Another week has somehow rolled by, rather fast too and yet I do not feel that I have done anything definite with it. This continues to be a good exercise, to find things to be positive about.
1. Classic Comedy - this week's Hancock's Half Hour episode on BBC Radio 4 Extra was a true classic, the first ever of the series, with Bill Kerr and Moira Lister in particular being given more of the jokes. In this episode they often act as a double act and a faster foil to Hancock's slower style, it is a great pity that his jealousy and insecurity later got in the way of this. Already various hallmarks of the show are in place, from the stutter at the beginning, through the incredible music, ending with Sid James being at the root of most of the trouble as ever! A must-listen.
2. Blue skies and sunshine - it was properly warm for the first time this year today, only two days after being so cold it made my fingers cold. I could tell it must be warm when I looked out of my window this morning and saw next door's cat sitting in the sun! Spring is unmistakeably beginning, as I was walking home today I was stopped dead in my tracks by the first of the blossom on the trees in the street. I will try to keep taking photos of it as it opens because it is always beautiful when the street is full of blossom.
3. Smooshy alpaca - I have resurrected a cardigan I began last year and have been putting in lots of work on it this week. Despite the hours there has been only a small amount of growth as being in sport weight there are rather a lot of stitches involved. But I have loved Drops Alpaca for a while now and this colour in particular (7240m since you ask, no I did not have to look that up, yes I do need to get out more), so I am thoroughly looking forward to wrapping myself up in soft clouds of alpaca.
4. A charity shop bargain - a 1970s Patons book of bazaar makes, there are all the classics in here including the tea cosy that looks like a gypsy caravan. There are quite a few things that are actually makeable too, so it is not just amusing, though I am quite taken by the parrot.