Cindy is the queen of random, and now she’s hosting a weekly linky party so we can all be madly random together.  Here’s my thoughts for the week:

1. Most people will remember the London Olympics 2012 as having, for the most part, lovely weather, sunny days followed by warm sultry nights, which many of us around the country got to enjoy too, after a summer thus far filled by rain.  I swear that as soon as the closing ceremony ended, the heavens opened!  Come back summer, all is forgiven…

2. For the most part the Olympic naysayers have been hushed, however I did read an incredulous comment on one online newspaper report after the wind up of the event that suggested that all the ‘sports celebrities’ were lining their pockets with loads of lottery money while the rest of the country was in poverty.  I guess he missed the interview with Lizzie Armitstead talking about the amount she got to live on for the year, which included all travel and accommodation for all the events around the world she had to take part in, and included regularly sleeping on friends floors when she needed to use the velodrome in Manchester.  Plus, if he had a computer and was reading the telegraph, I suspect that he was hardly in poverty…

3. Audio books are a great way to entertain you on the walk to work.  Laughing out loud at bits may result in strange looks however…  Still, I’m enjoying working my way through the eclectic selection thus far amassed in my Audible library, and I’m strategically planning my next purchases.  Any suggestions?  I enjoy cozy mysteries, occasional other crime fiction, and chick lit of the Marion Keyes style, plus I still have a bit of a thing for Harry Potter and CS Lewis.  I am not a fan of vampires or sci fi, and quite frankly, at 8am, I’m just not up to heavily cerebral essays…

4. If you visit a book shop on a warm day, having grabbed a selection of tomes to peruse, and found an empty chair nearby to do it in, this will result in a very smelly man plonking himself down in the next chair, whereupon the air con draft will waft the stench at you at random intervals – eeeeewwww!  Still, after much deliberation, I did come away with this, and can’t wait to get started on making blocks and the like:

5. The shop staff in Superdrug have obviously been indoctrinated to ask whether or not one really needs a bag before packing away your purchases, so let me warn you now, that even if you plonk some fairly intimate items down on the counter, they will actually ask you whether or not you wish to walk off with these nakedly tucked under your arm.  I’m all for saving the planet, but alas, my dignity comes first, especially when I’ve left my reusable bags at home from the last time I had to reuse them.

6.  If you open up a Mini Babybel and then touch your phone, you’ll get wax all over it, which is a total bugger to get off.  Go on, ask me how I know…

7. Time is flying, and it’s less than 2 months to go until the epic Sewing Summit trip.  I’m thinking I really need to go and get a holdall soon, maybe when the post-summer sales start…



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