Saturday, June 23, 2007

I could get used to this...

Sorry about recent silence, having problems with boradband, mainly involving the 15m extension cable between our 'phone socket and this computer...

However, I've been busy getting the hang of working part-time. Lots of outings, lots of crochet, lots of reading (have found "How to Be Free" and "how to be Idle" by Tom Hodginkson particularly useful!) and lots of playing with the camera.

Highlights have been the Cambridge Knitting Group joining Bury St Edmunds Stitch'n'Bitch for a picnic in The abbey Gardens, Bury St E on worldwide knitting in public day and spending this morning processing through Ely to celebrate St Etheldreda's Day. Every so often the procession halted for delightful music (hymns, Mendhelsson, medieval tunes, Andrew LLoyd Webber)and dramatised scenes from St Etheldreda's life. When we reached St E's shrine a very touching death scene was followed by a rousing rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In". After that, Graham took communion and I went and sat crocheting near the Cathedral entrance.

4 comments:

Karen said...

That sounds wonderful!

Rosie said...

Yes, Karen, it really is blissful having time just to be!

picperfic said...

it does sound like a special day to remember Rosie..I'm off to Ely tomorrow for a mammogram! Something to do with being 50....oh joy!

Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

Hey, I've just picked up Hodgkinson's How To Be Free. Don't normally go for titles that sound like self-help, but peeked into this one and thought it was rather good fun as well as highly sensible.

Love Ely, the Ship of the Fens. Must go back and visit some time soon. The perfect place to enjoy having some free time, isn't it?