Thursday, 28 November 2013

A List of Things To do

No, not textiles but places to visit. This has come about as a result of my travel insurer making ominous noises. It is only a few years until they will refuse to insure me. So what do I want to do before I have to stop?

Attend Milan opera
Walk the Camino de Compostela (organised for 2014)
Walk Hadrian's Wall (organised for 2015)
Visit Manaus opera house ( I have asked a tour company about this and included two other items, seeing textiles in South America and taking a tango class in Buenos Aires)
Visit HongKong
Visit Bali
Go back to Japan
Visit Yellowstone
Go back to Arizona
Attend a complete Ring cycle at Bayreuth

Can I get through that lot in three years?Hmmm?

I have promised to take Madi to South America but I would rather go in a group than by ourselves.

I am sitting in Anne's kitchen, waiting for 0830 when the traffic has died down and I can drive home. Discussing Anne's new job with the National Grid. So every time there is an outage, we can all blame her.


  1. Well, if you're coming all the way to AZ and Yellowstone, you might as well add California to your list!

  2. 20 years ago I used to go to a conference in Monterey every April. I would fly over to San Francisco on Friday, spend Saturday and Sunday on 17 mile drive and in Carmel, attend the conference until Friday and fly home with a rather bruised credit card! I visited lots of places in California in my working life - after all it is the Aerospace State. So I don't feel any need to include it in the much-see list - although I regret not seeing Yosemite! But I have driven in Death Valley! And been to Mammoth Lake - and Big Sur.

    But then again I have been in San Diego, Thousand Oaks and Long Beach.



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I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.