Saturday, October 04, 2008
Afternoon Tea & Knitting
I hadn't logged into the knitting social networking website www.ravelry.com for a few days, so when I logged in at lunchtime today I was pleased to find an invite to visit Miss Fee for afternoon tea and some knitting. This morning was cool and rainy, so I had canned the idea of going out and doing the few errands I had planned. So at 1 o'clock I was still unwashed, and decidedly underdressed, when I realised I had a 2pm invite.
By the time I had showered and dressed I hadn't left myself much time to get to Fee's, so I decided to catch a cab. The cab driver turned out to be a tiny wizened person, who I kid you not looked to be somewhere around 100 years old. (I say 'person' because frankly I'm still not certain if it was a man or a woman. Even after talking to them.) A short cab ride turned into a long cab ride, as the cab driver person took the worst route possible, executed an illegal turn across traffic, turned off the meter at one point as they could see I was getting frustrated with them, and drove the remainder of the trip around 15kms under the speed limit.
Oy. Anyhoo, after not too much time I arrived at Fee and Matt's lovely new house. The previous owners were a gay couple who are friends of Fee's, and you know who can do a lovely home renovation? The Gays can, that's who.
We sat around their big dining table, with the entire back wall of glass opened to the garden. The morning rain had lifted, and the afternoon overcast but pleasant. It was a lovely afternoon of tea drinking, lovely nibbles eating, knitting and chatting. Just the ticket (and much nicer than cruising the net in your underwear).