Anne Redpath

Just heard today that an old boss of mine but around my own age has suddenly died. Most disquieting. I feel a bit … I can’t summon up the emotions, so many terrible things have happened the past two years. And when there are not terrible things happening there are large potentially bad things happening on the horizon. I spend my time in a state of past, present and future alarm. I’m home as I woke up coughing, cancelled two social engagements as I have to be on a train to Perth tomorrow and want to conserve my energy. I am however making my very first Christmas Cake using this Nigel Slater recipe. I have divided them into 3 very small cakes so the oven timings are a bit of guess work.


Not a massive fan of today. Was in Teschell and cast a jaundiced eye over the over priced bouquets. Perhaps its a good thing I’m highly unlikely to get a bunch of flowers dyed luried colours anytime!


Ah.. this the season of sniffles and odd lurgies. Got what I thought was an allergic reaction to a piece of cake last week. Dosed myself up with anti histamine but its developed into earache, cough, and hoarse voice. Ironically I was at the cafe to take myself into hand. Make a plan – be more productive! Woman makes plans universe laughs. Since then I’ve been mostly crocheting endless Plain Jane squares but do admire these two blankets the majority of squares made by Granny Greens Craft Group which are speeding their way to South Africa. Ah well will go and hunt for something diverting on the iplayer.

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So a quick trip south. Watched fireworks over London on the 5th of November from Parliament Hill (and recently had an interesting facebuik convo trying to explain why we go mad for fireworks at this time of year with someone in Israel), Then to Cambridge two more firework displays, one in my brother’s garden with a fire and marshmallow toasting, Enforced crocheted of bunny outfits. At least they are now kitted out for winter. Then home to post off two more blankets for Knit-a-Square with squares made by Granny Greens.