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27 September 2016

Life gets in the way

I feel like I am taking three steps forward and two steps backwards right now.

I have been busy with the requests for Baby B, altering sleeve lengths on my growing grand children's knitwear - they are long and skinny.  I have a request for a couple of hats for a friend going through chemo, a scarf and hat for my eldest daughter, a cushion with a dog on it for Rufus, and the list goes on.

Dealing with the continuing glut of runner beans and then there is the autumn clear up in the garden - no idea when that will start, childcare - that's a pleasure, eldercare and lots of decisions - not so.

Knitting is the only thing I feel like I can control right now, I have the list and I'm working through it, no deviation

These are my recent finished projects




I lengthened the sleeves on this for Jess


 The sleeves and length on this one for Gus


I am still working on Jess' coat but that is going slowly, but its something I just pickup and do a few rows as and when.

Time to cast on a new project.......


12 September 2016

Walking around the Tarn

Peter and I like to walk and its always a challenge to try out the local walks, especially when the instructions are in French!!  We used a very good book which was well laid out and had maps too.

All the walks we did started at various points in St Antonin, we also combined some of the walks making for some interesting days.


Our longest walk was just under 14 miles. We always started out early so as to get most of it done before it got too hot.  The terrain was varied with a lot of the walks going up to an altitude 340 meters.


















We met some varied livestock along the way





We also went cycling, not so great for me, even with my new bike some of the hills defeated me, and  a lot of pushing was done!! Our longest ride was 25 miles, best bit was the very long hill on the way back, though taking my feet off the pedals wasn't the greatest idea










We also ran across a Vide Grenier (empty attic) - no bargains to be had, just didn't fancy the goat foot coat racks











 So that was our French holiday 2016, I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.


10 September 2016

Around the Tarn et Garonne

Yesterday I showed you around St Antonin, today we will go further afield.  Aside from walking and cycling we did go out in the car on a couple of occasions. This whole area is very medieval but so wonderfully preserved.  This post is a bit photo heavy but its hard to cut them down!!

Firstly to Montauban -















Bruniquel






















Caylus











Cordes Sur Ciel














Tomorrow we will go walking and cycling