Well I’m back from my hols, and intended to hit the ground running, but instead I came down with a bout of shingles! Not fun at all. So I’ve been a bit of a zombie on the sofa and couldn’t even muster the energy for beading (for a while, a little while). Today is my first real day back in the office and I spotted my Zinio email which meant the latest Beadwork magazine was waiting for me. It just shows how zombified I was, because I’d completely forgotten that Hubble Stitch was going to be featured in the Stitch Pro item (page 16). They’ve done a great job.
It was actually quite tricky getting all the relevant info to the editors, as I was bobbing along on the Atlantic in our little boat at the time, somewhere off the coast of Spain. Every time we got into a new port I had to rush around finding a café with a good wifi signal to check my emails and correspond with them. I got rather adept at asking for wifi in Spanish – they pronounce wifi as ‘wiffy’, which caused some hilarity the first time we heard it last year. We walked into the marina office and sorted out our berth for the night. The chap gave us our pass keys and, looking at Steve, asked him almost conspiratorially, “You want wiffy?” and Steve frowned, looked at me, then back at him and said “No, thank you, I have one already!” The guy looked at him blankly and then I caught on and totally cracked up!