June 11th

Sorry that I have not written lately – the days fly by plus I am still hampered with my arm which aches a lot.

Designer Yarns are going to distribute Juniper Moon Farm yarn in the UK.  The rep came yesterday and showed me some samples. I especially liked the lace weight which is 50% Merino wool and 50% Silk.


It comes in 100g balls with 748 yards per ball and will retail for around $20 a ball.  2 balls is sufficient for a cardigan.

We seem to have had a series of mishaps at home. On Sunday John went to fill up the Land Rover and then took Slip for a walk around a lime pit that is near our house.  He was gone for ages.  When he eventually returned on foot with Slip, I thought he had crashed the Land Rover or something.  No, it would not start.  On checking his receipt from the garage, he saw he had filled it up with petrol when it should have diesel.  Steve came and towed it back home from the Lime Pit.  Rather than fiddle about trying to do it ourselves, we contacted a company that specialises in removing the wrong fuel from vehicles.  A man duly appeared 20 minted later and siphoned the petrol out.  The whole episode including wasted petrol and replacement diesel and Mr. Siphon cost John the best part of $300.  Glad it was not me who did it!

Then I had an episode with a dress.  I had bought a new dress and did not try it on in the shop as I am so slow dressing and undressing. Last Friday John and Slip had gone fishing and so I thought it was an ideal time to try it on at my leisure.   I put it on with difficulty as I cannot lift my left arm up.  Yes, it looked good and fitted. When I came to take it off, I got it pulled up over my half of my head and bust and then I was stuck.  I could not pull it down again or get it right over my head.  Panic set it and I was about to rip it off…my arm was swelling up from being trapped. Then the doorbell rang.  It was the postman. No worry that he would see my undies – I had to be released.  I opened the door and asked the bemused postman to help.  He did and I was freed!  Only downside is, I don’t think I shall be able to look the postman in the eye!

We have a nest of young robins that have vacated the nest – they are too young and cannot fly. I keep finding them on the lawn and put them back in the bushes….Jackson is confined indoors during the day because he would make short work of them.

I am offering free worldwide shipping on all yarns – both current and discontinued – for the rest of June.  No codes to enter -it will just happen. I am about to set it up so give me a few minutes if you are reading this right away.



June 2nd.

Ugh!  What a day!  We decided to go to look at house we had seen in the newspaper. It was about a fifty minute drive away. We are not really ready to buy yet, but John likes to see what is available in our price range. So we decided to go and look at this house – 6 bedrooms, outbuildings, stables and 11 acres of land. The details said it was in need of updating but we are not too concerned about that!

I told John the postcode which he said he would tap into the sat nav in the car. Off we went!  All went fine until the last bit – the sat nav guided us up a dirt track and announced we had reached our destination!  No way was this right.  We had no map with us as we were relying on the sat nav.  We drove up and down country lanes -we asked people – no sign of this house. In the end we gave up and came home!  I looked at the sat nav menus and saw that John had entered the post code wrongly – no wonder we did not find it.

Undaunted, we are off again to look at another one later in the week – here is a link to it and this time I shall enter the post code in the sat nav.

When we got home John decided to wash the greenhouse glass and went to get the hose. It is stored high up on a shelf in an open fronted shed. Mr Jackson often sleeps in this shed.  On top of the hose was a rabbit – half eaten and crawling with maggots!  Obviously Mr. Jackson has a secret larder!

Must get on as I am behind!