Bit of a mad day couple of days (aren't they all?)
First off, having enrolled myself on an "increase your fluency in French" course (see no. 3 on the holiday resolutions list), I spent two hours yesterday morning in mild panic at not being able to remember my avoirs and my etres.
While I was out, the Whippet had been a Very Good Boy and slept all morning, so I took him out for a bit of squirrel chasing, came back and mounted up a few pieces of work, "cooked" dinner (slightly ashamed to say that I switched on the oven and used some scissors to open the pizza box...) and then went to teach for three hours.
But when I came home it seemed that somebody hadn't been a Very Good Boy any more and I was told terrible tales of puppies eating beds and table cloths and barking naughtily and getting the jellywobbles about fireworks...(this is the same Whippet who ate a bit more of the dining room door on Monday when there were fireworks and he was alone for ten minutes).
So there was nothing for it but to stay up with the Very Nervous and Trembly Whippet and make a few cards:
which I finished some time after one o'clock in the morning. But when I turned the light off, the Boy turned into a Very Lonely Whippet and did Barking and Singing. We had a little chat, the Boy and I, and we all eventually got to sleep at 2am.
But no time for a lie-in! Time to get up and drive to East Grinstead to help set up the exhibition:
Sorry for the gloom, the skies had gone black and torrential rain was lashing the windows by the time I got to take the photos.
Guess who did a Linda Monk workshop and made yet another chimney:
And because we needed more "big things" I took in my tree wallhanging, made in an inspired session of feltmaking a few years ago:
And already there are red dots! Red dots of loveliness!
So all the madness is worth it after all.
Now we just need to fix the Whippet.