Thursday, 18 February 2010


That's me... I do think grammar and spelling are vitally important, especially in the day-job, and I refuse  to settle for the mis-spelt word, the misplaced comma, the badly worded phrase... However, I get the feeling I probably shouldn't try & drive change off the back of a piddly little some-time sewing blog... although I was sorely tempted for a week or so!

Anyway, now that my dudgeon is not so high, I'm back to normal, whatever that is.  I'm still doing the stupid hours, average 44 hours for the last month, and have started counting down the days until we go on holidays... only 6 weeks to go tomorrow!

Is it too early, do you think, to start planning itineraries?  I bought this great set of Rome Walking Tours, and I'm thinking that I'll take them with us, they're small enough to go in a day-pack... along with the digital camera, an umbrella and a bottle of water, although the water in Italian fountains is perfectly safe to drink... although from skimming through some travel sites, you'd think "that foreign muck" out of fountains and taps was the devil reincarnated....

As for Venice, maps and plans mean nothing, the best thing to do is to wander round taking in the sights - and I am aiming to see this:

File:Scala Contarini del Bovolo.jpg

Courtesy Wikipedia.

Betcha we just get to see the scaffolding - apparently it's being restored... just like the first time we went, when we saw this:

Compared to the second time, when we saw the real thing:

Bit of a difference, and well worth the 3 year wait.  Oops.  That's "three year wait".  And now, having fixed Blogger where it's has started doing that stupid thing again with the photo alignment again, my curmudgeonly gene is reasserting itself, and I am going to bed.  Up, up with the lark at 5.30am, and off to the office.    Yee haw!

Sewing Saturday, I have orders - dogs galore, and "Let's go Shopping" for Anne-Marie - fun all round.  And of course there's some nice fabric pics to show you, so don't go 'way now, y'hear?



  1. 先告訴自己希望成為什麼樣的人,然後一步一步實踐必要的步驟。........................................

  2. Some people are born curmudgeonly and others have curmudgeonliness thrust upon them.

    I hope my leg pulling didn't go down wrong. I quite agree that standards in writing are worth upholding. It's just that I feel a bit inadequate at times, I have a good vocabulary, but not the best grasp of grammar. It always jars when I'm reading something and trip over a malapropism or typo. At least I *hope* some of them are typos!

    Sorry for your long hours. Nope, not too early to plan for your holidays. Especially if you are going to plan 'out loud' and I get to see such pretty pictures!

    So is the European grand tour then?

    Fabric buying in Italy perchance? Scampoli means remnant and the company is called GS - giesse if you pronounce the letters in italiano. They sell designer slight seconds and over runs. Molto buon mercato!!

    No, I haven't been. Just to the one in Birmingham!!


  3. Ah, thanks guys... no, I certainly wasn't offended and Miss PP & I will continue the discussion about the holiday and fabric shopping elsewhere. I feel happy every time I see a comment, it's nice to know that other people enjoy my rambling... well, maybe 'enjoy' is the wrong word!

  4. Never too early to start. We've booked our trip in September and I'm already checking out French B&B's and Tuscan villas . I can't afford any of them mind you so we'll probably hostel most of the way despite it being many years since I donned a backpack! Those are some long hours! I've just resolved not to do them. I've cut back from 42 hours a week to a neat 37 and a day off each month. God bless the Public Service.


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