Monday, March 23, 2015

me on Monday

hello spring – hope you all have signs of the new season where you are

in the UK the first day of spring arrived in spectacular fashion with a solar eclipse – over 90% up here.  I did my research and went out with 2 pieces of card, with a pinhole in one.  I admit I was sceptical while reading all the instructions but when I held up the 2 cards I could see a small crescent shape which changed as the moon moved in front of the sun.  There was passing cloud which actually allowed for some photos – I know it looks like a crescent moon but that was the sun.  Strange light because it was dark but the sun was still high. 


Then the weekend proper was full of watching rugby – 3 nail biting games with lots of scoring and the champions only determined at the final whistle – my favourite of the 3 contenders won so I was happy.

I was caught up with the feeling of spring, and my feet feeling too hot in my boots – so I performed my seasonal unpacking of the warmer weather clothes a week early and put away a few of my warmest clothes. Then I embarked on the frustrating exercise of looking for some new items of clothing on-line.  Frustrating because I clothes shop with my fingers and no-one has invented an ability to feel photos yet.   And while the inventors are at it can we please have an app whereby I have my body scanned and then I can ‘try-on’ items online to see how they will look.  I didn’t see anything that made me hit the ‘buy now’ button so am watching the ‘new in’ sections.

As an antidote to all that screen time and frustration I crocheted a cute new friend


Waving to Sian for encouraging a Monday wave

Waving to all blogfriends and hoping spring is with you this week


Maggie said...

Lovely toy! Glad you tried out the "camera obscura " and as you told me I know you are preparing for the next one!!
I love your online shopping idea.

Eileen T said...

Oh, what a cute giraffe.

The eclipse was a bit of a damp squib down here - too cloudy.

Sian said...

I was in the carpark at Sainsburys when it suddenly started to go dark here and I waited to see what would happen next. I couldn't believe that everybody else was just going about their one else was interested! I found it a strangely moving experience..your photos are way better than mine. All I have is a lot of ..dark.

I love the giraffe. He's a very cheery sight for the start of the week. have a good one!

JO SOWERBY said...

We also had loads of cloud but the sun came out through a gap to give us a fab view of the final stages x

Jane said...

not much to see here, I envy you.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Sounds like a great weekend.

Prairie Jill said...

Waving back to you! Sounds like spring has definitely made it to you - how nice to be able to put your boots away! And I love your new little crocheted friend.

Miriam said...

Love your new friend! I completely forgot to post my Me on Monday! Your picture of the eclipse is wonderful. We made a pinhole camera and got some lovely 'views' and some OK pictures. Wonder if I could wave on a Thursday for the weekend?