Category Archives: travel

Wax print fabric from Amsterdam

We spent a few days over the bank holiday weekend in North Holland and Amsterdam, where it was unusually hot – as you can see from the blue sky in the photo above. We did a lot of touristy, cheesy … Continue reading

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Dundaga wool – excess baggage from Latvia

We’re just back from a cycling holiday in the Kurzeme region of Latvia. It was blessedly flat, mostly cool and occasionally damp, and we saw an awful lot of pine trees. We started and ended in the capital, Riga, which … Continue reading

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In Pompey’s steps

We are back from our Girona to Toulouse cycle trip. I, my dear husband, our two bikes and our two new bike transportation bags are all, more or less, in one piece, although the bags will need a few repairs … Continue reading

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Bike transportation bags – finished

So, here are the bags I’ve made, firstly (as modelled by my dear husband) containing a bike and with cardboard in the inside pockets. Even I can carry it for short distances like this despite the unwieldy size, and the … Continue reading

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Plans for bike transportation bags

Alternating Slip-stitch socks Spring has officially sprung and the first daffodils are flowering in the garden, albeit looking a little the worse for wear as a result of the recent snowfalls. I’ve even done a little pruning and clearing up. … Continue reading

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A trip to Cornwall

We’ve had a few days in Cornwall, visiting friends who live near Polperro.  We started by exploring the town itself, which was thronging with visitors at this time of year. But, thankfully, it is closed to traffic apart from residents’ … Continue reading

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