Sunday, April 10, 2016


Oh weekend how I love thee!  We had such a great day today.  A sleep in. A cooked breakfast. A birthday lunch for my Father in Law at a lovely local winery followed by chocolate cake and coffee at home.  We fired up the Stanley Cooker for the first time ever and I am about to eat roast pork and roast potatoes followed by apple crumble.  I finished my test knit cardigan and I love it so much.  One of the joys of knitting means that you can make something to suit your body type so I added 5 rows onto the sleeves and have a cardigan that actually fits my long arms.  I used Bendigo Woollen Mills Milky Way which is part milk fibre and part wool and has a lovely stitch definition as well as being soft and snuggly. I can definitely recommend it.
 And now of course, just like that, the weekend is over and we hurtle into the hurly burly of last week of term.  Hope your weekend was happy!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Hooray! We had some good news on the weekend when we accepted an offer on the Nairne House.  Settlement is mid-May.  Whilst I have lots of lovely memories of this house and I will be sad to leave my garden it is a weight off our minds to sell and move on to where our heart now is.  Partly because of the good news, and partly because of the upcoming New York trip, we went and bought another camera! WHOOO HOOOOO!!! The battery is charging and so there will be blog posts with photos again from now on.  In fact, you might get a little over-blogged as I practice using it before NY.  I went Nikon again (because I am a loyalist, and I am still sentimental over my old Nikon) hopefully that means that it will be easy to get used to because the dials are still all the same!
Tonight is Night Owls/craft group so must dash as I am in the race to the finish line with a beautiful Kanti Mama cardigan test knit.  1 and a 1/4 sleeves to go before April 11th. Knit Nell, KNIT!!!
Happy Humpday to you all.
Keep smiling,