Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I've been on adventures!
I've been on adventures with socks! I just got back today - I sneakily emailed the last post from Hong Kong while waiting for the plane to refuel.
Above you can see the Knittery's Orchid being knitted into a Monkey sock at Belvoir Castle. The Castle itself was closed, but I did get to walk the gardens, which were lovely. I was staying in Grantham - in a 12th century inn complete with ghost called Jasper (we never met, though I lurked around the corridor he favours). In Grantham, they believed that only a taxi could take you to Belvoir Castle. However, I managed to ferret out a local bus. The local bus was filled with locals (remember, I'm jetlagged). One rather twinkly gent winked at me: "They're all shocked - there's a stranger on board!" You hopped out at a cross roads in a tiny village and walked about half an hour up a road through fields, the castle looming on the hill. After a good wander and a bit of knitting and tea - and time spent chatting to the peacocks who prowled the closed icecream parlour - I trotted back down to catch the last bus back to Grantham. As I reached the crossroads, I looked down the road into the village and realised... I had no idea whatsoever where to catch the bus. Thankfully, the twinkly gent was mowing his lawn and waved me over: "I thought I spotted you! You need the bus back, do you? Well, it hasn't come yet, but if you go over there, you'll be sure to catch it." Heaving a sigh of relief, I hopped back on and the driver grinned: "Back to Grantham, I presume?"
More adventures to come! I've just been catching up on work email... shudder...