– 89 – holiday planning

Everything was sorted.  Flights, accommodations, car… maps and passports and visas… the dog/house sitter booked, regular deliveries cancelled…  I was soooooo on top of it I was scaring myself.  (a part from sun screen… still needed sun protection…) AND THEN… we got hit by a ‘heat wave’. If you don’t live in the UK you…

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– 86 – sashiko jeans

I think I can genuinely blame Ali for this one. She’s the one who texted me a picture of a pair of denim from Anthropologie covered in sashiko embroidery.  She sowed the seed. And then that seed grew and grew and when I saw a pair of jeans in my size down to the most…

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– 85 – ‘crazy feeling’ sweater

Such a fast knit! … and as it turned out well times as the weather after teasing us with sun and high temperatures for a couple of week has gone back to ‘bleh’ again. This was a ‘kit’ from ‘Wool and the gang’  – which you can purchase ‘here‘, if you’re interested.  I don’t know…

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– 84 – ‘polpette’

‘Meatballs’. I’ve been in a real ‘food funk’ lately.  Bored of cooking the same old stuff, bored of children with unadventurous taste buds, bored of juggling different mealtimes due to various commitments.. (seriously why scheduling a cricket match for 12.00pm???? It stays light till gone nine o’clock, surely the power that be could give family…

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– 83 – local history

Grace Billings was the first woman GP to set up a practice here in Cheltenham in 1899.  One hundred and 118 years ago.  And we’re still fighting for equality… geesh… “When she first came to the town there were already forty doctors there; she was the forty-first, and the first woman. She has related how…

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– 81 – summer sewing, part 2

I’ve been eyeing peplum tops for a while and then the lovely Fiona (you can find her here) suggest the Marthe top (or Blouse Marthe) and I was sold. I wasn’t sure which fabric to use, well aware that something not drapey enough would look stiff and sticky-outy (… you find me a better word…

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