On Sunday we went to a Cowpie Rally - no idea why it's called that, Desperate Dan was nowhere to be seen. It was a bit disappointing, very commercial and the displays weren't that good. We didn't spend a penny apart from the (rather expensive) entrance fee. Even the queues for food and drink were too long to bother with - luckily we had taken our own bottles of water. BUT, we did see a splendid sheep demonstration. A chap from New Zealand was showing and talking about several different sheep breeds, and he demonstrated sheep shearing. Doesn't sound much, but he was extremely funny as well as informative, and finished with 'sheep dancing' - I imagine they were trained to move in response to the music and food treats. Great fun. (And don't worry, the sheep were in the shade, with food and drink and looked perfectly well cared for)
Yesterday I did something normal! I went to Marks and Spencer for a browse, tried on some trousers and bought two pairs, AND I went to Sainsbury's for a big food shop. Now, for most people that sounds ordinary and a bit boring. Not a bit of it! It's so long since I have felt well enough to do both of those things at all, let alone both in one morning, and it was brilliant!
I've even managed to do a bit of sewing. I put the log cabin edges on the Noah's Ark blocks, finished making a sun dress, completed another section in the Mister Men sampler and finished step 4 for the Quiltville mystery. There's rather a lot of purple in the blocks, and some of the purple bits ended up next to each other, so I'm hoping the addition of the pink yardage will tone down the purpleness a little. Not bad eh? Long live being normal!!