I treated myself to this book by Rebekah Meier this week. It is very inspirational and full of useful techniques for all sorts of products and materials. I have quite a few of those mentioned in the book and am hopeful of having a very creative autumn and winter ahead of me.
I glanced out of the window a couple of days ago and caught sight of this lovely young thrush beside our pond. He/she is very welcome in the garden as we are plagued with slugs and snails.
The spacing here has a mind of it's own. I ask it nicely to do what I want but one moment it centres everything and the next moment it goes back to left alignment, which is really what I want.
I think an early night is in order tonight. Last evening at about 8.30 we had a power cut. It was odd as it only affected the dozen or so houses in our little cul-de-sac. The street lights were still on and the houses all around us had lights. It wasn't quite dark of course so we just sat for a while thinking it will come on again in a minute. Gradually darkness fell so I lit candles. My husband donned his head torch which he uses for DIY in dingy corners, and read his book. After a while I left him downstairs and went to read in bed by torchlight, something I haven't done since childhood. At about 2am I was woken by the sound of a lorry engine and reversing signal and then what sounded like someone hitting something with a very large hammer. I couldn't understand what could be going on at that time of night. I dozed off eventually and was woken again at about 4am to hear the same lorry driving away and noticed that there was a light on downstairs, so power had been restored. I went down to turn it off, got back into bed and slept a little more. This morning we found out what all the noise had been about - to repair the fault, engineers had had to dig a large hole in the pavement outside a neighbour's house just opposite us. We have been out all day and it is still there so maybe tomorrow someone will come and fill it in. I am very grateful that our power was restored but have been so tired today after my disturbed night - my husband is deaf so it didn't affect him. I'm also very grateful that I didn't have to turn out at 2am and spend two hours digging a big hole.