Welcome Winter Sun


Praying Mantis

We have been gripped by cold this past week, it’s really been freezing! I’m so grateful to be able to go outside and sit in the warm sun. Oh, to feel those rays on your skin is just lovely. Jen spotted a little visitor in our kitchen yesterday, a Praying Mantis, this is the largest one I’ve ever seen. She was watching me very intently while I was trying to take a photo of her.



Sunny Days Shawlette

I’m finished knitting the Sunny Days Shawlette, just love how the contrasting yak yarn turned out. I’m going to block it tomorrow…





I’ve had a lovely afternoon with my girls, shopping for a few Father’s Day gifts and just spending time together.


We’ve started replacing our light bulbs with LEDs, they are much more environmentally friendly and so economical, the original outlay for the bulbs is quite pricey though but these bulbs will benefit our power usage in the long run. Our house is quite dark during the winter months, so we tend to switch on a lights a lot more. Apparently, these bulbs can last for up to 20 years.


Hope you are having a restful Saturday.

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9 Responses to Welcome Winter Sun

  1. Lise June 15, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

    I love that winter sun in your garden! (I am struggling to find any summer sun in ours – the UK was not meant for sun, really!). You sound like you are really enjoying a relaxing Saturday. Mine is not quite as relaxing, as I am on my own with the kids. My hubby has just left for a week’s visit to his parents to try to recover from pneumonia, but I am planning a nice day with the kids tomorrow.

    enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    • Linda June 15, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

      I hope you find some sun soon Lise and I hope the time away from your hubby goes quickly and that he recovers well. Have a wonderful day tomorrow.

  2. Marnie Borgerson June 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    I so enjoy your pictures and comments…thanks so much!

    • Linda June 16, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

      Thank you Marnie:)

  3. pat June 15, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    just love the pictures of the cats when you share them. .they are amazing creatures would have one of my own if I could afford the expense…siigh

  4. Nancy June 15, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    I have to chuckle — we are facing triple- digit
    humitemps here in Texas and I’d love to have a chill in the air as much as you’d love a shaft of warm winter sun!
    Your blog is always a welcome sight in my inbox. So. Africa is beautiful!. I’m reading James Michener’s book about So. Africa (The Covenant) and learning so much about its diversified history.
    Best winter wishes!

  5. Tracey June 16, 2013 at 12:01 am #

    And here I’ve been complaining about the heat! 😉 I wish I was greeting winter, but that will be awhile. It’s so hard being a cold weather person here in the deep south.

    You are going to love your new light bulbs. I bought ours nine years ago and they are all still going strong.

    Your shawl looks so pretty Linda. I have that pattern in my library and hope to cast on soon, just need to finish the six projects I have going first.
    Have a great weekend.

  6. no spring chicken June 19, 2013 at 2:12 am #

    O.K. Linda, I have to ask about the socks in that last photo. They’re terrific! Did you buy them that way or did someone get scrappy? Well?

    :), Debbie

    • Linda June 19, 2013 at 10:15 am #

      Hi Debbie:)
      Those are my hubby’s cycling socks, he bought them like that:) Sweet hey?

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