Christmas 2019

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Great photo Marigold and I love the jumper! I've never been able to knit - tried it twice and couldn't get the hang of it, but managed a pom-pom once, when I was about 8 ;-) I think Poppy deserves one, too.
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I can knit (my Mum was a great knitter) but I don't enjoy it. I thought I might like to knit some socks a couple of years ago. I bought one of those circular needles and by the time I'd cast on and done one round I was in tears. I can buy socks.
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i've tried socks and found them really difficult and fiddly. Actually they need quite advanced knitting skills, turning the heel, forming the toe, all on a very small circumference where it's easy to drop stitches. Similarly gloves - I've tried and failed to get the fingers joined on without having to darn in holes between them. People think they're a good starter project because they don't use much wool but actually that's not so. Give me a nice calming jersey to knit, round and round whilst watching TV, using an all-in-one-piece pattern where it finishes up without any seams to sew together, like the one I've just done.
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not sure if this should go in here, or in the thread about human stupidity, but here it is.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... ecorations
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I suppose it could go under either, but I am leaning towards human stupidity. There are enough warnings given each year about pets and Christmas items on trees and in the vets. On our local radio on Friday a dog had been rushed to a vets having eaten 2ft of tinsel.
Well I am stuck at Lakeside shopping centre in my bus, as a large landslip after last nights heavy rain has blocked one road, and a burst water main has blocked another road in and out.
Must get Oh to put on a pic of our huge water feature, as all the brooks around us flooded and then filled the lake.
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Horrors! Stuck in a shopping centre1 At least you can hide in your bus or have you retreated to somewhere warmer? I hate those places as they are usually very claustrophobic and in large crowds all I see are people's rib cages! I have been so lucky here, no flooding, no really strong winds and a lot less rain than other places.
My only real problem is keeping the cat who broke her femur relatively confined - she's desperate to go outside. Last night she hid behind the curtains in the kitchen so when I unlocked the cat flap to let one of the other cats in, she took her opportunity as soon as my back was turned. So stealthily that I only just heard the flap close behind her! Fortunately that flap leads into the small utility room so I was able to grab her before she went through the next flap to the great outdoors!
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Good luck with that, extremely difficult trying to keep a cat confined.
Here is a pic of lake area before flooding and now.
I am just trying to keep my patience with all the stupid questions Margaid, I honestly think some people expect us to put wings on the bus and fly them out.
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Wow! That's a real flood! It's half past three now. Are you still stuck in your bus?
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No I managed to escape in time to go to the service of 9 Lessons and Carols at our local church. I never realised that Deck the Halls was a traditional Welsh carol Margaid, beautifully sung in Welsh by the choir ( well to my ears it was beautiful Welsh) I am sure they got it right.
Our church St Mary the Virgin at Warley is very interesting called the pearly church because of all the mother of pearl. It is all in the Art Nouveau/Deco style. One of only 2 or 3 in the country I believe.
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There's an interesting church on Orkney, the Italian Chapel built by pows in WW2.
You can't move for churches here on the island. Seems to be one at every lamp-post. You even get two about 10m apart. I assume they are different denominations but not being a believer I've never found out.
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