Finally the camera cable has reappeared. I'd packed in it a suitcase with all my essential items (underwear, toothbrush etc etc) for the first week in the new house. Then promptly forgotten about it (don't ask about the underwear, toothbrush etc etc).
These are the pics which would have decorated my previous post:
The enormous lorry (think how much yarn would fit in there!!) and Monkey who retired swiftly off to bed with his chums as soon as we arrived.
Monkey had also accompanied me down to London and Kent the week before. I went to work whilst he lounged around in bed all day (so what's new) but we did have time on the Saturday to have a picnic in Russell Square:
Nic made me the bag for my knitting, but it is also the perfect size for Monkey transportation purposes. (Nic sells them through Fibrelounge if anybody else wants one too!)
Then we trotted off to St Paul's Cathedral where John (who used to be a housemate of ours when we all worked at St Paul's) was being ordained. Monkey was relatively well-behaved throughout the service - he liked the African drumming best.
He even got to have his photo taken with John on the steps outside afterwards:
I enjoyed the service and catching up with people at the pub afterwards, although I didn't much like being back in the cathedral itself. I had a miserable time working there (not because of the majority of my lovely housemates) but because of a couple of demonic housemates/work colleagues, a member of clergy who was worse than useless (how DID he get ordained?!?!) and the way it was all dealt with. Grrrrrrrrr. Anyway, I didn't really want to go into the place, but I did. So yah boo sucks St Paul's.
This post seems to have taken forever as dial-up is SOOOOOOOOOO SLOOOOOOOOOWWWW. Only about 10 days now until I get broadband. There are still hundreds of blog updates to read and I dread to think how many podcasts to download once I get broadband.
I will post about the fab finishing techniques course at Yarn as soon as possible. This week I'm off down to The Old Kennels, in Devon, to go on a felting course. And I'm going to work some days too. Monkey will probably remain in bed.