The past week has been full of many tiny moments that have filled me with joy, and as we're in the depths of winter here in the U.K., and the world's political situation is not what I would wish for, I thought I would share some of these moments with you.
A friend on Instagram has just started selling Jamberry wraps and held a little competition to identify the wraps she was wearing. I won! And received a lovely little package containing half a sheet of wraps (enough for a full manicure and pedicure) and a sheet of samples. I've not used the full set yet, but have used a couple of the samples as accent nails and am really pleased with how they look (they've had lots of compliments). If you fancy getting hold of some for yourself, head to Natasha's Jamberry page.
My friend Amy sent me an unexpected parcel containing two of the Enid Blyton parodies that came out for the Christmas market. I've just finished Five Give Up The Booze and loved it, so am very much looking forward to reading the second. The parcel also contained a ball of yarn sew-on patch that I will one day add to my camp blanket!
The postman has had a busy week, as I also received thank you letters from afar, including a parcel from Nikki that contained a book by Scarlett Thomas, whose work I love (I will confess to already owning the book, but it has reminded me that it's been a long time since I've read it, so I've added the new copy to the reading pile), and two mini balls of sock yarn to add to my sock yarn blanket.
Last week at my regular knitting group a friend noticed that my hands were looking rather dry and cracked, and when I next saw her on the school run she handed me a pot of handmade hand cream. It's working wonders. Another thing that is working wonders is covering the cut on my finger with micropore tape - it's enough to help my finger recover without stopping me from knitting! I'm glad I mentioned it on the blog, as the recommendation came from a comment on here that Rachelle left for me. This has also allowed me to make huge progress with my socks. I'm only working a stripe every day or two, but am getting through them - they're doing much better than they were a couple of weeks ago!
What little things have added joy to your week?