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Archive for November, 2010

Winter afternoons

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

We seem to have gone from crisp autumn days to a winter wonderland in only a couple of days. The temperatures are well below freezing and there is a thin coating of  snow glistening on the sloping windows of my workroom. More snow is forecast for later in the week and I’ve been ransacking drawers […]

Christmas socks

Monday, November 29th, 2010

I feel like I’m doing nothing but knitting socks. I’ve finished the first pair and am hard at work on the second sock of the luminous pair I started a couple of weeks ago. My deadline is Friday – so believe me, the needles are clicking like crazy at my house! One thing I’ve learned […]

Advent Candle Decoration

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Tomorrow is the first Sunday in Advent and my elder daughter and I put our advent candle decoration together this morning. Making a decoration like this is really as easy as anything – don’t feel intimidated. I suspect it’s one of those things that really can’t go wrong! This is what we started with: I […]

Everything in its right time

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

I can’t believe how early everyone is decorating for Christmas this year. In early November my supermarket was bedecked and full of Christmas decorations, Christmas chocolates, candles and everything else under the sun wrapped in Christmas packaging. Driving through the village in the dark this evening I could hardly believe my eyes – every second […]

The lure of a log fire

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

More snow today. I walked to the school for my piano lesson this morning in the first blizzard of the year. The snow is forecast to carry on all week, but it won’t stay long. It’s too early for that – at least in the lowlands. The ski resorts are happy though and a lot […]