Sunday, 12 September 2010

So Long, Channel 5!

Recently, I have really got into CSI. The trouble is, the more I watch, the more I learn about the stories and the characters. But Channel 5 (and Five USA) insist on not only showing them out of order but also giving no indication what series the episode they are showing is from. Frustrating! Add to that the fact that most ads make me want to cut someone at the moment, I decided to bite the bullet and just buy them. So please, meet the newest additiong to my DVD collection:

Yep! 8 years worth of CSI (the original). Bring on the marathons!!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Back in Business

Sorry for the long delay since I last posted. I've not really been feeling it over the summer but now I have lots to catch up on!

Starting with... Sheep!

In July, Phill and I went to the Rare Breeds Show in Singleton with my parents. It was held at the Weald and Downland Museum just north of Chi. What a fabulous place. It is basically a collection of buildings from around Sussex and the local area that were endangered before listing came in. The Rare Breeds show was a collection of pigs, sheep, cows and goats who were all judged a bit like Crufts but for farm animals!

This is my new favourite sheep:

He is a Grey faced Dartmoor and I think he looks like a teddy. He has beautiful curly wool and I would love to get my hands on some to have a go at spinning. I think it would probably be too course for clothing though.

There were also rabbits and alpacas which are beautiful! A craft tent with actual local craft people in selling their products which was refreshing as often these things are full of horrid mass produced crap and a stall selling olives and feta.

There was plenty for people of a crafty persuasion. P & M Woolcraft were there selling fibre and lots of sundries including plant dyes. I bought myself some Woad seeds for the garden. I also bought a new spindle from Ian Taite. It is tiny and made from Purple Heart and Sycamore wood. It spinds like a complete dream. Yum! There was also a tent where people had been able to enter their spinning and knitting for judging. Unfortunately, I didn't find out in time or I totally would have entered something. The piece that won first prize was just breathtaking.