Monday, 23 June 2008

Hello Muddah - Hello Faddah

The socks are done - I took the advice of a good few humans and one cat, and just followed my instincts. Horizontal grafting it is. The weather has let me down again so the picture was taken on a wet and windy doorstep. Cold enough for sock wearing at least and the garden is loving the rain.

Things could be worse - my mum and dad decided to go away for a few days in the Lake District. By the sounds of things, the weather hasn't been good to them either. We got an email from my dad last night. He doesn't really like holidays.

Hello Jeni and Archie

It rained yesterday, soft rain from a windless sky. We went for a sail on the lake in the morning and kept dry in the downstairs cabin.

Today it rained again, horizontal rain, with gale force wind to match, and no visibility. As I look out from the lounge I see upturned metal chairs on the patio, and leaves rushing past the window, and I hear the sound of the wind whistling through cracks somewhere. It is coming on for 2pm. I have finished the Sunday Times, and had a sandwich lunch. I have the Mail on Sunday to look forward to, and after that, God only knows.

Having a lovely time. Wish you were here.


Only one more sleep and he gets to come home!


Cindy G said...

Your Dad sounds charming (in an endearingly curmudgeonly way).

TD wool design said...

poor ol' dad!
sounds a bit like mine.
hope he finds some fun along the way. cute ;)
and great socks btw!

Orinda5 said...

Your dad is a hoot! His message is priceless.

Denise said...

Oh your poor Dad! Sounds like a typical day in the Lakes, weather wise! I popped over from Leslie's blog, just wanted to say hi. I'm originally from Sunderland UK, but live in Texas now!! I'm headed home in July (shipyard fortnight)for a visit and can't wait. I'll gladly take some cooler weather though, it's nearly 100 here every day :-/
Love the pictures of Magnus.