So in the same week as Ann I acquired a set of drawers with my brooches in mind. Mine are modern and nowhere near as nice as hers but they do the job.
I assumed as there were 5 drawers my whole collection would easily fit. hahahaha wrong. I still have two dishes full of brooches but all of those are plastic or fabric ones so less likely to damage.
Without further ado
I'm snapping at Ann's heels with a collection of 285
The week off over Christmas was all about chilling and doing random jobs like this as Himself came home from his Dad's with a bad cold and took to the bed for a few days, plus I managed to twist my knee going into town to pick up supplies for him which was damn painful meaning all my thoughts of some lovely walks together went out of the window. Definitely the downside of getting older is it takes a bloody age for things to get better, two weeks on and my knee is still giving me jip. Bah.
Christmas was fun. I went home with my Mum on Christmas Eve and 2 bottles of prosecco in we decided to go to the lovely midnight candlelit carol service at the village church she had waxed lyrical about.
We got there at 11.45pm expecting a midnight start and sort of burst through the door of a fully lit church to find the vicar in full flow!
We crept into a seat and found ourselves right in the middle of a full blown midnight mass with all the standing, sitting, kneeling & responses that involves. It seems they have a new vicar who is far more traditional and had sadly given the carol service the boot. We only got to sing one carol and didn't have a penny between us for the collection.
Christmas day we went to Dad's care home to wait for the taxi that was picking us all up to go over to my brother's. Let's just say there were a few issues meaning I had to sweet talk the taxi driver for 20 minutes before Dad was ready *sigh*
I quickly clocked it was a smaller car too so once his wheelchair was loaded in the back there was only room for Mum, so I made sure they were settled in and then set off on foot. It's a 25 minute walk so I set off at a cracking pace as I knew dinner was due to be ready when the car arrived. At least I can say I earned my dinner!
Himself came home on the 27th and we had a quiet New Year's Eve at home then it was back to work. It's our busiest time of year but I have taken a day off to go to the Night and Day exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. I'm super excited as I have heard great things about it. Expect more about that very soon.