Miracle number one: I managed to finish this scarf late last night and just in time for our camping trip. It means I can start something new in the van en route to Yorkshire.
It was SO EASY.
I highly recommend it to anyone new to knitting as it just involves plain stocking stitch and then dropping stitches the the end and laddering them all the way down the scarf.
Miracle number two:Yesterday I tried Jen's recipe for pancakes, adding a little vanilla and some chopped strawberries to the mix. We ate them with more strawberries and some kiwi and, hold the phone, Frank ate two of them and all his fruit!!
This is a minor miracle as he is really stretching me at the moment with his limitations on what he will and won't eat.
He used to eat anything : soup, stews, pasta with sauces etc. etc. Him eating these and enjoying them was a sign of things to come. I am determined on our return from Yorkshire to get to grips with introducing more variety to our diets, because the fact of the matter is that we are all eating a bit of a mono diet so that we can eat together.
When we get back next week there will be a new sheriff in town!
Food is provided on our camping trip so we should be able to tempt the boy wonder with a few new treats. He will be out of his comfort zone but also he LOVES camping so very much that he'll love it all.
I am, however, experiencing more than a little disquiet at leaving my own comfort zone of dealing with diabetes at home. We have all our kit packed, including extra supplies. We have located the nearest A&E in York and about 25 minutes drive away from the campsite.
We spent nearly a month in Brittany over Christmas and I was nervous then.
I am just as nervous now.
This perplexes me as I imagined it would get easier.
But it won't stop me because when I think of it I am not sure there even is a comfort zone!
I'll be back at the end of next week with tales of fun and, judging by the weather, probably frostbite.