Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Well hello from Bali.

The end of 2013 was overwhelming so I am looking forward to 2014. Life will return to normal when my mum, who has been here since 14th November, goes home to the Uk on the 13 Jan. I love my mum but with working, studying, being a mum and trying to be positive having a 74 year old to look after as well has been tough. Don't get me wrong, my mum is easy going but always there and she moves silently. We have stated calling her Stealth Granny, silently moving around and then suddenly being there. It's 24 years since my dad died and mum has come to us 23 times. I have a brother who lives around the corner but she always comes to us.  I feel an overwhelming sense of responsibility.

I am not going to whinge I am using this as a way to plan for next year. Mum can come of course but for 4 maybe 5 weeks and we need New Year to ourselves so we can have a holiday and relax and do what we want.  I just need to work out how to manage that. I will be in the UK this summer so she will have already seen us.

Other news is that I have bought myself a Hansen minispinner because although I love my spindles I want to spin more and quicker. So excited. It may be there when I get home. Hand in hand with this, 2014 is buy no yarn year. I have a large beautiful stash and I am going to use it this year, obviously not all of it, that would take years. However, I had a bit of a splurge at the end of the year so no indie dyers should go out of business as a result of my decision. And of course I will be buying (may already have fallen down a few holes) fiber.

I have some lovely pictures of Bali but for some reason can't access them so will post those when back home.

Happy New Year