it is very bright today, the sky is blue, cloud free, and the sun is beating down on the snow surrounding us, but not unfortunately making much impact, simply because it is so blooming cold!

So we have the potential for the boys still to be home on Monday and maybe even Tuesday looking at the forecast for the next few days, they are getting fed up and so am I! We had to take them into work yesterday, which was ok, but not something I have a desire to repeat : (

But enough of the moaning! Onto far more important things : ) My birthday giveaway, and just before that another pressie I received,


This was made for me by my very talented sister-in-law Kate, who makes her own lampwork beads. I had mentioned that I wanted another focal bead, and that I liked silver core beads but didn’t like to wear bracelets that much, and I got this beautiful necklace.
It is so perfect, it is really tactile, so have a look at her shop, it really is full of lovely things, though I don’t know how much she is getting done in her garden shed at the moment!

Ok, no longer shall I make you wait, I used the random number generator to get the number……………… 20! Which is Laura! So thank you all so much for entering, always lovely to get so many comments, and on my birthday : ) Maybe I’ll have another birthday later in the year!