Here in London the weather has gone quite warm and sunny, although at times the wind is a bit chilly. John and I have been enjoying having breakfast and lunch in the garden. Whilst sitting at our garden table we have enjoyed seeing two robins who have made their nest in some ivy that's growing up along our fence. They completed their nest a while back and from the chirping noises we think their eggs have hatched. The two robins are now busy taking beakfuls of food back to the nest. They come very close to where we are sitting and it is fascinating to watch them. I keep meaning to take my camera out with me but I keep forgetting. Hopefully next week I'll get a picture of them.
We have more time to do fun things and baking has been one of them. I made a batch of blueberry muffins and Lucy made a very calorific dessert with caramel and chocolate and caramel truffles on top. Very tasty !
Last night we played monopoly after dinner. Richard has always loved Star Trek and has one of the Star Trek special additions of the game. My only complaint with monopoly is that the game can go on for ages. I must admit that I sometimes cheat to ensure the game lasts for a reasonable length of time rather than hours.
Not a lot of sewing got done over the week as we were trying to fit decorating in around work. By the evening I was just too tired to do anything very much and generally retired to bed early and read a few pages of my book before sleep. Today I sat down and started stitching the hexies together to create the bag front and back. The freezer paper has kept the pieces together very well and it makes it so easy to pick up the next piece whilst the rest stay where they should be. I'm going to be putting all my efforts into completing this bag over the next couple of weeks.
This weekend we should have been walking in Suffolk but that is impossible at the moment. To add to my annoyance I received a letter from the government saying I should be 'shielding' myself due to my underlying health issues. Shielding means I should not go out at all and should distance from members of my family who do have to go out, and this should continue until 30th June. Now as far as I'm aware I have no underlying health conditions and I don't match any of the criteria on the governments list so I'm confused. I'm making the judgement that yet again they got the information wrong. I've been going shopping and taking the dog for short walks. We take care to keep well away from other people and always wash our hands well when we get home. If I have to stay indoors until 30th June I will be going mad!
I'm linking this post with Kathy from Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching Do go and visit and see what everyone's been working on.
Take care and stay safe.