Reasons to be cheerful 1.2.3…

It’s not all doom and gloom up here. I thought I should balance out the last post with some cheer.

  1. I found some money languishing in an online savings account. It hasn’t made me rich but transferring it to my personal account has put me back in the black and given me an itch to spend a little (“You’re welcome, we can spare it“?). Getting paid for a design job and for two knitting commissions as well means that for once I feel almost flush.
  2. My first handspun knitted project, a hat for Mr L, turns out to be totally windproof in a Force 8 Gale (“anything that rocks“?). Fancy that! So I intend to make myself one  – it’s a simple ridged “Noro Hat” and I made it in 100% Merino, handspun from a Copperpot roving. The yarn was a Navajo-plyed 3ply of approx heavy DK weight. In the light of Reason To Be Cheerful #1 (above) I now have this roving on its way to me

    Mango Berry Merino Custom Blend roving by Copperpot
    Mango Berry Merino Custom Blend roving by Copperpot
  3. We are getting a head start on the weekend and having a simple supper of French Bread, Garlic Pate and Red Wine (“A little drop of claret” ?)… in front of the “telly” with some old recordings of Soap. It might be wet and windy outside but we’re set for a pleasant evening of tasty nibbles and warm cuddles (“Slap and tickle“?) with a side of helpless giggles thrown in, courtesy of the Campbells and the Tates..

Can I throw in a bonus?

Reasons to be cheerful part 4 – the fact that we ever had and enjoyed Ian Dury. Much loved, much missed.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

It has been bugging me

It has been bugging me

Come for a nature walk in the French countryside with me and Nell – I apologise for the image-intensive post. … Continue readingIt has been bugging me

Recent movements of the: Two Snails

On yer bike!

On yer bike!

We have invested in a pair of folding bikes that can be carried in nessa’s luggage space.… Continue reading On yer bike!

Van Nessa : Her Leak

Van Nessa : Her Leak

Home from Melle, we set about cleaning the van in preparation for going out again. At the moment we are hoping to go out for at least one night every week in continuing efforts to break the cats in (or down!) Mr Snail was cleaning the bathroom. Although we haven’t used the shower we had… Continue reading Van Nessa : Her Leak

2 Comments

  1. January 31, 2009

    Lovely to hear all that good news!

    Ah, I miss ‘Soap’… and even more so Ian Dury 🙁

    • January 31, 2009

      @Heather Cawte, We got through to episode seven, in a marathon viewing last night. Still plenty to go at. Not sure how well it has aged, to be honest.

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