I've not posted for a while. I had been hoping for a quiet Christmas and New Year with plenty of time for crafting, but unfortunately it didn't happen quite like that. Mr Q and I have spent a lot of the past two weeks traveling around a snowy England - from Scarborough to Hull to Milton Keynes to Cambridge and back to Wigan. The shovel in the boot of the car has seen some use, and I've managed to lose my mobile phone somewhere along the way!
I spent Christmas Day visiting my sister in hospital. She was discharged on Boxing Day and since then we've been looking after her here in Wigan. We are really hoping that 2010 treats her better than 2009. She must be ill - after years are rebutting all my suggestions of crafty hobbies, she has started cross-stitching! We had our Christmas lunch and opened presents on the 27th. The goose needed major surgery before it would fit in the oven but it tasted delicious.
Today was the first day that Mr Q and I had to ourselves and we spent this afternoon walking along the Leeds - Liverpool Canal through Wigan. Wigan was built on coal, canals and cotton, so it seemed only right that we should explore the canals a bit more. We walked the Wigan Flight section of the canal from Wigan Pier to New Springs - just a couple of miles but with more than 20 locks! The towpath was fairly treacherous after all the freezing weather but we really enjoyed exploring more of our adopted hometown.