Week 13.40 – Pete and Dave visit Edinburgh

Week 13.40 – Pete and Dave visit Edinburgh

Week 40 (30 Sep to 6 Oct) saw lots of excitement, good and bad.

Firstly, MissKatja started Nursery proper this week. Her first full 5 hour days. She’s not sure yet, and tends to swing between the excitement of all those toys and other kids to play with and the terror at being left behind.

A traumatic morning = a cuddly afternoon #silverlining
2031001 – A traumatic morning = a cuddly afternoon #silverlining

Tuesday was particularly hard on her, she thought it was the end of the world when Papa left for work in the morning and then I took her to her last “settling” session, a three hour one at the nursery. I felt so guilty leaving her there with her little heart breaking. The upshot was an afternoon filled with cuddles which was nice.

Red door #polwarth
2031003 – Red door #polwarth

Two balls down and more than half way #carnaby
20131003 – Two balls down and more than half way #carnaby

With the girl in nursery I’ve more time, which is great for the web project I’m working on, and also great for the knitting projects. I’m now over half-way through my Carnaby, which I’m hoping to wear soon. Still hating the yarn and still not a fan of knitting box stitch, no matter how much I love the effect. I’ve also figured out that the skirt is going to be much longer than expected – really should have done a swatch!

No way poorly MissKatja is letting go of the necessities - dummy, blankie and dolly!
20131005 – No way poorly MissKatja is letting go of the necessities – dummy, blankie and dolly!

Unfortunately the excitement of nursery got too much for the girl and she succumbed to a nasty cold. Cue fevers and sleepless nights and so I kept her home on Friday. She spent most of the day just lying on my chest. Such a change – you really can tell when she’s sick the poor love. On Friday night she decided she wanted the doll that Jenny had given her for her birthday. She cuddled it for a while and then sat it in front of her, put it’s hand to it’s mouth and made the doll blow kisses. The cutest thing ever! Blowing kisses is the latest big thing here!

Pete and Dave at the Caley last night
20131006 – Pete and Dave at the Caley Sample Room

We met up with Pete and Dave who are on holiday from Melbourne. Was great to see the guys and we popped down to our local for a thoroughly pleasant dinner. It’s so lovely to get out, you don’t really realise how seldom you do so until you get a chance!

MissKatja at the Caley is more interested in Mum's phone than the selection of beers
20131006 – MissKatja at the Caley is more interested in Pete’s phone than the selection of beers

And MissKatja was feeling a lot more herself which is lovely to see. After such a rough time for her it’s so nice to finish the week with the sound of her giggles.