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NaNoWriMo

For the month of November I am taking part in NaNoWriMo


If are wondering about National Novel Writing Month or how to take part then please click here or pop on over to their website here. I will be documenting the entire journey every Wednesday until November 30th.

The Fibre Co.

This season I’m one of 12 yarn ambassadors for:


Are you Team Brights or Team Neutral? Find out what’s going on here and find out how you can win some fabulous new yarn!

Rachel Simmons - Yarn't You Glad

On the Cottage Notebook:

“She is the full package, ladies and gentlemen…her website has a little something for everyone.  I would highly recommend checking out her website and joining in her conversation.  Even if you don’t find fiber as exciting or gardening as consuming, she offers something more.  She writes about life, which we are all currently involved in, so take a peek at her perspective.  It is well worth it.”

Find the full review here

Uk Hand Knitting

On Cottage Notebook Blog & Podcast

April 2017 Blog of the Month: Cottage Notebook

“Each month we highlight a knitting or crochet blog that we think you might enjoy. This month we’re taking a look at  Irish knitting and gardening blog Cottage Notebook. We particularly enjoyed the podcast interviews and the yarn updates as well as Nadia’s take on creativity….”

Read the full feature here

Treehouse Knits Podcast (USA)

On MKAL Mystery

Rachel chats about the Mystery KAL and the audio during her podcast episodes 13, 14 and 15. Go check them out here

Olann and Magazine (Ire)

On CLN Podcast

We love Nadia’s chatty style. It’s like we’re sitting there with her having a cup of tea. Her interviews are well researched and it’s clear she’s passionate about knitting and interested in her interviewees. Through listening to her interviews you get a sense of the people she’s talking to and you can learn a great deal in a short space of time.

Read more on Olann and here 

Two Tangled Skeins Podcast

On CLN Podcast & Secret Skein MKAL

The amazing Selma, Sue & Lynne chat about the podcast and the MKAL.  Episodes 190 for the podcast and 201 for the MKAL. check them out here

Sampler Girl (USA)

On CLN Podcast

Nadia’s passion for knitting and gardening is a breath of fresh air. Her podcast beckons the listener to her Irish vignettes of yarn and home. The music soothes and every episode is like a visit with a friend.

An Oirish Man (Ire)

On CLN Podcast

Nadia’s enthusiasm for the subject she knows far more than I about is pretty infectious. That and the fact that the little bit of the garden trickles in every now and again. Recommended.

Gardening Witch (UK)

On CLN Podcast

I just discovered this lovely podcast. As well as Nadia’s beautiful voice, and the fantastic music, the content is right up my street – craft and gardening … perfect. The interviews have been very interesting and now that I’ve caught up, I can’t wait for the next episode. Thanks, Nadia!

Surfguna (Ire)

On CLN Podcast

I’m really enjoying this podcast, it’s like a breathe of fresh air, exploring a garden, crafting and meeting new artisans along the way. Nadia had a very calming voice, so makes this podcast ideal for relaxing to. Looking forward to listening to the podcast and garden grow.

Inkedandcrafty (Ire)

On CLN Podcast

Great new podcast from Ireland. Covers topics of local interest and more. Gardening and crafting all covered with a soothing voice that makes you want to cosy up. Can’t wait to see this podcast grow!