This programme, first shown in 1959, made me nostalgic for Wales, BBC English, and good old-fashioned Catholicism. Lovely ladies serving the Lord and saving souls:
If the embedded video above doesn’t play in your country then try clicking here.
On Saint Andrew’s Feast Day please enjoy this sweet rendition of a traditional hymn in his honour:
Not really. It’s not perfect but it’s not crummy. I just liked the wordplay.
It won’t surprise any of my regular readers that, given my love of all things knotty, one of the many crafts I’ve dabbled in is macramé. One of my old projects resurfaced recently so I thought I’d try another. Here are some photos of the old kit and the project that I did as a teenager.
As often happens with me, I didn’t have all the right materials so I had to improvise. I only had three beads so I ended up with something that looks like a weird face.
When I was in Romania I bought an elasticated bracelet off a little old lady. After a while I added my devotional medals to it. After wearing it every day for months the elastic I added started to give up the ghost.
I was sad not to be able to wear it any more so I decided to restore the Romanian bracelet and make a new macramé bracelet for my medals.
Here is the video tutorial I used. I changed the fastening because I wasn’t sure that my yarn would melt and seal like the one in the video.
Just for extra amusement, leave the captions on at the end.
Please watch this if you’re pro-choice. There’s no graphic imagery, just interviews with ordinary people:
Okay, so I’ve made this post sound more exciting than it really is. My good news is probably only interesting to me but I want to shout it from the rooftops. Here is a video to provide some interest while you read the rest of this post (it helps if you have it turned up nice and loud):
The fact is, my drawing machine, which has been out of action (thanks to a Windows update) for what seems like a lifetime, has been resurrected at last. We have it running Linux and responding to finger gestures and the stylus correctly. It may not sound like much but I love my drawing machine like other people love their iPhones or their cars. I would now like to say something rude about Microsoft but I’m resisting. Aren’t I good?