Sunday, 24 January 2016


Hello! Sorry I missed you last week, but I was on a London jaunt; staying with my youngest daughter for the weekend. Whilst Old Snoops fixed up curtain tracks etc. in her new flat, she and I enjoyed the 'War Horse' experience at the New London Theatre. It was fabulous! I think it has to be the best thing I've ever seen on stage...... and I've seen a lot in my time!

I didn't get much knitting done whilst we were away, but have managed to maintain a steady few rows each night this week, in order to get the first sock off the needles. Pretty good going, seeing as it's still January and this will be my second pair completed since the beginning of 2016!

If you haven't seen 'War Horse' and you get the chance, get a ticket quick! The show is closing in March! Oh, and don't forget to take a box of tissues!

 This was the view from London Bridge on our way home after the show. I love London by night!

This was the view from the Woolwich Ferry, as Mr Snoops and I drove home on Sunday evening. I have to say, we did not expect to be onboard a ferry, crossing the Thames. It was the first time we had driven home from our daughter's new flat and as the route there on Saturday morning had been straight forward, we guessed the satnav would ensure the homeward journey was equally so. Oh no! By the time we had listened properly and ascertained that the 'lovely lady' directing us didn't say 'fairy' but 'ferry' we rounded the bend and found ourselves well and truly in the ferry queue. Nice view though!

This weekend Josiekitten and I welcomed a very special visitor, Katharine (guapakw)! She is one of our Ravelry pals and is over in the UK from the States. Although Josiekitten has met up with her several times before, this was my first meet up. I have to say, it felt like we had known each other  for ages. We nattered, laughed and shared yarny goodness, before enjoying a yummy meal together at the Baby Buddha Chinese Teahouse. It was delicious! Such a fun few hours!

Needless to say, we exchanged yarn gifts. Look at these beauties! First is a skein of Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in colourway Alexandria. It's much more purply that it appears. I just could not get a better colour match. Then there are those gorgeous Miss Babs 2ply 'Toes'! Just look at the beautiful gradient of colours. Just perfect! Neither of these yummies will be in my stash for very long, I do know! Lastly, there were those super cute doggy tissues. I could have done with them last weekend, rather than the toilet roll that I had shoved up my sleeve, in readiness. ;-)

Dear Oscar wasn't forgotten either. He has a new 'favourite' toy; a tree trunk with three little squirrels hiding inside. It didn't take him too long to work out how to get them out and he has spent a pretty long time on and off today charging around with it and then nuzzling his nose deep inside to rescue the little ones. Needless to say, when I wanted a pic of him playing with it, he decided he was way to tired to move an inch from his bed.

Maybe next time! Have a good week!


josiekitten said...

Wasn't it lovely yesterday?! I can vouch that Oscar loved his little tree stump. Flo loves her cricket too! xx

Kathy said...

I think Warhorse is the most amazing thing I've ever seen at the theatre. Two minutes in and you forget they're puppets. We saw it up in Salford a few years ago, and the four of us were in tears as we left.

Anna Prasad said...

What lovely goodies. I love your Woolwich ferry incident, how funny. I live around the corner from the crossing :-). Anna

Mitch and Molly said...

What a stunning photo of London Bridge! Have fun playing with your new toy, Oscar!

claire said...

How lovely that you had such a fun outing! I adore London. Sounds like the satnav's redirection ended up being a fun trip besides. Those purples are just gorgeous and that has to be the funniest dog toy I've ever seen!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Ros! Looks like you had fantastic time! I'm happy to see that Oscar got also super fun toy! I can imagine how much he enjoys the squirrels! x Teje

Sarah said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend in London. Does your daughter live near the ferry? It is just down the road from me. I have only been on it by foot. It was where we went on a trip with the kids a couple of years ago-a walk, the ferry, a picnic, the ferry again then back!
Love the yarn-especially those purples. Oscar is clever to work out the squirrels.
I wanted to tell you-I finally worked out how to use dpns! I am still very much a beginner, but I can cast on, and follow a pattern, and use two colours. I am using bamboo needles and really enjoying it, contrary to what I thought! I like it much more than knitting on two needles. I am making Arne and Carlos' Christmas balls, but am on the look out for a simple sock pattern!