Thursday, 19 July 2007

Get Stashed...

OK you asked for it, this is (and not all of it) my main stash of yarn. Now when I am feeling down or a little lacking in the creative department this is what I look at, along with all my knitting books (photo of my knitting books in a previous post a while ago). This without a doubt always a) makes me smile and b) gets all those ideas flowing.
I have previously posted how my friend who is a great knitter taught me to knit. Over a two year period my friend and I got together every Tuesday for Knitting night, we always had lots to chat about and even when we saw each other with our children in the day you could bet our knitting bags would always be close by!!! Ok the reason for wittering on like this, other than to try to justify my yarn habit! Well she moved away in January, I miss her and her babes like mad, so along with the holiday comes free time and she is hoping to come and stay with her three children...Hurrah!!

I have been TAGGED by the lovely devligendekoe I LIKE TO EAT... 5 places I like to eat, well that is my understanding of the tag. This is not a hard one for me as I do like to eat, too much actually, I struggle to understand how I was ever mildly anorexic in my teens...

1) I eat as many meals out in my garden as much as possible. The garden table is out all year, even in the cold weather myself and my kids will wrap up warm and eat homemade soup followed by steaming (well luke warm for the children) mugs of Chocolate and marshmallows. That said it is much nicer to eat out in the garden in the summer time. Mess is not a problem so its enjoyable and easy.
2) No surprise here...on the BEACH you can not beat British fish and chips, covered in healthy (Ha Ha!) salt and vinegar. Yep I actually even like the crunch when a bit of sand gets in there... that sounds weird.
3) In our camper van, Oh how I love our camper, its only little the size of a VW, it has the cutest little kitchen, everything in miniature, if its nice we do eat on the picnic table outside, but some of the best memories are when its pouring with rain and windy and we are all warm and cosy in the van snuggled up (due to lack of space) around the van table eating some soul warming grub.
4) BBQ with friends, easy summer living, late nights watching the sun go down, pulling a blanket over our shoulders when the sun takes with it its warmth. Lovely summer wine and burnt offerings. Ahh great memories are made of this.
5) OK I better take this in a different direction as basically they are all outside...so a restaurant is called for, oh so many. I love eating in restaurants, pre children I was lucky enough to travel throughout Europe and live in a few places for a periods of time, Paris was one of these and I had great meal after great meal, some in fabulous restaurants and some little back street fish places. I have also eaten in Raymond Blancs Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons which was an amazing experience for the taste buds and the senses, beautiful surroundings. Watergate bay, a great beach restaurant, you will know it by Jamie Oliver. Superb pasta in Italy. Oh my what shall I pick...I am going to have to go back to being outside again, I go to a little bistro in Abersoc (Wales) it has a relaxed style, quite surfy, the food is great, with good sized portions, friendly not snotty service, and a great outdoor terrace to eat out on with special outdoor heating, no not ozone damaging gas heaters.

So there you have it, yes I could have given you a list of great restaurants and places to go, but I think the underlining pattern here is I like eating out simply and with friends.

As for the kind of food I eat, I try and eat healthy but I do enjoy a Sunday roast dinner, most of my friends are veggies so I get to eat some great food I would not normally make myself, lots of pulses, seeds and leafy veg. My personal fav. food is Greek, I adore garlic in my food (sorry anyone in the near area to me) I failed my Domestic Science and could not really cook, at least not successfully, I worked in the Greek Isles for two summers and I was taught to cook the Greek way!
Photographs
1)Suzie Sews personal Yarn Stash 2)today's thrifting, beautiful happy curtains and a cushion cover, I am thinking aprons and a skirt! 3)My everyday plate cupboard, I canot one for things matching! 4) The Beach has had an influence in all areas of my life, this is my bathroom floor. 5) To follow on from picture 4, this is the bathroom wall, if your an IKEA fan you will know these pictures. The colour of the walls is not available anymore, let me tell you it is lovely, cool in summer and warm in winter. I love my little bathroom it has a beach hut feel.

PS Its raining with flood alerts!!!

13 comments:

Butterfly said...

Hi Suzie

I know what you mean. I dive into my fabric stash and patchworkbooks. Sometimes it work almost to well....

Love your bathroom floor, and yes I did recognise the pictures from IKEA.....

Fun with the tag....there are so many places to enjoy food

Have a wonderful weekend

Jane Weston said...

I'd love to see your camper van...well my DH would too. We were contemplating getting one earlier this year, but have held off for now. It is certainly something that is on our to-do list :o)

GigerVamp said...

Hiya, thanks for checking up on me!

You're so right about fish and chips! We love bbq's too, but so far we've only had one this year. We've usually had at least a couple by now.

de vliegende koe said...

Hi Suzie, Thank you for your wonderful story about I like to eat at:.. I think I would fancy a bathroom like your’s and yes I do know the IKEA photos, I have them myself! Have a nice weekend!

buttercup & roses said...

Hi Suzie
I have been thinking about taking up knitting for a while, although im a bit worried now, What if I end up with that amount of yarn!hee,hee!!

Eating outside is always fab, its brilliant eating hot soup and crusty bread on a frosty afternoon!

Jennifer.

sarah said...

sooooo much wool there, and i agree with you with the fish n chips, you cant beat them . Sarah x

Queen of the froggers. said...

Oh my! A great stash. Mine is too small, I need a stash like that!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

I loved finding out more interesting facts about you! I'd love to see more photos of your camper van!

Isobel said...

Hi Suzie,

I would be absolutely lost with so many yarns. But wouldn't complain a bit. :)
I totally agree with you about fish and chips. I always miss it more than anything when we are away abroad. When we return I must have it asap.
x

Janet - Wildcraft Farm said...

I think this is one of the most informative tags I have read, you can tell alot about a person from their food choices. After more than 35 years in Australia, no one can fathom the need to put vinegar on my chips, or understand why I prefer big thick chips to thin fries, and they look on in amazement at a chip buddy (chips in bread and butter) - it's obviously just a British thing. We have been watching the news over here and wondering if you are involved in the evacuation process, hope you are all safe and dry.

Michaela said...

How are you doing with the weather? The news does not look good, so much water. Worried about everyone in the same situation. No electricity is bad enough, but I can barely imagine the no drinking water side of things.

Rebecca said...

Oh boy . . . that looks like my house! I have LOADS of yarn. I made a promise not to buy more until I use what I have. I've only broken it about 5 times so I'm doing okay. :)

Splaneyo said...

Thank you for sharing a picture of your stash - I feel much better. I keep mine in a trunk which is a lot less convenient, but keeps all of those judging eyes off my yarn. =) Now, if I could only get some knitting done...
Heather