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Cabin Fever

I wasn’t ready for my latest trip at all and a combination of irregular (and public) buses, a genetic inability to cut it fine at the airport and an eye-wateringly early flight were combining to mean a 2am wake up. … Continue reading

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A knitting manifesto

It has all got too much. Too much wool. Too many books about wool. Too many woolen presents. So I am taking a solemn vow that will include the following:  No more new wool acquisition – paid for or otherwise … Continue reading

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Swimming a scarf

It occurred to me during my 34th length of front crawl that I have been spending an inordinate amount of time counting very slowly… Whether it be rows of knitting or lengths of swimming I seem to spend a lot … Continue reading

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Alpaca Punch

The previous weekend brought about a spontaneous jolly to Toft Alpaca Farm. This had been inspired not only by a damp conversation with Why Not Alpaca stall-holders at Sedbergh Gala but also by a BBC documentary with a very puffy … Continue reading

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Hurting for a Yurting

Quite honestly this may be the only kind of camping I ever do again. The kind of camping where there is a soft bed, a wood-burning stove and no chinese water torture leaks.  For three nights we were our own … Continue reading

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Seasonal Produce

I tend to miss seasons whilst at my desk… Especially the subtler touches of spring and autumn. Last weekend though was some kind of seasonal hit-the-spot bliss. I was invited by the Lovely Luce to the annual cider making weekend … Continue reading

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The Lady Triathlete

It occured to me as I was heaving my way round the park in an attempt to sweat out some pies, that genteel ladies of the past never had to do this… There was no ritual flesh-wobbling public humiliation. There was no … Continue reading

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