My favourite sporting event

The Tour de France starts in two weeks time and I am getting myself organised for watching.  Because I am in the southern part of the world it means that the watching happens late at night and into the early hours of the next day. I have received my ordered Tour Guide and have been…

What is this thing?

I have been working on a project recently that my younger daughter asked me to make. It is not something I would normally make. You probably won’t recognise what it is as it is not completed yet. I still have to add the tail fins. These are all the parts of the object I was…

Cuff work

My husband has a favourite jacket that he uses frequently and it is showing signs of wear and tear, particularly on the cuffs.  The rest of the jacket is still in reasonable condition so I thought I would have a go at repairing the cuffs. I had some knit fabric from something I had made…

Colder weather needs warm socks

Those of you who know me will realise that I have been watching cycling and most recently cricket on the television because that is when I produce most of my knitting.  I have been on a roll with sock knitting recently having knitted socks for both of our daughters and a pair for my son-in-law….

Hanging Rock, Victoria. . .Tuesday travels

Hanging Rock is probably most well known from the book or the 1975 movie, Picnic at Hanging Rock The book is considered an Australian classic. Our visit to Hanging Rock was to cheer on our elder daughter as she took part in a 5 kilometre run.  She did a great job and she is now…

A beautiful gift

My younger daughter gave me this beautiful lampshade as a gift for my birthday.  I had seen it in a shop when we were in Canberra and I had commented on how lovely I thought it was.  My daughter had obviously remembered my comment and went back to purchase it after I had returned home. …