I've been watching the Winter Olympics that's why. Absolutely glued to it. The telly goes on as soon as I get up (which was absurdly early on Monday because I forgot it was half term), and it stays on until Clare says goodnight at 8 o'clock in the evening. I am watching the bronze medal curling match as I write this and it's all getting pretty tense so apologies for typos.
Other reasons for not blogging include forgetting to take pictures, remembering to take pictures but finding my camera battery flat and then not being able to locate the charger, and plain old laziness.
I have been doing stuff though.
I knitted a new hat for Tom because his other one 'went all weird'.
I've been doing a bit more creative mending but I'm afraid my mends won't hold up well to laundering so I'm holding off showing them until they've been through the wash a few times.
I made a delicious barley stew based around the leftover sauce from a chicken casserole.
I made chocolate marble cake for the band when they came round to jam. It was much appreciated.
On the day the band came round Katie and I went to Oxford. We went to the Cath Kidston shop -too floral, too expensive, the Natural History Museum -lots of small children, lots of buggies and lots of dino bones, we ate burgers at Byron's and I bought my March read - A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor.
In other news the River Severn has retreated, the sun has come out, my hellebores are blooming and the days are getting longer. At last. And GB (actually Scotland) has won a bronze medal in the women's curling, well done girls.