Today, as the title suggests, is the UK EU referendum day. After what seems like years, if not decades, of talk - remain / leave - today we all get to vote and have our say. As a woman I feel passionately that it is my duty to use the vote that so many died to give us so I went out this morning and voted. Whether you decide to remain or leave I believe that it's important to hear everyone's views. Mind you, as I drove up there were so many cars parked outside - I was impressed at the turn out - normally you walk in and you are the only one inside the hall. Clearly everyone else felt that this was an important vote. When I walked in - guess what - I was the only one. The cars were for the emails on wheels next door!
My aim for today was to claim back the hallway. Not the biggest of tasks - I mean, I live in a small bungalow so how big can the hall be? Well the answer is - tiny - its not much more than a corridor - that houses all of my junk / overspill from the craft room. In fact I started by moving this sewing trolley into the craft room, then a delivery came from amazon which, without thinking, I put in the trolley gap!
This trolley was bought from Ikea and, initially, set up to accompany the sewing machine. It has gradually been dumped upon and so now looks a mess. However one hour later it emerged ready for service. I just need to put a cutlery drawer in so that things don't become jumbled.
Talking about service - my pegboard is filling up. I can't help thinking that:-
a) I have an embroidery hoop fetish, and
This afternoon was more of the same - hall discovery. I even managed to relocate the unused felting machine into the craft room Sewingbuddy! Oh - and I have put the noticeboard up that mum gave me instead of an Easter egg! tomorrow I will take the hall runner up and give the floor a good wash.
I also got rid of a large set of drawers from upstairs via the freely given facebook site. I need to empty the room ready to be decorated (it's the last room -honest!) by the beginning of August so spent half an hour going through a couple of drawers and throwing / boxing / identifying raffle prizes etc. Whilst there I came across an essay that I wrote in the sixth form in 1977 (yikes!) You can tell how marking has changed in nearly 40 years - there was one spelling change and one tick! Formative feedback ? Yeah right!! Strangely enough I managed to achieve without it though - hmmmm.
In the drawers were 6 small fabric bags - 4 of which were a useful colour (my family will understand that one!)
Tonight I am being cultured - not Shakespeare but Gilbert and Sullivan instead. A small group of WI members are going to see The Yeoman of the Guard at our local theatre who are hosting an operatic group from London. I have seen some of their previous performances - it should be good.