Sunday, 25 November 2012

I could show you a photo of my black eye!

I could show you a photo of my black eye but I won't.It might spoil your Sunday.If you read my blog you will know I have been having knee problems and am waiting to have an operation on my right knee.On Thurday we ventured into Chester to do a bit of Xmas shopping.We were walking along,me being very careful, when as we turned a corner a lady coming the other way in a great hurry tripped me up.She had a shoulder bag with two straps-one on her shoulder and the other trailing on the ground.As she swung round the corner my foot got caught in it and down I head hit the pavement first but thankfully I had my specs on which cushioned me a little.I also banged said right knee and apart from a black eye have a very bruised hand and ache all over.I don't think I must have osteporosis as nothing broke but I am feeling a little sorry for myself!I now have the date of Jan 2nd for my knee op which gets me through Xmas so I am quite happy with that.
It has been a busy week.Tuesday I spent looking after our youngest granddaughter Ruby who is five.She had been sick in school on Monday and so was excluded for 48 hours.We kept her entertained but when you have done 7 45 piece jigsaws-----.We had a theatre visit to see Glengarry Glenross,a film Snows of Kilimanjaro, supper out with our group of closest friends and all the usual stuff we do during the day.We like keeping busy.
P.S.When I have been at home I have been enjoying crafting in my new "den".

Friday, 9 November 2012

My latest projects.

 This is a blanket I have done for over the sofa in the lounge.It gets a lot of sun so the need to stop the sofa fading.The colours are picked out from the curtains.I love doing these squares!Joining them together is a bit of a chore.
I also love doing this zigzag crochet.It grows so quickly.This a mini blanket for Ziggy to sit on on the sofa in the dining room which is where we tend to watch TV.
I decided I needed my own room for my crafting,i padding,radio listening etc where I am not disturbed.So I am having the back bedroom(we live in a bungalow) just for me.We rarely have visitors staying so it is wasted just as a bedroom.It is going to be my den!I already have a built in cupboard where I keep my projects and my stash.I am going to buy some shelves to put all my books,patterns etc on AND it is the perfect excuse to do another throw.Last night I ordered a load of Stylecraft Special DK yarn in bright colours.This range has a huge range of colour options,is lovely and soft and cheap.I can't wait to get going.
We have had three visits to Theatr Clwyd in the last week.We saw the play Boeing Boeing in the main theatre.It is a farce and was brilliantly well done.We have also seen two films.The Bird ,a French film with English subtitles and last night The Apartment with Jack Lemmon and Shirley Maclaine.A classic which has stood the test of time.
Finally ,the police didn't find two bodies when looking for our missing vet ,they found two lots of remains miles apart .How could anyone do this.Just awful.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

There is snow on Snowdon(North Wales)

I love this time of the year.A friend and I were discussing the other day whether we could live somewhere that didn't have seasons.The conclusion was that we couldn't.The Autumn colours this year have been exceptionally beautiful.What do you think?

Yesterday saw a clear blue sky so although we knew the day would be going off we headed towards Snowdonia and couldn't believe that there was snow on Mount Snowdon but also on other lower hills.I am sure this is very early for snow.As we drove through Betwys y Coed it started sleeting.It only takes us 50 minutes to get to see this wonderful scenery.From Betwys we went down to the coast at Conway,had a quick drink in Llandudno and headed for home.All done in three hours.

An update on my knee situation.I actually saw my consultant on Thursday and it isn't as bad as we feared.He was quite mystified because on the X ray everything looks normal so he is replacing the plastic bearing with a larger one and hopes that does the trick.He has to order the part making me sound like a car!The op should be done in 2-4 weeks and then hopefully we won't have to go everywhere with crutches and a wheelchair in the car.(In case the knee locks)

An update on our murdered vet.The police have found the remains of TWO bodies but have not actually said if either is the missing vet.