A merino roving from The Yarn Yard – my last in my stash, not counting a pencil roving from the same source. I’m considering knitting the pencil roving into a tea cosy if I can track the pattern down. I’ve not had much success thus far.

Also spinning: carded Shetland natural fleece, in a variety of shades.


Not much. I seem to be taking time out. I finished the Fafner centre panel and knitted the dragon’s head, but that’s all.


Brideshead-fest. All 11 episodes. It was wonderful immersive stuff. So slow and gentle and different from today’s viewing. Loved every moment of it and was surprised how little I actually remembered from 27 years ago.

In looking something up about Brideshead, we found that a big screen version is in production. Interestingly, they are also using Castle Howard for the Brideshead location. Rather odd casting, but Emma Thomson as Lady Marchmain should be good value for money. Interestingly, the previously casted Director had Jude Law recruited for Sebastian -now that is an example of perfect casting, I reckon. That director was to have used Chatsworth for Brideshead. I am uncertain – is CH so embedded in the British psyche that no other location would do?

I can’t imagine fitting the whole thing into the length of one feature film made for today’s short attention span viewers. Can you?


Fundamentally, no. Just eating junk.

Overall, I seem to be having some down time – and rather enjoying it. Which means that when Mr L tries to get me to talk about planning our trip down Sooth, I just don’t want to engage with it at all. I really do not like to think about leaving my island,not even for just a few days. I know that he finds this frustrating.

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A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

I am lagging on the Month in the Country prompts, and lagging badly at that. I have a list of prompts t be caught up on and I shall be working my way through them here, or at Scattered Thoughts depending on where the post most naturally sits. I have elected to tackle the prompts not in date order necessarily but to seize upon prompts that offer me space in which to write down the things that I am feeling the need to say. Even if I need to crowbar it in. The thing is, I am going to continue to be short of time and space in which to write and so a two-for-one is useful and I hope to do as many of those as I can. Seems like a plan? … Continue readingA Month in France: Nothing is Lost

Oh, deer

Oh, deer

Nell and I had a lovely walk this morning. The weather has cooled considerably and there was a very pleasant breeze. We both made better time than of late. … Continue readingOh, deer

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