Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
The House of Lords was a terrifying concept to me. All I had to do waas take enough WaterAid and End Water Poverty literature with me and and take to people about the campaign. Sounds easy. The first half, yes! I talked to MPs, Lords and Ladies, not Cherie, actors - Timothy Spall was there but I left him to our cheif exec. I spoke with other people from civil society organisations and even people from the Department for International Development.
I've been into the House of Parliament before and the imposing building, architecture and furnishings really bring home how improtant and powerful the decisions that are made there really are. That and the fact that everyone is in smart dress. I was wearing a shirt but needless to say I was tieless. So was Timothy Spall so I forgave myself but made a mental note for the next event!I was looking out of this window and although the view is quite unspectacular it struck that very few people get to ponder of it so I thought it my duty to share it with you.
And another. There is a bull in Black Rod Gardens dressed in a peers robes. The event was great for WaterAid and End Water Poverty. I even got a picture of Cherie Blair and her signature on some campaign materials - I wont share that with you, though.
Back to knitting - this morning we received hundreds more blue squares as per usual but I had to show you this picture of almost 1500 squares.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Last night's knitting/birthday party petered out into a drunken karaoke mess, but those who stayed the course were treated to Jon's rendition of some random Shania Twain song I've never heard of before and my celebrated "Maniac" from Flashdance. I got some gorgeous hand-dyed sock yarn for my first pair of socks which will begin after the tank-top is finished. Pictures are coming soon....
Top pic is what was left at the end of the night...second pic is myself having a go at 'Scandalous' by Mis-Teeq. Oh dear.
Monday, March 19, 2007
We had knitting gingerbread bread courtesy of the lovely Roy, and pearly cupcakes lovingly prepared by Gerard:
Some of us made pom-poms:
...and there was even a semi-naked hula-hooper!
We all had a good night, but it would seem everyone else loves their mum too much! So, it was a little disappointing not to see so many of our knitters along there, and even more so with some unforseen technical problems. But nothing this weekend (or maybe ever) could be as disappointing as this sorry bunch of ?&*!$:
Oh, the shame. I know it's slightly ridiculous to be getting this worked up over the Eurovision Song Contest, I know there are bigger things in the world to be concerned about, but when it gets to the stage that the "Great British Public" vote for these goons to represent the country then I just despair! It's about 10 years out-of-date, embarassingly kitsch in a not-even-so-bad-it's-good-just-really-bad kind of way, with some 'tongue in cheek' innuendo for the mums and dads, a terrible dance routine, and four people who really are old enough to know better, especially the fat one who can't dance anymore. And that one second from the left, don't you just want to punch his lights out? Don't you?? As you can probably tell, this has touched a nerve somewhat. Come back Cliff, we forgive you.
Friday, March 16, 2007
We went to NY, did we say? This is another picture from one of the really high buildings. I've been a couple of time (but not for ages) and the wierd thing about being there is that after a couple of hours New York kind of feels like being at home as it all so familiar. I grew up watching Cagney and Lacey.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Gerard in the Garment District - note huge button, sewing needle and large statue of man with sewing machine
Gerard on 'Top of the Rock'