Wednesday, June 08, 2005

A busy week

Why is it that when you have time off work it always goes so much quicker than when you are AT work??

I had a whole week off last week, and it just whizzed by. First up was the Stafford show. We got a 2nd, 3rd and 4th with our goats, which we were well chuffed with. There were at least 20 goats in each class, and we were up against some of the top breeders, so we felt we did well. Just one more show to go - the British Angora Goat Society (BAGS) breed show at the Three Counties show in Malvern on 17th - 19th June. We will meet up there with many of our old friends from Devon & Cornwall. It will be great to see them all again.

The rest of the week was taken up with trying to get organised for the big house move - 2 weeks on Friday!! We had a letter from the agents for the house we are moving to, to say the current tenants have had some delays on the house they are building to move into, as he has had to go into hospital for an operation, so would we mind not moving into the house until end of August rather than end of July. Pooh! But we agreed - I mean it would have been nasty not to wouldn't it? And, since we knew we were going to be living in a caravan for 5 weeks, another 3 weeks makes no odds really.

Of course, we have to find a caravan to live in - which we did on Sunday. I'll post pics later. It is "bijou" to say the least, but does come with a huge awning which gives us some additional space. As we'll have electricity and water we can bung a fridge and microwave out in the awning bit, and the dogs can live out there too. They'll have to - poor old arthritic Ben will never make it up the step to the caravan, and there'd be no room for the two of them AND us!

The caravan, though small, is perfectly formed. Comes with cooker, hob, fridge, TV, video, stereo system (I tell you it's a whole new world!). The toileting facilities are a little on the basic side (hey, but what do I care - the chemical loo will be Eddie's domain!), but it does have hot and cold water and a shower.

We'll be fine (we keep telling ourselves). We will be living in it in July & August after all - ok this is British summer we're talking about but even so, we're unlikely to be suffering with frosts!

The most depressing thing about the whole caravan hunt was that the owners of every one we went to see assumed we looked just like caravaners! Aaarggh! They seemed almost disappointed when we explained we'd be living in it for 8 weeks then selling it on again.

So, it was back to work on Monday. Nothing exciting happened in my absence, so I felt it only right and proper that I devote Monday to stalking Hip Knits for the new yarns to go up. Was finally rewarded after I got home, and ordered 400g of Swamp, which arrived today. Feast your
eyes:

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This is 100% silk, hand dyed by the lovely Trudie. The picture doesn't do it justice. And it is so soft. This I think is destined to be "Chamomile" from the Rowan Summer Tweed Collection.

3 Comments:

Blogger holly said...

Yay! Gorgeous yarn!
Where are you moving to? (Was it you who's moving not far from Olney?)

12:49 pm  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Yep - moving to Stevington, about 10 miles from Olney. Trip to The Knit Tin will be scheduled as soon as possible after the move!

1:53 pm  
Anonymous kerrie said...

Your Hip Knits yarn looks gorgeous, I have some on the way and I just can't wait for it to get here. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it other than pet it though!

8:58 pm  

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