I’ve spent most of my Sunday crocheting. I didn’t get to the allotment this weekend which means it’s going to be full of weeds next weekend. I find it hard to stay on top of the weeds at this time of year. But here’s what I did with my crochet hook. It will eventually become a top.
Little Victoria is very comfortable with all of us now. Here she is fulfilling her role as a soft fluffy creature for patting while watching TV.
And providing company for a small girl when she’s reading her book.
My favourite charity shop is still shut. I cycled to it on Saturday, inspired by Beatrice’s vintage wedding dress but was disappointed to find that is hasn’t reopened yet. It should be open again next weekend. Thank goodness!
I’ve completed two 4-week courses on coursera.org over the past couple of months. The first was Human-Centered Design from the University of California, San Diego. The second course I just finished this weekend and was An Introduction to Accessibility and Inclusive Design from the University of Illinois. Both were very good, entirely online, and have given me lots of good ideas for my work. Universities will have a particularly tough year ahead of them and these kinds of online courses offer a nice money-making option. Institutions that don’t offer online options are going to fall behind.
During the lockdown I cut my own hair. I didn’t do a particularly good job but it didn’t matter because everyone else was in the same boat. Now that hairdressing salons are open and everyone else is having their hair done I feel forced to do the same. I managed to get an appointment for next weekend. I have a friend who lives in Spain and she told me that during the lockdown a hairdresser was busted for breaking the rules and was only discovered because people kept emerging from the building with fantastic hair and the authorities got suspicious.