“The best biscuits I’ve ever tasted”

I am not much of a cook. Dear Husband (DH) does most of the cooking tbh. I pootle about with baking instead. My grandmother taught me to bake. We used to make a full afternoon tea spread whenever we went up to visit her. Apple pie (lots of cloves), coffee cake, cheese scones…you can imagine….

Those were the days my friend

I thought a trip down memory lane was in order as I’ve just found some of my quilt photos. Some of these are quite old I must admit but its nice to see them again. Each has it’s own story attached to it – that’s why I love quilts. for my MIL who loves cats…

Reasons to be cheerful

Let’s be upbeat today: I’m powering through last week’s list I’m not felled by ‘flu (yet) unlike the rest of my family My job is going good – hurrah! So are my meds – double hurrah! No ironing in my way – the relief It’s not raining, it’s cold but it’s not raining I’ve done…

Technicalities of my knitting life

So I’ve got to pick up the stitches around the collar and sides for Little One’s jacket. It’s knit club tonight thank God so if I screw it up I can get expert help. I quite often fail on technicalities mainly because I’m so impatient. But this time I’m following my knitting bible Vogue Knitting….

In the foothills

You join us as we successfully negotiate the foothills of Mount Ironing. The team are inexperienced but determined. Wish us luck, we’re heading for the North Face.


A good day’s knitting yesterday – look I’ve finished the body of Little One’s jacket. Light at the end of the tunnel. I also made some crocheted ric-rac from my new book. I’ll share once I’ve made enough to show off. My new meds dosage is obviously kicking in. Nice.

Define casting on?

Strictly speaking this isn’t a new project at all, oh no. I’m just playing. I ordered this book from the States second hand ages ago and it finally showed up yesterday. It’s written by Maggie Righetti who did the absolutely brilliant Knitting in Plain English. This woman is a goddess. Really useful information and ideas…

Porridge ponderings

So, here I am, staring into the black, black morning as the train carries me to Work. Look, you can have healthy porridge these days – it’s pretty good actually. This is my time for planning my week. Here’s my roll call… Loads on at work so it’s laptop up straight after this blog. Probably…

Mag alert

I love publication day….not that I can start anything. Gah.