Thursday, December 30, 2021

Happy New Year

A day early, but the sentiment is the same. It's been a full on kind of a week. Back at work on boxing day, over to Nottingham working today (a Much bigger branch) which was fun but tiring. Endless paranoia about omicron which seems like enough to cause a symptom mimicking headache, and a hundred and one other things to do.

Like most of the rest of the country, I'm not sure which day of the week it is either, but only because I've been at work for all of them and am missing the chance to be a little bit bored, read books, and do jigsaw puzzles. This has to be the hardest week of the year in retail when so many of us long for a rest and just don't get it. 

Anyway, when I finally do get a bit of time off (I don't know when that's going to be) I have a jigsaw, a magnificent pile of Christmas and birthday books to read, and after many hours throwing yarn around, I think I've settled on colours for a new jumper which I'm looking forward to beginning. 

Meanwhile, a happy and prosperous New Year to all who read this, with an extra dose of goodwill aimed at those who work over holidays, or who really struggle with not working. Both things can be hard to deal with. I hope 2022 brings us a respite from the last two years of covid related worry. 


  1. Happy New Year to you too and thank you for your lovely blog. As a former Waterstone's bookseller I know what it's like working over the Christmas period. I hope you get a chance for some rest soon.

  2. Oh I am so sorry that you are slogging away at work and worrying about Omicron. I hope you get a break soon, and get to enjoy all those beautiful books and yarns.

    Happy New Year! And thank you for all the reviews you've written and good books you've thereby put my way.

  3. Happy new year thank you for your blog which is always varied and always interesting. It’s been a tough year in many ways so always nice to read your blog. Wishing you health, relaxation and good things for the year ahead.

  4. Ooo look at the wool! I do love sorting mine out and I have yet to do so on this break from work! Whoops!