Wednesday, April 12, 2006

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I just visited Shelley's blog and spotted this fun way to spell out my name. If you'd like to do the same you can do it here
I also found out, from the same source, that my all time favourite sci fi author, Octavia E Butler died at a comparitively young age last February. I'm shocked. I first read 'Kindred' years ago - and went on to enjoy the Xenogenesis trilogy which I've just sent in one volume (Lilith's Brood) to my convict penpal in the States. I'm going to have to get it for myself now.
Where have I been????? Well, March was a wipe out, written off in more ways than one! I started the month with a flu type bug - achy joints, green gunk producing cough, sore throat (swallowing a cactus everytime), bunged up sinuses AND a temperature - too much information? sorry :-( I retired to bed for a couple of days and was as weak as a kitten when I reemerged. Then I spent the rest of the month going to work, coming home and falling asleep on the sofa.
I'm back full of energy and I've lots to report - stitch 'n bitch going well - walking group also off the ground - finished Olympian cardigan and it seems to fit - Alice Starmore fishing jumper started and well underway - paddling trips - holidays planned (walking around SW coastal path with skin and blister in June AND tickets for Thailand (interhash) in October purchased - woohoo). Spring is in the air and sap is rising!
I promise to try and do all this updating within the week.
My digital camera is out of commission because my battery charger is caput - this makes adding pics of wips difficult. The pic below is of home sweet home and was taken yonks ago. (second terrace in from left, right hand row (in the shade). A stream runs along the bottom of the gardens. Neat puddle, huh?