Wednesday, October 31, 2007

knitted bangle covers

Someone posted this link in a yarhoo group, it's for a knit covered bangle and it's a great way to get rid of leftover yarn.

http://mimsie. knitting/ 2007/07/so- a-few-days- a.html

I had a cold, I think it was last week, maybe two weeks ago? what month is this? But, I'm better now. The same week I got a cold the weather changed. Even the locals were discussing how cold it was, jumping up and down for warmth, and wearing mittens. The day after that sudden change in weather all the manequins in one of the big department stores were clothed with scarves and coats. Hot water bottles showed up in all the department stores too.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Hadrian's Wall

We visited the Segedunum museum over the weekend (I keep catching myself saying Segundo museum) and saw a bit of Hadrian's wall and the ruins of the first fort in the long line of Hadrian's wall forts. The whole stretch of the wall, from coast to coast, is something like 80 miles, and we learned it was errected to be more of a symbolic seperation (us v them), then an actual wall meant for defence (sound familiar?). They have a newly opened walking/bike path that runs more or less next to the wall for the entire stretch. I think it would be fun to rent a bycicle and explore, Jessamy, who's usually the one making those kinds of suggestions (whereas I'm the one reluctant to do anything that involves walking except if there's a close destination) isn't to keen on the idea, though she won't really say why.
A picture of the fort, taken from an observationt tower:

The whorl of a roman spindle.
Our lunch:
We ordered a chicken tika sandwich because it sounded exciting. Didn't know it would be pink. The person making it asked us if we wanted 'salad' with it, we didn't no what that meant, so we said no, obviously not the right response since it was no pickes, lettuce, etc., in it.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Great North Run

We saw the Great North Run over the weekend. It's the world's most popular half marathon.
So popular that this is the start line about 10 minutes after the official start of the race. They are jogging on a highway, by the way. Pretty cool.

There were tons of crowds, so we couldn't manage to get a shot that didn't include other people's cameras.

This is a shot of one of the 4 bridges along the Tyne. If you look closely you can see the red umbrella of a certain religion. Just like home.