Among the lovely things I received:


A ‘ballerina‘ kit from Hanne Falkenberg . . .


. . . some fabulous vintage fabrics, of which these bellhops were my favourite . . .


. . . coasters made of Japanese washi and shaped like wee kimonos . . .


. . . and this wonderful quilted table runner, made by hand by my sister from several different recycled fabrics.

O lucky me!

The other thing I may have got recently is a taste for hill running, having begun the new year by dashing up and down Arthur’s Seat. I found the speedy 800 foot ascent and descent very exilherating and it was also interesting to reach the top and meet the amused looks of those who had ascended the hill at a more sensible and leisurely pace. Time to strap on the fell shoes, I reckon.