Saturday, September 26, 2015

Rainy days

Well, we're all settling in here slowly. We're still waiting for our belongings (currently sailing round China and due in about another month), so it's still a bit weird. We have a sofa bed, two desks, a chair, and kitchen basics. This often means taking it in turns to eat breakfast if one bowl is full of leftovers from dinner the night before, and I had to eat soup from the saucepan the other day!

Days are fairly quiet. We're setting up our websites and I have some studying to do. The last week has been especially quiet as it's rained, and rained, and rained.... After a month of sunshine we needed the rain, but not quite that much all at once!

We wondered why there was a drain in the lawn and we found out!


Sarah was happy to sit on the windowsill and watch the weather (she LOVES the windows and windowsills in this house!)


And I almost finished my crochet blanket. Just the edging to go...


This means I've almost used all the yarn I brought with me. Just a sock and a bit left to knit and leftovers to use up. I'm stretching out the sock knitting as long as I can!


Once that's done all I have left to do craft-wise is the cross stitch I brought along. I'll share that another day.

8 comments:

  1. As I write this Nicki it's hosing Down outside. Temp dropping to. Time to light fire. Loving your blanket and lilac sock. Looking forward to see what you are stitching too

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  2. As I write this Nicki it's hosing Down outside. Temp dropping to. Time to light fire. Loving your blanket and lilac sock. Looking forward to see what you are stitching too

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  3. shame it's taking so long for your stuff to arrive,
    Your crochet is looking fantastic and a great sock too.
    Sarah has a lovely vantage point in the sunshine.

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  4. Life looks peaceful even if it feels somewhat strange and surreal but your surroundings look lovely and your nest will develop into a cozy one soon. I have not seen your stitching for a bit now...it must be lonely tucked away til now.
    We have had sun all this week but the Arctic air has swung around and we are feeling the approach of Old Man Winter.

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  5. Life looks peaceful even if it feels somewhat strange and surreal but your surroundings look lovely and your nest will develop into a cozy one soon. I have not seen your stitching for a bit now...it must be lonely tucked away til now.
    We have had sun all this week but the Arctic air has swung around and we are feeling the approach of Old Man Winter.

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  6. It's so unsettling to be without one's belongings. But you are lucky to have your husband and sweet Sarah to make it more homey.

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  7. Your settling-in sounds rather lovely. Our stuff also went by way of China - what's up with that? I sort of miss those days of having the house empty of possessions and being forced in on oneself for amusement.

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  8. You should have visited my parents on the way to Napier ... half of my glory box is still sitting in their garage, you could have borrowed a bunch of stuff to tide you over! ;)

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