The arty shot is my husband trying to get a photo of me knitting on double-pointed needles. I'm fairly sure that my dad doesn't read this blog, so feel it's safe to report that I have just finished a pair of socks for his birthday on Wednesday.
The children had an inset day today so whilst I frantically knitted right up to the deadline, they made some birthday cards with varying amounts of glue and shiny stuff. Very much their own work... Then we made a special trip to the post office to send the parcel off, so things now are in the hands of the Royal Mail. Fingers crossed.