Here we are, about to leave for Strathardle and the dining room ceiling about to come down. I am anxious and depressed, needless to say. Some sunshine would help. But everything seems to be about as much in order as it could be under the circumstances. Alexander will be here tomorrow evening, remaining until Thursday afternoon when we should get back.
I spent a moment yesterday rolling up the rugs between the front door and the dining room, and stowing them out of the way. They leave behind an emptiness which, added to the now long-standing emptiness of the dining room, my husband and I find unexpectedly delightful. Maybe we need to go off and be anchorites.
Lisa R-R, write to me at the address in the sidebar. Income tax is far too delicate a subject to discuss in public, and I have never mastered that trick of adding comments of my own to particular comments. I need to get back to that one.
On the principal topics of life, there is not much to say. I finished off my sister’s socks, and hope I will post them from K*rkmichael, where access to a post office is a good deal more convenient than it is here. Alexander’s first toe progresses nicely.
Suzanne, thanks for the link to the video about square needles (comment yesterday). I did some Googling just now – all comments are enthusiastic. Somebody called Kollage (new to me) makes square metal needles, including circulars with a soft cord, ideal for magic loop-ery.
Fishwife, thanks for the help on mushroom compost. My husband tends to disparage such expenditure, believing that plants should be made to get on with their lives without coddling. I agree on the whole, but vegetables are a bit different. I’ll find a way.
Our soil, although basically sandy when it has to be classified, has been much improved over many years before ever I started scratching around. I don’t think lime would leech out too quickly. But it is another factor to consider, undoubtedly.
Back here Friday, insh’Allah.
Which reminds me – Pakistani mangoes are in season. Not in your supermarket, either. You need a corner grocer.