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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Off the radar

A million apologies yet again for not keeping anything up to date on here.  I managed to write a daily journal all year (asides from two excruciatingly uneventful weeks in Turkey), but haven't managed to do it for the last couple of weeks I've been so busy.

I've been working flat out (like a lizard drinking) at the hostel which included having to go to London to do some PR type work (my first expense paid trip ever, woohoo) for a few days last week.  I've also had a couple of days up on the Isle of Skye with some friends from home and the huge responsibility of being "in charge" at the hostel.

I've also totally upped my nerd status by relearning how to crochet.  I used to do it when I was little, but only involved boring things that my mum started and finished for me.  I was inspired by one of the girls making a baby blanket for her nephew-to-be and got her to show me a few tricks before she left.  Since then I've basically learned to read patterns on my own and am scarily addicted to handicrafts.  It's also becoming somewhat of a sideline income for me and people are seriously going to give me money for hats with their names on them.  It all started as a joke - my friend wanted a hat with WENDY on it, but me thinking this was too scary made him one with his own name on it.  I thought it'd make him look "special", but apparently this is the new geek chic item and everyone wants one.  I have a backlog of about 8 hats to make now ... photos to come soon (internet shopping anyone?).  I now need to employ some cheap overseas labour, but as a friend pointed out, I AM the cheap overseas labour.  Le sigh.

1 comment:

helen said...

Anna and Lian now have great company! Lian has also learnt to knit on her course - and Anna knitted a skirt out of a handbag pattern!! Keep well Wendy - And good Luck for the job.