I have been missing QVC in my two weeks off so it's nice to be writing to you again to share what I've been up to. I'm one of those people who loves their work so much that taking annual leave gets forgotten about until the last minute so I have a total of three weeks off in March.
In my first week off Steve and I drove nine hours to my aunt and uncle's home in gorgeous Scotland. My cousin, her boyfriend and son were staying there too, so we had a nice full house and, thanks to my auntie K, loads of scrummy home-cooked meals.
The scenery was amazing. It snowed a little almost every day, which gave the mountains a real alpine feel. I missed our cats but we enjoyed their pets enormously. One big fat lazy cat and two dogs who were as loopy as they come!
I've heard of dogs playing fetch with sticks but these play with tiny twigs – think grape stalks! I've never seen anything like it! I couldn't work out what they were doing at first. If you look closely in the pic to the right you'll see their 'toy'. Fantastically nutty!
Upon our return home I decided I really wanted to spruce up the house for spring. Not just a little spring clean but a thorough sort out. Steve has made several trips to the dump and charity shops and yet more still keeps coming! Isn't it amazing how much clutter you can accumulate?
I firmly believe in the idea that decluttering surroundings declutters the mind, it's proving to be very therapeutic. Sorting out all my crafting stash has enabled me to see what I've got and now I'm really looking forward to finishing my blitz on the house and getting crafty…
On that note, I shall be getting a double dose of craft this week. On Tuesday I have two hours of Spring Cardmaking from 2pm and then on Friday afternoon I will be attending the Craft Fair at London Olympia so if you're planning to go too, please come say hi!
Must dash again…just sorting out the monstrous amount of clothes I have not been able to get into for years but never throw away. Out they go today!
How have you been getting ready for spring?
Love Catherine x