So here's my five completely random collection.
Sam was able to vote for the first time ever in yesterday's Council elections. The voting age in Scotland has been lowered to 16 for Scottish and local government election. 'We' are a progressive country. Sam has voted thoughtfully and no doubt many other teenagers will do so, too. Sadly, he won't be allowed to vote on the 8th of June because the British voting age remains 18. I doubt this going to change this anytime soon as I am sure the political landscape would change quite a bit if younger people were allowed to vote. Wouldn't that be great? If you care to know, I have given my first vote to the Green Party.
Sewing: I have made not one but two t-shirts last week. I have used my favourite slouchy t-shirt as template. I've had this for years and it has so many little holes in it that it could be called revealing. It is a kimono style t-shirt, sleeves are integrated in the main body. Front and backs are identical. I made the first version to use up fabric from previous projects. I used white and blue knit fabric. You can see only the top half here. The white neckband is mirrored a with bottom half of the t-shirt. For the second plain black version, I made the sleeves a little wider (the original has very snug sleeves). I like those slouchy t-shirt very much, they are forgiving and quick to make. I have quite a stash of plain knit fabric.
I didn't feel like modelling either and you just have to believe me that they look nice on me.
The weather has been glorious all week here in Glasgow. Spring at its best! I wouldn't say it is very warm but pleasant enough. The garden is starting to look lush and vibrant all of a sudden. I am looking out of the window now, the sky is a beautiful shade of blue.
Jack is turning into a confident swimmer. Jack Russells are not known for their love of water but ours has recently developed a liking for the cold wet stuff in our local river, the Kelvin. It must be his profound love for sticks. He can just not let go of one. He happily swims across the width of the river to retrieve a stick, unless the current is too strong for him to get there. Jack usually carries a stick home or drops it next to the car boot, if we walk further afield. Jack is funny with his sticks. The other day he found a gigantic one in the undergrowth and got stuck in the thick of it because he wouldn't let go of the treasure but couldn't move forward or backwards. He makes me laugh a lot
And finally, today is my Birthday. I think everybody should get an extra additional leave day on their birthday. Sadly, I am not. Richard and I are going out for dinner, a rare treat. As tradition has it, we started the day with cake, coffee and presents. The cake is a baked continental cheesecake with lemon curd topping. It tastes as good as it looks.
Be sure to check in with Tricky over at F.A.S.T. to wish him and Carly a Happy Wedding Anniversary.
Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. xx