Thursday, 2 February 2017

My latest finished project.

My latest finished project is the Begonia Swirl Shawl.The pattern is available free on Ravelry.The darker bit in the photograph is where it is doubled over.I used Geraint Lace Weight from Triskelion Yarn.It really is quite an easy pattern and is very effective when finished.It has only taken me a couple of weeks and I only knit in the evening.

Last weekwe went to see "LaLa Land " at the cinema.Have you seen it and what did you think.Tomorrow we are hoping to go and see "Lion"

Friday, 13 January 2017

Only four nights at home in the last three weeks!!!

No photos with this post.We have been really busy.December 23rd saw us going to Cambridge to spend four nights with our son,wife and three of our grandchildren.Home for two nights then off to Sudbury near Ashbourne in Derbyshire for our wedding anniversary.Our Golden Wedding!!I can't believe C and I have been married for 50 years.50 years!!!We had a lovely day and evening with our children and grandchildren.We started off as two and now we are eleven.A little bit of us in nine of them.Home for two nights and then off to Lanzarote for ten days..We had great weather and had a thoroughly lazy time after a busy time over Xmas.We arrived back into Manchester airprt last night and had a horrendous drive home in a blizzard.We couldn't see the white lines on the motorway.What a shock change in temperature.The celebrations don't stop there because it is my birthday on Monday!!

I am ready for a nice stay at home now.No desire to travel anywhere for a while.

12 Days of Xmas swap.

This is my lovely haul from Selma.I feel a little bit guilty because I stuck to the rules and stayed within the monetary limit.Selma spoiled me rotten.I may have to do a little "extra".Watch this space.I am sorry I havn't posted earlier about this because we have been away.(See my other post)

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone.I just hope that all my blogging friends have a healthy  happy and peaceful 2017.Fingers crossed .Love to you all.Barbaraxxxxx

Monday, 19 December 2016

Super Saturday

 No matter what I do I can't get this the right way round.It is the programme from Aladdin.The Wok'n'Roll pantomime that we went to see on Saturday afternoon at Theatr Clwyd.
 We had super seats and because we were on the end of a row two of the cast members came and had a chat with Ruby before it started.We were close enough to the front to get splattered by a water pistol.It was brilliant ,noisy but really good fun.
 Outside Theatr Clwyd this week is this installation.It is touring Wales promoting Wales as a great place for adventures.Wales is EPIC.You can see the scale of it .Quite impressive.
We came home,had some tea,thegirls got their PJs on and we snuggled under a duvet and watched the Strictly Come Dancing final.They stayed at ours overnight and we took them back home at lunchtime on Sunday.Emily slept for 12 hours.She had been on a midnight hike with Scouts and idn't go to bed until 2am!!!She needed tocatch up on some sleep with another week of school to go.
A lovely weekend for us but it also gave Mum and Dad a break.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Where will you be spending Xmas?

We are going to our son's in Cambridge.It is a three and a half hour journey by car,sometimes longer depending on traffic.We are going on Xmas Eve and I am convincing myself that all the foreign lorries that clog the A14 will have gone home to Hungary,Bulgaria,Poland etc.Fingers crossed that the weather is fine.

Second thing.How do I get my list of followers up to 100?!!!!

Sunday, 11 December 2016


Back from the concert which was brilliant.He is Richard Durrant not Dunant oops