Wednesday, 27 July 2011

An update.

C came home on Monday but now has to wait for an operation.He is classed as "urgent" but as three out of the four urologists are on holiday it will probably be six weeks. so bang goes our French holiday in September.He is very upbeat about it all and has been to his Philosophy group this afternoonIt is totally beyond me but he loves it.
Sarah had her diabetic appointment this afternoon and has been reassured she will live beyond 50(remember last time's fiasco)!
I have bought the latest Posh Yarn shawl kit but am completely daunted by it.I can't even cast it on!I will not be beaten I promise you!I also need to get some socks cast on.I like to have some socks on the go but fancy a different pattern(a job for this evening).
I have now done and crocheted together 150 squares from Jane Brocket's latest book using all left over wool and it looks great.
I just thought I would mention what our son and his family are doing for their holiday in case any of you fancied the idea.They have exchanged their house in Cambridge for two weeks with a couple who work in Barcelona but have a holiday flat with a pool by the beach which is where they are..It is within walking distance of a supermarket so they havn't had to hire a car.I had a text from him this morning saying they had taken the local bus intoTarragona.When you have three children package holidays are just too expensive.They booked cheap air tickets into Barcelona and that is there only cost.Last year they did the same in northern France.


  1. I hope everything goes well for C ... he sounds very positive, which helps enormously. The house swap sounds like a great idea. Barcelona has so much to see.

  2. So sorry to hear about your husband and I hope he is sorted out very quickly. I am so pleased to hear that your daughter was given a better time and hope this will help her to feel much better about things. Sounds like you are feeling the pressure though and that is understandable with so much going on around you.

    I was lucky enough to get a shawl kit but I have to say you need to be quiet and calm before casting on as it takes a bit of getting into as Allison and I can tell you. Once you have got to grips with the way it all works it still needs concentration on every row. Good luck, Sx

  3. Hope all goes well for your husband's treatment and for your daughter too. The house swap sounds like a good idea. No wonder you feel daunted by the shawl with all the worry for your loved ones. Take care:)

  4. I'm so sorry that C is so unwell you've had to cancel your holiday, that's really tough. My sister had to do the same recently because my Niece has a terrible horse-fly bite infection, they were going to spend two weeks in Turkey, I think it's hard for them to have cancelled it. My Mum and Dad are about to do a house swap! I love your blanket from Jane's book, it's looking gorgeous! Vanessa xxx

  5. Hospitals run even slower in summer with all the staff on holidays ... its so frustrating! Maybe the only way to cope is to be 'philosophical' about it! Good luck with it all.