Sunday, October 30, 2005

A month nearly gone ...

So, as you can tell, I haven't got blogging cracked yet.
It still doesn't come as easily as e-mailing.
I can't see what happened to the image I just attempted to download.

So, here goes again!

Ah, this time it arrived, and stayed put.
This shows my frantic harvest of apples and pears at the beginning of the month.
It was getting quite windy, and I wanted to have some russets to keep for a while.

The pears ripen so quickly, usually from the inside out, that they won't keep for more than a week or two.
Most of them went into making pear and ginger jam.
I had just finished the last jar from 2003.
We seem to get good crops of pears every two years, and the last ones get made into jam.

The russets won't last long either, as so many of them split from the irregular rainfall here this year.

No time to post more now, as the sun is shining, and I ought to get outside for a while before it gets dark.
As the clocks changed last night, the day will seem very short.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

V&A day

Had a great day at the V&A yesterday.
It was packed as usual.
What a pity that it was the last one to be held there.
John Allen didn't make it there either.

Loads of knitting and other textile friends were there.
I saw Heather's Shapely Tee (in the flesh as it were).

Somehow, being in a crowd like that is inspiring.
Even if the ideas that I come up with have little or nothing to do with the slides seen in the presentations or items worn by the people there.

Just had time to pop in to the Hearwear exhibition at lunchtime.

The exhibits are all arranged in a dimly lit area as though they were precious textiles, all just out of range for me to see the detail.

Some really good ideas there though.
I wonder how long it will take to make some of these ideas commercial.
I'd love to have hearing aids that looked exciting rather than just miserably functional.