Friday, August 24, 2018

Rocking Your World 2018: Week 34

Hi everyone. Firstly an apology because my link to Annie's blog did not work last week. I have no idea why, and when I tried to add the correct one, it disappeared after a few minutes, and I couldn't add it again. Hopefully this week it will be OK.
I am smiling again this week because I have another visitor, and as you can see, he is smiling too. (Sorry about the quality. It was taken on my phone after dark).
Tom is our middle son, and he spent the week before this, travelling across Morocco. He lives in Denmark, and flew direct to Marrakesh, and then crossed to other side of Morocco, stopping at several places on the way, and ended up at Nadar where he was able to take a night ferry across to us at Almeria port. So last Sunday we took our other son and his family back to the airport for an early flight and then went down to the port to collect Tom.
This week has been quiet. He has been relaxing, dipping in and out of the pool, and enjoying the sun, which after the heat of Morocco, feels quite comfortable for him. We have spent the evenings sitting out in the porch, trying to avoid all the biting insects which are a real nuisance this year, and, as you can see, enjoying sharing a jug or two of home made sangria. It has been fun to hear about his travels.
As you can see in the photo above, I have put my big, very strong, fan outside and it has been very welcome some days and evenings, as the temperatures hover in the upper thirties. On that evening I was even able to do a few rows of knitting to finish off the back of the cardigan I am making. I had to start a new ball of wool for around six rows which is always annoying, and it comes in big soft, floppy balls which start to fall apart as soon as you use them. So I decided to rewind it into a proper ball first. I saw the light shining on it in my lap and just had to take a photo of all those gorgeous colours. It will be perfect with my Autumn wardrobe, so I must try to get it done by then.
Tom has a few ideas for things to do next week, so I may have more to write about then. But this week has been all about doing as little as possible.
As it happens the weather has not been quite what we expect for August, as each evening the clouds have gathered, so for the first time in ages, we have had some pretty sunsets.  Last night the clouds were very black and there was thunder rolling all around us. We only got a few drops of rain, not enough to do any good, but villages near by had very heavy rain and there has been some localised flooding and damage. But as it is a long time since I posted any, I will leave you with three sky photos.

And now I will try those link ups with Annie's Friday Smiles and Rocking Your World, and hope I do them better than last week.


  1. Hi Kate. Alas the link doesn’t work again so I will try to link it for you from this end. I really love your yarn....gorgeous colours. Hope you have a wonderful time with your visitors. Thanks for the gorgeous sky pics ....I’ve missed them.
    Annie x

  2. Hi Kate. It sounds like your son gets around a bit. Thank goodness we have had some rain here now but hoping for a nice Bank Holiday. I can't think where this month has gone. Lovely photos too. I hope to have some interesting ones for you all next week as it is the Steampunk festival here in Lincoln this weekend. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

  3. More visitors! You must be shattered!
    Tom is the one that broke his arm a while ago isn't it. He's looking fit and well. And his trip to Marocco sounds very interesting.
    That yarn is gorgeous. Do show us a bit of your knitted garment to see how it looks when knitted.
    Lovely sunsets. The weather has been rather strange here too. Lots of clouds with an occasional spot of rain.
    Have a lovely week,

  4. What a lovely quiet week you have had this week after all the rush and bustle of the past few weeks. Love your sunset photos - pity you did not get a more even distribution of the rain.

  5. Hi Kate,glad you're still having fun with your visitors.
    The colours in your yarn are gorgeous, it's going to make a fabulous autumn cardi.
    Sorry I missed your post last week.
    Jean xx

  6. Hello Sweetie, I finally made it, I'm laid up at home very tired, but finally got on computer. Your visitor looks very happy to be with you I hope you all had an amazing time, his travels sound amazing.

    The wool is beautiful, I look forward to seeing what you make with it, such beautiful colours.

    I'm loving your sky photos, I haven't seen any on your blog for a while, I'm guessing that's the constant blue skies, we today have a cooler breeze and grey skies but as I'm recovering I really don't mind.

    Much love


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