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Saturday, April 17, 2010
On the design front there are lots of exciting things happening. I've been commissioned 4 designs for Artesano using Manos Silk Blend, which I may have mentioned once or twice before, is my favorite yarn for sweaters. There are also several new designs being submitted to magazines over the next few weeks. I'm working on autumn/winter ideas now and it seems strange to be working so far ahead. One magazine editor mentioned Christmas the other day and it made me want to scream. LOL. But mags need to plan ahead so that's fine.
The above was written yesterday, Friday, but I ran out of time to finish it. Vanessa has her birthday while we were on holiday so we decided to do her party last night. She wanted a sleepover. We've not had a sleepover here for 3 years as the last bithday sleepovers we had were such a nightmare. Teh girls didn't sleep at all and I spent most of the night walking up and down the stairs to hte lounge to tell them to go to sleep. I warned them thouroughly. Vanessa had 3 friends and they're all lovely girls. I went to bed about 10.30pm and asked them to be quiet as our bedroom is just above the lounge were they were sleeping. At 11.30pm, I went downstairs again to ask them to talk a bit more quietly. I then fell asleep and didn't hear them again. Think they fell asleep just after 2am, which isn't bad for a sleepover. Next week it's time for Emily's birthday sleepover.
All week the weather has been pretty good although it's gotten cooler than it was last weekend. We had a lot to do at home last weekend so didn't get to enjoy the sunshine too much. So we made the most of it today. Simon loaded the kayaks on to the car and we headed up to the moors to an old quarry called 'Golddiggings'.
the quarry is incredibly deep and very, very cold even in middle of summer. Two months ago it was half frozen over, so you can imagine the water is still pretty cold. It's about 20 mins walk from the village of Minions. But taking the kayaks meant we couldn't walk, so we drove across the moors on a dirt track. It was incredibly bumpy and we hit hte underside of the car a few times but we did manage to get there in the end. Who says you need 4 wheel drives in Cornwall?!