Every year I ring the changes with my christmas wrapping theme. Usually, I'm inspired by some new ribbon, or a colourway I'd like to try. My staples are brown paper and white tissue paper - sometimes in combination, sometimes separately. Whatever I do, it's usually two colours only and quite minimal. So, decisions, decisions, do I go for blue/grey and white or red and white?
Sadly, I'm attending the funeral of a family friend - one of my Mum's oldest friends. There are few people I can say I've known all my life, but Ann was one of them. This is undoubtedly a sad occasion, but we will be celebrating a well-lived life. She was the sort of person who lit up a room with her humour, laughter, and love for her family and friends. It's hard to think of her without a smile. She was quite simply a legend in her own lifetime, and I think that's quite an achievement. Walter will be staying with friends, and I have the rare treat of relaxing on the train. I can't help but think of uninterrupted hours of knitting. Catch up time?