Here it is - the first page of my new blog. Who am I? Well if you don't know you can find out more by going to my webpage.
As it's summer holidays here, I'll start by posting some pics of what I've been up to over the last week or so.
Then, the Great Aussie tradition: the Boxing Day picnic. We took Christmas leftovers to Lake Thirlmere, an hour south of Sydney, with our friends Peter and James. We also picked up other friends, Barbara and Rex, who live near the lake.
On Saturday 27 our local knitting group, the Sydney Sity Klickers (SSK), met at my house because our usual cafe, Barmuda in Newtown, was closed for the holiday.
You can get the dates for SSK meetings Monica's blog.
On 29th December we heard a rumour that Dymocks in the city had copies of Montse Stanley's classic refence text Knitter's Handbook, so we lept into the car before we'd even eaten breakfast and got the last two copies.
Then we had a little lie down until New Years Eve, when we joined Peter and James in the Royal Botanical Gardens (where Peter works) to picnic and see the New Years Eve fireworks. No pics, sorry, the camera wasn't up to it.
on 2 January we took a harbour cruise, on Sydney Ferries. Excellent value (we took a packed lunch), with an interesting commentary and superb views of the kind of houses that you can only dream about visiting, let alone owning. At 2.5 hours, the journey under the Spit Bridge and up Middle Harbour was longer and cheaper than any of their competitors' cruises - can you see see the point of a lunch cruise around the harbour, one hour in length, where you spend most of the hour queuing for a seafood buffet at three times the price?.