Friday, March 08, 2013

Missing in inaction

So, there I was last August; new computer, improved internet connection, helpful book on blogging, all ready to breathe life back into this blog and then things happened.  Not creative, exciting things; nor (thankfully) major trauma and upheaval; just a wearisome, spirit-sapping agglomeration of illnesses, foul moods and exhaustion.  And the mixed blessing of an uninvited guest who stayed for about 10 weeks!  I wasn't going to inflict that on anyone.  (At least, not via the blog.  I must not forget to sing the praises of Mr Caught Knitting who has put up with, and continues to put up with, a great deal.)  Now, nearly 6 months on and after two unrelated bouts of surgery), a lot of rest and a determined healthy-eating campaign I'm slowlyhealing.

I have precious little knitting to report (I've only knitted two things in the last 12 months; a shawlette and a cowl; both were completed in January when I needed mindless knitting to stop me clawing at a surgical incision that was healing up.).  But Mr CK and I had a rather wonderful trip to Salisbury in early February.  It had the lot; winter sunshine, amazingly good food ( Anokaa for the most inventive and appetising Indian food, Fisherton Mill for the freshest of light lunches, and the scrummiest of cakes), treasure of a guesthouse and photo opportunites galore.  Here are some of my favourites:

I'm not sure how often I'll be able to blog over the next few months (I have much catching up to do: City & Guilds coursework, untidy heaps of who-knows-what to excavate and, when my spirits life a bit more, socialising to resume) but I'm off to SkipNorth in a week's time so will try to remember my camera.  I'm not sure that a knitting break is ideal for someone with no time to knit, no space/money for stash enhancement and an increasing desire to retreat from the world but it will be a chance to catch up with some very dear friends and I can escape into Haworth village or onto the Worth Valley railway if it all gets too much!  Watch this space.


jackier said...

Love the photos and glad to hear that you are feeling better.

See you at Skipnorth!

Daisy said...

Lovely to see you blogging again - I really enjoyed our lunch together the other month. Enjoy Skip North.