Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Milk and Roses

A friend just gave me a whole lot of roses from her garden. They are lovely and have a delicate smell. Between the two vases (teapots) is some milk.

That it is milk may not be obvious at first, but look closer. He was a gift from one of my students.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's very sad, but I'm going to have to move house now.

Because I can't get back in my front door.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ideas for Christmas ornament hanging

Saturday morning

 Saturday morning I had two cats and they had one human.

Saturday afternoon I had no cats and they had six humans.

pop quiz

When you find interesting mould in the fridge do you a) throw it away or b) take a picture of it and put it back to see how much it changes.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Brunswick Noses

Last day today.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Eggplant shawl

I finished the eggplant shawl a few weeks back and have been carrying it around ever since I blocked it to take a photo. Of course, by the time I got around to taking photos it no longer looked blocked and was all crumpled. I might try again.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Potentially visually offensive christmas gift.

I am pretty sure that my Great Aunt doesn't read my blog. Actually, I am pretty sure she doesn't even know it exists.

We are having a big family Christmas for the first time in many many years. The herd has been thinned over the years and I think we are down to about 16 (unless I bring home a waif or stray from dancing). To simplify the present giving process, everyone is paired up for a present swap so that, outside immediate family, there is only one gift to work out.

I have gone the teapot/teacosy combo for my great aunt. I went with a vintage pattern and tried for a daffodil colourway. The name of the yellow is, in fact, daffodil, but one of my friends commented on the virulent nature of the cosy.

I still have to make some leaves and block it, and I have decided to knit a garter lining because I am not sure it will be warm enough otherwise.

I like to think it is 'cheerful'.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010


Yr 10s

My Year 10s (I taught them year 11 Latin) surprised us with flowers and chocolates and a homemade card. I ate the chocolates before the photo, they were great.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


I am going to miss my kids so much.

 One delightful cherub gave me this and it makes me ridiculously happy.

So this morning I did this, which just made me happier.

It was a fine day filled with tea cosy knitting, tea, and giving things a thorough tidy. It didn't involve any giving away of the cats because the lady who was supposed to come and pick them up today didn't.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Terrible post, do not look if easily offended

 My city cousin is staying with my parents in the country at the moment. Yesterday I got an email from her titled: "Greetings from your bedroom window!"

Which I thought was terrible.

Then tonight I get an email title "Weather report from the country!" I could see that there was a picture attached (but not what). I had been speaking to mum this evening after school and she mentioned that there had been torrential rain. I, always interested in the weather, opened the email with a great deal of interest.

And found this.

I laughed so hard I frightened the cats. I wonder if my cousin remembers the weather telling nut someone got one Christmas many years ago.