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.

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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

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  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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