Monday, June 23, 2008


...if proof were needed, that sheep are highly cultural animals and love a bit of modern art sculpture.

Yesterday we visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and had a great time (despite the very windy weather) walking around the park and looking at (and in!) the sculptures. My 9 year old niece proved herself to be very knowledgeable... or at least very good at finding the labels before everyone else.

Sheep by a Henry Moore.

This sheep has had quite enough of art for now, thank you.

Friday, June 20, 2008


So the longest day is nearly upon us... and it's all down hill from here ;)

Nevermind, for it is a night for parties and bonfires and fun into the night (quietly, though, because of the neighbours) and celebrating the turning of the year. I'm not one for getting up early to see the sun rise, although I do hope to see it one year I never attempt it!

In other news... I can't remember if I mentioned it here, but a while back I bought myself a Wii Fit. To be honest, I haven't used it everyday and it has on more than one occasion been a little bit, how shall I put it, sarcastic about my progress. However, I have been using it a bit more regularly this week and now I shall risk Fiona's scorn for the accuracy of such measurements by saying that my BMI dropped out of the 'overweight' category today (my Mii looked rather pleased with herself) but the big story is that today, for the first time ever, my balance board didn't say 'ouch' when I stood on it. Woo hoo!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


This little fella was made from a kit that I was given for my birthday. It is a Cornish organic wool loopy sheep and is very cute indeed. I decided not to give it the hat or scarf, as that would be unrealistic. It's summer and far too warm to be wearing scarves. The kit contains enough to make two sheep, so who knows, in another three weeks I might have managed to make it a friend. Or I might have started on the wonderful Alan Dart circus mice that have caught my eye in Simply Knitting magazine lately.