it's off to work i go,
the holiday is over.
the bali suntan has gone down the plughole with the shower suds.
the winter woolies have been taken out of mothballs and the heater in the creative cottage is maxed.
mr curly, my trusty magic loop knitting needle, is back in fulltime employment knocking up rainbow beanies for the wee noggins of tiny tots.
and, steaming winter stews are back on the menu. this one was especially yummy with a warming hum from the ras el hanout , lemon zest and fresh parsley.
poor old miss lucy spent the day at the doggy day surgery shop having her little girly bits nipped and tucked ( no puppies for you miss lucy)
in her absence the girls had the run of the garden and were in chooky heaven.
mr norris also enjoyed the freedom and spent the day romping around the garden with occasional glances over his shoulder in expectation of a puppy jumping on his head.
well little animals, your freedom is shortlived. i am sure miss lucy mcpup will be back on deck tomorrow and will pass her time tormenting you all while i attend to the massive pile of baby shoes that have been cut but not stitched and await my attention on my desk in the cottage
in the company of my new bff, little betty, the mini tin sewing machine (just like mama'a) i will be stitching and snipping.
holiday, a distant memory.