Post from April, 2013

Episode 18- Snoop Dog’s Brolly!

Sunday, 28. April 2013 16:57

Show Notes:

This podcast can also be viewed on YouTube over here!

Donations: Because people asked, I have obliged. There is now a donations button on the tab for people who want to help support this podcast by giving dollars (and/or cents!) All support is much appreciated and I don’t put the button here asking for donations, but rather because it was asked for. Hope this makes sense!

KAL: This is the final week of the  Knit a Hug KAL. Get your pics posted in the board by next Sunday when I record!  The gorgeous Petra (TheWonderer) has designed a simply beautiful shawl ‘Many Rivers to Cross‘ to raise money for the Cerebal Palsy Foundation. Until the end of May, Petra is giving people the opportunity to purchase this pattern for only $1 with all proceeds going to the Cerbal Palsy Foundation. The coupon code is ‘HUG.’ For more information you can read her very moving post on the board.

FO: Blossom for Blossom!

WIP: A Henslowe Hug, Squishy Cuddly Baby Kimono, Villianous Graffiti, Snoop Dog’s Brolly

 

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Episode 17- Knit all the Things!

Wednesday, 24. April 2013 15:12

Apologies for the tardiness in uploading here- my blog’s server had a hissy fit for a few days! Show notes will be up soon!

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Episode 16- From the Red Pavilion!

Sunday, 14. April 2013 14:58

Show Notes:

This podcast can also be viewed on YouTube over here!

KAL: The Knit a Hug KAL is on until the end of April. The gorgeous Petra (TheWonderer) has designed a simply beautiful shawl ‘Many Rivers to Cross‘ to raise money for the Cerebal Palsy Foundation. Until the end of May, Petra is giving people the opportunity to purchase this pattern for only $1 with all proceeds going to the Cerbal Palsy Foundation. The coupon code is ‘HUG.’ For more information you can read her very moving post on the board.

FO: A Study of Apples and Plums

WIP: Into the PogonaVillianous Graffiti

Acquisitions: Highland Handmades, Zarzuela (having a break from dying :( )

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23 and 5

Sunday, 14. April 2013 14:57

Yep. It’s that date again. 14th April. A tale of two cities- best of times, worst of times.

Today marks 23 years since my Dad died. He went SCUBA Diving and drowned. I was 17 and in my final year of high school. It was an event, a single moment, developed from a day that was to shape much of my adult life.

18 years later on 14th April I met a man for coffee. I had been on several dates with different men, and was pretty disillusioned. But this one was different. It was the day I met the wonderful MIML™ (Man In My Life). We went for coffee and he took a very late lunch break from work! We took things slowly and I couldn’t believe that there was someone so awesome who was single and willing to work with me.

It wouldn’t have mattered if our first date was in April, September or any other month. It is just a coincidence it was on the same date and in reality means nothing. But it has made this date bitter sweet.

I am looking forward to the next years with MIML™ and will keep remembering my Dad. Both wonderful men in different ways. This weekend I am celebrating women with my Red Pavilion performances, but I wanted to take some time to remember two wonderful men. xxx

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Episode 15- Tales of woe!

Sunday, 7. April 2013 21:12

Show Notes:

This podcast can also be viewed on YouTube over here!

Giveaway: Many thanks to JoAnna Spring from Knit Spin Farm for the wonderful donation of pattern and stitch markers! If you won, please contact me :-)

KAL: The Knit a Hug KAL is on until the end of April. The gorgeous Petra (TheWonderer) has designed a simply beautiful shawl ‘Many Rivers to Cross‘ to raise money for the Cerebal Palsy Foundation. Until the end of May, Petra is giving people the opportunity to purchase this pattern for only $1 with all proceeds going to the Cerbal Palsy Foundation. The coupon code is ‘HUG.’ For more information you can read her very moving post on the board.

WIP: A Hug for C, Into the Pogona, A Study of Apples and Plums, Villianous Graffiti

Acquisitions: Wollmeise Lace in Lapislazuli, Into the Whirled Club, Soft Like Kittens

This link will let you download the link to the Red Pavilion flyer for next weekend’s performances!

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Bon Voyage or Sayonara Immy

Friday, 5. April 2013 18:02

I said goodbye to my baby girl today for 3.5 months. It’s actually 3 months and 16 days, but I’m not being that picky…

She has gone on exchange to Tokyo with one of her best mates from school. A whole term at Keimei Gakuen International School. Their final term. She will experience a change in seasons from Spring to Summer. Hopefully there are still some Cherry Blossoms for her to see. She will study with students from all around the world, mainly in Japanese, but also take Japanese as a Second Language (JSL) Classes.

She will live with host families- up to three we believe and experience their home life. The first family tells us they don’t speak a lot of English, but they know gestures! Of this I am glad- I went to France and my homestay sister spoke French to me for the entire two weeks!

She is planning to shop, however I don’t know what sort of clothes will be available to a 6’3″ western girl! She is also planning on keeping up her running, clarinet, art and wants to learn how to cook lots of Japanese dishes.

She will be visited by her Nanny Fran (my Mum) but probably not by me. She knows she has to Skype in occasionally!

For me it is anxiety provoking. I am letting my girl loose on another country! We have had talks about the appropriateness of eye rolling- especially at teachers!

It seems like only yesterday she was learning to walk…

Imogen's new shoes!

Now she walks tall and proud and so she should! She is an amazing woman who will go far! I still miss her though!

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And she still pulls goofy faces!

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