Friday, 25 February 2011
Thursday, 24 February 2011
I have some photos in the cameras which I have not emptied; among other things of more tatted items, a rat which had eaten rat poison in our warehouse, and other not so exciting things.
So, to the rescue, comes the blue fish hat!
Two out of four knitted items up for grabs have gone on to new homes and the blue fish hat is one of them.
I have received a photo of it before, but today I received more - apparently it has been in Paris...:
Monday, 21 February 2011
Friday, 18 February 2011
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
This morning, wise from yesterday’s cold knees, I checked outdoor temperatures before getting dressed. At that point it showed -19c so I dressed with a few extra layers of fabric between me and the world.
Walking to the bus, I found that I had to dart and dodge between two tractors equipped with snow plows, a digger, and three six-wheeled lorries there to bring away the surplus snow, all of them up on the sidewalk and scurrying around. They seemed abnormally huge when I had to be that close to them and they were moving!
Monday, 14 February 2011
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Or maybe I just have difficult feet.
Whichever, I have several bags full of shoes worn 0-10 times that I will never wear again. The past five years' shoe attempts mostly consist of variations over flat shoes - and alot of sneakers of various kinds. But they all hurt in different ways, and I cannot make myself wear shoes that hurts.
The pair of skate shoes which is what I wear most nowadays has taken four winters' wear - you can see the plastic skeleton of the shoe through the threadbare and holey inner lining, both in the sides and the soles. But I can wiggle my toes in them and I don't get too bad blisters. So I continue to wear them, with woollen socks.
Today we made a detour on my suggestion, to XXL - a Norwegian outlet type chain that recently opened here as well. After trying on an uncounted number of shoes, finding dog food inside a shoe, and (H at least, not me actually) getting help from a rather knowledgeable salesman (that wound up recommending H to go to a named webshop - I do not recall the details), I wound up bringing two pairs with me home, one pair of skate shoes (surprise.) and one pair of hiking shoes. Going to testwear them at home and inside at work to see how they work out, so I can actually return them if they pinch or something. But I have my hopes up.
Now I just need someone to take away the bags of shoes stuck in my wardrobe... and we are all set.
(Yes, I am dead against throwing away perfectly serviceable items and no, there are no second hand shops or containers around here).
On the way to the bus we detoured to buy food for Nestor and Nemesis, and spent some time loitering around the salt water aquariums in the shop. It was nice, and fun, peeking in and trying to identify the different things. We never saw any turbo snails. But a fire shrimp was seen! And a long narrow (= eel shaped) spotted fish hiding under the corals and rocks. We couldn't see its head so it is unidentified, but I would guess some kind of eel.