Ex-Pupil, Mace and Rainbow Yarns

23 Dec

1   It always amuses me when I see this lovely face looking out at me from some merchandise, today, while wandering through the supermarket.  Louis Tomlinson of One Direction was a lovely pupil in my English class many years ago! It’s his birthday tomorrow, so Happy Birthday Louis!

Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson

2    We are having a goose this year for Christmas dinner and I collected it this morning. This afternoon I have made the stuffing, leaving it now for the flavours to mingle. It has sausage meat with onion, apple, Armagnac-soaked prunes, sage, cloves and mace all mixed together. My mace is from some brought from Jamaica by my Sister-in-law when she went home a few years ago. I did not know until then that mace is the beautiful outer layer of a nutmeg.

Mace around a Nutmeg

Mace around a Nutmeg

3    I realised today that my favourite wool shop, Knitcraft Wool Shop, will be closing early tomorrow and not re-opening until 29th December when I will be unable to go shopping. The other day, I discovered a beautiful project for my recuperation days that requires yarn in every colour of the rainbow. Here they are:

Rainbow Yarns for a new project

Rainbow Yarns for a new project


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8 responses to “Ex-Pupil, Mace and Rainbow Yarns

  1. Our Growing Paynes

    December 24, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I wondered what mace was as well. The meal sounds like it will be delicious. Have a wonderful and Happy Christmas!

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 24, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      Thank you and a very Happy Christmas to you and yours too 🙂

  2. flowerpot

    December 24, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I didn’t know that about mace – thanks Sally ad have a good Christmas – you have a wonderful new year ahead of you! Will ring you early Jan to arrange a visit xxx

  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    December 23, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    3 wonderful photos …a former student who made well!…I had no idea about mace… and already preparing yourself to be bust while recuperating…Good for you!…Best Wishes!

  4. greenbenchramblings

    December 23, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Mace is such an amazing thing!

  5. Choc Chip Uru

    December 23, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Haha I used to be a massive fan of one direction, that is so cool that he was your student 😛
    Small world!

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Kate Happenence

    December 23, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    It’s a small world. The last time I saw Louis was in the Hall Cross production of Grease. 🙂

    I had no idea mace is the outr part of nutmeg. One of my friends always sprinkles a little in her rice.

    Have a wonderful Christmas.


  7. ladysighs

    December 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I wonder who will be the lucky recipient of your yarn project? 🙂
    I know you will not be idle as you rest and recover. The colorful rainbow yarn is as pretty as the flowers I am sure you will be receiving.


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