Happy New Year!
And, yep it’s begun… The month of doom. I’m not talking Mordar here, just the month when we all try to ‘just say no!’.
It’s been a couple of years since I’ve last tried to give up smoking, no excuses here mind, i just wasn’t ready. And this year, my plan was to stop tomorrow (yep, tomorrow when I returned to work and was in my routine). However, as fate played its hand, I had ran out of tabs on Sunday and just couldn’t be bothered to venture to the shops so my ‘just say no’ day began early.
So day two, I know only day two! Already I have my @EmilyPeacock tapestry (ok, cross stitch out) just to keep my hands occupied. The nicotine replacement, stranger than thou, dreams have begun; which is where perhaps this blog should have begun!
If any of you have been on nicotine patches, or the like, you’ll know they make you go nuts for a week or so – not in the regular day-to-day type of way (I think!), but in the bewitching hour… Vivid, strange, yet fantastical dreams. I awoke this morning after visiting super cool interior shops selling my favourite type of hanging paraphernalia – plates! Yep, I’m a bit of a sucker for a nice hanging plate.
So, without further ado, up I ‘spring’ out of bed, grab a cuppa and my usual window side smoking seat but rather than a tab, I grab my machine and start researching how to paint plates. Within 15 mins, research is done and off I trot to Hobby Craft to buy some provisions…
The answer was very! Even with my super fine brush the most subtle marks I made resembled a one year old with a big crayon in its hand. I have been partial to the odd episode of the Antiques Roadshow and now I know why Wedgewood commands the price it does. Not to fear, this was not insurmountable, there’s always an alternative way to use five pots of paints. I got my stamps out, not only my stamps but my paper dollies too – I know that sounds so bad but they were purchased as part of this years nouveau present wrapping fest – that wasn’t well received either 😉