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  https://www.scottmcmahononline.com/copy-of-lion-taming For those in need of a wonderful music fix you can listen to Scott McMahon’s new remix. I came across his extraordinary voice when he was busking by the Southbank Centre in London. With the virus stopping tourism, the Arts, and life as we knew it, I wondered what he was doing, so checked his site. Support him if you can. The album is available for download as well as cd. He has other albums and a you tube channel. His version of U2’s One is very good. Here life has been plodding along. I managed to get the hole and dislocations in my shoulder operated on before this second wave paralysed the country. I’ve started to craft again thanks to physio. Christmas is going to hopefully happen but not as in previous years. Elderly relatives won’t be taken out for a Christmas meal and travelling won’t happen. We are hoping that the “bubble” of us and the 2 grown up children will be allowed. So much is unknown.  We’ve managed to see a vet. I

Sindy is Every Girl's Dream in a Time of Corona

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I think the UK Government is going to ask the public to wear a mask in public places next. There is a significant increase in traffic noise, so I think a lot of people aren't keeping to Lockdown any more. There are a lot of mixed messages in the press because our government can't agree what kind of easing should occur and when. If they dither too much I can see people making the best economic decision for their families, which may not be the best ones for their health.  These came from the Institute of Good Housekeeping's pattern here .   My Lockdown hobby of re-collecting Sindy things also means I am making things for them.  A second coat for Greyhounds In Need has been finished. Link to the pattern in previous blog post.  The plastic ladder thing came in a job lot of Sindy and Barbie stuff. I don't know what it is really for but it resembled a bedstead. First I reinforced the ends then I hand quilted a bit of old pillowcase to make a mattress.

So Much Change!

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Do you remember the tapestry teapot chair I had so nearly finished but was looking for the right shade of pink rick rack? Well I gave up on the pink and found a gold braid. Perfect! Its amazing what you can buy online when you are unable to use the shops. In the garden radishes, carrots, spring onions, beetroot, yellow beans, kale and lettuce have gone outside.  Inside courgettes, peppers and tomatoes. The Amazons Nancy and Peggy Blackett (from Swalllows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome) are wearing the red hats and the D's Dorothea and Dick Callum (from other Arthur Ransome books in the series) are all wearing new cardigans now. I'm so happy to see them cosy in this changeable weather. The weather is cooler and breezier today bringing some much needed rain overnight. Hopefully it will make it easier for people to stay inside. Most people are abiding by the rules. The word Corvidiots has been invented for those who are going to public places and not keeping