Listed are the posts for May 2005.

>Secret Pal 5 Questionnaire

>1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you? I am starting to prefer wool but that’s only because I want to do more felting. I do use synthetics but don’t like anything that […]

>We’re off soon & Secret Pal

>We’re getting ready to leave early tomorrow morning & the house is a tip but should be sorted in the next hour. My knitting bag is already in the caravan with the next few projects ready & Fay 2 is SO close to finishing. I think I’ll finish it within 20 minutes but just don’t […]

>Bullying – the healing continues

>My DD is 9 1/2 yrs old & I moved her to a new school in January this year. She had been bullied in her old school for 2 1/2yrs. I don’t think I’ll ever know the full extent of it, but what she did tell me (or bruises & grazes that I found), meant […]

>feeling sad

>I’m feeling a bit sad at the moment. Yesterday would have been my Grandpa’s 94th birthday if he were still alive. He died 2 years ago, 8 days short of his 92nd bd. He played a big part in my life & I lived with my Grandparents for some of my childhood. Sometimes I like […]

>Lesson learnt – buy locally

>I’ve now learnt my lesson & will always try to buy stuff from within the UK if possible. I had bought a subscription to Interweave Knits in March direct from their website. No sign of the Spring issue by the end of April so I emailed & was assured that I would receive it by […]

>Bizarre email

>I’ve just received this on email as I run a local knitting group: “I am researching for a documentary on women in Britain. I have read alot about knitting groups taking off in the UK and it sounds like alot of fun! I would very much like to speak to women who either stay at […]

Grooming day or torture (according to Blue)

The clippers arrived just after 8.30 this morning which was fantastic. Blue was first on the table & was her usual awkward self. I managed to fool her when picking her up off the floor by tickling her chest so she relaxed & then I scooped her up before she could collapse. Annie waited in […]

>DH is a star – again….

>He’s done it again. First a logo, then a photo gallery & now he’s designed a button that you can easily use to link me to your blog! If you use it PLEASE leave a comment so that I can view your blog – I know I’ve got some regulars but don’t know who you […]

>A bit of good news & galas

>Partially good news re my clippers. They can be repaired bad news is that it’ll cost £86 which I haven’t got. But that’s cheaper than a new pair AND they’re being sent back to me at no cost guaranteed delivery for tomorrow before 12 noon!!! So I can get the dogs brushed, washed & dried […]

>Fed up…..

>Why is it that, just as you’ve nearly cleared debts, something goes wrong & the potential money that hasn’t yet been earnt & that you had ear marked for things, vanishes? Last night, whilst clipping a friends’ small dog, my clippers died. I’ve had them for 18 months & do on average 4 dogs per […]

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