Wednesday, 21 March 2012

new project for charity

I have knitted /crocheted so many pairs of socks,shawls,scarves etc.My granddaughters don't need anything at the moment but I need to be doing something while I watch TV.I just can't watch,my hands have to be busy.I have lots of wool but decided to treat myself to some new colours-see above.What I am going to make are some small baby blankets for use with car seats.I am either going to sell them myself or donate them or any money I make to a particular charity.
This is the first one I made and the one below is a WIP.
I am going to go for different colour combinations and not the usual pastels.Saying all this we were out on Monday night at the film theatre to see "Woman in Black",we have Wine Appreciation tomorrow night and Friday evening we are at the theatre to see "A Doll's House" by Ibsen.Not much crochet/TV time there!!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Last Friday our daughter was 40.She just wanted a family get together and not a party.We met up on Friday evening at the Golden Lion pub/hotel in Easenhall near Coventry.What a brilliant venue.The pub was lovely.We had a meal,all 11 of us which was superb.We had an area at the end of the main pub rooms,all to ourselves.They had decoarated the table and could not have been more accomodating.The rooms were great.The two families had two bedrooms each but through a closed door from the corridor.We had our meal and then Ella went to our room and listened out for the the other four grandchildren.We stayed and had a few(!!!) drinks in the bar and we laughed and laughed which isn't good when you have a cracked rib!A great evening was had by all.

Saturday ,after a huge breakfast,we went to Warwick Castle.We were a bit disappointed that it seemed to be run more as a theme park than as an historic venue.You had to pay extra to go in the Merlin Tower,£3.60 each even for the children.The Princess Tower was free and the girls loved that.
There was a birds of prey display.This was a sea eagle(?).
Our son with four of our five grandchildren.Maps being consulted.
Finlay having a go at archery.He was actually very impressive and hit the target every time.
One last photo of the birthday girl.This was an ordeal for the waitress who it turned out was frightened of fireworks and suchlike!
This has been a superb,brilliant weekend.I love having all the family together.We started off as two and now we are 11.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

I think I have cracked a rib!

On Saturday I was rushing out of the bath when I slipped,crash,into the side of our cast iron bath,and banged my chest.It is so painful.When I breathe in or sneeze or even move it is agony.There is no point going to the doctors because they will do nothing but it is cramping my style.I can't drive .I am trying to sit still(very nice in the sun this afternoon) and just take painkillers.Hope it doesn't take long to go away.That's my moan of the day.Sorry!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Is Spring here?

Hasn't Ziggy grown?He is now 5 months old,neutered and microchipped and so can go out and enjoy the garden.We were frightened he might run off but initially he wouldn't move from the back door.We have made the garden as secure as we can and as he has had his claws clipped he isn't climbing fences and getting out.He is a lovely character,very gentle and purrs all the time.He has a mad half hour every morning and evening charging round which is very funny.I love it when you can walk round the garden and see signs of Spring.We have lots of daffodils,crocus,snowdrops but it is the more unusual I like.These scillas(?) have spread like mad and are gorgeous.In the same border are these anemone blanda.I always thought that the blue variety reverted to white within five years but these have been around for 17 years,at least.I love hellebores too.I was given three plants by my sister in law a couple of years ago but this is the only one that has flowered this year.In the same bed we have loads of bluebells coming up.They are really invasive.
Our daughter is 40 this coming Friday.I can't believe I have children aged 40 and 41!!it can't be right.I don't feel that old!!Her OH took her on a surprise visit to Barcelona last weekend.A huge hit.