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Are you enjoying the Festive Season? Recovered from all the turkey and ready for the New Year’s party? I’m not. Except if you by “New Year’s party” you mean crocheting in front of the TV when the fireworks start on BBC 1. For that, I’m ready!

I’m not at work for the days between Christmas and New Year as my Dad is visiting us. He arrived on Christmas day. He’s only been here three days but it feels like he’s been here forever. He’s the perfect house guest and a real joy to have around.

Today was the most amazing Winters day here in London. Clear blue skies and not too cold. It really was something special. Dad and I used the day to visit the Greenwich Observatory and Planetarium and also popped in at the National Maritime Museum.

On a different note, are any of you taking part in mummy_stacey’s the Crochet Mood Blanket 2014 crochet along? I am! Have a look at mummy_stacey’s Instagram feed here for all the info. She explains it all on there, but it basically boils down to you allocating a mood to a colour and crocheting a square a day to reflect your mood, or you can do a square a week. I’m making 9 cm squares and so far I have allocated 5 colours (I’m not very complex so I don’t need many colours :-))

I’m thinking of red = stressed, lime green = happy/positive, grey = depressed/sad, white = okay, bright blue = grateful/blessed, purple or yellow (I can’t decide which) = irritated.

I think it’s great that at the end of the year I can look back on my blanket and see what my mood was every day. It might be a shock if the overall colour is grey or red, but that’s the chance I’m going to take. At least I’ll have a blanket at the end of it.

If you take part you can use #crochetmoodblanket2014 whenever you take a photo on of your mood blanket on Instagram or Twitter. It will be great to have you on board too!