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

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 22, 2020 at 01:21PM

Ah, the windy highway. The last time we came down here our awning blew open… Thankfully it’s not even close to being that windy today. Phew. Not so good now that the tolls have been removed and there are HGVs to contend with. A bit macho, your Spanish lorry driver.. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020

October 22, 2020 at 12:22PM

Rather a different day today but still warm, with 24 degrees expected by the time that we reach Ribamar. Those Happy Hour beers will be tempting. Shopped this morning before leaving, to find the Christmas Turron had arrived overnight. I confess; we spent an inordinate amount on Turron and chocolate. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020


  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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