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Archive for December, 2011

The painful truth

Friday, December 30th, 2011

So here we are at the end of the year. I think I can say on the second last day of the year, that I’m not going to buy anymore yarn or fabric during the rest of 2012, nor am I going to finish any super-ginormous stash using projects. That bit at least is a […]

Pleasantly pottering

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Today is one of those delightful after Christmas down days. One of the days when not much is happening and I’m pottering – tidying up, doing laundry, ironing, cajoling (aka threatening with a fate worse than death) teenagers to write their thank you letters, knitting, reading. Nothing big or momentous or more stressful than breaking […]

A little bit of England…in Switzerland

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Yesterday we held our annual Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Christmas Carols party. It’s a couple of hours of Englishness in our little part of Switzerland. Over the years I’ve moved the party from before Christmas to after – a lot of people are away skiing, but those who aren’t generally have time and seem […]

In the woods

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Yesterday after all the hustle and bustle of Christmas I managed to spend a lot of time in the woods – running in the morning and walking in the afternoon. It was a perfect day for both activities – crisp, clear and cold – and was the perfect antidote to the excesses of Christmas. Well […]

I am NOT Mrs Potato Head

Monday, December 26th, 2011

I just wanted you to know that. One of my daughters – no guesses which one – bought me this book for Christmas…. I don’t know what is more scary…that she thinks I’m Mrs Potato Head (which I most certainly am NOT) or that she thought I was once Barbie! No sireee – I’m vertically […]