It’s the end of May already!! Where oh where did the last 2 months go? I was determined that I’d post weekly and then … and then … well, life came and bit me on the bum… again!
To recap .. we went to Hawaii for two weeks in April. It was, as always, amazing if a bit frustrating. Frustration stemmed from the fact that having broken my leg and rib in late January, I started weight bearing 9 days before we left for Hawaii. Oh yes, and I was wearing a full leg brace. The nurse in me said ‘well, it’s better than a full leg cast’. But oy, vey! I developed the worst heat rash under that brace. So bad I decided it was worth not wearing the blasted thing after all! The trade winds were up when we were there, which meant that the waves were too. It made it harder for me to get in the ocean, but rather than be defeated we found some accessible beaches and entry points.
I love Hawaii. We go to the Big Island – Kona side. I swear that my veins are slightly coffee coloured by the time I return. I drink coffee several times a day when I’m there; just a small cup of Madame Pele’s goodness. (She’s the Fire Goddess, goddess of volcanoes and the creator of the Hawaiian Islands). Life is more laid back and we enjoy buying local, eating local and just hanging out. Let’s face it, most everything else is imported from elsewhere in the USA so it can be expensive. Not to mention the Canadian dollar is pretty poor to our Southern cousins dollar … EEP! It was a bit of an expensive trip – but a good one.
I went sea fishing while we were there. Same company as always; Bite Me! They not only offer fishing charters but have a great, if simple, restaurant on site serving what the fishers don’t take away with them. They also have a little fish counter that sells the rest of the fresh fish; Let’s face it, it comes off the boats several times a day. It’s the third time I have been out with them. They’re professional, the boats are clean and the crews friendly. Plus they accommodate my nut allergies. When I booked I asked if it would be ok if no-one ate nuts on the trip. The receptionist said “I remember you. You’re the lady who brings treats in case people can’t eat the ones they brought with them”. Considering we only go to Hawaii on an annual basis at most , it’s a sign of their customer service that she remembered me. If you like fishing and are on Hawaii I recommend them wholeheartedly!
You need to move over to the sewing part of my blog now as I have finally written about the Secret Test that happened in March and April. No longer a secret; I made myself a pair of jeans. Woo Hoo! They are fab!
Coming soon is an update on my Mystery Challenge project. I was given Countess Constance Markievicz. .. no comment!
I’ve also joined a blog tour for Canadian designers. This means that as well as designing something for the mystery tour I’ll be making something else.