Saturday, 20 October 2012

It is so sad.Ziggy's vet has been murdered.

Ziggy,our cat visited the vet a couple of weeks ago with a lump on his tail.The vet disappeared 8 days ago.She went home from work and was then seen on CCTV at a local supermarket.After that nothing.Her car has been found burnt out and a man from Gwynedd has been arrested on suspicion of murder.It is just so awful.We live in a small market town and just can't believe this has happened.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

A Day on Anglesey,North Wales.

 As I am restricted in what I can do at the moment(we should have gone to France today but have had to cancel)we decided on a trip to Anglesey.It was blue skies when we set off but that wasn't to last.It is less than an hour to Anglesey from our house.The above photo shows the Menai Straits which divide Anglesey from the mainland.They are very treacherous waters and very fast flowing.
 Our first stop was at the above place.The longest place name in Britain,I think.With my recent Welsh lessons I can just about pronounce it!

We then went on to Rhosneigr.A lovely little place with a great beach.There was another beach with masses of surfers but we couldn't park.Just outside the village we noticed an odd looking building which said it was The Oystercatcher Bar and restaurant so in we went for lunch.What a fascinating place.The building was made in Germany and brought in 12 trucks to Rhosneigr where it was assembled.All the furniture inside was made by prisoners in Durham jail.The restaurant is run as a social enterprise.Every year they take between 12 and 18 local students who have done one year in college and give them work experience in the bar and restaurant.The food was wonderful.Any profits made go back into the scheme.It was lovely to be served by these young people.What a great idea.

From there we did a short drive to Oriel Ynys Mon(Anglesey Art Gallery) to see an exhibition by a very famous Welsh artist called Kyffin Williams who does the most marvellous paintings in both oils and water colours.It was good to get out and about with only a short walk from the car so that if my knee went C could dash and get my crutches!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

This and that!

 I am just showing you what I have finished this week.I had this yarn in a giveaway from Josie Kitten.It is a very bright yellow,not a colour I would normally choose but I love it.The pattern is Dane shawl.It is sock weight wool and is very quick to knit.It is going to brighten me up over winter.
 Another quick knit is this fun tea cosy, easily knitted up in one evening.I did it to go in my new kitchen.
Here it is -the new kitchen!!We are thrilled to bits with it.
Other news.My knee seems to have settled(famous last words).I don't even have an appointment to see the consultant for five weeks and then how long will I have to wait for surgery.I am very nervous where I go.I can never be far from the car and take my crutches everywhere.
Last night I felt brave and we went to our local film theatre.We are so lucky that five minutes from home we have a theatre which also has a film theatre which shows lots of foreign films.Last night we saw The Women on the Sixth Floor.It was brilliant.Very funny.A really feel good film.It cheered me up no end.Just what I need at the moment.