Wednesday 30 August 2017


A very happy Bank Holiday weekend with fine weather
and a succession of visits from all the (male) members of the family.
Daughter-in-law and grandaughter on their way back from Edinburgh today.
Younger son returned to New York.
Weather cold and rainy.
Perhaps that was summer's last shout.

Thursday 24 August 2017

Late summer jollity

There's no doubt that summer is winding up.

But the fine weather is holding up

and the colours are intensifying.

So there's still something to bring a smile to our faces.

We went to see a show at the Camden Fringe last night.
My very first new-mum-friend's son, Thomas Joyce, was performing.
He didn't have an easy start in life thirty years ago
but now has a PhD and a thriving sideline as a stand up comedian.
There's one more show tonight in London
and then a late night performance in Edinburgh on the 25th.
Made me laugh. 

Monday 14 August 2017

I couldn't resist. . .

. . .the dust jacket on this book,

this celadon jug on the bric a brac stall,

a go on this swing.

Tuesday 8 August 2017

Summery summary

From Soulemama came this idea to knit a hat,
The Happiest Hat, in the round, in Fair Isle using up oddments.
Not something I've ever done before.
I cast on the requisite number of stitches,
because surely I can count,
and found to my horror,
 several ticklish rounds later, that I was five short.
Never mind I thought. I have made a start.
I will carry on and it will just have to be for a smaller head.
I had just such a one in mind.

From Cornflower came this book recommendation.
I lay down on the grass directly. No rug.
Not something I usually do.
It is that sort of book.

From Laughingkidslearn came all sorts of craft ideas
for entertaining granddaughter last week.

 And from my correspondent in India quite coincidentally, 
came a video demonstrating the art of rangoli
which gives me an idea for all that rainbow rice
now that the grandaughter is on tour again.

A little memento left by my computer.