This has to stop

In the post today: more yarn. Yes, more! Silly, isn’t it. I must stop.  Soon…


I have five balls of Drops Alpaca, which I managed to get for £2.50 a ball. I am planning a Fox Paws scarf and may just have to cast on this very day…

I am not at all sure that I have selected the right colours, there are two blues that barely contrast at all – the perils of buying online. So, you see, I really need to cast on with immediate effect in order to test the shades together and to see if I need to buy an alternative.

That is my excuse and I plan to stick to it.

It will be good to have some straight needle knitting to turn to as my current projects are really causing my hands some grief.

Yesterday, I was certain that I would be working on my Comfort Blanket. Unfortunately I arrived at Spinning Group without it. I have no idea how I managed that. Fortunately I had packed Warriston as I planned to show off how well it was growing. I had just enough yarn with me to keep me going for the afternoon.

When I got home again I found that the drug of fast growth kept me addicted and I went on knitting, joining in ball number three and taking the sweater to bed with me when we went off to watch Better Call Saul. Warriston is now 14″ long and approaching the armholes (at 17″). It is growing like a weed! I am reasonably confident now that seven balls will be enough.

Our Broadband connection is running like a dog with no legs today. I have no idea if this post will manage to upload. On the bright side, well, it’s bright today – the sun is shining for a change.

Also on the bright side, yours truly is feeling much brighter today too. I abandoned my fast yesterday and took to bed with the lappie, Saul, Warriston, a bottle of wine and some crisps. Today was the first day in over  a week that I woke without a headache. I wonder if it might have been my salt levels that were lacking? Whatever; I am pleased to be feeling better, energetic once again and in a more positive frame of mind.

We are not catching up on the fast day today and will simply opt to do one day this week, on Thursday as normal. I may get back on the treadmill today, after a week off it.

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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 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

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