It has been two weeks since I posted but I'm still here! If you've signed up with The Winter of Textured Knitting don't panic, I'm still alive!
Last Saturday night WM and I went to the Opera House to hear the Sydney Symphony Orchestra playing The Best of the West End. The soloists, Simon Bowman [Phantom of the Opera, London] and Jacqui Scott [Cats, London], were fabulous, the orchestra was, as usual, superb and my only complaint was that the show was too short!
We spent the night at the Radisson Plaza Hotel - great customer service - and had breakfast in the Bistro Fax - delicious. DD, SIL and his parents joined us; they had spent the night in a serviced apartment after attending a 21st in the inner city suburb of Newtown. SIL's parents are from the North Coast and were flying out on Sunday afternoon so it was good to catch up with them while they were in Sydney.
WM and I spent the rest of the day at Manly - a walk on the beach, a stroll through the markets, a soft drink at the pub then a very late lunch at City Extra at Circular Quay - real food, great service! It must have been: we had dinner [before the show] and dessert [after the show] there the night before!
Anyway, the upshot of all that is that I have spent all of this week living day-to-day. Normally I prepare classes for the whole week on Saturday and only have to tweak them but this week I have had to spend time almost every afternoon [I don't teach on Thursdays] preparing for the following day. This has been very tiring; all the more so because WM and I had to go out on Tuesday and Wednesday nights! Busy, busy, busy!
But life is back on track; all my lessons for this week are prepared [except Friday but I have Thursday off] so I can now spend some time catching up with blogs [I have 92 posts to read] and writing this month's summary of The Winter of Textured Knitting members' work.
BTW, It's not too late to join in the fun - knit anything you want, from any yarn you want, in a textured stitch pattern - no pressure! Just write a comment if you want to be added to the list in the sidebar. Sorry, Tinkingbell, for taking so long to add you - I haven't been near my blog for a week! Welcome to our little band!
I'll be back soon! I'm off to sit in the glorious autumn sunshine and knit!