Monday, June 27, 2011


Morning tea here,
lunch here
both yum, that's for sure.

sighted (at least) one whale, my first ever, and when the man on the train pointed to the window and told his kids really loudly, that's a whale, I thought, sure bud and that other thing, flying pig, but we had a great view from the top deck of the train, and perfect visibility, and really, it was a whale. Seen by approx 30 people, for many minutes, blowing and generally splashing.

On the way home, again in the train, we saw a little dark wallaby, sitting trackside, waiting for the train to pass so it could cross the tracks! Another first for me.

Finally picking up David from Yagoona station 11.55pm last night I saw a fox. This does not sound like much, but Yagoona is a very urbanised area, with no bushland in this particular part, just road and railway lines. I know there is a drain under the roadway approximately where I saw the fox, and it is not too far from a couple of very overgrown hillsides/parks, so maybe this was where it headed back to. It was doing what foxes do well, and scavenging from rubbish from the local takeway, which some yobbo had thrown on to the road side. To confirm I had not just seen a dog, I did some U-turns and came back home the same way after picking up Davo. He and I aimed the car's headlights at the fox and had a really good look from about 5 metres as it also looked at us, slowly picked up its booty and headed under the fence and over the railway tracks!

three firsts of wild life all in one day, a little yarn and fabric shopping. That was a pretty nice Sunday.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I have just had the first patient in 10 years cancel for snow! Wow, if you stay in a job long enough you will hear everything at least once. (ps she only lives in Lithgow, I suggested a nice warm train, but we'll see what happens).


Monday, June 13, 2011

knitting in public

Okay, so while the last one is not strictly Sack Boy knitting, it hit the cute button so I have included it.

For posterity I am wearing the hat I won at the Sutherland Spinners and Weavers Day raffle. I can't remember the last time I won something, so was really pleased to get the phone call informing me of my good fortune, and here is the object in question. It's warm and it has a pompom, what could be nicer?

Photos were at Kurnell, Cape Solander again. No whales, but aparently 10 dolphins spotted this day (Sunday). Rain, more rain, water spouts, and really a lot of wind.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saturday 18 June 2011

be there or be square!

Customs House, 1pm - 4pm, yay organising committee

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World Wide Knit in Public (a tale of two days and one long week)

here is the story of what is to come.
Yesterday I attended a very good event in Sydney's Martin Place organised by ACS (Australian Country Spinners). There was shelter, heat, yarn needles and since I was just there, hot chocolate from the Lindt Cafe. There were new friends, and one of my daughters and her friend, all knitting for the save the children cha (squares for children's blankets), pure wool given by ACS - think Patons, Cleckheaton, Panda amongst others. It was fun, I have now done four squares (there are 16 in a blanket, that's how small it is!

come on join in, drop offs are at Spotlight or Lindcraft, and it will make a small person warmer in a cold world!

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