I hope there is such a word as Hideosity. Because this has to be it!!
a Sh*te coloured Knitted Knickerbocker Suit!!
Or as we might describe it in New Zealand a 'Karitane' coloured knitted suit.
Karitane was an Institution begun by Sir Truby King, to protect the health of babies & mothers, & to offer guidance, & prevent malnutrition among babies, whose mother's could not breastfeed them. The institution, he began with his wife, helped develop formula for non breastfed babies. And the overall wellbeing of babies. It all led to the Plunket Society, which helped many distressed & confused lonely mothers. And, I am sure, saved many babies lives. Google him, he is a very interesting man, who did really good things for mothers & babies.
SG- Small Grandson- came to spend some hours with us. He made me laugh as usual. We didnt get to art, this afternoon. We had some good discussions though.
We talked about parties, & he told me he had got an 'intation'. To a Birthday Party. It was from a girl.
Nanna, "So how old is the little girl?"
SG, "Oh, she is not old Nanna. She is new, like me.
She is not old like you, with the bubbles on her neck like yours."
Who knew??? I have 'bubbles'???
And, earlier, "Nanna, you are going to die"
"Yes SG, we are all going to die one day."
"Yes we will all die!
But you are only going to die when you are REALLY old!"
Maybe there are a few years left on the clock yet??
I have just had news of incredible joy.
It seems my brother is to be a grandfather. It will be his first Grandchild.
My beloved nephew is to be a father! I am so excited. Bless you K & D. Good luck with it all.
I am planning a quilt as I write!!
Neil Finn, The Climber