I don’t have much to show for knitting this week.
- My Hedera socks are coming along nicely, I’m almost down to the heels now, and as I’m knitting them both at once I’ll be wearing them pretty soon!
- The Hemlock Ring blanket that I’m working on is a joy to knit in the still-cold evenings. It’s warm and cosy to have on my lap, and requires almost no concentration at all!
Instead, I thought I’d fill you in on a couple of other things I’ve been up to.
I had just the best day last Saturday – here’s what I did:
- My day started with a Laura Mercier makeover (not something that I do often!) The makeup artist put a LOT more makeup on me than I would normally wear, but she did have some really good ideas. I swear that they use four times as many products as you would yourself just in the hope that you buy something!
- Afterwards, I went to stock up on a few essential oils, and discovered that the store’s massage therapist was offering a massive discount on aromatherapy massages. I must point out that this kind of spontaneous self-indulgence is really not the norm for me, but I managed to overcome that obstacle, and had a massage straight away!
- After that I met Steve, and we had a lovely lunch together at a French restaurent next to the river Thames (photo above). It was the most fabulously sunny, warm spring day, and the river was full of rowers and canoeists. Wine was drunk, and our noses turned a little pink (in the sun, you understand…).
- Oh, and that blue bag in the chair may just indicate a little retail therapy on the pretty frock front…
- …but I should probably point out that the pushchair is nothing to do with me. Honest.
In other news, the yoga foundation course that I’m on ends soon, and I’ve been trying to decide which teacher training course to sign up to. Turns out it’s a bit of a minefield.
- There is a UK governing body of yoga who claim that any training course not accredited by them is not ‘proper’ training. And then there are interational yoga schools, such as the Sivananda centres, who have been training teachers for forty years and have no desire to be accredited by the British Wheel.
- The Sivananda training really appeals to me; it’s the type of yoga that I love practising the most. But I need to figure out whether doing their training might inhibit the possibility of teaching in the UK. If you have any experience of this area, I’d really love to hear your views!