I know I have been neglecting my poor blog. Not for want of trying – I have wanted to update, but lately I’ve lost my mojo a little. Not to worry though, it hasn’t gone far, I’m sure of it. It’s been a rather hectic month (eek, has it been that long?!?). Let’s see if I can remember the highlights:
B’s mom & grandma Piffy came for a regal visit. It is always a treat to see the two ladies. Piffy was in top form, and Irmgard surpassed herself with the most delicious wild rice salad!
Jenny had a baby shower where her sisters baked up an entire bakery’s worth of cakes and cookies.
Went to the Isle of Wight to visit MIL & FIL, and got to meet the IoW knitters.
I went to my first movie with my dear goddaughter Sophia. Can’t wait to go see Ice Age 3 with her, and the new 3Ds coming out from Pixar!
David ran his marathon in Edinburgh – 3 hrs 39 min. He was disappointed as he ended up in severe pain, had to walk 4 miles, and stopped off at a local pharmacy to buy some paracetemol and ibuprofen, then was finally able to run the last 2 miles when the pain meds kicked in. Turns out he had a stress fracture in his lower leg. He’s on crutches now but slowly getting better. Edinburgh is gorgeous! I always thought I’d been there before, but I wonder whether I’ve been deluding myself? Very odd. In any event, love it, want to move there. Hooked up with Natalie & Gavin (the Yarn Yard) for lunch, and spent the afternoon at the incredibly lush One Spa at the Sheraton (since David couldn’t do anything but float in water). I could definitely do that again!
Jared Flood came and taught 4 classes at the shop – he is really an amazing teacher. Very thorough, interested, and dedicated. He reminds me of a very young Professor Jones. Professor Indiana Jones, that is. But without the fedora or whip… and somehow so much cleaner than Indie.
My mom had her birthday! (and spent it golfing – way to go mom!)
Hot on Jared’s heels my old friend Alice came to visit. I met Alice at uni, and she has been a constant friend ever since. It was so nice to see her and hang out. Alice & I are huge fans of noodles, and visits with each other always entail meals out at all our favourite noodle places and yummy food venues. Very sadly Nonya was closed, but we hit busaba a couple times, the local vietnamese place, and of course, Borough Market. We also went to watch Priscilla Queen of the Desert (everytime she visits we watch a movie and see a show) – which was fantastic. Just a lot of fun, great music and a great show. Totally recommend it!
Jenny had her baby boy! 4 am on the 19th of June. Very exciting. No name yet – waiting with baited breath.
David’s been working like a dog – came home 6am one day after a full day in the office, there was a 3am return, and he’s missed his team building weekend in France this weekend as he’s been working crazily. Finally his deals are signed, so tonight I actually get to see my hubby and spend some awake time with him. 🙂
And tomorrow – Juliet from Artists Palette is coming to the shop. Ooooh Anna’s Lace (cashmere, silk and merino… yumyum!). Sunshine, cashmere, and lovely knitters? bliss. I feel my mojo coming home again…..
Mary – I read the last Sookie book – and it ended too soon!!!! Sigh. Must now wait another year for the next one. 😦 I’m pretty sure Niall meant Eric, since he always refers to him as ‘the vampire’, but the fun is in the guessing, isn’t it?