Marty Rhone, get away!!!
Doctorin' the TARDIS.....

Greensleeves but not fingers...


Look at this lovely wool! I saw Rachael knitting some socks and I looked at the Cleckheaton site and there was #17!! All in my colours. I will not turn my nose up at this – it is all wool and soon it will be all mine!! ( as soon as I can find out where I can buy some here!!)

Today I have pottered around, knitted more of the endless lace, I have knitted over 2 metres now. The sleeves will need 7 repeats each and the cardigan borders about a bazillion!!

I have made 2 Sticky Toffee Puddings by Stephanie Alexander. They are most delicious, but if you don’t like dates, substitute the same mass of bananas baked in their skins in the oven. This is just as yummy. ( Recipe follows)

I have also planted some (doomed) herbs in a pot.   Two kinds of parsley and some chives. There wasn’t that much choice and I spent $10 so I Herbs thought that was enough to be going on with.

The rain has stopped but people and places are still flooded and a man is feared missing too. There is a strange synchronicity between here and the Gulf coast of the US, not in size, but in happening.  They may not be able to go home for months. I worry about the dogs. I hope people’s dogs are all OK. I couldn’t go and leave the Labradors.

Starting tomorrow I shall be cataloguing , through photographs, my shoes. All of the green ones. Something for us all to look forward to then!!!

Stephanie’s Sticky Toffee Pudding

  • 170 g chopped dates

  • 1 tspn bicarb soda

  • 300 ml boiling water

  • 165 g brown sugar

  • 60 g butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 170 g SR flour

  • ½ tspn vanilla extract


  • 250 g butter

  • 250 ml cream

  • 400 g brown sugar

  • 1 tspn vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 180 C ( 160 ff) and grease and line an 18 cm square tin. Put dates and bicarb soda in a bowl and pour boiling water over them. Leave to soak. Meanwhile cream the butter and sugar, then add the eggs one at a time, beating well. Fold in the flour and vanilla and then the date mixture.  Pour into the tin and bake for 35 – 40 minutes.

For the sauce, melt the first 3 ingredients over a low heat in a saucepan and then bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes then add the vanilla. Pour a little over the hot pudding when it is cooked and return to the oven for 2 or 3 minutes.



Spotlight, mydear Spotlight!(oh and they have a special buy three balls get one free!) Do you have one near? That's where I got mine! Thanks for the link... I am going to keep knitting sock no1, knit the 2nd and then frog and reknit the first! Oh I love socks...


They are your colours, that is what I made clapotis in.

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