What a week - very stressful, mainly work related it has to be said. And there is every indication that next week will be stressful as well.
But there are always moments to be savoured along the way. My bestest friend Sue from crafts@home came around on Monday for our usual crafty/chatty get-together.
I was doing a bit of messing around with crochet and completed this
...so far there are two of these squares...
...I only need five of them. These five will be made into a little gift for my mum-in-law who has been really ill this year. She is recovering from her illness, but is now quite depressed. She always used to be the one running everything, now others are having to help her (which they are happy to do). But she is fiercely independent so as you can imagine she is feeling very down and helpless. So I hope a little gift might just cheer her up even if just a tiny bit. Any guesses as to what 5 crochet squares can be made into?
Also, I'm a big believer in having a sweet treat when times are stressful. So my daughter and I decided to make this:
A yummy trifle!! We used a veggie friendly jelly which was simply scrummy, and used biscuit rusks (these are like biscotti) instead of sponge fingers as these give a lovely substantial texture. The custard was strawberry flavoured and the topping was a strawberry flavoured whip we bought from a Turkish Supermarket. And then of course we loaded the strawberries on top ( one or two from the punnet had to be tested for quality first of course)
Hoping to grab a bit of stress-free time this weekend before going back into the maelstrom next week...
Have a lovely weekend, whatever it is you get up to!