Life has been very quiet at our house this week. The HD3QBEM has had a nasty head cold but seems to be on the mend now - at least she is back to being able to dry the evening dinner dishes:-)
However she managed to complete what we both call the bumblebee sweater and has added it to the pile of knitting which will eventually go to the Hospice Shop. There are now five garments towards the total for next year. 39 is the number to beat and she seems on track to win.
I plan on a ferry trip across the harbour to the delightful second hand book store on Devonport Wharf, a saunter up the street to Cushla's Quilt Shop (she may have the paper hexie templates I am searching for) and in the afternoon attending several lectures at the Auckland Writers Festival. I booked in to hear Alexander McCall Smith and Camilla Lackberg - one because I love all things Scottish, in particular Edinburgh, and I want to see in person the creator of Mma Ramotswe, and the other because I enjoy the occasional foray into Scandanavian Noir. I am looking forward to the lectures very much. Listed like that the day sounds positively indulgent!
We had performance reviews at work this week - mine on Thursday morning so I had most of the week to build up a solid knot of nervousness in the stomach region. All went well and was amazingly positive so tomorrow I plan to spend a small portion of my bonus (reward) on a tripod for my camera and thereby hopefully, be able to produce better selfies than the current versions which rely on my dim memories of physics for mirror reflection angles. And a tripod is another item on my 'before 60' list.
So that's the news from my house this week.