Blogtober 2022 : Day 11

Today is one of those days when I’ve done plenty but not much that is particularly photogenic.

I’ve been waiting in for a parcel so at the time of writing (4.00pm), I’ve not left the house today, not even to walk the dog.  He’s very good-natured about it and is currently curled up in his bed snoring so I’ve taken that to mean that he’s happy to stay there until there’s someone else in the house to wait for the parcel and we can go out.  Annoyingly, the best that I’ve got in tracking updates is that it will be here “by the end of the day” which could mean any time before midnight (although I suspect that the delivery driver will want to go home for his dinner before then) and I need to be in to sign for it so I can’t even go for the “safe place” option.

Ah well!

I may not have left the house but I have washed the bedding (it’s Tuesday, clean sheet day! ), cleaned out the cat litter tray, sent some emails, replied to some other emails, sent some invoices (for the day job), read through some homework that not so small daughter asked me to check for her, chatted to a cousin on the phone, batted the pets away from the crumpets I toasted for an afternoon snack and had umpteen cups of tea.  I have been keeping busy! 🙂

Fortunately, I am not without photos altogether and with it being rather a grey and cloudy day here today, I was very happy to see this one in my camera roll.

A wide red-gravelled footpath between bushes, leading into the distance. The sky is brilliant blue.

It’s still officially a Blogtober photo as I took it on 1 October and what a lovely day it was!  I can remember it quite clearly; I’d debated whether I’d need my hat and my mitts as it had been colder over the previous few days but this particular day was beautiful and warmer too.

These flowers were everywhere.  You might have them growing where you live too.

A clump of tall-growing purple flowers in an overgrown wild border.

They’re called Michaelmas Daisies and they flower at this time of year.

A close up of purple Michaelmas daisy flowers

There are several varieties of this flower which you can see in gardens at this time of year too, but this is the “common” variety which appears in the wild.

I didn’t finish the Carousel Socks last night after all – by the time not so small daughter had got home and we’d “popped out” to do the food shopping and then eaten our dinner, all I wanted to do was fall into bed so the socks will have to wait until later on tonight, although they may not get finished then either.  Big daughter is coming over tonight so there will be chat a-plenty and the socks (particularly the Kitchener stitch) may wait until tomorrow.

Just a short post today but thanks for reading!  I’ll see you tomorrow! xx


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10 Responses

  1. Simon says:

    Waiting for parcels to arrive is sooo tiring! Checking the tracking page every half or so in the hope of an earlier delivery, only to find that it’s actually coming later! New Sheets day is Thursday here, and I think I’ve got Brand-New ones to use! Yay! Well done for having crumpets! I am convinced they should be included in everyones 5-a-day!!

  2. Rachel says:

    I’m having a similar day, sat here staring at my screen wondering what on Earth I’ve done that’s blog worthy! I hope your parcel arrives soon!

    • winwickmum says:

      I think the good thing about Blogtober is that we have to find something to write about and that makes you look more closely at what you’ve got around you or what you’ve been doing. You might not write much, but there’s always something! 🙂 xx

  3. Barbara says:

    Well I hope that parcel arrived eventually. I often get photos from the delivery company of my package going through the post box to prove they had delivered it. Imagine my consternation once when the photo showed the package being posted through my neighbours post box. We did have a good laugh. We have a few daisies in our garden, is their other name aster? B x

    • winwickmum says:

      Yes, they’re forms of aster – I looked for a definitive Latin name but there are so many varieties! The parcel arrived at 6.30pm so I could have gone out … 🙂 xx

  4. Charlotte says:

    Waiting for a parcel is often shorter time than it seems. It is forever when you are waiting and have something else to do. I have misplaced my copy of your sock book and I have the basic socks on my needles Ugh ! Hope that i find it soon so that I might continue. Great blog. Thanks.

    • winwickmum says:

      Oh no! I hope it turns up soon, but in the meantime you can use the tutorials on the blog to help – they’re the same info, just set out in a different order so you may need to look at which part you’re up to: This parcel did seem to take forever – it didn’t turn up until the evening! 🙂 xx

  5. Fiona Wendy Spencer says:

    I’ve recently knitted my first pair of socks and I’m well and truly hooked. Got the wool ready to start another pair this evening.
    I love reading your blog, thanks.

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