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Changing A Front Cover On A Notebook

Made another quick video showing how I changed the front cover on a notebook I bought.


Playtime In France

Just popping in with a quick show and tell of a new video I have posted showing a traveler’s notebook which I made, but thought whilst I was at it I should explain how my ankle got broken whilst on our hols in France.

Wasn’t my finest hour I can tell you.  Andrew and I had quite a different holiday this year, we decided to tour around France in a luxury motorhome with all the mod cons you could ever wish for.  This meant we could take our fur babies and also the new bikes that we had just bought.

Yep new electric bikes and wow how those babies can go.  We were both in our element cycling around and seeing the countryside as we went along.  Made short work of those hills I can tell you and the roads in France are surprisingly so much better than the Irish or English roads.

To be fair when I broke the ankle I wasn’t even riding my bike at the time, me and the bike were both parked beside a wall.  Andrew had cycled off before me and as I put my leg across ready to get on my bike the tyres slipped on the cobblestones and started to fall away.  Should have let it fall … but because I didn’t want to scrape the paintwork I tried to steady it.

Now if you haven’t ridden an e-bike before let me tell you they are very heavy, which I completely forgot about.  The bike went one way, I went the other but my foot got trapped under the bike.  Yikes it was very painful and no Andrew in sight.

Long story short, broken in three places and after having three casts on in the space of little more than a week the hospital decided an operation was necessary for pins, plates and screws to be fitted.

The upside of this (yes there is an upside) – I woke up with a boot on instead of plaster which meant walking about was so much easier.

(Sounds better than it was actually)

That was six weeks ago, not sure when the boot is coming off … very very soon I hope lol. 

The whole idea of the holiday was to relax, park up where we wanted, walk the dogs, cycle, eat, drink (no particular order) and when I felt like it craft my little heart out.

We managed most of that before disaster struck …
… hey I even got to go to the Stamperama Newbury Craft Show before we motored on to France so it wasn’t all bad.