Simply Spiffing

 new-sock-thb We may be on a roll – I grafted the toes of my sock at spinning group this morning. I was torn between letting the impetus carry me forward, and casting on the second sock, or shifting some of that red and grey merino/mohair. The spinning won.

We admired F’s refurbished loom, and I kicked myself inwardly for not having bought it myself when it was on offer.

We also admired my newly arrived (this morning) copy of Spin Off.

And my new tops (pictures coming soon)

And we certainly admired P’s newly completed socks – my, that girl can go! The socks were lovely too, Opal self-patterning in a lovely blue jeans colour.

J had news of her newly-arrived Gottland sheep – they were delivered by boat, from the monks of Papa Stronsay, to Kirkwall Harbour yesterday.

I got my swapping mail art packages off to the post office on my way out and I even managed to slightly enjoy the driving today! It is always a fine ride up to F’s house, whether by car or by bicycle.

And now I must decide whether to spin some more, to cast on my second sock (which must get started today or it will falter), or to read my Spin Off. Such decisions!

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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

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