The Great Wall and Ming tomb

An arduous and exhausting day in 36 degrees  – a trip to The Great Wall requires quite a good level of fitness. Definitely quite a challenge but very worth it. We walked from Tower 14 to Tower 23 on the stretch whose name escapes me (I’ll come back and edit if I can). Advertisements


We’re off on our travels and marvelling at the scale of the buildings and beauty of the ornament in Bejing. Our first day was a visit to The Lama Temple, The Confuscious Temple and Drum and Bell Towers (which were a time keeping system bases on the ancient Chinese Lunar system). The second day we […]

Shibori dyeing

I seem to be having a love affair with all things Japanese at the moment – I’ll have to make future plans to visit. There’s a lovely shop in Melbourne called Kimono house that stocks Japanese textiles and other beautiful Japanese things… and then there’s my favourite tea shop Lupicia too. So some friends and […]

Autumn colour

I have a friend visiting who enjoys very much the same arty crafty pursuits as I do… with the added bonus she’s a great gardener! After a busy morning dyeing, winding and knitting we went to Heronswood to look around the garden. Some wonderful Autumn colour!

Yarn Love Challenge

Are you taking part in the Yarn Love Challenge taking place on Instagram? I’m rather late to the party but I thought I’d jump on board 🙂 I’m sadielisabeth on Instagram – if you want to find me. I’ve missed the introductions, and tools but today is a feature about your oldest stash… well interestingly […]

London visit

It’s not my favourite time of year to visit the UK but finding myself alone in London for a few days I decided to spend at least one day searching out Tea Shops and getting myself some desperately needed needles! Once at Angel tube station I followed the signs to Camden Passage. I feel very […]

Kindness update

Well as I entered the Kindness Advent calendar somewhat late in the process I thought I’d write a little update as to how I’ve been doing. Monday – Be positive all day … I think I managed that 🙂 Tuesday – Take time to appreciate someone who does something you take for granted. I had […]