Viva France – Part I

Well, where do I start? I think I’m going to let the photos do most of the story telling for me. Although the weather was beautiful for most of our week, the day after arrival was not so good, cool and rainy. So we thought it would be the perfect day for a trip to Barcelona, about 2 hours drive away.

Barcelona is a really cool city. It needs more than a day, that’s for sure. Somebody tried to steal my camera, but didn’t bargain for my grip of death. On the camera, not on them.

The countryside around where we were staying was full of fields of wheat, with poppies sprinkled throughout. Just stunning.   

The nearest big town to us was Beziers, where we flew into. I’ve never seen an airport that tiny. It looked like a bus shelter. Beziers is a lovely place though, and we went there on the day of the flower/vegetable market. I do love a good market.

There was a distinct theme to my photography on this trip: architectural details. If I’ve got one wrought iron balcony, I’ve got a hundred. I won’t show you them here, but here’s just a couple:

Foxgloves clustered around the town square.

We went back to Beziers one evening, intending to have a meal in a restaurant. Now I don’t know if this is the case everywhere in France, but the restaurant staff are very proactive about getting you into their restaurants. They were leaping upon us and practically dragging us by the hand into their restaurant, before we knew what was happening. After this had happened twice, and we had embarrassedly shuffled out after looking at the menus and not liking what we saw, we discovered this pizza place. Sanctuary. Plus, it has quite possibly the best business name I’ve ever seen. I mean, what kind of brainstorming session would come up with the name Speed Rabbit Pizza? I love it. And Gerd loved the tequila flavoured beer they had there.

More tomorrow!

Shop Update 24.05.09

Without further ado, this week’s yarn picks!

Sophia 2ply Glade

Charlotte 2ply Senorita

Martha Leeroy Brown

Eva 2ply Pompadour

Martha Olive Tree

Esme Riband

Eva 2ply Serenity (this week’s cover shot)

Martha Illustrate

Charlotte 4ply Everglades

Through the Night Batt

And All Things Nice Batt

The shop preview is now up. See you on Sunday!


Wow, that felt like a lot longer than a week! Did you miss me? I’m trying to sort through all my emails and pms this morning, unpack, do laundry, start sorting through the 1300 photos I took, and generally catch up. So bear with me! We should be back to regular service by tomorrow (including a shop preview for this Sunday’s update). I’m going to hold off from telling you all about the holiday until I have the photos sorted.

Adieu, Adieu, To You and You and You!

Oh joy of joys, we are off on holiday this week! A whole week in the South of France with good friends, oh yeah. I have my books selected, my knitting picked out, my capsule wardrobe ready, and I’m raring to go! The last few weeks have been pretty hectic, so the thought of switching off for a week is pretty blissful. Although as always, it’s hard to leave my babies behind.

Awww, how can I leave a little face like that? Thankfully, we have some really good friends catsitting for us. So I don’t have to worry about a thing.

I’ll see you towards the end of next week – when we’ll be having a welcome home shop update! Until then, au revoir!

Shop Update 10.05.09 – Part II

So as not to play favourites too much, here are some other picks from this week’s yarn:

Lei Bridesmaid

Miranda Funk

Miranda Voyage

Lei Sprig

Lei Nightclub

Emily Dress Rehearsal

Lei Titania

Raindrops On Roses Batt

This week’s update is one of the largest we’ve ever done. Exciting! ~insert subliminal message~ youwanttobuymarthalotsandlotsofmartha ~end of subliminal message~

See you on Sunday!