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It hasn’t been a great February so far on the crafting front. In all honesty, I didn’t think it would be, although I hoped otherwise.

Basically, Marcus went back to school and I collapsed. There are a lot of squares on the calendar where I mark what I did each day that simply say “too tired”. I’ll add photos from the few days of crafting I got to do as soon as I can.

The first weekend of the month I went down to Christchurch for a couple of days for a good friend’s 50th birthday party. It was lovely to catch up with him and his partner, spend a couple of days with friends and to see the “new” Christchurch. It’s hard to believe it’s almost two years since the earthquake and there is still so much damage all around.

The thing I found strangest was a bit of road with empty land and weeds growing on either side of the road and a pedestrian crossing (with lights that still flashed at night) to help you from one bit of nothing to the other. My friends said it used to be their local shops, so the crossing was there for a reason. It’s just that it’s gone now. So much work has been done, but there’s still so much to do as well.

Christchurch Catholic BasilicaI remember going to the most beautiful fully choral Mass here many years ago. Never again in this building.

Christchurch Catholic Basilica
I remember going to the most beautiful fully choral Mass here many years ago. Never again in this building.

Crossing to Nowhere

Crossing to Nowhere



I’ve definitely done too much in the last however many days. I’m running on fumes at the moment, my brain is struggling to function and everything hurts (I’m  leaning towards a self-diagnosis of fibromyalgia at the moment, with the suspicion that I’ve always had it but it was generally so mild I didn’t notice or realise, but I will get the possibility checked out properly). Marcus is bored out of him mind and bouncing off the walls and we have a long weekend with a birthday party at the end of it. Poor Dave is feeling guilty because he can’t magically snap his fingers and fix everything.

So if I’m feeling too tired for crafty things – or even much reading – at times like this I have to listen and not do it.

Which is a long and roundabout way of admitting I didn’t get anything done today either.