The Knitting Sailor


Broken
July 18, 2013, 8:15 am
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The blog has been broken.  I don’t know why.  It’s fixed now but looks horrible – so I will be re-posting lots of the posts that wouldn’t work in the hope they will magically appear on the internet.

As for it looking horrible….. I’m working on it!

 



Now we are One

It turns out that it was a year ago today I posted my first entry on this site.  It was a bit random and primarily in response to ‘I couldn’t do that – could I?’.  Well so far it’s been a lot of fun – I think!  And looking back over the year, it turns out there are lots of things that I couldn’t have imagined at the beginning of this!

Things I have learnt from this year

  • Everyone hates running (apart from Tillerman – but I don’t actually believe him)
  • That the inventor of the Crow’s Nest was born in Whitby
  • That I DON’T NEED TO KNIT CARDIGANS
  • Spinning is really hard
  • How to taste wine (sort of – it all still tastes like wine really though)
  • Trying to teach kids anything without the benefit of chocolate is basically a waste of time
  • You actually can buy ANYTHING on E-Bay
  • How to be a better OOD!
  • We all like Dinosaurs (maybe I imagined this?)
  • Woolfest is awesome
  • Not every 50p is worth 50p
  • The Internet definitely thinks I should get a sheep

Amazing things that happened this year

  • I ran the Great North Run– who knew?!?
  • I came third in an actual proper sailing race – and got a prize to prove it
  • It was the Mr’s last year as Commodore
  • I learnt to spin
  • The dog qualified to drive a powerboat
  • We didn’t move to the country
  • I met a real life alpaca and fed it a carrot
  • I got a spinning wheel AND a knitting machine called Jeremy
  • The Olympics and the Jubilee!  Go Britain!
  • I qualified as a Dinghy Instructor
  • The Solstice at Stonehenge – kind of amazing
  • I learnt how to felt… OK it was by mistake – but let’s take it as a positive!
  • I wasn’t last at an open event

I also found some amazing people and blogs out there in the ether of the Internet – I have added a new page so if you would like to go and visit some of them then check this out.  Be warned – some of these people actually know what they are talking about!

But most of all it’s been fun to chat with you all – so thanks for dropping by…. it’s appreciated!

So what about this year?

Well I have a plan.  I need to get better at sailing and knitting.  I also need to delete the email suggesting that I take part in the Sunderland Half Marathon in April.  This is a foolish idea and no amount of looking at the email is going to get rid of the cake and beer induced wobble prior to April.

So I am going to be doing 3LT – this is the name for my new recipe for success.  Every idea needs a good marketing slogan.  And maybe a logo.

Look, Learn, Listen; Turn up, Take part and TRAVEL!

That sounds really exciting doesn’t it?



Bandwagon
September 10, 2012, 5:13 pm
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I have realised that many good blogs have book reviews.  I assume this is because people think the bloggers are great and value their opinion and think a review will drive book sales into the millions.  So as my post on cats was so successful I decided to follow the herd (of cats) and do something similar.

So I have set my standard high, and with no expense spared have secured a book to review to demonstrate my great reviewing skills.

Dramatic

I know this is a high calibre book (despite the fact that I paid a bargain 75p for it from a charity sale) due to the vintage (vintage = old and expensive rather than old and in a skip for free) frontpiece.

I never quite got what a 'Preparatory School' was preparing you for.

So now I just have to read it and decide how many dinosaurs to award it.  I am sure the steady stream of free books to review will follow straight after.

 



On the subject of cats
February 14, 2012, 1:49 pm
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I realise I have a problem.

It turns out that if you blog you should have a cat.  I don’t have a cat (well except a stuffed white one which was a birthday present from a friend who realised this was a necessary accessory for anyone wishing to take over the world from a hollowed out volcano complete with laser guided sharks and a heli-pad) and I am afraid that cat lovers (or professional blog followers who realise the importance of these things) will therefore not like my blog.  So here are some pictures of cats that I found on the internet.

Unfortunately none of them are either sailing or knitting – but hell – you can’t have it all….




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