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Tour Eiffel, Yarn Bombing and Le Shopping 

The sun came out for our last day in Paris and we returned to the Eiffel Tower with warmth on our backs and a beautiful blue sky, wandered through the park under the tower and through the nearby streets, found some yarn bombed bollards and ended the day shopping! Sadly, the gloves you see below were 220 euros so they stayed in Galleries Lafayette but I have their photo! I did buy some little wooden owls for our Christmas tree. I was looking for Angels, of course, but there were none but owls do have wings, are little feathered Angels of the natural world and are the Wiseman family emblem so I am very happy with my small purchase.



 
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Posted by on November 18, 2016 in architecture, Beauty

 

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Knitting for Peace, Shire Horses YouTube and American Spiced Carrot Cake

1   I have a new project! I heard about Wool against Weapons yesterday and have spent much of the day knitting my first 100cm contribution to seven miles, yes, seven miles of knitting! As a supporter of peace and yarn bombing, this project immediately appealed to me so I sorted out all my pink wools (they don’t mind a bit of other colour) and started! 

Wool-against-weapons

If you would like to join me, click on the link above and get knitting!

My pink wools

My pink wools

2   Yesterday, I made a video of the beautiful Shire horses ploughing in The Lost Gardens of Heligan and I’ve uploaded it to YouTube. It sounds a bit windy but you can see how it works and see the turfs being turned over.   Here’s the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBTp1OiiNME&feature=youtu.be

3  I made some delicious American Spiced Carrot Cakes, some for us and some for my good friend whom I am to visit on Tuesday.

Carrot cakes ready to bake

Carrot cakes ready to bake

 

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Another Fairy, Chocolate Amaretti Torte and a Gift

1   Samantha Bryan, sculptor and imagineer, has put out a call to reunite all her beautiful fairies, if only virtually. She has asked any owners to photograph them and send in the photos. Here is one of mine that I love with her little birthday candle to light her way when she’s out in the dark.

Pedal Powered Fairy by Samantha Bryan

Label on my fairy

2   Today I have made the Chocolate Amaretti Torte for the reunion and for my guest posting with Go Bake Yoursel  I can’t turn out the one I made today until the party so here’s one I made earlier for my father-in-law’s 90th birthday party. It is so smooth and rich and scrumptious!

Here’s one I made earlier!

3   Knowing how I love to knit, and to knit wacky things as well as beautiful things, my lovely next-door-neighbour gave me this book today. Thank you! Watch this space!

Yarn Bombing!

The Orb I designed and knitted for the Wildworks Kensington Palace Exhibition

Jake with The Orb at Kensington Palace

For those of my readers who like my recipes, I have today put KJ’s fabulous Lime and Ginger Cheesecake up on the Recipe pages. Do comment there if you try it. I’d love to know how you get on with it!

 

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