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Good friends are like stars.....

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.....You don't always see them, but you know they are there.....

I had the loveliest package in the post last week from my knitwear designer friend Jen in California (Jenjoyce Design).  Included in the box was a beautiful cowl, designed and knitted by her, homemade shortbread using a recipe from her Scottish great great Grandpa, chocolate, scrubbies and the most gorgeous cerise shade of yarn from 'Sincere Sheep'.  Mine is HERE.  Jen and I have never met but we have a shared love of dogs and knitwear design.  We've kept in touch for 3 or 4 years now via email - maybe one day we'll get the chance to meet.

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Isn't that something?  I love the pattern, which is Jen's 'Fishermen's Neck Gansey'.  The colour is lovely and the wool is so delightfully soft.

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Six weeks ago my boy sprained his elbow so he's been pretty much on bed rest and painkillers on his vets advice.  Last night we went for a short walk to see how he would do and it would be fair to say he enjoyed getting back out again.

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We walked along the grass in front of the house and on the beach a little.

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There's a gate along the road from me and I just love it.  I've no idea what is up this path.  All I can see is a set of steps.  I always think it's like something from Beatrix Potter.

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It was a beautiful day today and the sand was lovely and warm.

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This clematis is growing out the front of Mum and Dad's house.  Isn't it a glorious, deep colour?

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Despite today being a really warm day I couldn't resist a mug of hot chocolate and mini marshmallows.

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