Another beautiful day


Whilst we’ve had a lot of rain since I arrived (not surprising on a British Island) most days have had windows of sunshine so I can get out for a walk. The only day in the last two and a half weeks that it’s rained all day was Sunday.

I had no plans for today so as my mum was using her car I had a slow puttering start, then decided to walk into St Helier. It’s T shirt weather all right! Took me an hour, and for the next hour and a half I’ve been walking around the shops. Lunch was two flapjacks (oaty thick cookie-type bars) on the hoof.

Time to rest the feet so I found a cafe with internet so I could play with my iPod Touch.

I’m meeting an old school friend on Thursday. Haven’t seen her since I was 16!

Dad had his appointment with the Southampton doctor yesterday and is now waiting to hear when he needs to fly there for his radiotherapy.

I have been reading a few books that my sister helpfully provided. A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French, The Curious Case of the Dog in the Nighttime, and One Day. Also there has been crocheting and knitting. I finished a pair of fingerless mitts (Alternating Current) out of Knitting New Mittens and Gloves. The back of a freeform crochet cardigan is done. The toe of a bamboo sock has been started. And some James C Brett Marble is possibly going to become a backpack-type bag. That’s about half done.

Can’t post photos, I’m afraid.

That’s it. Have a great day.

4 responses »

  1. Glad you’re having some nice days there. You might know this already, but if you run out of reading materials, you can easily download ebooks for your iPod touch, either from our library’s website (, you need your library card number) or at places like (free classics). Just a suggestion.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful visit, Emilia, Xander and I all love the The Curious Case of the Dog in the Nighttime, it is one of our favourite books and we have all read and reread it. Hope you love it as much as we do. Miss you lots here in Canada and love reading your blog and see how things are going there. Sad that your Dad is not well however the rest of your trip sounds almost magical.

  3. Hello Joan and Angelika, thanks for your comments. I really love real books so I think I’ll stick to paper rather than electronic ones. 😉

  4. Hope it’s all going well for you and your dad (and your mum) right now, Nicola. I’m thinking of you.

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