Ahoy me hearties! You would be forgiven for thinking I had sailed off into the wide blue yonder in a little sailboat. And you wouldn't be too far from the truth. I, my friends, took myself and Bijou on a languid cruise to the Snotty Islands with a detour to the Bay of Coughs and finally anchoring at Vomit Reef.
Our journey was one of woe filled with tempests, rough seas and Nessie like monsters that go bump in the night! This was no P.N.O cruise liner with sumptuous buffets, cinema complexes, day spas and coco-nutty cocktails with those little paper umbrellas.
Oh no, no, no! This was a swabbing the deck, hoisting the sails and keeping eyes propped open with match sticks whilst on lookout in the crows nest kind of trip. So much so that there were times I contemplated walking the plank.
But through all the sludgy seaweed and misty, endless fogs I found time to sew some much needed Summer clothes for Bijou. Simple little garments made with sunny fabrics that made me smile. And heaven knows I needed that the last week!
A few little wee dresses in butter soft cottons, a little denim skirt and a t-shirt embellished with vintage doily sleeves, a scrappy flower and vintage buttons (embellishment that I cleverly attached to the back of the t-shirt ... to unpick it?....nah!!!!) and a few more things cut and ready to be finished off.
All in all this gal did get off Gilligan's island....looking rather more like Mrs. Howell than Ginger let me tell you right now.
Wishing you a week full of blue skies and calm seas.