funshine

My apologies for my sudden disappearance, there. I had a bad few days with the fatigue, and we decided rather at the last minute to pop over to Madeira for a blast of funshine before the Scottish Winter properly sets in. I have been enjoying:

pleasant surroundings . . .

new friends . . .

beautiful colours . . .

outdoor swimming. . . .

tasty food . . .


and, of course, lots and lots of knitting.

All very restorative.

I will be back with another post at 8pm this evening – at which time I will announce the launch of SOMETHING FUN! Watch this space!

42 Comments on “funshine

  1. Madeira…………ah, sun and an island.
    The knitting on your lap does look promising, do we get to see it?

  2. Good for you Kate! Looks lovely there – we had kidlets trick er treating in the horizontal sleet. Can’t wait for our surprise…

  3. Enjoy the sun… I may have difficulty concentrating on spinning class tonight thinking about FUN to come. One of my classmates is a needled fan too, she was wearing her “get off my” cloud last week. I know what we’ll be talking about as we spin tonight.

  4. So glad you had a good time in Madeira, it’s good to hear from you again! And very much looking forward to the evening post to come :-)

  5. Good decision! Looks very relaxing there. I will be here at around 8 p.m. :-) Keep up the holiday spirit!

  6. Yay! glad you had a lovely break. Look forward to this evening’s post. (Peerie Flooers is DONE btw – will post about it as soon as it’s blocked.)

  7. I love your new friend! And swimming outside. Of course all of it looks wonderfully restorative. And knitting. I so look forward to your blog now, that I check it daily to see, and was concerned when noticing your absence for a bit, but am happy to read part of it was FUNSHINE! Sounds perfect.

    Martha in Idaho

  8. My mom had a Madeira-work table cloth and napkins from a 1961 trip from the U.S.A. Sigh, she died recently and I only have a napkin left. The quality of the fabric is to-die-for and I remember the arduous process of ironing it all for big dinners, dampening, into the refrigerator and then a hot iron with lots of starch…..the smell….heaven….and a beautiful table…

  9. It looked heavenly! But there is ‘funshine’ here today in Edinburgh too :) Looking forward to your post later! x x x

  10. Oh, yeah, sun, warmth and food and so close by. Nothing like a little break.

  11. Lovely Kate: When I read “Madeira” I thought of Jane Ayre, but looking the pictures, ooh!! now it has a completely new different meaning to me ( more modern, happier and less melancholic). What a lovely place to recover strenght.

    crocheting

    Verónica

  12. Ahhh – that all looks wonderful. Excited about later post. Hope Bruce had fun while you were away too :o)

  13. We in New England just had a bizarre, huge storm which left one to two feet of wet snow! Hundreds of thousands without electricity. Thanks for sharing your Funshine! It lifts our spirits. As do all your posts about Scotland, random thoughts, and wooly things.

  14. Hope it did you a power of good… now I have to wait patiently for five more hours! :)

  15. I thought you must have ‘gone off’ somewhere! Trips like the wool week are a great strain on you, but your holiday looks really good. I am envious of the warmth and rest, good for you xx

  16. Can’t wait to read what your have in store. And I am totally jealous of your trip. We just had 5 inches of snow this past weekend. Not ready for winter quite yet.

  17. Had started to worry. Glad to hear about the Popover. And glad to hear you soaked in the sunshine.

  18. so happy to think of you floating under the bougainvilleas. i am about to pick up where i left off on a godzilla room project which entails an upcycle of madeira embroidery inspired by your great piece on the topic some years back

  19. Gosh, Madeira…. the climate looks a bit like Perth – the bougainville comes out here in January when it is so so hot it is impossible to knit without squishing up your tension into a felted mess. I am looking forward to hearing all about your new project.. Have a peaceful time…

  20. nothing better than a sunny holiday AND tons of knitting! So glad you were wisked away ;)
    …and what IS that you are knitting? It looks beautiful

  21. Lovely pics, the pool looks very inviting, Madeira always reminds me of the Flanders and Swann song
    “have some Madeira m’dear” which I have on my ipod along with the hippopotamus and london omnibus songs!

  22. I am sorry you were feeling bad – but if you are going to be fatigued better to do it in a bit of sunshine. I hope you feel better now.

  23. Reminded me of our silver wedding spent in Madeira in May. Love the knitting Best wishes Heather

  24. Greetings from Portugal!
    I hope you didn’t fall into the huge Madeira hole someone made there…

  25. Greetings from Trás-os-Montes (north of Portugal)!
    Oh…another portuguese :)
    I’m glad you enjoyed this beautiful island :)

leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,353 other followers

%d bloggers like this: