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).
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve become very interested in the idea of “kindness”. Kindness costs nothing and if everyone exercised it then I think the world would be a better place. I do know that acting with kindness is not always easy. I’m a bit late but I came across this wonderful Kindness Advent calendar at the beginning of […]
It’s no secret I’m a tea lover … why else would I name my Yarn company Green Tea Yarns? Out of my beloved Chai tea and heading into the city (Melbourne) I decided to visit my favourite Tea Shop – Lupicia, for a bit of Holiday Tea shopping. I purchased 4 packets of my Chai […]
My wonderful DH has been working away on my new home Dye studio for Green Tea Yarns. We’ve revamped a dusty dingy outhouse that looks as though it was a hasty addition to the back of the garage when it was originally erected, and he’s Sheetrocked and painted it. He’s also installed bench tops and […]