Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I completely forgot to say that the NicKnit family were going here in July.

Apart from the crushing disappointment of very very very poor weather (cold, windy, cloudy, showery ARGHHH!) we had a wonderful time. Little Mouse learnt to cycle without stabilisers and thereafter was seen bombing about the cycleways like a little pink speedy gonzales on, er, speed.

The island is so pretty, and on the three days of sunshine that we did have, it totally repaid our cycling and picnicking efforts. We spent a lot of time in a local small town Rivedoux-Plage and a nearby beach.

The town is filled with a series of monumental sculptures by artist Casimir Ferrer some on a maritime theme and others showing musical instruments. They were really lovely. There were 18 of them in all and we had a great time spotting them while out and about on our trusty bicycles.

If you're interested, there's more info here.

Anyhow, there was quite a lot of Howth Vest knitting and good progress on that mystery project I keep banging on about.

More on that this-year-next-year-sometime-never later.



Sinéad said...

Glad you had a good holiday, even if the weather was rubbish. Love the picture of the statue. Can't wait to see your mystery project!

Tina - omme i London said...

That is simply my favourite place in the world. Everything about the place is amazing and I'd move there tomorrow - if I didn't have to work... :) Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.