Spinning Day

Cycled to spinning group and took my knitting, calling off at the post office on my way to post my swap off. I had lots of time so took a detour and walked down to the jetty at Black Rock, to take some photographs.

I had several goes at starting my second Ambrosia sock but finally got it under way and have completed the toe. Now it is time to get the cable needle out again. Frankly, not much to show for a morning’s work, but there was cake to be addressed! Cake was exceptionally fine today – a Sephardic orange and almond cake, which has ground almonds and oranges in it. Yummy.

We helped F with a ewe that was having difficulties and got to see a fresh born lamb.

I took more photos on the way home. Struggled with the bike today – I hadn’t realised how weak my thigh muscles have become again – and it took me an unwarranted 45 minutes to cycle home. I sneezed and snorted and wheezed all the way – dandelions are one of the few things that bring on my hayfever/asthma, and there are many many dandelions around at present.

Not many of today’s photos will see the light of day – a pretty rubbishy set at first glance.

I’d like to spin with what remains of my afternoon – make up for not spinning this morning.


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Bare Naked

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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

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

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