Monday, 7 July 2008

Camping and Big News.

We've been meaning to get out in our tent for weeks and weeks but everytime we try, something goes wrong. People have been ill, rain has fallen along with Magnus' tail. Last week we decided that no matter what, we would head for a campsite and be brave.

And that's just what we did. We went at least 16miles from home, all the way to Glen Esk, near Edzell. The site is lovely with lots of trees and a little lake in the middle. No sooner had we put up the tent than we bumped into some chums who just happened to be spending the night under canvas too. Great fun was had watching Jazz, the incredible football playing dog and I learned that I am no good at Uno compared to three very clever boys. The weather was kind to us, it only rained while we were asleep and the local shop was selling the first raspberries of the season. Archie went off for miles on his bike and I worked on my Pi shawl which is nearly done but to the untrained eye still looks less like a shawl and more like an unsuccessful jellyfish.

Big news? HUGE NEWS! My brother called from California to say that he and his partner have got engaged. They want to get married in Scotland next spring. I can't wait, even if means having to wear a frock. Congratulations Tom and Lara!


rj said...

Lovely colors on your Pi shawl. Can't wait to see it blocked.
Congrats to your family on your brother's good news.

inkberryblue said...

I remember picking raspberries! Both the berries and your pi shawl look delicious...and don't they go well together? I love how weddings can bring families together ~ congratulations. =]

iaminchennai said...

the raspberries are very inviting... a nice match to the shawl.
Congratulations to your brother..

Cindy G said...

Wonderful news about your brother - many, many congratulations!

And the pi shawl does look good enough to eat. Just wait until it's blocked

nicantsoair said...

Woohoo, well done Tom and Lara!

Mary Jane said...

Hooray for the State of California! Congratulations to your brother and his beloved.

Simply scruptios raspberries and shawl.....

Oh happy day!

Mary Jane said... what I meant to say.

a friend to knit with said...

sounds like a great summer time!
congrats to tom and lara!!!

zippiknits said...

Camping out! It's lovely to get away to anywhere near water! Wait, I am by water. We should just high tail it out there.

oh.. Pi shawls.. ooo.. pain. but your's looks stunningly off to nearly be finished, too. Lovely..

It's lovely to hear news of a wedding. Felicitations to the bride and Congratulations to the Groom!

(I heard Jeeves say that once in a Jeeves and Wooster segment.)

Thanks for your comment on my blog, it was very sweet. Hugs.

Karin said...

A Scottish wedding! Congratulations. Your shawl looks gorgeous next to the raspberries. You have such an eye.

Maybe you can wear the shawl to the wedding?