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Monday, 27 December 2010

Christmas at La Verderie

The alternative Christmas Tree
I have just had four whole days of relaxing with nothing to do but eat, drink and be merry (and cook Christmas dinner for 7), the first break since the beginning of October and it has been wonderful. The trip back to France was fine, with none of the travel problems I was expecting. I had one whole day to get the shopping in for Christmas, our village shop had sold out of Christmas trees, so I grabbed a branch from the side of the road for a last minute decoration. Still didn't manage to get any Christmas cards sent or emailed so will have to go for the French version of the New Year card!

Christmas Dinner
Christmas day was great, just us and mates, Gill, Merv, David, Yvonne and Huw plus Bix and Be Bop's mate Joe who is staying 'til Tuesday.

Joe, Bix and Be Bop waiting for Father Christmas

Boxing Day on the beach
Boxing Day was a chilly but sunny walk on the beach at Royan (so chilly that the sea had frozen at the edges!) And today is back to work with the last few projects to go on the book, newsletters to send out and more additions to the sale at Kangaroo.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Snowed in again!

I am stuck in snowy Sussex and Culli is stuck in France. He was meant to be on a flight here yesterday so that we could have an early Christmas Day with the family, but all flights have been cancelled - what a pain. I really hope I can get back to France next week! The only good news is more time to finish the book, but I can't get out to Kangaroo at the moment, so no Open Day today, hopefully will get there for Monday. There are lots more bargains in the yarn clearance sale and I will be making more changes to the website over Christmas.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Addi Lace Clicks

We have just received our first delivery of Addi Lace Click sets. These are the ultimate luxury in knitting needles, a set of 8 nickel plated needle tips ranging in size from 3.50mm - 8mm with 5 red Addi cords measuring 40cm, 50cm, 60cm, 80cm and 100cm. The whole lot is neatly packaged in a leather case with a zip pocket for the cords - what more could you want in your Christmas stocking! ORDER HERE

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Ilga Leja Designs

We have plenty of the beautiful knitting patterns from Ilga Leja in stock. Teamed up with a lovely yarn from Fleece Artist this makes the perfect gift, or knit one of the lovely shawl designs for your favourite person.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Sale of knitting books

We have lots of great pattern books on offer, including Rowan magazines, Rowan Studio pattern books and sock knitting books. Snap up a bargain here!

Christmas Crackers and other knitting kits

Knit your own crackers with these great knitting kits. The cotton cracker can be filled with gifts of your choice and placed on the table on Christmas Day or use them to package small gifts. We also have lots of other knitting kits at Kangaroo which make great gifts for knitters, see here.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

A snowy day

Lesley and Bella walking on the Downs
Snowy Sussex
November ended on a chilly note! I managed to get the last flight into Gatwick on Tuesday and catch what was probably the last train out of Gatwick to Lewes, a very long day. Having been snowed in at Ringmer since then, yesterday was the first day I braved the icy roads to Chailey and managed to pack a few orders. The only two accidents I have had in a car have been in the snow, one left me almost hanging off a bridge in Switzerland and the other one pretty much finished off my old Ford escort at the NEC in Birmingham, so with a rear wheel drive Volvo I was driving like Miss Daisy yesterday. Snow is very pretty for a few hours but causes so much grief. However, it was a useful couple of days working on my book and means I might just meet the deadline now! Business is back to normal at Kangaroo and hopefully the post will sort itself out soon.