Sunday, August 16, 2009

La Fermiere is French for Yoghurt!

Yoplait is so yesterday. Especially when you compare it to this.

Happiness come in a blue pot!

I mean it comes in it's own terracotta jar, and a blue one at that! Ok, I admit I bought this yoghurt purely because of the jar, but it is the deliciousness inside that makes my purchase so very precious.

Made with whole milk and orange flower honey it is the best honey flavoured yoghurt I have ever tasted. In my whole life. Ever!

It made me do the happy dance.

Viva La Fermiere Yaourt!

ps I promise there is knitting and I will post about it very soon.
And here is a hint, this blog will soon live up to it's name.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Off Topic: On Driving in the UK.

As you know, I am now driving over here in the UK. It has been an interesting experience so far, learning new road rules. Not the written down, learn to get your licence rules. Oh no, they may be the legal road rules, but there are other more important rules that need to be obeyed. Here are a few of my favorites;
  • Indicators are optional.
  • When turning right or left do so very SLOWLY, creating a traffic pile up if possible.
  • When merging onto a motorway, again do it SLOWLY. For the same reason.
  • When turning right onto a busy street, block a lane of traffic. Even if the lane you are turning into is not moving and traffic in that lane is backed up for 1/2 a km.
  • Indicators are really optional.
  • So are horns.
  • No one uses them.
  • Except me.
  • Especially when someone pulls out slowly in front of me.
  • A horn is for communicating with other drivers.
  • That is what my driving instructor told me.
  • Motorways are not for driving the speed limit. The speed limit is SLOW on a motorway.
  • You only slow down on a Motorway when you see a speed camera sign.
  • And see the markings on the road.
  • And you see cars break lights.
  • You get A LOT of warning about speed cameras.
  • They don't seem like much of a deterrent.
  • You don't have to give way to buses.
  • So no one does.
  • Except me.
  • It annoys other drivers.
  • I don't care.
  • You can legally park on the opposite side of the road facing the wrong way.
  • And people do it A LOT.
  • Indicators really are optional.
  • My ESP is a little rusty, so I never know if someone is about to turn or change lanes.
  • Makes for an interesting trip.
So ladies, I am fitting in REALLY well over here! :)

Saturday, August 01, 2009

I am so a good Shazmina!

I finished a second WIP for the Tour de France KAL.

These socks have been on my sticks for 2 years! Yep, you read it correctly, 2 years! That is the extent of my completer/finisher issues.

They are for a dear friend, She bought the yarn (Lornas Laces) knit me a pair of socks from one skein, and gave me
the other. I thought it was only fitting that I make her a pair too.

As you can see I have used contrasting yarn for the toe, heel and top band of the sock. I wanted to make sure that I had enough yarn to finish the socks. And I was trying to stop the yarn pooling around the heel, and it worked but only to a point. Never mind!

Yarn: Lorna's Laces & some scrap yarn
Pattern: Black Dog Knits, Lorna's Laces one hank socks.
So, 2 WIP's finished as part of the TDF. This KAL was a great motivator to complete some WIP's, I may have to sign up to some other KAL's to get through my massive list of things that need to be finished.

ps Don't you love my pj's? I am such a star!