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Long Weekends are Lovely

I love a market. Not only because I have a day out, chatting, sourcing gorgeous new things to covet and buy, but also because I’ve met some truly lovely people who are in the same boat as me, trying to make our ‘thing’ become something special enough to share.
One of those truly lovely people would be Susannah Tucker, a photographer who’s work I’ve proudly mentioned here a few times, and is about to make one of those big life changes when she moves with her family to New Zealand. I’ll miss seeing her around but I know her beautiful work will always be just a button press away.
Meanwhile, I get to enjoy my brand new stackable blocks I bought from her at Sisters Market yesterday, I love her images of vintage cameras, aren’t they great! And a lovely reminder of a gorgeous girl. Good luck!

It’s a cold grey Sunday of a Queen’s Birthday long weekend, the perfect day to sit on a couch and knit. I’m working on the back of my cardigan and am about to start shaping the arms. I always love it when things start to take shape. Also the back was beginning to be unweildy, with it’s 108 stitches of 10ply, so I’m definitely enjoying this change in direction.

Along with the knitting, my long weekend Sunday will include:
  • pottering around in the garden, threatening my plants with a bit of secateur action (I love dead-heading!)
  • a slow cooked dinner, on the stove top for at least 2 hours before it’s ready – mmm, that lovely thick unctuous syrupy caramalised sauce with stringy meat falling off the bone and melting in your mouth …..
  • setting the alarm for an early morning bit of Soccaroo support, all from the cosy cloud of nanna-rugs on the couch and a steaming hot chocolate
  • pots of tea, with chocolate

Hope you are enjoying your long weekend with your favourite people and things around you.

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June 14, 2010 - 9:42 am

Susannah - You are gorgeous! Thank you. I felt so overwhelmed at the market – a whole mix of emotion. I loved doing the markets and chatting to you. But with the web it will be like I never left! 🙂

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