Pinch, punch, first of the month!  I apologise in advance because, apart from the usuals (Flickr, etc), I only have one thing for you guys for my roundup this week.  I’ve spent most of the week outside, marvelling at the strange yellow circle in the sky that produces heat.  That thing is so rare in Scotland (and it didn’t rain!!) that I’ve had to make the most of it.   I’ve also finally gotten around to restoring my antique Singer Sewing machine 🙂  I’ve also started a new trilogy of books, so I will have books reviews for you guys soon.