This weekend I have been mainly doing laundry, yes that's right, I fixed my own washing machine! In a fit of pique and desperation yesterday I Googled "my washing machine won't drain" and I found this magnificent site Washing Machine Help, well blow me down with a feather within half an hour I was back in sudsy action. 7 loads down, 34 to go but I'm just ecstatic it's working again, like I said, I'm easily pleased.So now every spare rack, rung and radiator is filled with damp laundry drying and I'm feeling pretty smug so what's next? Ooohhh, could I? should I? it's been a while but if I cram a towel down the back of my trousers to keep warm I believe I can... I braved the atrocious weather and ... made some beads....I know, out of nowhere, who saw that coming?Hopefully I made a decent floral focal and a black and silver set but we will see if the kiln fairies are feeling kind tomorrow when I open her up. I really miss it when I can't make beads but I have learned at sometimes I just have to be patient and when the time is right an opportunity will present itself. I just have to make sure I recognise the opportunity when it comes. I had a fantastic time melting glass today, I find bead making very meditative but I can't force it.Having spent a small fortune on the much documented Monster Alien Lights my best photographs are still taken outside in natural daylight - well DUH!