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Compound Interest

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You know, there was a point on Sunday morning when I totally believed that I could do 66 rounds of doily by Thursday. Then the lights went out again. It was a wet and dismal day and there was little light to work by all afternoon. Taking into consideration the fact that Waves of Grain […]

Interesting

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I think our little island has received the ancient Chinese curse – may you live in interesting times.  We woke yesterday to fog, again (we have had more haar this year than in the last several years put together) and to a certain lack of electricity. We were not the only ones – all the […]

Experiential Learning

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I have learned a few things over the past week: The inadvisability of line-drying skeins in a stiff breeze – especially when said skeins are not one’s own How much I enjoy my own company That knitting mountains can be climbed, but only at the expense of Tour spinning That I  far  prefer hand-kneaded bread […]

More of the same

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I am no weather expert but my prediction for the 25th is that Mr L, the dogs, and myself will not be going anywhere very much. The five day forecast takes us up to Sunday 23rd December. It shows 5 days of strong winds from the SE with gusts today up to 55mph. The winds […]

Everyone Knows

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It is a beautiful morning. Absolutely stunning. The sun is now just rising above a low-lying mist and everything is bedecked in twinkling dewdrops. We find ourselves in that unusual state of complete calm… not a breath of wind to stir the mist. The bay is full of geese. I cannot see them, but I […]

Phew

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Despite the day’s generally chaotic nature, I did actually knit a few rounds on my mitten yesterday. Not many, and the thumb gusset is still a way off. The bus was collecting me at 9:30 and Mr L’s plane was leaving at 9-ish. I had the dogs to settle and so it seemed best if […]

Here we go again

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Just a fleeting visit as I am getting ready to go for the ferry. Mr L has left to catch his plane and we are both now wondering why I did not elect to go with him… for the sake of £19. Things would have been far less chaotic had I not been focused on […]

Hopeless addiction

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Sometimes I wonder if we take this puzzle pastime just an inch too far. Yesterday was a veritable triumph of puzzling – after the morning’s success, we put our thinking caps on again when Mr L had finished work. We elected not to look at the remainder of Wednesday’s puzzles but to use a hint […]

Puzzle Progress

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Defying all expectations, there has been puzzle progress! Mr L suggested that we look at the easiest of today’s release while having our coffee break. He went to make coffee while I cleared the table. I looked once more at the hints for yesterday and was moved to re-study the puzzle that was eluding us. […]

Crisis point

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We are running out of coffee! More has been ordered, but there is no sign of delivery yet. How can we have let this happen? Tempers will fray. Currently reduced to using the last tin of the beans that came with the machine. It’s only small…(actually, not the very last tin, but that one is […]

Going strong

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Remarkably,  I held on to my knitting nerve and managed not to find something new and exciting to knit. Not much got done, but the High Seas moved backwards to a fix and then forward again, but not far. Today’s puzzles are printed off and ready. They look very difficult. We’ll not be making many […]

Nothing to report

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Just as I was congratulating myself on recovering from my bad back… I nipped in the shower yesterday morning and was sitting on the bed, getting dressed and chatting to Mr L, when I felt my back go into spasm. No reason. I wasn’t doing anything. I just felt the muscle draw in between my […]

Life in the slow lane

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My back is improving still – I managed to feed the dogs, empty the dishwasher and refill it this morning before feeling that I must sit down. I may be able to sit at my wheel soon. That would be good. Everything here seems to be happening in slow motion. It’s turgid. Lots of effort […]