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Saturday, 30 November 2019

The Woolist talk

"Where did you say you were going tonight?" my husband asked.  "You're going to the theatre without me?"

"I'm going to Theatr Clwyd in Wales to listen to a talk about sheep," I told him, for the umpteenth time.   I knew he hadn't been listening on any of the occasions that I'd told him about it - it really wouldn't be his idea of a fun evening!  Oh, but it certainly was mine! 😀

It was mid-September and Anne of the Yarn O'Clock yarn shop in Mold had arranged an evening's talk and workshop with Zoe Fletcher.  Known as The Woolist, Zoe has recently been awarded a Doctorate for a practical, research-based project which involved collecting information on the 72 - yes, you read that right - 72! - pure breeds of British sheep.  Or, as Zoe says, she's now a Doctor of Wool!

Herdwick sheep
Herdwick sheep - my favourites!  Source:

Friday, 29 November 2019

Monthly Musing - November 2019 - Being thankful

Thanksgiving isn’t something that we celebrate here in the UK, although there is a part of me that wonders if we should - the sentiment, that is, not the logistics of a practice run for Christmas just four weeks before the day itself – that sounds like a lot of work!

We always have much to be grateful for, and it’s not lost on me that the event of being thankful hasn’t made its way across the pond to us whereas the day after – Black Friday – has.  I wonder what that says about us that we choose to take on a tradition of shopping rather than gratitude?  Of course, there are some people who will be very grateful for the discounts that they’ll get over the weekend and there are some big savings to be had, but I’m trying to appreciate what I already have more: