We arrived safe and sound yesterday, flying for 23 or so hours is not a wonderful experience but being able to knit for so long uninterrupted is! We are settling in to our little one-bedroom rental house - and to my delight roses are flowering in full bloom everywhere. They make a beautiful sight out of the kitchen windows.
We are slowly adding our touches to the place and this morning christened the quilty placemats with our breakfast bowls. And yes my dear friends, mrs willow tree (the teapot) made it over safely in my carry on luggage. So did lucretius ginger-loaf (alex's horse sculpture). I can't tell you how intensely funny it was watching that outline of the horse in the security x-ray machines.
The sun is playing hide and seek today but the spring weather is lovely... so are the birds. the birds sing so differently here than they do back home. Compared to sweet-singing French birds, Australian ones sound harsh and rugged and eccentric. Hmmm, that was a bit of a strange sentence....
I am so looking forward to exploring our neighborhood more and putting our French to the test.