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I’ve been so busy with work this week that I haven’t had time to blog!  Shame.

After writing my 1st blog which felt like pulling teeth, I settled myself down to an evening of dinner then work again before bed.  Phill took exception to this!  My friend Kat had invited me to a ‘Girl’s Night In’ at her local artsy bar The Continental in Preston and he was confused as to why I hadn’t already gone.  I had considered going but although Euxton is not a million miles away from Preston, I don’t drive and the buses stop at 6!!  On top of that my bank card had gone missing earlier in the week and I had no cash to fund this ‘night in’.

Thrusting a note into my hand, Phill shovelled me into the car! I hadn’t even had my Dinner! I’m glad he did. It has to be said I have become a bit of a recluse of late, it’s just that Home is so nice and it’s cold outside :-S

So the agenda for ‘Girls Night In’ at The Continental.  £7.50 a ticket: A retro movie for which the ladies vote online, a glass of wine and cake.  Sounds good to me.

The reality was even better.  The movie – ‘The breakfast Club’ was shown in their dedicated arts and events space, projected onto a huge screen.  The Continental had gone to great lengths to make it a really special night for us ladies: round tables, fresh linen, hydrangeas in delicate little vases.  It was lovely.  There were probably only around 25-30 women there.  This made me feel sorry for the proprietors for all the effort they’d made, but for myself, M and K, it made for a great atmosphere.  You can see from ‘The Conti’ here:

I think it goes without saying that the movie is great, if you haven’t seen it, you must, this was my first time!

So many classic movies from the 80s or 90s seem to be lost on people who don’t see them ‘in their time’.  People who never saw ‘The Labrynth’ back when it was first released are often baffled by the imagery, not to mention David Bowies tights ;-P But this movie felt as relevant to me now as I’m sure it would if I’d seen it a decade or so ago.  I’ll be ordering it from Amazon once the new card arrives!

I LOVE public displays of craftiness and for the duration of the movie there was a lady behind me knitting! A fabulous chunky knit, I couldn’t help but find out what it was.  A scarf for her Mum – lovely.

Those who know me well, know that although I can knit and like to knit, it is not something I consider myself to be good at!.  Indeed, my Mum still has to cat on and off for me!!

This lady and her three friends were part of a group called ‘Aunty Social’ that meet and knit or generally craft once a week or more.  They said they believed that most problems can be solved with a nice cup of tea and the creation of something beautiful.  I agree.  They invited me to join which was lovely and gave me their card.  I am extremely tempted.  These ladies looked like potential compadres!

I have followed them on Twitter and urge you to do the same.  Apparently there ar plans for some ‘knit bombing’ around Christmas, which I’ve been wanting to do for ages!


Perhaps then, my next project ought to be knitting a balaclava!  if I start now, I may be done by Christmas!

Much love





Be a social butterfly...