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Monday, April 30th, 2012

Ta daaaa….. Knitting Pure and Simple: Neck Down Hooded Tunic for Women. Manos del Uruguay: Wool Clasica (Handspun pure wool, kettle dyed) This one has been a while coming, but I had a lovely little knit this morning and got it finished off. What you can’t see from the photo is how snuggly and cosy […]

A getting stuff done sort of day

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Every so often I need a day where nothing much is going on, just to get things under control and ticking along again….. Today is the day. So far I’ve…. 1. Gone to church, thereby killing two birds with one stone by simultaneously delivering a big bag of books for the book sale next month. […]


Saturday, April 28th, 2012

One of the great things about having children who are no longer little and helpless is that they are actually happiest when their parents are neglecting them. Husband and I ran away at lunchtime today and took ourselves off to a restaurant by the lake of Zürich to eat Fischknusperli (battered fish pieces) and bask […]


Friday, April 27th, 2012

Do you ever have the sort of day when you really shouldn’t even look at the sewing machine, never mind sit down and start faffing about. It’s the pinwheels – but I guess you’d probably guessed that. Today has been a beautiful day. I had my first proper run since Christmas – it was just […]

On the way to the hairdressers….

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

….this morning I was struck by the magnificence of the view (which my photos don’t really do justice) and the improbability of a girl from Newcastle ending up here. This wasn’t part of any plan, but it shows what can happen when you take a chance and grasp an adventure with both hands. Of course […]