Saturday, 16 March 2013


I feel I've been absent from blog land, probably due to a variety of ailments which seem to be queuing up to hit me as one gets better.  Today I'm soldiering on with a rotten cold which arrived yesterday after a virtually perfect Thursday. Last night drastic measures were called for, a cup of warm water with a slice of lemon and a good shaking of both ginger and turmeric. Mind blowing, is how I would describe that experience! Earlier in the day I had discussed the benefits of turmeric with a local shop keeper. We were both undecided how much you should actually take but both agreed that if we woke up the next day and had turned orange overnight, then we'd probably taken too much.  

Today I'm not orange, just pale and sniffly!

I did want to show you today the fingerless mittens that I've made for my daughter. I think these will be a definite necessity when she's walking in the Lake District at Easter. Brrrrrrr!!!!!!

I'm really quite put out that I've got a cold, we've started some major decorating this weekend, (re-phrase, my husband has started some major decorating this weekend), and I feel pretty useless on the helping front. I think we will have a few weeks of disruption to come but it will be worth it in the end. I'm just keeping up with supplies of tea and coffee and I really need to go now and make some lunch,

On Thursday (the good day!!) I went off to Yarntherapy and purchased some more Drops Yarn, Alpaca this time to make some baby things for a friend of my daughters. I will post some pictures once I've got started.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!


  1. Keep up the supply of refreshments and your decorating will be done in no time! Love the mitts I'm sure she'll appreciate them in the frozen North.....

  2. I popped into the shop on Thursday too. I hope you fully recover soon. X

  3. Ooh not good having a snotty cold -get well soon. We take zinc the minute we feel a sore throat coming on and drink lots of those fizzy vitamin Cs. I think I rather like your hit of lemon, ginger and turmeric!