I cannot believe that I did this…

I need to unsub from Natalie’s blog and the Yarn Yard mailing list. I just cannot afford the temptation.


Newly arrived roving and sock yarn, with half an eye on the PS3 Water theme.

Tell you what – why don’t you, dear reader, go buy up everything that Natalie has for sale and thereby save me from myself?


oh, just look at the Twirly!


Every time that I walk past the console table in the sitting room, that Arizona Merino chides me gently. Alas, it is not yet re-cast on. A migraine is making feel very drained and lethargic today and it is all that I can muster just to console myself by knitting cashmere.

Of course, knitting cashmere into lace on 2mm needles is not the best thing to be doing with more-than-usually dodgy eyesight. There are errors. Oh, yes.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Bare Naked

Bare Naked

We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

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

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 21, 2020 at 11:21AM

We just met our first Spanish self service fuel, there has always been an attendant whenever we have fueled up on previous visits. The machine took the card, asked which pump (!?), what fuel, and how much. It chucked the ticket out, said something in Spanish, and then failed to provide any diesel. We are… Continue reading October 21, 2020 at 11:21AM

October 21, 2020 at 10:55AM

Time to go. Pastures new tonight, another revisit tomorrow. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020