Knitting, knives and knowing 

Ruby and I came home from a Christmas party for the kids at the British embassy and a successful party it was…Ruby was not crying when Santa came near her. He gave her a pressie and she was pretty cool, yes…a little nervous but no tears! It’s the small steps that are sometimes the greatest.

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Anyway, I’m sidetracking from the knitting! So, we came home and saw the lights on downstairs at Shamida, this is not unusual as the aunties often sit in there and do their crafts into the night. I stopped to tell them what time we would be leaving in the morning and saw Regassa inside too, it was a cold night and didn’t think anything of it. Then I took a second and third glance and yelled for Regassa, as he came running out I started laughing and so did he as he was running out with knitting in hand. The aunties have been teaching him to knit! So when you come to Shamida to look at the goodies we have for sale, some may have been knitted by Regassa. Gomez Regassa Gobez. This guy will try ANYTHING and that’s what I love about him.


So I came home, bathed and fed Ruby and she went to bed. Now I love tomatoes and there is no better meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) than fresh tomato on toast with some salt and pepper. My mouth is watering as I type this! And my mum has found the worlds best tomato knife, the most amazing, it glides through the tomato and makes those meals more delicious. So, I had this amazing dinner after the hectic Christmas bash.

And as I sat eating the tomato on toast (and yes, with my cuppa tea), I realised this meal is made even tastier knowing that you are in the right place doing the right thing. Sometimes knowing is scary and sometimes knowing is a relief and the strangest feeling of all is when knowing is these two feelings at the same time. 

So the next time you eat a fresh tomato (which you will never know the real taste of until you visit me), think of me, think of what your doing and how great it is to know what your doing right now is right for you! 

Off to get another piece of toast in and another cuppa brewed!