Monday, 30 July 2007

It's like this...

I have been on holiday and these two photos sum up 2.5 weeks of holidaying al fresco in Britain!

You know, in some respects, it's as well that I did not expect to have ready access to either electricity or running water as this level of deluge plus its resultant flooding made both quite a luxury...ho hum.

Just look at the rain!

Okay, on holiday I expected to:

1) compete in my sport
2) knit
3) read
4) update blog.

Yes, I did compete but I am ashamed to report (despite taking Mel's tailor dummy along with me to map out a design), I did absolutely no knitting or blog updates and the only book that I managed to squeeze in was Harry Potter (7).

A complete and utter disgrace. Instead of the above, my time was spent trying to stay dry (failed, got wet places that I never knew I had), drying out myself and my kit, trying to get warm, stay warm and perpetual hope of sunshine and warmer days!

To add to my disorganised shame, I even failed to get to the Post Office to post the following to my downstream book swap:

This book was not my original choice but Waterstones and Borders let me down. So I hunted the shelves, looking for something as equally or more important to me.

You know what: in many ways, this is far far better than my original choice and I hope that my book swap enjoys it as much as I did when I was little.

Once I had read this book, I went on and read all of his books, plus all of the folktales behind them...

Yarn (with a challenge)

I would hereby like to make a public apology to my book swap partner who has had to wait over a month to receive their package - it is going to the Post Office tomorrow lunchtime. Honest.

I really hope that you enjoy the book, this yarn and the beads. I sincerely hope that the weather is better in August and that you get to holiday somewhere with the above book, that you get an opportunity to read it and then create something that inspired by the story with the yarn and the beads that I am sending you!

In short, please achieve during your holiday, all that I failed to achieve in my own. (I will be stalking your blog!)

Debbie Bliss Silk, Lousia Harding Sari Ribbon and Jaeger Beads

(Closer Look for Internet Yarn Addicts)


Dear book swap - it is posted - so when it arrives, I really hope that you do something fun with it. I will reread the book too - just to verify the authenticity of your inspiration!


1 comment:

Robynn said...

In the past five years in the UK, I have made various trips to various beaches. We went to Bournemouth; it rained. We went to Lyme Regis; it rained. We went to Scotland; it rained. We went to Yorkshire; it rained. We went to Dorset; it really rained. But at least I could spend a bit more time indoors, staying dry.

Anyway, good to have you back. And the yarn looks wonderful, I wouldn't mind being your book swappee!