I just thought I'd check in and let you know that I'm still alive. I've been keeping up to date with all of your busy creativity over the last while but things have been busy and hectic and I haven't had the space to say hello - so I thought it was time.
As some of you might remember from my dim and distant posts, we took the plunge in the spring, sold up in London and bought a house in the country, Rose Cottage in Nursery Lane, I kid you not. The move was not without it's ups and downs (when is moving house not?) and the whole thing's turned out to be a bit more of an emotional roller coaster than we bargained for. Busy London with its bustle and busyness doesn't allow time or space to ponder life and it has been a big change. For a start, we're two gentlemen co-habiting (Gasp!) and that was something that you don't think about living in London...and we've been pounced upon to go and play at the local church for Christmas (though with the recent nonsense pedalled by the church of England about women bishops and gay marriage I'm not feeling that embraced by the church as a whole)
Anyway, I digress. The house is lovely and we have a garden and an orchard and trees and sheds and greenhouses...and at last Al has a composing shed at the bottom of the garden and I have a panelled Victorian room at the top of the house so I can play the piano and write music without offending the ears of another live-in composer. I wish I had some knitting pics to attach but life has been kind of busy....I'm struggling with Wendy Baker's reefer jacket with a knit as you go collar so you're neck decreasing and collar increasing at the same time....and there's no way that the back and front measure up.
Anyway, I'm attaching some pics and sending greetings from Kent. I realised that, were British weather more clement, there is room for a knitting retreat in the garden.
Warmest wishes to you all