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

Feeling a bit seedy

Feeling a bit seedy

Nell and I went for a walk this morning. It was a gorgeous day but we ended up by not going very far. The Crooked Man had gone out and I was expecting a parcel delivery. Plus, I was finding it hard going. Not feeling on top of my game right now. Possibly a touch of “Keto Flu”? I’d like to think so, but honestly haven’t been working hard enough at it to have gotContinue readingFeeling a bit seedy

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Where do all these yawning gaps come from? Aha – this time I have the answer – I have been busy updating Scattered Thoughts! After a couple of very long posts, time and energy were lacking for coming here to write and as little else had happened other than a shopping delivery or two, it seemed unimportant.Also spending far too much time at Facebook, which I am trying to give up but it keeps onContinue readingHere, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

An interesting morning. Up and at ’em we went to Intermarché to fuel up and to buy some food for when we arrive home. They were queuing outside the door for what appeared to be controlled entry. There were queues for fuel too. “We’re not that desperate” we said and set off for home. It… Continue reading October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM


  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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