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.

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)