Sunday 25th November 2012
On these dark winter nights I've been watching a lot of television but I can't sit with idle hands..I'm STILL working on that granny quilt but need a break now and then so have been playing with making crocheted flower brooches.
Very easy and not requiring much wool, these are perfect for multi-tasking except for Saturday nights when I have to concentrate on the subtitles of the wonderful Forbrydelsen..also known in Britain as The Killing. My Danish being limited to "ping" (money), "tak" (thanks) and "dod" (dead) I have to keep my eyes on the box but it's no hassle ; I got to know the Wallander series first and miss that terribly but of course there have been a few good Scandinavian series on BBC4 in the last year or two. Interesting to see another culture apart from the American stuff that has become such a big part of our lives. Films like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo have followed the popularity of the books of course but my favourite Scandi writer has to be Jo Nesbo (pronounced "Yo Nesbo" by the way!) His book The Snowman was gruesome in places but also gripping.I still feel a bit queasy when I think of the eyeball scene!! I think I have all the Harry Hole detective novels written by Nesbo apart from the latest which I'm waiting to go into paperback.I don't know if you read in bed..I do..but often drop off to sleep whilst reading so paperbacks are so much better than hardbacks to manage in bed. Nothing worse than being startled out of sleep by the heavy clunk of a falling book!
I've been doing some simple printing with balloons at work with my clients. This is so easy and is suitable for even quite disabled people or young children..we just dipped balloons into thick paint and printed randomly..the balloons made beautiful markings and reminded me of chrysanthemum flowers..
I'm yawning now so will say goodnight ..thanks for joining me here.Do feel free to write a comment or just say Hello. xx