Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Socialising

In the past few weeks, I have had something approaching a social life. I spent a lovely day with Rosemary Riveter and her parents, and we went to the current exhibition in the Queen's Gallery (The Conversation Piece: Scenes of Fashionable Life. It was good, especially as Rosie looks at pictures for about as long as I do.)

Then later in the week, I went to the knit night at K1 Yarns, which was very pleasant. I met lots of lovely people, including Wendy aka Tartanqueen, who I know from Ravelry. I also got quite a lot of sock knitted simply because I could knit uninterrupted for a couple of hours. I wasn't able to go back last week because I had to collect my bike (it was in the workshop - I managed to break the axle!) but I'm sure I will return. And I'll bring my crocheted guinea pig as requested.

Last weekend my parents-in-law made a flying visit. J took Friday off work to entertain them, which was just as well since somehow I failed to realise in advance that they were leaving on Sunday morning. (Whenever I think I'm getting better at knowing what's going on and organising myself accordingly, I do something like this.)

Despite this, we had a nice time, I think, if somewhat low-key.

All this socialising is very nice, but it is causing me to think that I am on holiday. Which I'm not. Soon I will have to get seriously going on my thesis (I'm still in the writing-vague-plans stage) and this is making me a bit nervous.

However, this week I will genuinely be on holiday at least some of the time. We are going up to Crieff for a few days. Crieff has the advantage of perfect, perfect familiarity; there is plenty to do if you want it, or you could just go for walks. Or sit and read books. No pressure.

We are taking the guinea pigs with us. I'll let you know how that goes...

7 comments:

Loth said...

I'd like to see photos of the guinea pigs going for walks in the Crieff countryside, please!

Rosemary Riveter said...

What is the preferred holiday reading matter of a traveling piglet?

You are a great art gallery companion, I look at things more carefully if I'm having a conversation about them. Now I want to take you to the Philadelphia Art Museum - though we might need a few months!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, the guinea pigs are going on holiday -- how fun! You'll definitely have to let us know how they like it. And you broke your axle? That sounds very adventurous -- were you doing daredevil biking???

Warty Mammal said...

Low key is good. I hope you and the pigs have a lovely holiday!

Isabelle said...

Hello dear Daughter! I enjoyed our lunch today. XXX

Lucy Gilding said...

Glad you're blogging! I, too, had a blog hiatus after a difficult time--it can be hard to get back into the swing. Have a lovely, lovely holiday, and enjoy the break. (Don't worry about the thesis: it will work itself out, I promise!)

Future Me said...

Hi K - just checking in to see how you're doing. Hope things are well. Thinking of you...