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Archive for January, 2012


Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

  So…that’s it then. January is all but over. A drab month this year, but surprisingly mild although Siberian air is on its way and it should be down to minus 15 by the weekend. For me it’s been a month of hibernation, sometimes frustrating and sometimes painful. A quiet month. A time when I’ve […]

An update and a little bit of knitting

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Thank you so much to all of you who have been asking about my knee. Today I finally had my appointment with one of Zürich’s top sports doctors – so I can now report that at least I know what is going on. As I already knew, there is a large oedema (bone bruise) inside […]

Reflections on Cabbages and Roses

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

I loved Northcote by Cabbages and Roses from the first moment I laid eyes on it. I didn’t jump right in and buy the fat quarters right away, because…well, you know the story…I’m supposed to be using up my stash and not buying new stuff. Anyway, at some point last year there was a weak […]

Sleep and knitting

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Isn’t it amazing what a difference a good night’s sleep can make. I feel like a new woman today. I slept long and got the day started at my own pace, not one dictated by everybody else. My knee isn’t very good today, but my head is in a much, much better place. Another long […]

Zzzzzzzzz from a zonked out zombie

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

I had great plans for today, but apart from starting to edit an engineering paper, rescuing a teenager from Zürich (the power went out in half of the city so no trains were running) and buying potatoes to eat with raclette tonight, I have achieved very little of significance. I’ve been lying around for weeks […]