Sunday, 7 February 2016

What I have been up to in January

What have I been doing
January was been busy work wise and I have been away quite a lot so I haven’t had much time to do things I want. The only non-work related day out was to St Anne’s near Blackpool to sort out mine and Craig’s Ladies Evening. We went to the hotel it is being held in to discuss layouts, menus and timings. It is like organising a wedding but on a very strict budget.

What I have been reading
Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Wisenberger. 

It has been 10 years since Andy quit Runway magazine and she now runs a successful Wedding Magazine with Emily (the 1st Assistant). But the shadow of Miranda Priestly is never far away as Elias Clark want to buy the magazine which puts Miranda back in charge.
I always wondered what happened to Andy and it was good to see that she hadn’t let her experience with Miranda affect her completely. I was surprised that she became business partners with Emily as Emily’s character in the first book seems very different. The book doesn’t really throw up any surprises and it is good when you just want something you don’t have to think too deeply about.

What I have been Crafting
Trying to keep up with my crafts but it has been difficult to find the time with working away. I have however made this cushion

I want to practise different types of quilting squares so I have started on a sampler quilt from the Art of quilting magazine. I don’t think I will buy the series as there are enough experts to help me at the quilting club.

During the craft club session I am working on completing this cross stitch sampler. I actually started this when Emma was a baby and she is now 16. It was stuck in a box for way to many years and when the craft club started then I decided I needed to get this finished.

What I have been watching
I don’t really watch much TV but Mr Selfridge and Call the Midwife start and end my weekend. I love anything that is set in the early to mid 20th century. I was gutted when Downton Abbey ended and cried at the last episode.

As a family we are watching Agents of Shield. Craig and the kids are Marvel mad and will watch repeatedly any Marvel film or TV programme. I like Agent Carter but more for the costumes and hair.

Apart from one session in the gym whilst being away then I have done nothing. It is hard to get motivated to do any exercise but it is something I need to work on and actively make more time.