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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

June knitting retreat in France

Yesterday we woke up to clear blue skies. After a quick walk with BeBop Culli drove us into Saintes and dropped us off at the Roman amphitheatre.

We sat on the terrace above the amphitheatre drinking coffee and admiring the view then walked down through the town calling into the yarn shop on the way where Pauline and I bought some fine multi-coloured Katia cotton, then onwards over the river to the fabric shop. I bought a book of simple sewing patterns which hopefully even I can cope with! We wandered back up the hill, with the inevitable stop at Maison du Monde for a few purchases, then one more coffee while we waited for Culli.

We spent the afternoon in the sunshine with our knitting and crochet. Pauline finished the petals on her flower face cloth, Margaret has made a few false starts on her crochet cardigan, but seems to have cracked it finally and Lin is progressing well with the ABC blanket. I have started a doily with my new yarn which is slow going.

I had a catering job in the evening, so left the girls to Culli's tender mercies and a lamb tagine, they seemed to survive and were all looking fairly jolly when I got back. We sat in the garden putting the world to rights until long after dark.
Today has been another lovely sunny one. Lin, Pauline and Margaret spent the morning reading and working on their projects while I did some cooking, then this afternoon they had a quick dip in a nearby pool that belongs to our friends David and Yvonne. Tonight it should be warm enough to eat outside again, supper of paella followed by lemon cheesecake.

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