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August 2nd – ‘circles’ August 2, 2013

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August break 2013 – day 2.

Today’s theme is ‘circles’. I didn’t know how this would work out as we already had a day out planned and I didn’t know where circles would come into it.

As it turns out, there were plenty of circles to be found, and here are two of my favourites…


The Barbara Hepworth sculpture ‘Dual Form’ outside the Guildhall in St Ives, and in the background, a porthole window.


Coffee cups and saucers, circles within circles!

So, that was day 2.

Happy Friday x


Sunday’s Song March 4, 2012

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In honour of Davy Jones…

And because this week I was reminded by my best friend that this song makes her think of me – it was something to do with my clothes!!



Happy Sunday xx


The Versatile Blogger Award! February 6, 2012

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To everyone who passes this way…

I’m saying a HUGE thank you to Kashi who gave me a Versatile Blogger Award last week. I’d had a couple of pretty miserable days and this was a really lovely surprise. To know that my ramblings and projects are enjoyed really means a lot. And Kashi, who lives a long way from me, feels like a great friend. I think that this is one of the most wonderful things about blogging; making friends and connections with others all over the world, sharing our joys and sadness, and all being part of a pretty great community.

And so on to the rules of the award…

  • Add the award to your blog
  • Thank the blogger who gave it to you
  • Mention 7 random facts about yourself
  • List the rules
  • Award to 15 bloggers
  • Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog

So, now on to 7 random facts about myself

  1. I’m a qualified dental nurse.
  2. Usually I’m reading at least 3 books at the same time – one next to the bed, one by my chair, and one in my bag for when I’m out and about.
  3. I taught myself to crochet to get through a really troubled time.
  4. I play classical guitar and flute.
  5. I still watch Coronation Street.
  6. When I was 7 years old I took part in a gymnastics display for the Queen for her Silver Jubilee.
  7. I have a not-so-secret crush on Jarvis Cocker!

And the 15 blogs that I am now handing this award to are…

  1. Beberouge
  2. The Craft Giraffe
  3. Crafts From The Cwtch
  4. Knitspiring Odyssey
  5. Bella Bee and Me
  6. Gingerbread Girl
  7. The Green Dragonfly
  8. Faith
  9. Lori Makes
  10. Rose & Dahlia
  11. Lucy ‘in the sky’
  12. Stocki
  13. Little Woolie
  14. Planet Penny
  15. Little Things Made With Love

And there we go – 15 blogs which I regularly dip into, which make me smile and give me inspiration.

And Kashi you know that I would send this award right back at you too xx

So now I’m off to post on all these lovely blogs – happy days xx


Tuesday’s Tallies 5 – on Wednesday! October 19, 2011

Oh dearie me. I don’t know quite what happened to Tuesday – it just seemed to pass by before I ever got a chance to get anywhere near the computer!! Lots to do as always so a quick catch-up on Wednesday.

I’m on to my 19th colour change and back to Pomegranate, a colour I love. The ripple is now starting to spread nicely over my lap as I crochet which is a bonus now the weather has become decidedly cooler. In fact there may even have been a light frost this morning but as it was still quite dark when I first looked out I couldn’t be definite on that.

Rippling along

And on another note – I read Lucy’s post regarding the last dahlias the other day which made me think I must see if the Farmer’s Market had any this week. So yesterday morning I went off into town with this very idea in mind. First stop was coffee however with a couple of friends so we could catch up before half term. Then into the coffee shop comes my step-daughter with my gorgeous granddaughter carrying a beautiful bunch of dahlias. For me!! I was delighted on all counts as you can imagine. I had coffee and cake with friends, a good chat, met up with family and brought home a fabulous bunch of dahlias!

The last dahlias

Happy Tuesday indeed xx

I’m off now to check out how everyone else is getting on with their projects over on Gingerbread Girls’ blog


Lazy Sunday October 9, 2011

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A friend linked this on Facebook today and for me it says it all…

Rainy days, Sunday dinner, family and fun xx


Good Friends July 12, 2011

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I love it how with good friends they can pop round in the afternoon for a cup of tea and a slice of cake and then before you know it we’re all eating dinner and enjoying a few glasses of wine. And the children are all happily ensconced, watching a film, playing a game, spending time together. It was a perfect Sunday, just haven’t had time to jot it down until now.

Son no.3 desperately wanted to bake a Victoria sponge cake, and it had to be handmade, not in the food processor. So there he was, creaming butter and sugar, cracking eggs – he’s only 9. But he did a great job and it quickly vanished! And here it is, proudly displayed on my favourite charity shop vintage plate…

Sunday afternoon tea

tea on Sunday


Good friends, good food, good music – that’s what it’s all about x


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