Whilst I was away on my annual jaunt to a very sunny island in the Med – I stay with an old colleague and we become the odd couple once again, as we were for years when working together! This chap has a very odd villa up in a village way above Paphos. It’s a good 40 kilometres above the main town and is very very laid back.
However, this year there has been great excitement – the old dear who lives up in one of the original village houses had acquired two machines. One fairly new Singer sewing machine, electric, with a menu of embroidery stiches. If this wasn’t exciting enough, she has also got a Brother knitting machine. Again, it’s not new, but has all the bits. The local courier has been dashing up and down to her house for the last couple of weeks – skeins of yarn and patterns, dress patterns, bobbins, fabric left overs etc. Sheer magic!