Saturday, December 28, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tom prepares my smoked salmon Christmas breakfast. In a velvet...





Tom prepares my smoked salmon Christmas breakfast. In a velvet smoking jacket. As you do. / on Instagram http://ift.tt/1cR9MYy






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The in-laws fake tree, passed my glance test! / on Instagram...





The in-laws fake tree, passed my glance test! / on Instagram http://ift.tt/1cR9P6G






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Monday, December 23, 2013

My Dad in his very cool Christmas jumper and pale blue trews. /...





My Dad in his very cool Christmas jumper and pale blue trews. / on Instagram http://ift.tt/Jkx1lY






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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmassy! Thanks Ellie and Andy for helping us decorate....





Christmassy! Thanks Ellie and Andy for helping us decorate. #nofilter / on Instagram http://ift.tt/1dsd7ip






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Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

This made me smile

craftastrophies:



Last night I was trying to explain to a friend who Kaffe Fasset and Brendon Mably are.


I said ‘if knitting designers were marvel characters they’d be Tony Stark and Pepper Pots’.


Now I can’t stop thinking about who other knitwear designers would be. Elizabeth Zimmerman has to be Fury, right? Maybe the Yarn Harlot is Hawkeye?







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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Thursday, December 05, 2013

So, I broke my foot

Hello world.

So, I broke my foot. It was a gentle Tuesday evening, I was sat knitting, having eaten my tea. Got up to get ready for dancing, felt a huge pain my left foot, and heard a loud crack and was on the floor.

Cancelled the dancing with Christelle, and then rang Laura to take me to A and E as it had started to swell in a stripe across my foot.

Turns out I've broken the metatarsal in line with my little toe. A and E sent me away with a bandage and crutches and said to rest it, but to try and walk on it a bit.

Fracture clinic appointment this week where they put me in plaster, say not to walk on it, and worry that I have soft tissue damage and want me to have a CAT scan.

Before the fracture clinic appointment I'd felt like it was getting a bit better and was walking on it a bit. Hopefully I've not set myself back due to that conflicting advice.

Today, my colleagues came to take me to a work meeting, which I was so grateful for, so I could see the outside world. They had fun pushing me around Mottisfont in one of the wheelchairs. I loved the theme this year for their Christmas visit, The Swan Queen's Ball. Fantastical decorated trees, a ballroom to dance in. Fabulous.

My friends have been lovely about popping in to see me to make sure I see a person, and get fed whilst Tom is at work. It's nice to feel like people care about you. Even far away friends have sent hamper or offered to pay for takeaways. Very hard to carry things when you've got crutches!

Sunday, December 01, 2013

theswinginsixties: Audrey Hepburn for ‘My Fair Lady’, 1963....





theswinginsixties:



Audrey Hepburn for ‘My Fair Lady’, 1963. Costume and photo by Cecil Beaton.



Ugh - when do I get to wear a massive hat again?






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