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.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Vintage knitting

 Gina on Fan my Flame blog posted a photo of her wearing a top she had made years ago.This got me thinking.I dug out this tank top,a Kaffe Fassett kit that I made a long time ago.I can't bear to p art with it.I made it,I think,when Matt was in iniversity and he is 46 now.
I still fit into it!Perhaps I should start wearing it again.

Have you any knitting/crochet that you treasure from the past?

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A trip into London.

 For our anniversary in December our children bought us a visit to London.friday night we stayed at our son's in Cambridge.saturday morning saw us taking the traininto London(after watching grandson,Angus,play football.After checking into our hotel we strolled to the National Gallery which was only a five minute walk.We also visited the National Portrait Gallery.
 Saturday evening they had bought us tickets to Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton.It was brilliant and has got 5* reviews in all the papers.
 On Sunday I had booked us tickets to go the Hockney exhibition at Tate Britain.Again wonderful.here are some of the pictures we saw.Photography was not allowed so these are from the book.
          "Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy"
                                         "A Bigger Splash"
                                           "Red Pots in the Garden"
                                          "Woldgate Woods"Oil paint on 6 canvases.
"Hawthorn Blossom" 

                                         "Mother,Bradford" 1978
                                         The children had also bought us tickets to this exhibition at the National Gallery.This featured Arthur Streeton,Tom Roberts,John Russell and Charles Conder.
                                          "Golden Summer" by Arthur Streeton.1889
                                         "Cruach en Mahr" by John Russell.1905
                                         "A Holiday at Mentone"by Charles Conder.1888.
A great weekend with lots of treats.We used taxis instead of the Tube as Charles has a slipped disc.
Back to Cambridge for Sunday night and then backhome to north wales on Monday morning.
Do try and see the hockneyexhibition.it was amazing.

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)