then came the rain

Thank you for all your comments. To those of you living in a different time zone, you have no idea what a thrill it is to wake up and hear your familiar voices (metaphorically speaking naturally, although literally would be good too!). Of course, don't get me wrong, it is just as fantastic getting comments from this side of the globe but I'm not waking up to yours. I think you know what I mean?

The snow is all gone now, school is back on (although both mine have been off this week with the flu) and we have moved yet again. This time to a house we shall call home only till the end of spring and, although we can't truly settle for some months, it's a lovely place offering lots more space in which to enjoy the next two seasons. It just means we are having a somewhat nomadic start to our Canadian adventure but that's ok, we'll get there in the end.

Since moving in I have been busying myself with a certain amount of domesticity. Washing the clothing that has been quarantined these last few weeks so as to rid all evidence of the you know whats. I've also been doing a fair amount of baking, our local grocery store being a gold mine for the gluten free ingredients I had become so used to going far afield for with the car in London, or resorting to mail order .. and the children are such eager beneficiaries.

And yes, I've been lucky enough to fit in some knitting time. Two hats done now and I am happily clicking away on this project, in between trips to the kettle to refill cups of medicinal hot lemon and honey. I have also joined a short knitting course at the local yarn shop. What is it about yarn shops, they are always filled with the most amazingly friendly and interesting people.

There is a lot of rain here on the Pacific Northwest Coast, which makes me thankful now for all the practice with the wet stuff we endured back in the UK. However, I do like to console myself that when it pours down at street level, it is snowing up in those mountains! Nonetheless I have had to make an investment or two and if He will insist on joining a work (no other halves invited) jolly, sailing around the Bahamas, rather than keeping an eye on me then, quite frankly, what can He expect. Don't you agree? The husband may well rue the day he began nagging me to get used to the new car because what better incentive than the shops, I say. Wellies are certainly 'de rigeur' on the feet of any sensible person over here and I reckon if you have to wear such things, let them be stylish. Hear hear. Next up, an umbrella, for I still haven't succumbed and you can bet there's going to be a lot of choice in this town!

Interestingly enough, the weather has cheered up since penning this post but that's me for today, what are you up to?


  1. I LOVE your boots. One worry though - the mud here is ankle deep and I'd be worried about it coming through the holes!

  2. Here isn´t raining, we are having cold and starry nights with mornings full of fog, that I love :-) I love fog, I love climbing to small mountain and looking at the valleys´s fog.
    I can´t wait to see your new knitted stuff! Have fun Kate!

  3. If I had such stylish wellies I would wear them even if it wsn't raining.

  4. I woke up to this post, so it's working both ways!
    Snow is forecast here this weekend so wellies will be donned more often than the morning dash down the garden to let the hens out. Although I do find them incredibly hard to walk in and usually wear my hardy walking boots for the white stuff. But then again, my wellies are nowhere near as stylish as yours!
    Today I am having coffee with a friend this morning then going to hang the last Roman blind at my parents house - Hooray, no more curtain-making for a while : )
    T x

  5. Not rain - I can only picture you all gallivanting around in the snow, at least you have the world's coolest wellies to keep you dry!

  6. LOVE the wellies! :)
    It sounds like you're really settling in, nothing like a bit of shopping to do that and your yarn shop sounds fun!
    Enjoy your new (temporary ) home and I hope those kids feel better soon!
    Happy weekend,
    P.S. Cardie looks lovely. :)

  7. We have a heatwave right now... cold and snow sounds soo refreshing..
    Wow..those are a mean set of boots! Great photos :)

  8. Amazing boots! I'd rather have a jolly in the Bahamas though.
    We have been having some dull and foggy days here, very cold too, but the sun is attempting to shine right now. Snow is promised at the weekend. On the making side,I am waiting for a fabric delivery to make new sitting room curtains.
    Have a great weekend, and I hope those children are better soon.

  9. Let it rain! With wellies like that, look out puddles!

  10. I love those Wellies. I would rush out and buy a pair myself were it not for the fact we are having yet another heat wave and I really have no need for such things. I'm glad to hear you are starting to feel more settled. As for the shopping, solo jaunts to the Bermudas justify much more than a pair of Wellington boots in my view. What else do you need? T x

  11. Those are some rather swish wellies, lovely! I hope the weather sorts itself out, hopefully there will be full sunshine and lovely long days in the summer to enjoy. - Annie

  12. They are the coolest boots ever- I hope that they have made it out of the box by now ;) Thanks for coming by to visit the new blog. I am glad to hear that you have found some kindred knitting spirits and look forward to seeing the finished cardie one day soon. Laura x

  13. Thank you for visiting my blog & leaving your sweet comment.
    Welcome also to the West Coast!
    We in southern B.C. enjoy the many benefits of coastal weather...and some rain!
    Love your wellies & your hat!

  14. Oh swoon! I have total welly envy.
    Hope you are all germ free soon so you can enjoy settling into your temporary home xx

  15. Hurrah for Ilse Jacobsen wellies - I had a pair for xmas, no laces but bright red soles, so lush! x


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