Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Hooray Sunshine!

Now, I'm not the sort of girl that likes sunbathing. Spending hours marinating while prostrate on a beach is not my idea of fun, but I do need to catch some rays each day, and we've been seriously lacking in the ray department over the last few months that were meant to be summer months. So, I've been popping outside these last couple of days and just swinging for 10, 15, 30 mins or so. And it's LOVELY!


I don't think I suffer from SAD, (but having said that, I've not really looked into it) but I do need some sun. All winter I long for spring and summer. Autumn is nice with its colours and warmish days, and we're usually busy with birthdays, hallowe'en, bonfire night, anniversary and the run up to christmas. Still, at the back of my mind is almost a count down to when the warm sun comes back.

So, please excuse me if I post lots of *yay, the sun's out!* posts.

In other news, we've helped out another two people via freecycle over the last couple of days. We had a couple of shelving units that we didn't have room for which have now gone to new homes.
If you haven't joined your local freecycle group, go and do it now! You'll be amazed at what gets given, and it stops this stuff going into landfill.
Also, a lot of freecycle groups have a community/cafe group where you can get to know other people in your area.

Oh, post!
I got a new book today. Ripple Stitches

I think I'm going to have to do a book review section on this blog!


de vliegende koe said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I didn’t miss the PIF, but I always like to swap, when you don’t mind when it takes some time, because I have some other swaps on my list. So tell me what you do and don’t like and I’m your swap-partner!

MollyKnits said...

We've had good weather this week too.

A "yarn diet" is a deal someone makes to not buy yarn until a certian number of projects are compleated. Since I mainly buy yarn on sale, I tend to have more than I need at any given time.

At least once a year, I just don't buy yarn until I use up a good amount. Sometimes I use the money I would normally buy yarn with with donate to a good cause. I also gift lots of yarn to people who can't aford to buy yarn (Girl Scouts and the elderly).

I had a good purge not too long ago, but now I need to use some of the lovely stuff I have up. :)

dottycookie said...

Fab tip on freecylce - thanks. We have some perfectly good stuff we no longer need, and it would be good if it could go to someone who'd use it. Thanks!

Gemma said...

I think I might be guilty of the sun is out posts too!

I've tagged you over on my blog if that's ok.

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

I find I can't sit out for too long these days either, so it's nice to grab a half hour when you can,puts a bit of colour in your cheeks.
I've joined my local Freecycle after you mentioned it previously, I haven't made use of it yet but hoping to do so sometime. I'ts such a great idea, I've recommended it to a few people too.
I hope you don't mind but I've tagged you. The idea is you write 8 random facts about yourself and then "Tag" 8 others to do the same. No worries if you don't want to take part, although it's a nice way to get to know other bloggers.
Gill x