Category Archives: knitting

Branching Out

Lockdown continues. We have gone down to level 4, but it feels much the same as level 5 to me. But people seem to be bothering less and less. I try to go to the supermarket no more than twice … Continue reading

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In the Jungle…

What with one thing and another, the garden was pretty much ignored over the last few months. We have been attacking it spasmodically. My husband gets tired, also I don’t think sunburn on a healing skin graft is a good … Continue reading

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Still Around.

I have quite a few half-finished blog posts hanging around. I just never get one finished… They say life is what happens while you are making other plans. Life certainly keeps happening, no matter what plans I make. Bronchitis, abscessed … Continue reading

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All Things Come to an End

I’ve been teaching guitar for more than 30 years. I teach at home, and was asked to teach at a local school in 2005. Pupil numbers do tend to cycle – when money is tight, people cut ‘luxuries’ like music … Continue reading

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My Name is Ozymandias!

‘My Name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!’ The Jinxed Jersey is finished! With all the pulling out, I must have knitted the damn thing about three times. Those who know the poem, … Continue reading

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Keeping on…

I’ve had very little internet access over the last couple of weeks. I didn’t really plan to disappear. Nothing serious, just life as it happens. I finished my game of tatting chicken. Frankendoily Lives! I scrounged every last piece of … Continue reading

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When Words Fail…

Random ramblings from the new normal. The first lot of medication from the neurologist did not help at all. It just seemed to ramp things up to the extent that I contacted her at 9:30 on a Saturday evening to … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Returns!

Titch is home! Many thanks for all the positive thoughts and prayers, and all the helpful advice. It did help when I was feeling somewhat overwhelmed. 😉 She came in just a little while ago, seemingly none the worse for … Continue reading

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Still Here…

We are still soldiering on. My husband has an appointment with a neurologist on Monday – we will see what she has to say. To add to the excitement, the specialist is in Johannesburg. I don’t know my way around … Continue reading

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Random Ramblings

Life continues somewhat complicated. Our Jack Russell, Sparky, has been diagnosed with the early stages of kidney disease. He’s getting on, as are we all. At least we can start with treatment that will hopefully ease things for him. He … Continue reading

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