Saturday, 31 January 2015

Coffee and a Catch Up ~ January 2015

Or perhaps a hot chocolate with marshmallows, whipped cream and sprinkles?

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It’s been a while (a whole 6 months in fact) since I did one of these posts. If you’d called in today, you’d have found me cutting and packing kits…

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…ready for class on Tuesday. It’s not like me to be this far ahead of the game, I usually cut the day before. I know I’ll be unpacking them again, just to check, on Monday afternoon. The weather has been pretty mild for January, until this last week. We’ve been treated to some beautiful late afternoon skies. This one snapped on my phone, as I walked into town for a forgotten ingredient for that night’s dinner. That’s more my usual level of organisation.

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It’s been a month filled with studying, revising and waiting (not so) patiently for mock results and university offers. The news was good on both fronts. All offers now in and the grades/points are achievable. A huge relief for us all.

Other than preparing for classes, crafting has been thin on the ground round here this month. I’ve managed a few little sessions on my rabbity hare but that’s it. I did break my #nospendjanuary to buy these charm packs. At £5 each they were just too good to resist. I’m still enjoying The Goldfinch and have about 200 pages left of the 700 odd total. Not sure what to read next. Any recommendations?

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I was excited to discover that the 5th season of Mad Men, which I absolutely love, had become available to stream. I’ve watched that over the last few weeks, along with the last season of The Good Wife. I was a late convert to the latter, thinking it was a bit fluffier than the sort of thing I usually enjoy. There are some great characters in it and I love Alun Cumming as Eli Gold. I’m now up to date (for the UK) and ready for season 6. Are you a fan of either show?

I don’t watch very much “live” TV, preferring to stream as and when I want to. The exception to that, last week, was the eagerly awaited Wolf Hall. Did you see it? What did you think? I loved it. I know a couple of friends thought it was very hard to follow. Maybe because they hadn’t read the book. I was glad that I had. The Mechanic was asleep within 10 minutes! I’m looking forward to watching episode 2 on the iplayer, once I’ve finished writing this post.

How was January for you?

11 comments:

KraftyKaren said...

Not seen episode 2 of Wolf Hall yet - I would like to read the books as I love anything to do with Tudor history. Hope you manage a more crafty month in February x

Louise said...

good to hear the uni offers came in, i love The Good Wife and see that the latest series is now on Netflix ..guess what i'l be watching soon x

Sandra said...

I think you did so well with your no spend month, but I honestly don't blame you. I'm another that loves Wolf Hall but I've never seen The Good Wife xxx

Jo said...

It sounds like you had a really nice January :) x

Alison said...

I've never watched 'the Good Wife' but was thinking about sending for the first couple of seasons from Amazon.....our internet signal makes streaming almost impossible! Xx

Miriam said...

Hi Fiona, sounds like you had an upbeat January, well done on the just one spend January. I was good at no buying anything crafty but couldn't resist theatre tickets!

Sian said...

Because I did so much Tudor stuff when I was studying History, I get teased here. You don't need to watch Wolf Hall, they say, you know what happens in the end!

alexa said...

Your month actually sounds very full! I do love those little packs of fabric and can quite see why they found their way to you ... haven't watched Wolfe Hall - I thought it might be fairly violent and am not sure I can face it!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I'm a fan of both Mad Men and Good Wife. Like you, I came to Good Wife late.

Beverly said...

late to the party, the cold is giving me a blog reading chunk of time. I love those charm packs, have you decided a plan for your Friendship Quilt? I watched The Good Wife for years but now only catch it occasionally. As you found, not really fluffy.

Beverly said...

Oh, alos wanted to mention how amazing that hot chocolate looks on this first day of Lent ;)