Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Weekend in Wexford

Just spent last weekend in Gorey in Co Wexford with DH and four friends. We stayed in a great hotel and between great company and great food/drink we all really enjoyed ourselves. Added to that was glorious weather, warm, dry and sunny!!

The morning sun on the sea from the little pier at Cahore point. Idyllic.

A view inland from the same pier. Could have stayed here for a week.
DH's Tart tatin, dessert after a really delicious meal on Saturday night.

And my sticky toffee pudding which was absolutely yummy. And what about the presentation? All of our food at this meal was beautifully presented.
Overall we had a truly lovely weekend and am looking forward to the next. (goodness knows when)

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

My stash

This photo is of some of the stash taken from the back

Same stash from the front.

And all these little bits and pieces are taken on the trunk which houses most of the stash.

I honestly had no idea that there was this amount of yarn here, it just goes to show that you need to keep track of your purchases.

I think I'll make a listing of what I have and the projects intended. Some of the yarns were such good bargains that I could not leave them behind. (That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it)

BTW I forgot all about some sock yarn stored away somewhere else.

Here is my listing:

Marlen 6 x 100g Cotton/viscose mix
Pink Debbie Bliss Aran 4 x 50g Wool
Rowanspun DK 3 x 50g Wool
Sirdar Luxury Cotton 4 x 50g Cotton
Noro Silver Thaw 9 x 50g Wool/Angora/Nylon
Cotton sock yarn 2 x 50g Cotton
Kid Classic Rowan 1 x 50g Mohair/nylon

Craftspun Aran 1 x 100g Wool/Alpaca
Avoca cone beige/cream 1500g Cotton/linen
Avoca Chenille /blue 2 x 500g Cotton mix
Lidl cotton fuschia 3 x 50g Cotton/viscose
Bamboo Beige 3 x 100g Bamboo/cotton
Avoca green cone 1 x 400g Cotton
Avoca 4ply cream 1 x 500g Cotton
Coloured Cone 1000g Avoca mixed fibres
Large coloured cone 1500g ?
Cotton top 3 x 100g Cotton/wool
2 balls sock yarn 2 x 50g Wool/cotton
Kidsilk Haze burgundy 2 x 25g Kid mohair/silk
" grey 1 x 25g "
Nashua 1 x 100g wool/alpaca
Rowan 4ply cotton 1 x 50g cotton
Sirdar white cotton 1 x 50g "
Wendy cream cotton 1 x 50g "
Blue cone 600g Cotton
4 cones lilac 600g "
2 Phildar green 2 x 50g Cotton/acrylic
Just Bamboo 1 x 50g Bamboo
Alpaca 4ply 1 x 50g Alpaca

That's it for now. I know there are a few more, but I now better hide them quick from the guilt I feel myself. I have no listing for the intended projects yet.

Sunday, 2 September 2007

'Speedos' - saving money for the taxpayer?

I've been so busy lately and have not had time to blog. Will get back to it shortly. In the meantime: Once again - Prague.

While enjoying a coffee in a riverside cafe, our notice was drawn to some repairs being made to the river wall with some very heavy granite blocks. There were three men working on this task, the 'boss' the man 'dressed' in what look like 'Speedo' swimming togs and open toed sandals. This man was older than the other men and the example he was setting was less than safe. Imagine if ...............................

A large crane was lifting the blocks from another barge and these men were directing where it should be placed.

Mind your toes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! as well as......................................

Now safely landed but not quite in the final position.
This work made for some interesting viewing while having our coffee.

Could our government save money on Health and Safety in the workplace by supplying Speedos and sandals instead of safety clothing and hard toed shoes?