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 foodhttp://www.anokaa.com/, Fisherton Mill http://fishertonmill.co.uk/the-cafe/ for the freshest of light lunches, and the scrummiest of cakes), treasure of a guesthouse http://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/merivale-house.html?aid=336478&label=BBDSP and photo opportunites galore. Here are some of my favourites: