then there’s no wonder I’m overweight! (That’s MY excuse and I’m sticking to it.) On the flight home from Lanzarote, I was listening to Hugh Laurie singing some really old blues songs and cheerful it often wasn’t, although it’s good stuff, but, what with that and drawing, I’m in a little world of my own until they offer me tea or coffee and I am left wondering, was I singing along? Are those people giving me funny looks because of “Please Mr Judge, send me to the lectric chair…” or, alternatively, I’m plaintively reflecting on my need for cocaine? I just hope they realise it’s vicarious.
So I move on to listening to Paloma Faith and she’s a bit rude in places, so I try not to join in the chorus, so to speak. I’ll know I’m really, really getting old when I no longer care if I’m singing out loud in public places.
Speaking of Lanzarote, which we weren’t but I like to keep you on your toes, we went to the market in Teguise, which used to be the capital of the island and is a very attractive, old fashioned looking place. From a previous visit, we remembered a restaurant called Alcatife, which was not as touristy as some and, much to the loved one’s delight, very inexpensive. We both remembered it being on a side street, which it wasn’t; we both remembered it being a completely blank frontage, which it wasn’t and we both remembered it being cool even in the middle of the day, which, thank goodness, it was. All I can say is, if you go to Lanzarote, go there. We loved it.
While we were away, I was re-reading “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson and chuckling away to myself, only to discover on our return home that it has been made into a film. Hoping to see it soon.
It was our wedding anniversary while we were away, 10 years of wedded bliss – and the other 29 weren’t too bad either. Sorry, that’s the loved one’s idea of a joke. However, you have to love a man who gives you jewellery and this is what he gave me on the day.
Now, I don’t want those of you who left comments a couple of weeks ago to get big headed, but, yes, you were right. I had a fit of throwing things in the bin when I was trying to do the Diva Challenge using a stencil or splashed colour for a string. (DC 237, I think) Nothing looked right to me but when I put the pics on here several folk said they would probably be better if I persevered, so I did, grumbling all the time, of course.
So I’m going back to the others I threw on one side to see if I can make anything of them.
In the meantime, the loved one and I went to see aforementioned film of “A Walk in the Woods”, which was pretty good. It kept well enough to the book for me not to find myself arguing with the screen or threatening to write them a letter of complaint. Robert Redford, my idol for ever, is getting a bit craggy but still worth a look and convincingly understated as Bryson and Nick Nolte as Steve Katz was exceptional. If you haven’t seen it yet, give it a go.
And then the Diva Challenge is a day late because of Thanksgiving in Canada, not something we celebrate over here. If you had our climate, you’d be a bit sulky about giving thanks for it too. The Challenge is to use Munchin, with, if you chose to try it, the additional challenge of doing it on a black tile. I chickened out on the black and used it to fill a Christmas tree for yet another card. Uninspired but good practice. I also did another attempt using Tri Bee from last week which I like very much – the pattern, not my piece, although it’s OK.
And, apart from having my flu jab, that’s about it for this week, see you soon world, be good.
So I couldn’t resist having a go on a black tile and this is what I managed. I think it can have a bit of added sparkle and go on yet another Christmas card.