Tuesday, 5 November 2013

October 2013…………...

I am struggling to get back into the blogging vibe………note to self must try harder.

Here is a snapshot of my twice daily walk around the village with my beautiful boy, there is a very autumnal feel.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013


Hoping to get back to normal after a very stressful month. My youngest son has just gone off to University.  He did not make the grades for his first choice University so taking his insurance choice we did not think there would be a problem. Turn back the clock to the end of August when he informed me he did not get offered any of the accommodation he'd chosen. So after a week of waiting the University offered him a room, sharing a bunk bed and an hour walk from the University all for the pricey sum of £95 per week.  Needless to say we turned it down for obvious reasons.  Consequently, we have spent the last 3 weeks trying to get decent accommodation close to the University. After a week staying in a Hostel he found somewhere to live.  Finally last weekend he moved into a very nice private flat sharing with 3 others, 10 minutes walk from the University.  We moved him and  his belongings into a lovely, cosy homely flat.  I think he is going to be very happy, and I am so relieved.  Not the best of starts to University life.
Keeping me sane and occupied during this time has been Crochet. I find it relaxing sitting at night with my wool and hook. I have just finished a second round cushion and have fallen for popcorn stitch, I just love it....
 Smaller projects using popcorn stitch are also taking shape too, don't want to mention the C word........

but it is obvious... i hope.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

A Whole Year.................

A whole year has gone by since I was last here, can't believe how quickly time passes.
It has been a year of loss, my lovely Mother passed away and I left my job through illness.
Thing are now looking better, my health is improving which is a good thing, and the pain of loosing someone close to me is easing.  I felt it inappropriate to blog whilst I was on sick leave but now I am completely finished with work and feeling stronger, what better time to blog again with the start of a new month and exactly a year since I was last here.
I have truly missed being part of the blogging community, I kept up to date with all my favourites, popping in now and again to see what you have all been up to.   Having more time at home I hope I will be able to spend it doing some of the things I love. 
See you soon.

Thursday, 30 August 2012


I am at the end of a 2 week break from work, the first week DH and I went back to Skiathos.

We were HERE a year ago.  I shall post more pictures of our fab holiday when I have spare moment.

Lazy mornings this week at home have been spent enjoying a really tasty breakfast,
Granola,Greek Yogurt, Raspberries and Honey.
Very moorish.

My little boy went to the groomers this week.  He has gone from a shaggy teddy bear to a very handsome chap. 

What a difference I cannot believe how different he looks.  This was him above just before his cut.

Love the new hair cut Mum...............

I have kept his hair as I am going to try and spin it,
I may be able to knit a small toy with the wool I produce.
I shall let you know how I get on.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012


Tonight we are looking forward to a home grown supper.......
Harvesting our first potatoes of the season

Together with a selection of fresh lettuce and herbs from my new raised beds.

I think a nice quiche made with our hen's eggs to finish it off.
Must go, the boys are hungry.  

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Chilling Out.....

I  picked up this book in the supermarket last week, I am curious  to see what all the fuss is about.
I thought I would take it on holiday with me in a couple of weeks time. 

In the meantime I am enjoying a day off work with my monthly
favorite magazines.

Hope you are making the most of this beautiful weather.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

A Busy week........

Here we are at the end of another week, and it has been a busy one here in the patch.

Our eldest son graduated from Sheffield University this week.
5 Years of studies and gaining a first class
Masters in Mechanical Engineering.
Congratulations and well done,
we are such proud parents.
No Pressure now on youngest son when he goes off to University in 2013.

On the creative side I have been busy making a gift for my mum.

I did a workshop with the Embroiderers Guild a few weeks ago with the talented Mandy Pattullo 
 entitled "Precious Memories".  It is a collection of recycled fabrics and memorabilia from the 
past together with a photograph printed onto fabric.  It is complimented with hand and machine embroidery. 

I have called it "Mother and Daughter", the photograph is my grandmother as a baby sitting on my
great grandmother's knee.
As my mum is in nursing care now I thought it would be something nice to remind her of the past.