Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Life is busy

but that should not be an excuse for me to not update my blog!!!

I had the most enjoyable Friday. I went to Aidan's first school Sports Day. The morning session was only for the little ones (Reception and Form 1, ie 4/5 year olds and 5/6 year olds). It was so sweet to see the little legs running and the joy in their faces for winning a race. It made really my day.
I know everyone seems to talking about the February Lady sweater. I just wanted to show you the baby February sweater, knitted by Polly for Zoe. This sweater (actually a cradigan!) has seen so much wear. She wore it as a 3 month old and is still wearing it as a 10 month old and still has space to grow into it. Brilliant!! We love this knit. Thank you, Auntie Polly.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Look what arrived in the post a few days ago. I succumbed to the word "sale" and made a few sneaky purchases. These are from Alice at Socktopus. From left to right:
Koigu, Cherry Tree Hill in Winterberry and Cherry Tree Hill in Java.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

A meme

I've been tagged by Mel (ages ago, I might add!) and I thought it might be fun to do this.

"Peeps I want to know more about" meme.
The rules: Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
10 years ago in April- I started my second "real" job. I'd moved from a 3 partner accountancy firm to one of the Big Six (now Big Four!) accountancy firms and was probably suffering from a huge culture shock.

I was also going through a huge personal crisis during this time. Hubby and I were going through a separation of sorts after 8 years together. We did manage to work things out but not before a few years passed and major changes taking place. I guess, we do know that we do want to be together and we are really loving our little family.

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):

Spring clean - I'm being overrun by mess everywhere
Update my poor neglected blog
Photograph new acquisitions and progress on WIPs
Make sure I have enough things for 3 four year old girls to do for 3 hours
Cook and freeze food for Zoe (who will be 10 months tomorrow!!!)
Laundry - I have 3 loads to fold and put away and another 2 loads to wash and dry. UGH!
Look up how to graft toes AGAIN (I do this so infrequently that I never remember - I think it's knit, knit, purl, purl- but how??)

3) Snacks I enjoy:
Japanese rice crackers
Seaweed snacks
Chocolate with nuts
Malaysian snacks like dried plums, pickled mango and plums, dried cuttlefish etc
I could go on and on and on .........................

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Make sure my family never worries about money
Make sure the kids are set up for life but also teach the value of money. I'd hate for them to be rich, spoilt brats!
Give most of it away to deserving charities (obviously making sure that I had enough for myself first!! I love to travel)
Oooh - How could i forget - own the biggest yarn store ever!

5) Places you have lived:
Kuala Lumpur - for 18 years of my life
Bristol - for 3 great years
London - up until now. I've lived in various parts of London - Notting Hill, Chiswick, Putney, Richmond. I don't think I'll move out of London, it's home.

6) Peeps I want to know more about

Anyone who feels like doing this!