But we're here to talk about the positives, not the negatives, and there have been many good points to the week too :)
First of all, last Friday, after writing up last week's Rockin' post, it was lovely and sunny so I went out geocaching in my lunchbreak. I didn't actually find a cache, but I did the groundwork for this multi (a multi cache is one where you have to solve various clues in order to discover the location of the final prize).
I have now got the co-ordinates for the final cache and will no doubt go out and find it some time, but even if I don't ever get around to it, I have already had loads of enjoyment from the clue gathering stage.
On Saturday I picked up my free Daylight lamp from the local Freecycler. It's just like the one I showed a photo of last week, if a little tattier looking. But I don't mind tatty as it works brilliantly and I have used it loads already, it is a godsend for winter evening crafting.
Also at the weekend, thebestboyfriendintheworldever gave me a brilliant pressie. It's a travel bug, which is a kind of token that you put in a geocache and it gets moved on by other cachers, sometimes all over the world. As it has a tracking number on it you can keep up with its travels. It's a nice way of virtually travelling to places you might never see in real life. But this is no ordinary travel bug and I'll probably keep it rather than putting it in a cache - because it is a gorgeous Haida orca! Just like the mother and baby on my back. Thank you Jay!
Other good things that happened this week:
- I completed my first month of the Project 366 challenge - to take a photo every day - I haven't missed a day yet and - so far at least - it's not even feeling like a chore. You can see my year of photos so far here
- I've finished two of my 3 outstanding circle journal entries and the books have gone in the post - I'm working my way through that long to do list slowly but surely :)
- I heard from my son at Uni and he sounds really happy, he is in his second term of his first year and is really settling in now
- I found a great deal for a phone for my youngest, who is playing out a lot more now after school and is getting to the age where a phone would be useful. It's only £7.50 a month and that includes a brand new phone, 250 minutes calls a month, 5,000 texts and 500 Mb data. Bargain.
- This lunchtime by pure fluke I went into the post office on the day they got the new issue of stamps in, they only ever get one sheet per price point, and they are usually snapped up in minutes, so I was really lucky to be able to buy a good selection today of George V and Edward VIII. The overseas postcrossers will LOVE them, they all go ga ga for royalty.
- And last but certainly not least - another pressie - my bro- and sis- in law are currently on their travels around the world - and today they sent me a present and it is sooooo coooool!!!! I LOVE my owl bag, thanks so much Si and Annie if you read this :) xx