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monica
England
Interests: knitting, reading, sewing, crochet, quilting, embroidery, cinema. travelling
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Sunny. Finally. (And if the forecast is correct the only day). I decided to crack open the Indigo Dyeing Kit, given it wasn't confiscated during transport, and play. I have to say... At first I was more than a little... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at {quilt} while you're ahead
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The weather today didn't want to play ball. Started off merely cloudy... But it soon showed its true colours... Mum and I tried escaping down the valley to the nearest town... But it followed us there. It looked like winter.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at {quilt} while you're ahead
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My brother hurt his leg. His left one is in plaster from the toes to mid thigh, so mum and I drove to Rome to pick him up from his convent and brought him home. (He's a Franciscan monk). Convent... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day two. Even slower. Not that I'm complaining. The weather wasn't good for much unless we're talking about reading, knitting and sewing. And I did just that. Posted with Blogsy Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at {quilt} while you're ahead
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First slow day. I love slow summer days... Long conversation over cups of coffee catching up on the last few months... A bit of reading, a little bit of sewing... Neighbours popping by... Rain in the morning But then ...... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Home sweet home. Well for 48 hours anyway... The boys and I will be flying to Tuscany tomorrow for the annual two week stint with the 'nonni'. I think I'm packed. I think they're packed. Most of the stuff has... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Last day. Sad. Time really flies when you're having fun... Bye bye Sardinia, we'll be back. Posted with Blogsy Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Another day another boat. Today we hired one of those enflatable dinghies with hugely powerful engines that go way too fast and might scare some people. Not me of course. Never. Nope. We roamed the seven seas... (Ahem...ok, one) and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Boat trip to nearby islands (Tavolara e Molara). The sea... I have no words that can do it justice. Posted with Blogsy Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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We checked out to the local beach at sunset and played with shadows and then we had dinner... with this view. Not bad. Not bad at all. Posted with Blogsy Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Today we explored a little; we drove North to the town of Pulau where we boarded the ferry to Isola Maddalena and then drove across the bridge the island of Caprera. The Garibaldi museum turned out to be closed... (Which... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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We all really needed a day like today. Lazy, slow, indulgent. With a splatter of water based activity... And weirdly some of this too... (Yes, there is a child under there. No it wasn't some sort of weird punishment, I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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I don't know what happened. Time just... disappeared... you know what they say.. days are slow and years are fast? Well, it's not true. Days sped by like bullets not leaving much proof that anything concrete happened... Today we wrapped... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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- First things first many thanks for all your advice on egg keeping and juicing, I mean fruit and vegetable juicing... not egg juicing. That would be disgusting. I mean... do you remember the scene in Rocky (can't remember the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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I bought a juicer. And I love it. I know... I'm so rock'n'roll. After a long deliberation and a fair bit of research I went for this: Philips 1863. I wanted something that wasn't too big (you can end up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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I was going to talk to you about my new juicer... and tell you all about Mr M's face when I told him this morning's frog green concoction contained celery... but something better came up.. Ta daaaaaahh Oh yes, that's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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It's time for a random catch up, what shall we chat about... - Football? No thanks. England is out and the Italian team better pull their socks up for tomorrow's game or they'll be on a plane soon too. Jeepers,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Can I ask you a question? Eggs. Where do you keep them? In the fridge? out of the fridge? I don't understand why I buy them from a shelf and then come home and put them in the fridge? It... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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thank you Francesca! Im so rubbish at tennis its not funny! but I try!!! Monica
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Last week I helped the boys art teacher to make some big shibory panels with a couple of year 3 (8yrs old). We explained the 'theory' to somewhat sceptical faces, but when the marbles and elastic bands came out they... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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It's been awhile. I've turned 44. I've attended more cricket matches I care to admit. I've drowned in laundry and snotty children. I've climbed ironing mountains and started playing tennis. My car makes a horrible noise, my iphone died taking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Let's go for a walk. Up the hill. It's pretty up there, and quiet. .... aaaand back to the car. Cake anyone? Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Stripy shawl. Striped shawl. Shawl with stripes. Sigh. You choose, I'm getting a headache. When do you think the 'shawl bubble' will burst? I mean... there was the 'socks bubble'...(I think it was scarves before that, but only caught the... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Looooooved Delancey. 'my kate's brownies' are lethally delicious!
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Indulge, please. I felt like playing. And not thinking. And I had lots of fun. So that's ok, right? Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead