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Friday, January 21, 2011

Not my usual topic.....

You may have noticed I haven't been posting much on here lately ~ there's a reason for that. I haven't had such a great time since Christmas, firstly I had an awful virus which left me with very little energy for a couple of weeks so I didn't do much of anything. Then there are the dreaded quakes ~ we are still getting them and we have decided to move out of our home ~ a decision which was made after a giant blue gum tree fell in the garden missing the conservatory by a couple of meters last week (after the water heating system crumbled to pieces and flooded parts of the house a few weeks previously, the cracks up the walls getting wider and wider, the list goes on and on) this house really shakes and rattles even with the slightest quake which I think is due to it being a 2 floor home.... my nerves can't take much more of it!

So we have placed an offer on a cottage a few kilometers from here which seems to have withstood the quakes far better than this house, just 2 chimneys were damaged and taken down. It needs a lot of renovation work but it's in the most beautiful setting.

I haven't done any knitting for weeks and although I have been dyeing up yarns for my yarn clubs I'm not dyeing for the shop at the moment and won't be for a while yet due to the house move ~ I do have a few skeins to list in the shop but these will be the last for the time being. I will post any updates here.


  1. Am so sorry to hear that you've been under the weather - and that you've had such problems with quakes and the house. I hope the new place works out for you...will keep you in my thoughts...

  2. Sorry to hear about the bug; we've been lucky with no major damage from the earthquakes but we've also not seen the EQC yet so there could be damage we haven't picked up in the roof yet. I'll be glad to know so we can get on with repair work.
    I hope the new place works out well for you