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Launching the Stitch London book

Posted by on 23 Oct, 2011 in Book Stuff, Cooey the Pigeon, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Stitch London, Video | 4 comments

Launching the Stitch London book

Woo hoo! My first proper book by me, rather than by Deadly Knitshade (that Deadly Knitshade always gets the kudos). I buried myself in yarn and words at the end of last year to conjure up my very first knitting pattern book, Stitch London. You can read all about how it came about here, but now it’s time to celebrate. Stitch London the book fluttered into bookshops across the UK, US and Canada last month and my publishers, David and Charles, thought it was about time we celebrated after...

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Augsburg: An unofficial White Wall and auf wiedersehen

Posted by on 13 Sep, 2011 in defined by _____, Germany, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Travel, Video | 0 comments

Augsburg: An unofficial White Wall and auf wiedersehen

I’ll end with my very favourite moment in Augsburg. It was totally unplanned, unofficial and possibly rather illegal. If defined by was over and the White Wall on the side of the stadium was to be demolished at sunrise then there was clearly only one thing we could possibly do. I’m so glad someone managed to talk these mysterious figures into it…

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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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Attari: “Hindustan!” “Pakistan!”

Posted by on 9 Nov, 2008 in India, People, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Travel, Video | 1 comment

Attari: “Hindustan!” “Pakistan!”

Sat in the VIP area of the most patriotic crowd I have ever been a part of, watching men with fans on their heads attempt to almost kick themselves in the face while marching, while the throng around me chants football-crowd-like songs at a just-as-patriotic, just-as-loudly-singing crowd across the border.

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