One of the reasons I had for getting this years 12 Days of Christmas Parcels sent out so early was because I knew that November was going to be a really busy month for me and I want them to get through the postal system before everything starts to get really busy. And November did duly deliver, it was a really busy month, and a great holiday at the very end of it.
Speaking of Christmas, if you are ordering and want something arrive before Christmas, these are the dates issued by Royal Mail (we use Royal Mail 48 and International Standard services). I always regard these as being highly optimistic, and I can't guarantee delivery times.
The Gift Guide for Spinners is on the website, and is filled with non-fibre based gifts, but I'm always happy to help pick out items when given a budget to work with, or there's always the option of a Gift Voucher. The Time Travellers Club also makes a great present, and spreads the cost and the fun over a longer period of time!
The last date that orders will be sent out is Monday 20th December and then I will hold everything until I go back to work in the first week of January. (I need to check with our postman if they're working on January 3rd as it's meant to be a public holiday, but the business collection form suggested that they would be collecting that date?)
On to more interesting things....
at the end of the month we had our first holiday away from home since before Covid arrived, and my little brother managed to come with us as well. It's the first time we've all been away as a family for a very long time.
We have beautiful beaches over here on the west coast, but the Northumbrian coast over on the East of the country is somewhere we've always loved. We were absolutely spoilt with a week of wonderful weather, and practically no rain. Storm Arwen arrived just as we were leaving, but we managed to get home with only minor diversions, and arrived back to Wales to discover that we'd somehow been sheltered from the worst of the weather so still had power, phone, and no destruction of anything in the garden.
The dogs, particularly Nellie had a tremendously good time. They arrived back at the holiday cottage most nights and fell fast asleep for the rest of the evening. It was lovely to be in civilisation for a while, with access to take aways, and cafes, and restaurants with outside seating. We ate much seafood, and cake, and tried such delights as Seabuckthorn ice cream.
My creative efforts this month have all been for super secret projects...
But before we went away we did manage to hold another Speed Dating Zoom session, this time to discuss Spinning Accessories. This was done 2 days before we left, in the middle of a really busy week, so I have a technology fail and forgot to turn my screen off gallery view when I did the recording. We're having a break in December, but will be back in January to discuss all things processing, everything from carders, combs, blending boards, slickers, pet combs...
May the rest of your month be peaceful and safe, it's unlikely I'll find time to write a blogpost again this month, but over the course of the 12 Days of Christmas I will have some posts pre-written to share the fibres that are in this years 12 Days of Christmas parcels.