Okay - so I didn't get to the shop today and I didn't do any painting. Hopefully, I'll make it tomorrow. So why didn't I go? well, the shop is 30K away from my house - so a 60K round trip. Normally I try to combine it with something else, such as a visit to the supermarket, or even coffee with a friend... so as not to use up too many of the earth's resources needlessly, you understand.
Honestly, I was so nearly on my way, when I remembered that today was a Public Holiday - for Armistice Day - and that nowhere would be open. I wouldn't be able to get anything from the supermarket and I wasn't even sure that the local cafés would be open for coffee or lunch...yes, I know that sounds ridiculous, but honestly - when it's a holiday here, NOTHING opens!
So instead I made some more brooches (getting brooch addiction...) and planted some bulbs in pots...
At least I'll be ready for the Spring!
Incidentally, I have so many brooches now that I thought I'd do a Giveaway. Just leave me a comment (and include your email address) and I'll do the draw next Wednesday - after my first day of opening the shop!