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Knitting

Warm and done

I finished another project: the red v-neck is now sewn up, washed and blocked. This was not a straightforward pattern. It has a slightly interesting saddle shoulder construction and wasn’t brilliantly written. I was rereading chunks several times and still got them wrong, resulting in so much swearing that at one point Clarkie took it […]

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Knitting Sewing

Progress report

Having gone through and listed my ‘in progress‘ projects, I thought I’d have a bit of an update on where they got to after I had a week off! Not that I spent the whole week on them, obviously. We had a lovely trip into Oxford on Monday and went to the Museum of Natural […]

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Knitting Sewing

In Progress

It’s my birthday, and since we were supposed to be in Florida I’ve taken the next week off. Given that Clarkie wanted to play golf today and I had my flu jab yesterday, we’ve postponed exciting birthday trips until tomorrow – honestly, it seemed like things would be less busy too, so no harm done. […]

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General

The great grading adventure

The black belt grading deserves a bit more written about it, now that I’ve recovered, and had my belt formally presented back at the club as well as at the grading. So here goes!

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General

Finally made it

I got my black belt. It’s been a very long day. I have a lot of things about the day that I would like to write about, but I’m honestly exhausted so it’s going to have to wait. Did it though.

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General

Show time

Tomorrow is my black belt grading. I’m pretty damned nervous.

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General

Golf and ‘really good’

We spent three days last week at WC&A golf society meet in Bar Hill, Cambridgeshire (I’ll do the write up over there eventually – maybe even later today!). I have a… difficult relationship with golf. I think I could learn to like it – it requires precision, practice and strategy (playing the odds, really), and […]

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Garden House

Window Ledge Review

It’s time for my seasonal office plants to go now, I think. I’m genuinely bad at knowing when it’s time for plants to be done, but in this case they are blocking my office window. That was part of the plan during the summer, to try and keep the room a bit cooler – not […]

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House

Shortages

I’m dreaming of big household projects again. I want to add to our roof of solar panels. We can apparently fit 20 up on our main roof, and I think we could get a few more on our (south facing) garage roof too. We’d need a battery. Then we’d ‘just’ have to replace our boiler […]

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Now

We are here

Recently I came across the concept of a ‘now’ page – a page that lets people know what’s going on with you right now. Kind of like the answer you’d give someone you’ve not seen for a while when they say ‘so, what’ve you been up to?’. It’s not quite the same as the about […]