Lisa and I enjoyed a delightful walk past the hall yesterday, in the glorious sunshine; she has been celebrating her 40th birthday this weekend with a whole programme of events; dancing on the tables at Bistro Live in Nottingham on Friday was her particular highlight, I think.
It wasn't till I was wrapping up her presents - a hand-made, felted hot-water bottle cover and a copy of Stitch n Bitch Handbook - that I realised how totally unglamorous they were as gifts for a 40-year old! Instead of giving her some delicate jewellery, a day out driving sports cars, or a ticket to see one of her favourite bands, I might as well have been wrapping up a zimmerframe or a box of hair dye. Luckily Lisa is a recent convert to knitting, and was delighted with them! Phew!