Can you believe that it’s already 12 months since our last village show and despite me having kept the trophy I jointly won last year here for the last 12 months…
as seen entering the hall/dining room from the side door and kitchen
as seen entering the dining hall from the front porch and it, obviously, being fully visible when walking down the stairs or indeed in and out of the lounge I still hadn’t got round to returning it.
We had a lovely visit from Lorna and Mike last week with cupcakes and not so lovely courgettes (blahhhhhh) – actually if they’d brought three I could have entered them in the show. Despite one being almost the size of a marrow I couldn’t pass it off as one as they apparently need to be 16 inches! Anyhoo, Lorna asked if I would be entering this year’s show and I said yes if I hadn’t been blacklisted for not returning the trophy so the co-winner could have it for the second half of the year – she had said I could keep it for the full year as she’d kept it on top of a cupboard and put stuff in it but I wasn’t convinced she meant it. So when I called at the doctors’ today I stopped by the library too and picked up this…
Just the book not the knitting, that came later, and I’ve phoned the lady responsible for the Domestic Section (ah yes, domestic – that’s me all over – it also includes Confectionery and Preserves) and I can return the trophy on Saturday when I drop off my entries for this year.
So on my sewing table at the moment I have this pile to sort through…
The sections I’ve decided to enter are cross stitch picture, handmade toy, knitted garment, crochet item. There’s no limit to the number of items you can enter in the categories I’ve picked! Ohhhh I’m so excited! I excluded scrapbook page 12″ x 12″ and handcrafted greetings card. I think I should just about find enough to enter but I have started a new handmade toy as well. I mean there’s £2.50 at stake for first prize and the radiator cabinet looks bear without the trophy! (It’s currently undergoing a pre-award ceremony pampering session.)
Other ‘Domestic Section’ type creative spaces can be viewed here.
With regard to my trip to the GP this morning (where I babbled like a cranked up three year old rather than kept it to the point) it turns out that the area of altered sensation in my forearm relates to C7 – no worries there then as the loosening is C6 – right? Wrong I got my number wrong – I double checked my blog entry from February and indeed I had initially been told C7 but had somehow transformed that to C6 between then and now. My GP was able to confirm it was C7 by looking at the x-ray report from February on her computer (remember the one that ‘wasn’t on file’ at the hospital on Tuesday). So long story short (I really babbled and repeated myself) my lovely GP is faxing a letter to the Prof at the Royal today about doing an MRI on the relevant vertebra and should I get any pain or weakness in the meantime I have to contact them immediately. She did say that the vertebra could just be irritating the nerve or it could even be a local, non-myeloma related problem round the elbow.
When I went in I said that I’d come for some peace of mind and after it all she said ‘Have I made it worse?’
The thing is she hadn’t. If at the hospital on Tuesday they’d x-rayed my cervical spine and said ‘There’s nothing new showing, sod off and only come back next week if it’s still numb’ I would have quite merrily tottered off and enjoyed a good night’s sleep. But I left with doubts and I know a little knowledge is a dangerous thing and this is why I ask questions to satisfy my naturally extremely curious nature because at the end of the day I’m a typist not a hema, haemer – a blood doctor and when I do ask questions I want to receive an answer that sufficiently satisfies my enquiring mind!
Yeah, a little knowledge is so dangerous. I’ve avoided looking up much of anything about nervous breakdowns.
Love the trophy presentation — you’re proud (as you should) and want to show off. Nice.
Well I think that ‘sharing’ a trophy is a bad idea at the outset – they should have awarded one to each a year ago. I’ll be intending that you get another one all your own this year!
Good luck for the show! Here’s hoping you get your trophy back and that you get that MRI soon.
Look out Nigella, there is another Domestic Goddess out there. Oh hang on, she cooks and you craft. I hereby award you the title; Domestic Goddess Craft Division.
Have you really given courgette/zucchini a chance? “All we are saying, is give greens a chance……” I could have brought beetroot instead!