Knitting and London life. Not necessarily in that order.
Thursday, April 9
Back for now
I am back to report on a wonderful holiday which lived up to and beyond my expectations.
Some of the highlights were:
- remembering what I love about the Curse and why we got together in the first place - spending lots of happy hours together, exploring the footpaths, ales and cuisine of the island - seeing red squirrels marauding round the treetops in the spring sunshine (thanks Jane for the inspiration, and that National Trust for its stewardship of the lovely Borthwood Copse) - looking out to sea from bed in the morning while supping a cup of tea - eating omelette for breakfast flavoured with the wild garlic we picked the day before - paddling in the sea (very briefly, it was ruddy cold!) - views of the coastline all around the island - razor clams cooked in garlic butter - skate wings - New Forest ice cream - feeling the sun on my face ...and knitting, of course!
The main project was put into hibernation for the week while I knocked up a pair of socks (Spring Forward) and a stripy ipod cosy for a friend. More info tomorrow.
The lowlights? - going to the wrong ferry port on the way out (duh! I am definitely getting old!) - having to come home again after only a week!