Got the Virus #WOTW #R2BC 

By | February 9, 2017

It’s funny isn’t it, the little things we find that just keep us going, in times of stress, things that enhance our wellbeing.

Mine used to be chocolate, still is tbh, but it has been replaced by something a bit better for me and that produces a nice end result (you can’t always say that about chocolate, can you!)

Crochet.  It amazes me how I can take a hook and a ball of yarn (going all Daily Fail here with a picture):

And produce from that, these:

I had a little smile at crochet group on Tuesday became I was helping a lady in her first attempts at a Virus shawl, I enjoyed it but it reminded me of my very first session where another lady was getting into a pickle over this chart:

Which seemed like a foreign language to me last year but is the pattern to produce a virus shawl, each different symbol meaning a crochet stitch.

I remember looking at the shawl with all its intricacy and thinking “no way, no way am I going to be able to make one of those..” fast forward a year and I’m working on one for a friend’s birthday, my fourth one!! 

No surprise then that virus is my word for the week as I have been well and truly nabbed by this particular “infection”.

And, after chatting to a fellow SN parent about her pottery hobby, it’s a lot more portable! 
It’s also been a week of strangeness after I had a reaction to a meal, fainted and knocked myself out – as you do! So one of my reasons to be cheerful is that – apart from a bruised face – I’m okay and my other one is..

D’s home-school transport for after my next two (and hopefully) final feet operations has been approved!!!

A mega relief as regular readers may recall it was a heck of a battle with “the powers that be” to get anything sorted out, in fact it wasn’t signed off until two weeks afterwards, meaning any meant-to-be restful time was anything but.

Happy Mumma, happy D! How’s your week been??

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Anne on 10th February 2017 at 11:06 am.

I’d love to be able to crochet! I can do some basic stitches but I’ve never really made anything. Maybe I should look into it. It sounds much better than the virus I currently have. Ouchie to falling and hurting yourself but well done on the school transport.
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Jeannette on 15th February 2017 at 9:48 am.

Thanks Anne, yes definitely look into crochet, it’s so good for my wellbeing, apart from when I get it wrong!! Hope you’re feeling better soon x


The Reading Residence on 10th February 2017 at 1:01 pm.

So pleased you’ve got that transport approved, a huge weight off your mind! My favourite hobby is reading and books are handily portable, too! Lovely to have found something that you’re enjoying so much x Thanks for sharing with #WotW
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Jeannette on 15th February 2017 at 9:46 am.

Thanks Jocelyn, having the transport sorted well in advance is a major relief and yay for portable hobbies 🙂 I have a huge reading pile which I’m hoping to dig into post op x


Stephanie @ SVCAMBRIA on 10th February 2017 at 2:07 pm.

Beautiful! I’m a knitter myself and have an unfinished alpaca wool baby blanket sitting in my knitting basket screaming for attention. Perhaps today’s the day! #WotW


Jeannette on 15th February 2017 at 9:45 am.

Ooh the blanket sounds lovely, hope you did get some time 🙂


Cheryl | TimeToCraft on 10th February 2017 at 2:34 pm.

What a brilliant name for a shawl you crochet. I find crocheting hard to put down, once I’ve started. Just a little bit more. How nice to have a crocheting goup too. Your shawl looks fabulous and I do love the colours. #wotw
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Jeannette on 15th February 2017 at 9:44 am.

Thanks Cheryl, am finding crochet so relaxing and glad I went along to the group and learnt, from a very patient teacher 🙂


Becky Willoughby on 10th February 2017 at 7:38 pm.

I really wish I was good at handicrafts! Yay for the transport
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Jeannette on 15th February 2017 at 9:43 am.

Thanks Becky 🙂 really didn’t think I’d take to crochet like I have but glad I did, very good for the soul – apart from when I get it wrong!!


Kim Carberry on 10th February 2017 at 7:50 pm.

I have tried to crochet before but I do not have enough patience.
Ohh! The reaction to the meal does not sound good at all. I bet you won’t be eating that again.
Yay! Congrats about the school transport. It must be such a relief.
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Jeannette on 15th February 2017 at 9:42 am.

Thanks Kim, the transport issue was a mega stress last time so very glad it’s sorted well in advance and I definitely won’t be having that meal again!!


Hannah on 11th February 2017 at 1:24 pm.

So glad to hear your last reason! What a relief. I love your shawl in some of my favourite colours too! My mum is doing a purple blanket for me which I’m looking forward to getting some time this year x
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Jeannette on 15th February 2017 at 9:41 am.

Thank you, a purple blanket sounds wonderful x


Oftencalledcathy on 11th February 2017 at 6:12 pm.

Crochet really does seem to be a thing, more and more of my friends are taking it up! Glad you got the transport sorted easier this time, it must be a big weight off your mind
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Jeannette on 15th February 2017 at 9:40 am.

It’s a major weight off my mind, makes going into it a lot easier this time around x


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