Monday, 10 January 2011

January Blues

Hello, how are you all on this chilly damp Monday? How on earth has it got to the 10th of January already? This month needs to slow down a lot or I will be in trouble. I have three tax returns to complete before the 31st of Jan, I really do need to pull my finger out and get a move on with them.

I really dislike January with a passion. I think the tax return situation is the biggest reason I dislike this month, combined with the fact that we have to pay a VAT bill, a PAYE bill and a Tax bill within three weeks of each other! Plus we have at least two cold months of Winter left. Roll on the Spring that's what I say!

It been a busy week, busy getting back into the swing of things, trying to catch up with the everyday jobs that always seem to need doing. I would hate to think about how many washing machine loads I have put on since the year began. I haven't done a stitch of crafting this past week but have instead filled my time with book keeping, VAT returns, housework and ironing. At least I am sticking to the "being more organised" part of my 2011 wish list.

It hasn't been all doom and gloom here really, we did go to the Pantomime on Friday. It was Peter Pan starring Phil Mitchell from Eastenders (can't for the life of me remember what the actor is called). We all enjoyed it, though not as much as last years panto. Shane Ritchie was really very funny last year.

Saturday turned into an unexpected lazy day, but it was very much needed. Mr P had to work late morning until early afternoon, so me and the little ones popped out to the local village down the hill from us and went to the library and then on to Costas for a coffee and bacon sarnie. I haven't been to the library since last Easter - how bad is that. I still owed a £10 fine, which I think has probably had something to do with me not being so keen to go. Anyway, I paid my fine and found a Lynda La Plante book that I fancied reading. Oh the luxury of an afternoon laid out on the sofa reading. Daisy chilled out by watching rather too much Disney Channel and Alex and Mr P watched the footie upstairs. I don't think I moved for about three hours - utter bliss. After a busy week it was just what I needed.

Tonight I went on my own to the cinema! I have never been alone to the cinema before. I just had the urge to see The Kings Speech tonight. Mr P wasn't interested in seeing it, so I rang a couple of girl friends to see if they fancied seeing it. They couldn't make it at such short notice so I thought I would go on my own. It was a really good film, Colin Firth was excellent and I am guessing he will be nominated for an Oscar for his role. I must admit the history that surrounds the second world war and that era absolutely fascinates me. It was a real insight into the Queens life with her parents and the history that surrounded Edward VIII abdication. I would definitely recommend going to see it.

I'm off to stitch and bitch tomorrow evening, wow two nights out in a row! I always look forward to going and its lovely to catch up with like minded knitters and crocheters. My quilting course starts next Monday which is very exciting, I just hope it lives up to my expectations.

No pictures tonight I'm afraid. I have been really bad lately and have taken very few photographs. I think the light is so poor at the moment, it sort of puts me off. I promise some pictures next time.

Till then.



  1. Sounds a busy old time of it.

    Hope the tax return stuff goes smoothly. Its good to sometimes just switch off and relax. And what better way than with a good book. I quite like Lynda La Plant. I have heard that the Kings Speech is really good. But then Mr Firth is always watchable!

    Hope the rest of your week runs smoothly.

    MBB x

  2. Roll on spring too. It's so dark and miserable this time of year. Really fancy seeing The King's Speech too. Have a good week and look forward to hearing about your quilting course. xx