Wednesday, September 09, 2020


I felt desperately feeble this morning. Helen came, and I managed to totter all the way around the garden. Since then I have done little, except for a certain amount of knitting. I’ve reached the final round of the penultimate gradient stripe.


Kate Davies has launched her new yarn, Schiehallion, which looks very nice indeed. That is the name of our local munro (from the point of view of Kirkmichael) and it is also a mountain much associated with Robertsons – my husband’s family. I haven’t signed up for the new club yet, but I will.




I am feeling bereft, having finished my rapid re-read of “Lethal White”. I’ve ordered the new one, but still have nearly a week to wait. It’s very expensive. Surely it will have LUV in it. She has kept us waiting long enough.


But I don’t feel, for the moment, like returning to Indian history. I don’t know where to turn.




Chloe, my new shirt came from Mother of Pearl. I don't seem to be able to add the link. It’s called a Tegan Stripe Shirt, but several are called that. My one puffs out at the wrists, and the stripes on the puffed bit are  horizontal whereas the rest are vertical. I haven’t tried it on yet, but the material is seriously good.


  1. Anonymous11:12 PM

    Have you ever read the John Galsworthy "Forsyte" books, I wonder if they might appeal to you?


  2. I said Cameron as well. I will look for the new book if it is out here. I found "A Guide to Nordic Noir" saved from the NYTimes book review a month or so ago. I have enjoyed many of the others, but the new one I tried was not to my taste. I'll test out some others.

  3. Anonymous10:51 AM

    Thank you, Jean. I just googled it and it is quite stunning. Perfect for your cruise. I see what you mean about the price. But sustainability and partly linen probably accounts for it. And, as they say, you are worth it! Chloe

  4. Could you have a bladder infection? They often go unnoticed in us older women.