Thursday, 14 February 2019

A Grand Day Out.

 My first attempt just disappeared so here goes a second time.
We woke up to a lovely sunny day and a good forecast so with nothing else planned we set out for the coast(North Wales) .Our first stop was at Colwyn Bay (40 minutes from home).We walked one way and then the other.There was beautiful sunshine and everyone out there walking were all very smiley.
 We had a good walk and then headed on down the coast to Conway Marina for lunch in the Mulberry pub.
This is the view from the pub.There were some amazing boats in the marina.Who owns these I wonder.People with loads of money
lunch was Mussels and a glass of lager.
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 In the pub.

We decided not to go back up the coast but via Snowdonia.We were hoping to see lots of snow on the tops but there was only a little bit.This is on the edge of Snowdonia.
We arrived home at 3pm thinking how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful and unspoiled area of the country.We are very lucky indeed.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

How many pairs of socks does a girl need?

I think I counted 13 pairs of socks here.All newly washed and ready to wear.As you can gather I love knitting stripy socks.There does not seem to be as much stripy yarn around as previously.Any suggestions of suppliers please?
Four more stripes ( there I go again) to do on my Sweet Pea blanket before new instructions tomorrow.Then when that is finished I am going to make a blanket for the homeless/refugees using up my stash.I bought six virtual cups of coffee the other night.You pay for the coffee and volunteers from Shareaid take them out to the homeless with a message from me.Another charity I support is Lend with Care.You loan money to get people going in businesses and then they pay you back in countries like Ecuador,Rwanda The Phillipines etc.No one has defaulted and when they pay me back I lend out the money again.Not big amounts,usually £15.
Back soon.Barbara

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Sweet Pea blanket.

It is growing and I am managing to keep up.
Has anyone crocheted the animals from Edward's Menagerie.All week I have been working on an alpaca/llama from the book for Ruby..I just cannot get the head / face right.

After posting my snowy pictures on Wednesday, my day went from bad to worse.We came back from our snowy walk and had lunch.About 1 pm my O H came into the room I was in to say he didn't feel well.He was dizzy,nauseous and clammy and said he was going to bed.I took his temperature which was fine.We have to be very careful as he has no spleen.He was sick a couple of times.I am thinking that if I have to rush him to A and E we have a quite long gravel drive with 5 inches of snow on it and the prospect of minus 5 over night.So, out I went and started shovelling.I managed to get two tracks clear,had a rest and went back and did more.I managed to get the car into the garage,a very tight fit and waited.Eventually about 7 pm he started to feel better and is fine again.Fancy being ill with 5 inches of snow!!!!Bad timing and a worrying few hours.I did manage to speed read my next Book Club book.The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.Not impressed.

We met up with Sarah,our daughter and Emily and Ruby today for a cup of coffee in John Lewis at home.I love that store.Beautiful but expensive things there.Our granddaughters are growing up so fast but are lovely girls.Very special to us.
Anyway,onwards and upwards .A new week and a busy day tomorrow.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

This morning.

This is what we woke up to this morning here in North Wales.We had a lovely walk into town.The snow was really crunchy.The forecast for tonight is for it to get down to minus 5.Going to be very tricky tomorrow!!!!

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Progress so far.

 This is how far I have got with the Sweet Pea blanket.Apologies the colours are not true but I am getting fed up with the green.Green was the colour of my school uniform so not my favourite colour.I think I have got about six rows to do to keep up with CAL.

I have been held up because I was doing a bit of scarf making.Chester Cathedral are having a knitting exhibition with various scenes from the Bible.I am not a church person but am interested in the knitted scenes.They are partnering with ShareAid which is a Chester/North Wales charity which helps the homeless and refugees.They are having what they are calling the River of Life which will be made of scarves,fish etc running from the Chapter House into the Cathedral.So I have knitted two scarves for the project and delivered them yesterday.The exhibition starts on Saturday and runs for about three weeks.More details on Chester Cathedral website.I got to know about it rom when my OH played his ukulele there in December.

Yesterday was a beautiful day with blue skies but cold.We had a walk in Ness Gardens and had them almost to ourselves.There were lots of snowdrops out and a couple of witch hazels.I do like witch hazels.

My OH bought me some freesias,yellow and orange.Lovely.I am waiting for the first daffodils to appear in the shops.

Today it is grey but we are going out to lunch just to a Brewers Fayre .Cheap and cheerful but it saves cooking.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Sweet Pea blanket.

 I am ready to start my Sweet Pea blanket designed by Lucy at Attic 24.I have put a sample of each shade on a lolly stick just in case I lose the ball band(as recommended by Lucy)
I have got a new phone so I hope this works and my photos are of a better quality.It is a Samsung Galaxy J6.Fingers crossed.
Anyone else doing the CAL?