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wool socks and dumplings

My lovely auntie from Glasgow came to spend the night and gave me some hand knitted socks she made. (Nice stripey ones, see above!) She also took us out for dinner to the Tate Modern's restaurant. Here are a couple blurry little photos I took of the three of us on the South Bank.

Today I submitted a short story for the SCBWI anthology. I didn't have time to write a new one, but I managed to dig up something I wrote for fun at least three years ago, and it still made me laugh, so I thought I'd give it an airing. On the way to the post office to send it, I saw the new Russian food shop that's opened on our corner, and popped in for a peek. I got a bit too nostalgic and walked out with an armload of Russian groceries. I had pelmeni ('The Dumplings') with smetana for lunch and it was yummy. The weather's pretty cold and windy right now, so wool socks and stodgy food seem just about right.


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Aug. 15th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
Ah, the taste of old Russia, eh? Looks like good, wholesome fare. Your aunt looks SO sweet, and of course I am totally jealous that you have older relatives who are computer-literate!
Aug. 16th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
handknit socks? Woohoo! I personally love wearing handknit socks :-) This post I can reallly appreciate :-P
That Russian food look interesting, we don't have anything as exciting as a place to buy Russian goodies here on the Canadian West Coast. Also, I hope your article gets in!!

Aug. 17th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And I'll bet you've knit some cool socks, too! :-D
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