One of my favorite singers, Joss Stone, came up in conversation this past weekend. She’s simply amazing. :)
I didn’t get out on the trail this weekend at all, but I am going to get out there for a solid run this morning. :) My calves were actually a bit sore after the last 2 runs, where I booked it a bit more than usual, so the rest was a good thing.
I’ve actually been listening to audiobooks recently while I knit. I’m going through the How to Train Your Dragon series, written by Cressida Cowell & read by David Tennant (I know, I know, it’s shocking that I would want to listen to those, right? LOL). The series is written for children, grades 3-5 – but it’s such a fun series that I’m totally enjoying it as an adult as well. :)
- How to Speak Dragonese – in this story, our hero Hiccup & his trusty Berserk BFF Fishlegs manage to board a Roman ship instead of the peaceable fishing boat they’re supposed to board as a part of his latest Viking class. Not quite as much fun as How to be a Pirate, but still a blast! Tennant was such a perfect choice to read this series, if you can overlook the Scottish accent on your Vikings (which I certainly can, given that I have such love for the accent). It sounds like he had so much fun with it! Here’s a wee sample…
- How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse – this time, Hiccup must find the imaginary vegetable that shall not be named to save Fishleg’s life, as it is the only antidote to the dreaded Vorpentitis. He has until 10:00 the next morning to find this cure – can he make it back in time?! I love the inclusion of Camicazi on his adventure – I hope we get to see more & more of her! :D
I got a start on the youngest manlet’s Loxley yesterday. I’d better get it done now, else he won’t have any time to actually wear it. We’ll be heading into temps too high for it soon! This is my 2nd time knitting this pattern, as the oldest saw it first & had to have one. The youngest tried it out & decided he wanted one too, just like it – same yarn, same color. :)
Today’s Ravelry Search
I’m in a mushy mood, what can I say? Must have been my fantastic weekend. ;) A click of the picture will take you right to the pattern page on Ravelry. Enjoy!
* Free pattern
enjoying David Tennant’s narration? LOL
The Vikings invaded huge areas of Scotland and Northern England and had a major impact on the language and speech patterns here so it’s not unreasonable for a Scot to read the books. When I watch Danish or Swedish films/tv I constanty come across words/pronounciations in Danish or Swedish which I used to hear in my home town and hear now in Scotland. It’s probably true for Norwegian words too.
Enjoy it anyway, I wish the books had been around when my son was small. I’ll have to wait until we have grandkids!