words 'I want to go a lot shorter'. We had a discussion about what my idea of 'a lot shorter' was compared to that of the guy who cuts my hair. Turns out his idea of 'short' is very short and we had to go through a process of negotiation! However, I'm pleased I've been brave although it still takes me by surprise every time I catch sight of my reflection. Washing it was fun too, I'm certainly not going to be using so much shampoo! You can guess what my 'Me on Monday' photo is going to be can't you?
(I couldn't work out what the white splodges are on my lips in the photo, turns out that when I was using the hairspray I stood too close to the mirror and I have a covering all over it!)
So yes, this morning saw me returning to work after a lovely relaxing week of Half Term holiday. Why is it that half terms go by so fast? After a few hours at my desk it felt like I hadn't been away at all!