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Archive for February, 2011


Monday, February 28th, 2011

Today I was up at six and ready to spring into action to start getting on with my new life! But you know how it is….the best laid plans… It was an indescribably disgusting morning. Sleet. Yuk. Rain I can do, snow I can do, but sleet? No thank you! It looked like it would […]

True Grit

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Today was a shockingly lousy day – dark with lashing rain. This morning I worked like a trooper trying to get through the laundry and clean the house ready for the start of the new and beautiful regime tomorrow. I can’t remember having looked forward to a Monday so much for ages and I’ve cleared […]

The first signs of spring

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Somehow this year I seem to be desperate for spring to arrive. We haven’t had a particularly hard winter – it’s barely snowed since Christmas, but December was frigid and snowy and so maybe it just seems longer. Or maybe because I spent so much time homebound it gave me more time to notice. Whatever […]

Home sweet home

Friday, February 25th, 2011

As we couldn’t see the mountains anymore for thick fog, which looked like it would be hanging around for a while, we decamped back to the lowlands a day early. The teenagers were deliriously happy. Now they can lie around in their bedrooms at home doing nothing of consequence instead of lying in their room […]

99 ways to knit a sock

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

We’re housebound today – snowstorm outside. Rather delicious, between you and me. Some people (who I won’t name, but I’ll just tell you that I’m not one of them) are still in their pyjamas…in the middle of the afternoon…So it’s reading and knitting for me today. I’ve knitted many, many socks over the past few […]