The boys are in Italy; I dropped them off at the airport and off they went... I miss them, the house is totally quiet and feels very empty. Lilli and I look at each other and we both agree that it's not the way we like it. Then she runs off chasing squirrels and I'm left with the hoover.
I'd rather be chasing squirrels myself.
Anyway, Mr M and I are off for a week by ourselves to the land of the rising sun (very excited!) and I've been trying to sort out the house so it doesn't scare me when I get back and pack in a mature and organised way (normally after packing for the three boys I'm so bored with it I throw my stuff in a case without too much thinking!)
So this is what's coming with me:
A new 'Artsy clutch' (from Bend the rules sewing) for the essential passports. We have a 'family' one we've been using for years, but that's gone with the boys.
(remember when they were all the rage all those years ago?
I really enjoyed all those little stitches.
And last but not least a new project bag for knitting on the plain essentials.
In this case a pair of socks. Pale grey, simple lace pattern.
So that's it folks, be good... I'll be back in the next few days with a new series: Postcards from Japan!