I am enjoying myself, but I will be glad when my self-allotted task has been completed, the dolls sold, and my free time becomes my own.
I had to go into our nearest market town today, for a free flu jab. It was a
Alford is a small town, a bit run down and shabby around the edges, but I like it. It has small shops, family butchers, newsagents, craft shops, newsagents, bakeries, supermarkets - small, a few charity shops, hotels, pubs, takeaways, a fish and chip shop, fruit and vegetable shop, a pottery, the windmill for flour and grain, and an infrequently opened library, doctors surgeries, solicitors, a dentist, plus tea shops and cafes, of course.
Best of all, in my husband's opinion, is the Handyman DIY Shop.
The red brick building to the right is the Corn Exchange, where the flu jab clinic was held. Arrows directed victims to go round the building to the back, passing this
attractive cake shop. I wonder how many people are seduced by the call of 'freshly' baked goods - delivered in a large van...
I entered the back door of the Corn Exchange and found myself faced by three receptionists each armed with a printout of names and a highlighter pen.
"Read this, then take off your coat and roll up your sleeve. Catherine will see to you."
Immediately behind the receptionist, Catherine waited with her pile of vaccination syringes, plasters, etc. No chair. A quick hello, an even quicker jab, a slight pause because my arm bled a little, then slap on the plaster and move along.
I was in and out of the door in less than five minutes!
I did a (very) little housework, and then got back to work in the fairy factory.
There are glitzy ones, homely ones, and these pixie ones. I have a few more to finish off, then they can go into the box, along with the assorted peg dollies, a range of Japanese dolls, the little nutcracker dolls, snowmen and a couple of reindeer. Around eighty items. That should be plenty, to raise funds for the hall and the church in the next village along.
I need to stop working on these soon because I have lots of crafts I want to make with my grandchildren before Christmas.
Then I plan to go into hibernation.