Tuesday, 30 August 2011

I've been shopping

I had a visit to Stash Fine Yarns in Chester today.C left me while he went to do something else.Big mistake!I only went for some 2ply lace yarn and bought all this.Well,I had to do something while I was waiting for him to come back.The yarn on the left is really deep purple, a really rich colour.It is to make scarf/stole/? for a friend whose birthday is in October.I also thought I ought to try Regia's lace and couldn't resist two lots of sock wool.

Could you pop by and say "hello" to...

Could you pop by and say "hello" to my daughter.She joined the blogging world yesterday but hasn't any followers yet.Her blog is Proud as a .........
I'm sure she would appreciate it.
We are having our house valued this afternoon and are going to take the plunge and put it on the market.watch this space!!

Monday, 22 August 2011

Jane Brocket's blanket

The blanket isn't finished yet as I have to do the edging.We had our son and his family staying this weekend and Angus got up rather early and then fancied a snuggle on the sofa.So out came Jane's blanket.All the grandchildren spent ages deciding which were their favourite squares!We had a lovely weekend,our daughter and family joining us on saturday for the day.I can't believe how much food we got through.There was lots of laughter and fun-the recipe for a great time.i just love having them all together.it doesn't happen very often.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

40 minutes and we are here..

in Llandudno.This the West Shore .School holidays and it would be impossible to park on the other main shore and promenade.Just look at this beautiful,deserted beach with wonderful views.There is a promenade to walk along with benches,a children's play area,a lake with swans(and ugh seagulls) and very little else.There is a grassed area between the prom and the road for ball games and picnics.They were setting up a small putting course and there were buckets and spades for sale but nothing else.No great temptations for children.And there are clean toilets.We had lunch in the only pub/hotel on this side and then went to Conway.

This is Conway Castle from the car.

We parked and went down by the harbour.It was quite busy with lots of people taking boat trips either up the river to get views of Snowdonia or out to sea to see the coast.

What are all the people on the left of the photo doing?They are catching crabs!You could buy a bucket,a line and some bait all for £3.

We are so lucky to have all this so close to home.We were back home by 3.30pm full of sea air and a lovely lunch.