Sunday, 29 April 2018

A catch up

Aubrey turned 12!

A group effort on a baby blanket

Whitby, that fog is quite spooky!

Edinburgh and the boys turned 11!

Another baby quilt,  this is number 5 to date

No National Trust visit would be complete without tea and cake.

I graduated and didn't fall over in my heels until outside the cathedral

We took mum to Rome

I want to make this quilt seen at Hever Castle quilt show last September, but I never seem to have enough time

I did my garden, that was long overdue, the cat likes it!

Croatia, it was hot and Rachel turned 14

Wales, it was warm and didn't rain

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Monday, 29 May 2017

Baby blanket and #13 read 10 classics

Finished a baby blanket last week and gifted at the baby shower.
The recipient didn't know whether she was having a boy or girl so I mixed up the colours.

I didn't have time to block so looks slightly wonky!
Gave instructions for the first wash though.

#13 read 10 classics

I had planned to read 1 a month then leave 3 months for Ulysses
I've read three so far!
So 3 behind!

Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
it was ok, not my favourite Woolf

The Woman in White
Really enjoyed this one, it took a few goes to get into the flow of language 
but one Sunday morning
 -and three coffees - I couldn't put it down and finished it.

Northanger Abbey
again not my favourite Austen, but readable and short.

The next few days I'll get to tick of three items...quite excited for a trip

Saturday, 15 April 2017

A finish

My latest crocheted blanket is finished.
And I love it; it's soft, just the right size and those colours make me happy.

In other news the boys turned 10!

Monday, 10 April 2017

#1 visit a new country

I've just returned from Lisbon, Portugal. 
A few days away without children.
It was certainly a different type of city break.
Lisbon is an absolutely gorgeous city.
The architecture was amazing and all the painted buildings.
The weather was perfect for walking and exploring.
We ate lots (lots of seafood) and ate far too many Portugese custard tarts.
My favorite place was the Botanical Gardens, although neglected and rundown it had so many lovely trees and plants. 

We photographed many doors.

Recognise the bridge?
It's the same as the one in SF.

I was so tempted to start weeding!

 The monastery, stunning.

I would definitely return and I would love to visit more of Portugal,  although I had to promise to take the children next time. 

Sunday, 12 February 2017

#11 Use English heritage every month

Standen House with a bonus Kaffe Fasset exhibition. 
Couldn't ask for more on a wet, windy Saturday afternoon.