This and that

  • I really must go to town tomorrow, whether I like it or not.
  • The second Thorfinn is cast on
  • The Evenstar is under way again, but still on Clue 2
  • My Altoids tin collection is growing nicely but I’d really like some of the flavours that can be had from the USA: Cinnamon, Ginger, Wintergreen, Honey…
  • I have a UFO-busting plan drawn up to cover the next 32 days. It is intense. If all goes to plan (HAH!) I should have seven projects completed, two new pairs of socks, five sock yarns liberated, and the Evenstar remaining on schedule. Stop laughing!
  • I just wrote my first ever letter of condolence. It was difficult
  • There are now nine squares in the blankie, plus 3 further foundation squares knitted
  • The Icelandic Poppy Shawl has gone off to Pock, as a Mother’s Day gift for my MiL
  • Am on Day 2 of a migraine and the UFO-busting list looks truly scary at this moment
  • I cannot find my box of postcards and I want/need to catch up on some sendsomething duties
  • When am I ever going to find time to learn to weave?
  • If I go back to bed to nurse my head, who is going to cook the lunch?

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Determinedly Cheering Myself Up

Determinedly Cheering Myself Up

Week five of lockdown v2.0 begins today. We have new rules, slightly more relaxed but with the addition of a nightly curfew (from 15th December.) Does that then make this Lockdown v2.1? I think that it probably does! … Continue readingDeterminedly Cheering Myself Up

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

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. March 15, 2010

    My Altoids tin collection is growing nicely but I’d really like some of the flavours that can be had from the USA: Cinnamon

    Where are Wilko and Cheggers when we need them?
    FWIW I have a Cinnamon Altoids tin, but now it contains screws, nuts, and jumpers, instead of those sweets with their mythical powers.

    • March 15, 2010

      Cheggers is still in HK
      I haven’t crossed paths with our favourite breadman in many a long month

      their mythical powers.

      Me <---- wide eyed and innocent. I'm sure I don't know what you must mean... How's life in Bratfud, Tez?

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