What a fantastic week it has been….
Don’t you just LOVE being in that short space of time after a whole lot of pressure has been taken off and you have nothing to do but indulge yourself for a wee while? I’ve been waking up in the morning and the first thought that pops into my brain is “what essay do I have to write before….” and then I think *JOY!* They’re all written, what am I going to do this morning guilt-free!!!! I’m sure it comes as no surprise to you that I’ve been doing quite a bit of crochet, but more about that later…. I have a new FO to show you but that will have to wait until tomorrow because it’s raining here and I need to take it into natural light to photograph it effectively!
But first, let me not forget about the giveaway which was just a short little giveaway! Only 2 days, but I’m sure that everyone who visits comes within 48 hours, and instant gratification is way more fun than delayed!!!
Do you know, the best bit for me was getting so many comments from lovely, lovely people who say they read about me and Raymond and they have left their URL’s and there are so many blogs I’ve never heard of! So I’m going to thoroughly enjoy visiting all of these people because I have nothing else to do right now, so this is great!!! Thank you for all of your lovely comments and it was a deep struggle for me not not make 68 sets of bunting and send one to everyone….
So I drew the winner this morning… my heart was beating madly, madly I tell you, I was getting strangely nervous! And yay for you Mrs Twins, karma decreed that it was you who should win this bunting, so I’ll pop that in the post thisarvo for you! XXXXX
Time for some photographs I think….
The other day KB and I went into the city to get KB a new haircut. I thought I’d take my camera in and snap some shots of Cuba St which is without a doubt, the best bit of Wellington. It’s where I work and have worked pretty much since I was a student the first time around, where all the hippies and alternatives hang out, where you can get a tattoo, a kickin’ coffee and join in a silent protest against the Chinese persecution of Falun Dafa all within a five metre radius!
If you’re not a “suit” then this is the place to be in Wellington. We went to our fave cafe first for gluten free carrot cake and the best coffee in Wellington…. and of course a spot of Queen Anne-ing!
Then, KB cruised to the hairdresser and I went for a burn around Cuba St with my camera and the aim to show you lovelies the most important parts of this part of town (in my esteemed opinion!).
First past the Theosophical Society…
Then up one block and to the right we find….
The bookshop we try to avoid! Then I cruise back down Cuba St to a part of town that, let’s face it, is a bit grunge….
Down this alley is some amazing tagging and yarn bombing…
Why am I taking you here, you ask?
Well, I’m showing you a place where ladies (young, middle aged, old, very old) are drawn in droves….
A bit (lot) of graffiti and broken glass isn’t going to keep us away from our local…
Good old Knitworld….
Despite the dreadful location and dubious exterior, it does have a fab selection of woolly goodness and it’s where I tend to go on my lunchbreaks on Saturday, just for a look and a stroke and a think!!!
So there is my wee tour of “places of interest” for textile lovers!
I hope you enjoyed your visit around my fave part of Wellington City! One day I’ll take you down the “golden mile” to visit the business people and the government! I don’t go down there much, tie-dye and knitting needles are not the norm down that end of town!!!
OK, enough blogging! I have some frogging to do and some more Queen Anne’s lace to create! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Sending you all much love and happy thoughts,
From Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX