Just to prove that I eventually DID finish my City and Guilds homework in time - here's the proof - I made a concertina book to display my texture samples.
I was full of good intention to come home and do this week's homework straight away, but I hadn't bargained on having a really bad cold which has since turned into a cough, and I didn't feel like doing anything for a few days, although I did manage a little gentle 'colouring in' whilst watching Midsomer Murders yesterday afternoon. (I was ill, ok!)
I feel more or less back to normal (whatever that is) today, and as it was quite bright and sunny I went to assist my friend's husband who was cutting back some trees in my garden. He decided to light a bonfire, to get rid of the branches, and I saw the opportunity to do some serious cutting back and get rid of the rubbish on the bonfire. He packed up at lunch time, but I was so full of enthusiasm that I stayed out pruning and hacking back for another couple of hours. I've never had a bonfire of my very own before - I didn't realise it would be such fun. I even considered breaking up furniture just to give me something else to burn. (Only joking!) I sent my sister a text message with a picture of the fire and she texted back "Where are you?" Like I'm gonna start fires in other people's gardens?!?!?
Anyway, I rang her, and she was equally excited by the fact that she has had a great response to her request in her local newsletter for old buttons. So, while other women may need to have a weekend at an exclusive health spa, or treat themselves to a pair of Jimmy Choo's - just give me and little sis a bonfire or an old button jar, and we're as happy as Larry.