Passion and Ecstasy: Birmingham Royal Ballet

Saturday 25th June 2011

Tonight, in Birmingham, I am going to see this: Two ballets, Allegri Diversi and then Carmina Burana.  The image above is from Carmina Burana.  Given how iconic the music is, and how dramatic it...

Show Time!

Friday 24th June 2011

  This is Glow, knitted by a star of the needles, Sue.  The darker shade is Kidsilk Aura, with soft Kidsilk Haze forming the lacy circles in between.  Sue has chosen lovely colours, as you see...

I said never again – looks like I was wrong

Wednesday 22nd June 2011

What does this scenario suggest to you? Friday mid-afternoon flight, from Bristol to Amsterdam, returning Monday;  carrier:  Easy Jet. Yep, me too.  Eleventy-three incredibly ‘local’...

Book splurge

Tuesday 21st June 2011

It’s my birthday and so far, it’s been lovely. Usually, Mark takes the day off and we go out, to a garden, for lunch, to the Dorset or Devon coast;  or to Bath for the theatre,...

Lace-weight yarn has arrived; and a tale of Dachshund woe

Monday 20th June 2011

Some lace-weight yarns to play with, some stiletto-tip lace knitting needles – how idyllic does that sound? I ordered some Signature Art needles from America recently and on Friday they...

The Story Boards are back!

Saturday 18th June 2011

Yesterday, I met my publisher.  As one of my friends said:  oooh, that sounds very Carrie Bradshaw: It wasn’t.  Though it was very nice.  My publisher (also editor, project co-ordinator,...

Sunday morning blues-banishing formula

Sunday 12th June 2011

A wise woman – it was The Blessed Delia  – said:  if I feel low, I do three things:  put on a load of washing;  put a big fat chicken in the stove to roast;  and while all that...

The attraction of opposites

Friday 10th June 2011

I am sometimes attracted to things – and people – who are, if not the opposite of me, at least not at all similar.  For example, I love a particular class at my gym, called Body...

More 2012 Workshop Dates

Wednesday 8th June 2011

 The rest of the 2012 workshop dates are now finalised.  They are: ‘Eden’:  Floral Knits Workshop, 30/6/2012 A day inspired by flowers and the garden, we will knit a project that evokes a...