Monday, October 31, 2011


The dining table has been covered in Halloween things gathered in the years ... and some of Minerva's rubberducks that suit the atmosphere...

Aurora and boy-friend baked some Halloween cookies... and thankfully also pizza for dinner...

PS Behind the scenes some of the other rubberducks are lurking... and playing... =)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Olive trees

The olive trees are getting heavy with their fruits, which will be picked in the next month or two, even though the land is dry from lack of rain.

I have always loved olive-tree trunks... even though these are quite young ones...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Knitting... lots of green?

I am SO behind on blogging!!!

There has been knitting... a bit on the side, and lots of ripping... frogging... Can one frog more than one knits? It seems so at times...

                                Hazelknits little-colonnade made with a lovely skein of Hazelknits Artisan Socks... gifted by a very talented blog friend with a exquisite Etsy Shop...

Then my LYS lady gave me some leftover Borgosesia Alpaca, and I knitted a second Shaelyn shawl (the first one flew to California to warm Alice)

This week I grabbed two small grey skeins of Handu and knit myself a Stripey slouchy lamb to go with the cute lamb button that a friend gifted me years ago at Christmas...

And last but not least, I had a bit of Manos Del Uruguay Silk Blend left over from other things and I REALLY wanted to knit a Rikke hat so... I LOVE it!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Gravad or Rimmad Lax?

Luca goes to University in Florence, and left home over a month ago... now he's coming for two day visit for his dad's birthday, and he's bringing his girl-friend too, so ofcourse I asked him what he wants to eat those two days and what he wants his girl-friend to taste... Right off his answer was salmon! So.... this morning we bought a 4,5kg fresh salmon... we put a part in the freezer for a good soup one day, and the rest we cured with salt and sugar and dill.... wrapped it up and put it on a tray in the fridge with a weight over it, and it'll be perfect for birthday lunch accompanied with boiled potatoes and maybe a sauce... 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Finally Fall?

It is finally finally raining... slowly, calmly but enough to actually wet the dry earth and clean the streets... Bliss!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mr. Apple

    Our world is richer because he lived, and poorer because he died.