heading home


(Paris, view from Sacre-Coeur)

It’s my very last day in Europe, and I haven’t left Ysolda’s flat all day! It was nice, though, homey and such. And since we’re both headed out tomorrow, we could spend time packing without rushing. I vacuum-packed my clothes and yarn into the bottom of my suitcase, packed most everything else (except my like, pjs and wash bag) and I think I’ll get everything in there no problem. Getting the suitcase down the circular staircase on my own might be a bit tricky though!

We ended up getting pretty cheap tickets on a flight from Paris to Edinburgh – booked them Thursday night for a flight on Friday afternoon! It turned out to be way easier than taking the train anyway, and we got in around 7pm. Thank goodness Ysolda’s mom watches the news and rang us up to let us know – otherwise we would’ve just gone to the train station and been stuck!

Saturday morning we headed out to the Edinburgh farmer’s market for lots of goodies for dinner-making, plus I got a little bag of border tablet for my Scottish food souvenir – one certainly doesn’t need more than wee bit of that super-sweet stuff! ysolda blogged about our lovely dinner (with photos, which I couldn’t take because my hands were covered in pasta dough!).

So my European jaunt has come to an end (or close enough anyway). I had really great fun, especially in Paris! I think the sunshine had a lot to do with that! I did have a few feeling sick or homesick points, but overall it’s been a fantastic trip. I’ve got tons of photos, yarn and other souvenirs (more on that when I get back home!) and I had a great time going around with ys and experiencing Europe for the first time.

I’ll be back.

And psst – Teach Yourself Visually Sock Knitting (by yours truly) is now available on Amazon!

44.365 - posh (with raspberries)

Join me for a book launch celebration at lettuce knit in Toronto on the evening of Wednesday the 24th of September!



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11 responses to “heading home”

  1. Alice from france Avatar

    Great you liked Paris and more than enjoy your trip with the great Ysolda!

  2. Margit Avatar

    Congratulations on your book! And I’m so jealous of your trip! I’m glad you didn’t get stranded and had a great time. It’s nice to see photos and live vicariously through others when you’re stuck at home immobile…

  3. Michelle Avatar

    I’m so jealous of your trip! Your totally living my dream. When you get home and settled you have to tell us how the renting a flat in Paris went. I’ve always thought would be much nicer than just staying in some touristy hotel there. I want details! : )

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

  4. Julia Avatar

    Safe journey home! And Congrats on the book! I won’t be able to make Wednesdays at L.K. until my night course is over in November – boo! Raise a glass for me!

  5. Amanda Avatar

    Not only is the book on Amazon, but I saw it today at my local Barnes & Noble (in San Francisco). It looked good, well done!

  6. Patricia Fontes Avatar

    have a safe trip back! glad you enjoyed your trip and had a lot of fun!

  7. angel Avatar

    I live in T.O. and I saw your new book at Chapters! Congratulations on the launch and have a safe trip home!

  8. Jocelyn Avatar

    You’re heading home ALREADY? But you just left. Not fair. :)

  9. xana Avatar

    Glad you enjoyed the trip to the Old Continent. While you are flying back home my copie of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Sock Knitting is also crossing the ocean but on the opposite direction. Take care.

  10. Mairi Avatar

    Unfortunately I shall miss your book launch next Wednesday, because I will be…

    … in Edinburgh. I’m looking forward to visiting my old home town, and I’m glad you enjoyed it, too.

    Sorry to miss the party, but I’m sure you’ll have a blast!

  11. m Avatar

    wow ! all the way to Edinburgh where I live I hope you enjoyed K1 and Victoria street where’s its located.

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