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London: Pretty in Pork

Posted by on 30 Jan, 2009 in Animals, Knitting, London, My Knits, Random Knits, Travel | 9 comments

London: Pretty in Pork

Her name was Pickles. She was a week-old piglet. A piglet with a problem. Pickles needed to be woolly. A tall order for a small pig. And that was where I came in. The lovely people at Wildside contacted me through S&B London for a little bit of pig-warming help. Wildside are a London-based family-run image licensing company who fill their home with tiny beasts (so the animals feel at home in the photo studio). Their aim to is bring the cute to the camera, and their images are used for...

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Chitwan National Park: “If we see a tiger, we are quiet and meet him eye to eye.”

Posted by on 8 Dec, 2008 in Animals, Nepal, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, Purl Interrupted, Travel, Video | 6 comments

“If the rhino runs, we must run in a zig zag or climb a tree.”

We shuffled our feet nervously in the leaves on the jungle floor.

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Tatopani to Beni to Baglung to Pokhara: “Happy Jerni to Pasanjar.”

Posted by on 6 Dec, 2008 in Animals, Knitting, Nepal, People, Purl Interrupted, Taxis and rickshaws, Travel, Trekking | 0 comments

On four wheels instead of two feet at last. Now I could relax. Yes, there I was relaxing. Enter disaster, stage right.

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Ghorepani (2870m) to Poon Hill (3210m) to Sikha (1935m) – Trek Day Three: “Are we nearly there yet?”

Posted by on 4 Dec, 2008 in Animals, Nepal, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Travel, Trekking | 4 comments

It is 4.30am. It is very, very dark. It is very, very, very cold. What in the hell am I doing climbing 340 metres of perilous rock stairs with only a headtorch for light?

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Tikhedhunga (1540m) to Ghorepani (2870m) – Trek Day Two: “Golliwas in the mist”

Posted by on 3 Dec, 2008 in Animals, Knitting, Nepal, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Travel, Trekking | 5 comments

Tikhedhunga (1540m) to Ghorepani (2870m) – Trek Day Two: “Golliwas in the mist”

I worry that I am slowing everyone down, and we’ll all get eaten by Nepali mountain forest wolves before we reach civilisation.

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Jhansi: “Aoooowwwwp!”

Posted by on 29 Nov, 2008 in Animals, India, People, Purl Interrupted, Trains, Travel | 4 comments

Suddenly she spies the sleeping hound. My stomach screws up as I watch her hand flail behind her and close around a thick bamboo staff leaning against the wall for just such an occasion. She wrenches herself to her sandalled feet with anger blazing from behind her thick spectacles.

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