I have mostly been in Hyrule….

I have mostly been in Hyrule….

Alas, I bought a Nintendo switch on a whim on release night. So I have mostly been in Hyrule failing to overcome my hand-eye co-ordination issues. No, I haven’t done any divine beasts yet. I’m trying to see how many towers I can get before having to commit. I’m really only here for the cooking music.

87 sleeps to xmas

Vodka Bears

And I still haven’t started making things yet. Some of the things I plan to make will take some time, especially if wool is involved. Last year I decided that rather than inflict Boots smellies on friends and family, who hadn’t made specific requests, that I would force them all to suffer through my home-made gifts. They were primarily alcohol and crochet related. Toffee Vodka   ( Werthers originals ) Cranberry Gin ( Craisins & fresh Cranberries ) Red Hots Vodka ( Experimental Cinnamon flavoured. Very Sticky ) Dressing up things for small people ( aprons, shopping bags, fluffy skirts ) Various Crocheted things. fingerless mittens. hats. mug copies Vodka Gummy Bears ( see pic to left ) Out of those things, the cranberry gin, toffee vodka, and Vodka Gummy bears were the most popular. I am now searching Pinterest with interest to determine whats popular this year, wondering where … Continue reading

June and Winter…. actually, just winter.

Yes, i know i’ve used a variation of that quote before. I can still see snow from my hotel in inverness, however, so I think the repeat is justified. There is only one season in Scotland. It’s the reason I can recognise what year it is in all my holiday photo’s as a child by what raincoat I had at the time. ( Reversible yellow and blue mac, I miss you ) Anyhow, this is the Nevis and the Mamore range from the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge on May 31st 2015. Inviting, isn’t it? Still, it’s not officially summer until the June 21st solstice, and it’s not actually raining right now. I’m currently 453 miles from home, not as the crow flies, but via a slight detour over Rannoch Moor, Through Glencoe, and up the side of Loch Ness. Sure it takes longer, but I was only on the … Continue reading