Friday, 1 August 2008

This could be one of those posts....

You know, the ones where I have nothing really say, ramble on a bit, make lots of spelling mistakes, and talk about lots of things where I forget you guys don't know the back story behind it!

Anyway without further ado, I am feeling yucky, not really unwell, just a bit headachey, nauseous, and run down. I've spent most of today and yesterday listening to the cricket (england are playing South Africa), knitting, and sorting out some things for when I start teaching in September. I've also spent far too much time on the internet!

I leave on Sunday to go and do some climbing instruction at a Guide Camp in Northamptonshire, I get back Friday so will be a whole week away from my laptop. I'm hoping to get quite a bit of knitting done while I'm away, everything knitting right now I've been knitting for ages and I just fancy a change. It will also be nice to have nothing to do except a bit or=f work and then my time is my own but in a place where I don't have to worry about cooking or anything like that, like a paid holiday really!

I've still not managed to get out climbing personally this summer which has been a bit annoying, we (my housemates and I) had grand plans for Thursday and then it chucked it down all day. Still I'm sure that the week in Pembrokeshire with friends will make up for it!

Right I think that will do for now, before I write something odd, I'm off to get tea out of the oven and settle down looking forward to the return of The Tudors and hoping that this series features more of the delicious bum of Jonathan Rhys Meyers!

Wednesday, 30 July 2008


I just received my package in the Teachers who knit swap, it's full of wonderful things, my first ever salt water taffy (mmmm), and some gorgeous Alpaca sock yarn. I can't wait to knit it up. there is also the most gorgeous tape measure, a little sheep whose tail you pull to get out the tape and then squeeze it's belly so it retracts!

Contents of teacher who knit swap packaget

I also got a package from The Yarn Yards latest update. I couldn't resist some particularly lovely sock yarn in blue, some shiney merino tencel and some pencil roving which can be knit on to a fabulous tea cosey!

Pencil roving

I just got back from a meal out with friends, which was lovely except for the feeling sick due to being a passenger coming home and not driving. I get such bad carsickness! Anyway, I think it's time for an early night, it's been a hectic week, and I'm up early to go to the bank tomorrow.

Monday, 28 July 2008

Six Quirky Things

Sam over at The life and times of me tagged me for a meme. In it I basically need to tell you 6 quirky things about myself.

Here are the rules.
1)Link to the person who tagged me
2)Mention the rules
3)Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about myself
4)Tag 6 other bloggers by linking to them
5)Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment that lets them know they’ve been tagged

Here we go....
1) I love all vegetables except boiled carrots.
2) My toes are double jointed.
3) As a child I would amuse myself most happily by hammering nails in to a piece of wood.
4) I like my meat plain, no beef and mustard, lamb and mint sauce, or pork and apple sauce.
5) I love gerkins, love, love can nearly eat a jar of them.
6) I hate phoning people up, I'd much rather email if I need to arrange something.

Now 6 people to tag....

1) Slipped Stitch
2) Domestic Blissless
3) Doolittle
4) Uppercase Woman
5)Dead Baby Jokes
6) The Number Twenty Three To stop him complaining about lack of posting material!