Thursday, 6 July 2017

games you played with your children

Through the Keyhole has done a blogpost on books you read to your children.It is really interesting and I wondered which games you played with your children.We .have grandchildren and so we are revisiting games from our children which we have kept.Yesterday we were playing Game of Life.Recently we have played Cluedo and Taxi.Our oldest games were Picture Pairs and The House that Jack Built.

How about you?

Friday, 30 June 2017

I still can't load photos so how about a "round tuit"

have you got a "round tuit".I have loads.

I will sell/ give away my wedding outfits from my children's weddings (12 and 20 years ago!)
I will lose some weight.
I will stop buying yarn/wool.
I will phone friends I havn'tspokentofor ages.
I will walk more and not just get in the car.
I will get more computer savvy so I know how to load photos and deal with problems.
I will drink less wine.
I will read more.

How about you?
Do you you have "roundtoit" and where do you keep it!!!!!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

A week in France.

 On our way to France from our home in \North Wales we stopped in Cambridge to see our son and family.Angus was off to ||Scout camp.Just look at that rucksack.He could hardly walk with it on his back!!
Saturday morning saw us heading for Folkstone and Eurotunnel.We only had a 90 minute drive to St Valery sur Somme where we were staying for the week.
 It is from here that William the Conqueror sailed on his way to Hastings in 1066.It is a lovely little town with a medieval quarter and also a fishermans quarter.All very picturesque.
This is the cottae we rented for the week in a village called Saint Blimont,a six minute drive from St Valery.We had beautiful weather and we did a lot of sitting in the garden and reading and me doing my Elizabeth Bradley tapestry bell pull.
I read three books
While My Eyes Were Closed by Linda Green.
From the Heart by Susan Hill.
The Girls by Lisa Jewell.

I have loads more photos to share with you but my computer is refusing to load them.It says files are full so for now this is it.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Latest finished project.

 This is an easy pattern to knit/It is Knitspot Summer Fun Sock.As it says a great one for summr.

 I have started another summery one.
This is the yarn I am using.

How are you all?We have had my brother in law staying.He lives in Kenya but came over to see family and friends.Very tired now he has gone back.Hopefully off to Southern Scotland for a few days next week.
What a dreadful week it has been here in the UK.We are less than hour from Manchester,our daughter a lot closer.Many of her friends and colleagues have been affected and lost loved ones.Truly awful and so unnecessary.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Blogger cut off the photo


Just found this

My brother in law is staying with us at the moment.He lives in Kenya but is over here for two weeks.On Friday afternoon my OH and Paul started talking about their late parents.Paul is 11 years younger than my OH.C knew his Dad had driven an ambulance in WW2 and that he had gone to Belsen when it was liberated.He never talked about it to C.Paul said that his Dad many years ago, had got out an atlas and drawn on where he went in the war.We realised we had this atlas(C's old school atlas)When we found it and looked inside this what we saw.It has been in our bookcase for many,many years and we didn't realise this personal information about his father in the war was there to look at.All the places he had been to were circled ,including the Normandy landings..What an amazing piece of social history.My father in law must have seen horrendous images which must have stayed with him for the rest of his life.No wonder he wouldn't talk about it.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to everyone.A quiet one for us.Hope you are all having a lovely day.