Jul 27, 2020

Life This Week 27/7/2020: Five Things.

I'm writing this post on a Saturday afternoon.  After a restorative walk around the park this morning and before I have to empty the dishwasher.  It's that time of the year, isn't it?  A balance of trying to actually relax on the weekend but also trying to catch up on your to-do list while you're at it.

These are my highlights of the week just gone...

Discovering fabulous coffee whilst out and about for work.  Community days are a double-edged sword for me.  They often present me with unanticipated challenges but this week the challenges came with incredibly supportive feedback.  The kind that makes it all worthwhile.  This coffee was the icing on the cake.

My Bendigo Woollen Mills order arrived.  It's especially wonderful to be able to support an iconic Australian business through these times.  Looking forward to seeing where my crochet hook will take me with these yarns.

After that hook has made my face mask extenders, that is.  Surgical face masks are now officially mandatory at work.

Crochet Face Mask Extender PATTERN | Ear Saver Relief - PDF EMAIL ...

The idea behind crochet mask adapters is illustrated in the above photo from Google images.  Making the extenders is easy.  It's finding the buttons for them that I'm struggling with.  I see a Spotlight order in my future...

Speaking of online orders (but when does this blog not refer to them?), say hello to my new Kindle.  My old one put in years of faithful service before suddenly losing its ability to get recharged.  As usual, service by Amazon was speedy and efficient.  My Kindle arrived within a day of my ordering it.

It looks like I'm officially a soccer mum as of this week.  Master SSG went to his first class over the weekend and so far so good.  He's made new friends and his coach is positive but at the same time encourages fair play and working towards individual improvement with each drill he sets.  

The bonus of soccer practice at Centennial Park with all its weekend traffic and parking dramas is the Spruce Goose caravan of delights.

Eating a hotdog or sipping a coffee by the lake with the ducks and swans is all anyone needs to galvanize them for the drive home ahead.  The ducks, by the way, are spoilt by the patrons of the Spruce Goose.


  1. That's a great idea on the mask - I read a hospital nurse saying they had blisters behind their ears from wearing a mask for 10 hours a day for months now...it hadn't occured to me...

  2. I can imagine the ducks wouldn't be straying too far from the Goose. Love those yarns and the crochet mask extenders.

  3. I love the idea of the face mask extenders. I'm a nurse so I might try making one myself, regards Christina

  4. I've long been curious if I would like a kindle or not!

  5. OMG I need those ear extenders in my life! My mask loops always bend my ears or get stuck on my glasses! Looks like a very jolly week all up - good coffee, good yarns and good snacks!

  6. I'm glad you found some good coffee and good luck crocheting with those beautiful new yarns :)

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  7. My weekend coffee with my daughters is always a highlight for me. I have been looking at Bendigo Woollen Mills online all week and I'm so tempted to buy more wool even though I have a huge stockpile. I loved the years of taking my boys to soccer. I hope your son enjoys it.

  8. I loved being a soccer mum SSG, but it's quite a while ago now! Your week sounds fun :)

  9. This is lovely...but I started to feel for you when I read of Covid coming so close to where you are...no-one is really going to escape the possibility of it ...sadly. Take care my friend.
    Thank you for linking up this week for #lifethisweek 199. Next week, the optional prompt is Food. Hope to see you there too. Denyse.


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