You can’t always have everything you want!
That’s something my mother impressed on me from a young age
Oh, and another saying of her was
You have to take the good with the bad
Bowen is (sometimes) our winter home and when I discovered a file of old photos those expressions turned up in my mind as well
Some winter days in Far North Queensland are great
Like this day at Queens Beach Bowen
July 25th 2011
Sunny skies with a hint of cloud reflected in the watery sand
as the gentle low tide waves rolled in and out
Then there are others that are not so great
Like this day – on the same beach
August 4th 2011
Very grey skies with lots of cloud definitely not reflected in the cold looking sand as the waves thundered in and out
As you can see the weather had a mind of its own this trip – I wanted sunny blue skies everyday but didn’t get them
We had to admire the good and accept the bad.
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A friend admired the recently knitted pink matinee coat (like this one) so that’s gone to new baby who has just moved into a new home in the northern hemisphere. Like the original it turned out quite nice but it was what I would call a bad knit – just like the blue cowl neck jumper – not to be attempted again.
Anyway not to be deterred it was back to the ‘donated to me stash’ and on to another favourite – this sweet lacy front jumper. Such an easy knit which turns out just right each time yet I was undecided with it being such a bright yellow. There are some who say…..it’s for a charity, does it matter…… so I’m hoping it will brighten up some little girl’s winter day. What do you think?
And all was going well – until I woke up yesterday with aching fingers. Yes, for some reason, after quite a long time in remission my mother’s gift of arthritis was making itself known again. Painful swollen knuckle joints are the pits, I should remind myself of this when I try to do too much. Consequently I’ve put the needles aside for a day or two ……rubbed in the Comfrey Cream, which usually works ……and picked up a book instead.
All is good – but I’ll accept the bad when I have my friend to keep me company 😊