Have you ever had acupuncture? I had a session last week for my tendonitis. The Physiotherapist asked if I fancied trying it given it's success in relaxing deep tissue and, up for most things, I went for it. A long, thin needle was placed between each thumb and first finger (pain relief !) and then another three into my right arm. I'm sure I resembled a pin cushion only I couldn't look. Ooh, it was a strange sensation. A sudden surge of energy rushed around my hands and up my arm and it wasn't long before I was lying down, window wide open, feeling utterly pathetic. But any queasiness is stirred up in the mind you know and I very soon got used to it. Only then she came back and twiddled the needles some more, which sent the process off all over again. But as she predicted, within a couple of hours it felt much better, doubly great since at the time I felt as though my arm may drop off!
Half Term was a bit of a pain, too. Rather a damp squib actually and you may take that literally. When we got to the cottage in Dorset, an interesting stain was waiting for us on the ceiling directly below the shower so the plumber was called and he promptly hacked into the tiling to reveal our very own fountain. Needless to say the people who owned the house before us hadn't saved any tiles and because the originals have since been discontinued, we've ended up having the whole area redone. So the poor children had a bit of a non-eventful time of it, and seem to have developed a dislike to plumbers and tilers.
Needless to say, I wasn't sorry to get back home to normality .. and a different set of needles. I had cut out my latest linen offering before the holiday so it was rather a joy to get back and straight into the fun part. This will be going into the shop which is ... da da daaaaa, officially opening later this week!
Some more Irish linen, soft and super drapey and I just love this shade of marled blue. And the style is relaxed, I'd say. Easy. Throw-on. Wardrobe-staple. All of those adjectives. We're heavily into describing words in our household at the moment, that's Year 4 English lessons for you!
And have you picked up on my new labels. How grown up am I?
Have a lovely week.