Happy New Year

1 Jan

And a happy new year to all of you. Including all the new blog readers who have joined us over the past few days. We’re very pleased to welcome you into Team Kilburn and The Knock on Effect. Aren’t we, everyone else 🙂 🙂

I’ve been totalling up this year’s fundraising, and will tell you what you’ve all raised on Friday. Because Friday is Rosie’s birthday. I hesitated then about whether the verb was ‘was’. But it’s always going to have been her birthday, so I think ‘is’ is ok. Anyway, she would have been (that is the correct tense) 22, and we are continuing the tradition we started last year of doing a bit of travelling for her birthday. We are going to Brussels on the train for the weekend. Brussels?? Yes. Because… beer, chips, mayonaisse, beer, chocolate, 2km Christmas market, ice sculptures, a comic museum (don’t tell Sylv, please – she has banned us from museums, churches and art galleries), and general being awayness. Oh, and it’s just under two hours from London on Eurostar and we’ve got a nice hotel and time together, all four of us. Last year though, we seemed to go away and then come back having agreed to get a dog.

Talking of new blog readers, we had a lovely email today from Granny Willis. Who is actually 18. Not 81. Despite her name. She heard about TKOE via Ravelry and contacted us because SHE DESIGNED THE BLOOD DROP PATTERNS. If you want to find out more about her work, she does a blog too http://www.grannywillis.wordpress.com and she’s on Facebook too http://www.facebook.com/grannywillis1. She sent us a lovely email – thank you Rebecca 🙂

I didn’t knit last night. I got very tired and went to bed instead. So knitting tonight. I like the idea of many blood drops being created all over the country. It’s very comforting.

Jo xx


5 Responses to “Happy New Year”

  1. micthemini January 1, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    how lovely, a trip away.
    Will you add on another £10 which I will transfer to you asap. This is some of our 1p and 2p money box collection (we got just over £5 in a year) and also my ‘not sending Christmas cards, donating instead’ money.
    Have a lovely time.

  2. micthemini January 1, 2014 at 7:49 pm #

    Jo, I’e transferred the money just now. Hopefully you should have it in your acct in the next few hours. Mic

    • Jo January 1, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

      Oh brilliant! Thank you 🙂 Jo xx

  3. Jackie Mash January 2, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    Hi Jo, hope you are enjoying your little jaunt. As requested, hopefully attached will be a photo of one of the blood droplets, modelled on my Christmas tree, being kept company by a “Rosie’s Robin”.

    Love Jackie

  4. Ruth January 2, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    Julia and I have just each given blood – so that’s two for this year’s bloodometer. x

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