• Pumpkin loving

    January 18, 2014

    Whole roasted pumpkin I have an excessive love of pumpkin, luckily for me pumpkin is available all year round in Sri Lanka, I eat some form of pumpkin at least 5 days out of 7 if not more. I have been eating a roast pumpkin and feta salad every day for lunch for nearly a year.…

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  • Anuradhapura ruins – Moonstones, magical trees, monkeys and rotis…

    January 12, 2014

    Hello there, so onto Day 2 of our trip to Anuradhapura, we wanted to get a guide to go round the paid for sites but unfortunately they were all busy that day and we couldn’t get hold of one, we did get a Tuktuk though for Rs2000 (15 US dollars / £10 ish pounds) to drive…

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  • Things to do in Anuradhapura; Day 1

    January 1, 2014

    Well, Happy New Year to you all, I have been having a lovely break, I have been catching up with my coursework, I am doing a correspondence course, City & Guilds in Hand Knit Textiles and generally relaxing. Last weekend we went on a road trip to Anuradhapura, the first ancient city of Sri Lanka.…

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  • Photo shoot with Hamish John Appleby

    December 14, 2013

    Hello there, I want to share with you this week the beautiful photos I have received back from their photo shoot with Hamish John Appleby Inspired by Rowan’s beautiful cottage bag I wanted to design my own knitted bag inspired by my life in Sri Lanka, after much thinking, it came to me, of course a Tuk Tuk…

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  • December 9, 2013

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  • Knitting in the tropics and exciting news from the garden…

    December 7, 2013

    It’s not often I need to wear a jumper (although it has been known) gloves, hats, generally warm knitted items… which is why I started knitted lace – coupled with the fact that it is very beautiful – in the first place. Knitting a shawl is perfect for knitting in the tropics, it doesn’t make…

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  • Lizards, Stickers and Magical Flowers….

    November 30, 2013

    Hello there, this week I would like to introduce you to my ‘pets’ First, say hello to Lola This is when I first met her in June this year, I was thinking of getting rid of this palm plant as it’s not that interesting and I have a very small garden. When I came across…

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  • Welcome to Lake Drive

    November 23, 2013

    Hello and welcome to my little world, I live down Lake Drive, in the suburbs of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Having lived in the city for 5 years, last year my husband and I decided to find ourselves a little house with a garden somewhere away from the constant honking of horns… and we have got…

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