Monthly Archives: April 2013

27.04.13 Old Bones, Old Bags, Inappropriate Dress and Good Friends

Went to the Kings Head for lunch with my friend Margaret (the bravest woman I know) and her lovely husband. Then low and behold my other very, very, good friend Valerie (of bag fame) was there with an American friend. … Continue reading

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25.04.13. Feathers and Hampton Court

  I so enjoyed yesterday, the sun shone and my husband joined me in the garden, he read and I worked on the back of Valerie, my new bag design. We are very self-contained, contented people, extremely happy with our … Continue reading

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24.04.13 All work and very little play.

  An intense work day today, so a short blog. I finished Ann last night. I love this Rowan yarn (pure wool, D/K) it’s very soft and gives the garment some ‘drape’ giving me the exact effect I wanted. When one … Continue reading

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22.04.13. Free Patterns, New Bread and Lost Chickens

Monday again (where did last week go?) and I am writing this before taking the dogs for a walk. I decided to tidy my studio first – looking good! I have worked flat-out over the weekend creating and knitting a … Continue reading

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17.04.13, Two men and a Fountain

I have two boys for two days! Mark and Tom-Tom (Tom). Two excellent, multi skilled, chaps from the Estate staff. My long list of jobs is swiftly getting shorter. Furniture has been moved……. Patios swept and cleaned. Lawns cut a edges … Continue reading

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15.04.13. Roman pots, Art, Weddings and Rabbit City.

  So, the gloves are off, as is the scarf, and the winter walking coat is swapped for a ‘summer’ fleece. As I left home with the dogs at six this morning, there was spring in the air and a … Continue reading

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13.04.13. A Bird in the Hand, The Great Divide, and a Touch of the East

I’m not looking for praise or glory, but I did happen to save a young life yesterday. It flew into our sun-room window and knocked itself out.  A bird will die if left on its back for very long, so … Continue reading

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10.04.13. Bulls, computer and othe errors.

My lovely new computer, has died, lights are still flashing but the screen is ominously blank. So now it’s time to master the laptop. Perhaps I should have taken a proper computer course? Maybe then I’d have known not to … Continue reading

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07.04.13. Honey bees and mad professors

Sunday – day of rest? Had walked the dogs and done a couple of ‘pink’ chores (washing and ironing) before 8am this morning. Then my studio had a clean and a tidy. It’s another incredible day. The cedar in Cedar … Continue reading

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07.04.13. Film stars and desert Islands

Red wine and haircutting scissors do not a happy combination make! Snip, snip, and the person gazing at me from the mirror definitely is a one sided sort of gal. I know loads of people who cut their own hair … Continue reading

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