Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Holiday shots and holiday knitting

After the travelling saga, we did manage to have an enjoyable holiday. The whole family decided to meet up at Langkawi Island - us from the UK, parents and 1 sister from KL, brother and other sister from Singapore. Apart from forgetting that it's the South west monsoon (heavy downpours everyday), we had a brilliant time. We ate loads, drove around to visit interesting and ate some more, rested and ate some more (like the good Malaysians we are!). I must educate the kids about the Malaysian attitude to food because Aidan started complaining about having to eat some more.

Here's some of the beautiful sights we saw.

And I also managed to get some knitting done, although cocktails and knitting aren't always the best combination.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Stash enhancement

Before flying off to Malaysia, I was lucky enough to hit the sales at both Liberty and John Lewis. (I know, i know - not that I need any more yarn, but a sale is sale!! A girl can't help herself especially if it's on 50% off!)

I won't bore you with the details- but this is the addition to my stash. There's Rowan - Summer, Tweed, Kidsilk Haze and Night, Calmer, Bamboo Tape, RYC - Silk Cotton and Cashcotton 4 ply and Debbie Bliss Cathay. Most have been bought with projects in mind. But now to find the time to knit them all. Hmmmmmmm...............................

I also managed to buy stuff for other people as well. Kate - this is your stash!!

Lastly, I finished my Socks on Fire socks. They're great! I really love the yarn. It's Araucania sock yarn in the semi solid red. And there's loads leftover. Probably enough for a pair of toddler anklets.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Nightmare flight

I've had such a huge nightmare the last 2 days. We were supposed to fly to KL, Malaysia on Friday to visit my parents. But instead, we embarked on our second worst travel journey ever!!!

Here's the catalogue of our nightmare journey
1. Taxi we ordered went to Heathrow instead of coming to pick us up from home.
2. I got the time wrong so we arrived 2 hours early to Heathrow, at 7.15 in the morning.
3. Zoe wasn't booked on the flight, so we spent 1 hour getting her on.
4. Malaysia Airlines couldn't let us sit together, so that was another fight
5. Security at Heathrow was so overzealous that they confiscated the sealed baby food. And made me taste the boiled water I had for baby. WTF!!! (On the good side, they took one look at my knitting and waved it through!!)
6. Technical fault with airplane and after 5 hours of waiting around, we were sent home at 3 pm.
7. With a sense of deja vu, we set of again on Saturday morning. Our flight took off at 2 pm, even though it was advertised to leave at 10 am.
8. Zoe caught a bug on the flight and now has a fever, cough and runny nose.

It's a wonder that I fly at all!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Trip to Central London

We took the kids into the South Bank for some culture and fun.

View on Hungerford Bridge - St Paul's Catherdral, the City of London in the background
Enjoying the performances at the Alternative Village Fete, at South Bank.

Making icing sugar tiles for an exhibition. The butterfly and the flower are ours.

We love public transport.
Back soon with more stash enhancement and knitting news.