Monday, September 2, 2013

August was busy and fun–I have the numbers to prove it

I’m guessing I’m not alone in welcoming August but bemoaning its end.  I love the energy of the Fringe in Edinburgh in August and blooming of flower and fruit.  I don’t like the onset of autumn as the month ends and the weather cools and daylight noticeably shortens.

I expect August to be busy, with all the Fringe buzz, but this year it was even busier, so no surprise my book number is at a low for the year.


and here is the pile of crochet squares – finished the evening of the 31st – and yes followed by some whooping


For our communal count this month Julie asked the earliest we got out of bed during the month.  I find time norms across countries fascinating as they seem to vary so much – in NZ it is said that over half the adult population is in bed by 10pm but in Spain many adults are still eating dinner at that time.

Anyway this month I did not have any especially early starts so my time is 7.30 which happened on many mornings.

Looking forward to reading all the other monthly roundups and communal counts that Julie so kindly curates for us.


ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Wow! That is a lot of bunting!

Sian said...

Yes, I find what time people get out of bed fascinating: my friends from San Diego have been talking about starting school at 7.30 in the morning. That's scary!

Julie Kirk said...

Oh Helena - trust you to come up with some fascinating statistics! I couldn't dream of eating a meal at 10pm [which isn't to say I can't snack like a good 'un at that time!]. And I'm hopeless at staying up late. My parents say I'm the only child they've heard of who, far from resisting bedtimes, would actually ask to go. I'm just the same now! I'm not one of those arty creative types who can work through the night when inspiration strikes. That's what notebooks are for - to hold the ideas for when I'm awake!

I'm so impressed that you went to 20 shows! That's some dedication. And to keep up with all that bunting and crocheting too ... you must be one of those late night workers, or else really speedy!

I've added you to the board now Helena:

Happy September!

Julie :-)

Jennie said...

I am playing catch up with my blog reading after my holiday, so sorry to be late commenting but I am very impressed with the number of shows you managed to catch.That is some going. Your squares look lovely stacked up together - such pretty colours! Loved this month's numbers Helena - thanks for the peep into your month, J x