Sunday 29 September 2019

Weeknote: 29/9

The front of the Volt, as explained in my weekend WIP post. Yesterday I cried off going round St Werb's art trail with Charlotte and worked on it doggedly until the shoulders were both done, which took longer than anticipated, as these things always do.

I should have cast on for the back today, but instead I used the paltry crafting time I had to try to start off a crochet blanket for my incoming niece. It hasn't begun well, but now I've read the comments on the pattern on Ravelry and see that lots of others had a similar issue at the start and there's a tutorial, so I will be trying that shortly.

Going to:
On Wednesday I went to the history lecture about abolition and class in Industrial Britain. It was really good but very high-brow for this sort of lecture. I think maybe he was quite nervous. I took my friend Rachael from school, who did a History and French degree, and we had dinner beforehand at St Mary's Kitchen which is an excellent Caribbean restaurant nearish school.

Other than that, it's been all about being at home. I had a killer work week and required a two hour nap on Thursday night, then racked up nearly 18 hours of sleep over this weekend. The change in the weather, too, means hibernation is tempting. I tried to act against it by planning weekends in Edinburgh and Belfast over the next few months.

Entertained by:
I'm into season 4 of Friday Night Lights, which is so watchable I could have finished it already, but I'm forcing myself to savour it. I've always said that if I lived in America I'd be the embarrassing stereotype with cowboy boots and a big truck and saying ya'll in a really irritating way. I don't know if I could stretch it to a love of football, but this series certainly helps.

I've also started watching Glow on Netflix. It's fun and I like spotting the anachronisms - pretty sure there weren't any Pringles in the 80s, but perhaps that was just in this country. I also like Kate Nash in it a lot.

I keep listening to Miley Cyrus's new song, which I think might be my favourite thing she's ever done.

I made myself a nice oatmeal courgette cake this weekend, to take to school. I added a cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Autumn is here and it's time for hefty cakes.

Like I can finally stop for breath. There were far fewer remarks than last year - 100 fewer, and even then the paper is half the length this year, because Reasons - but I was also going through paper production and have had some other urgent things to do. Last Sunday was a heavy work day but between that and my efforts in the week, I'm out of the woods now.

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