Friday 28 February 2014

Alphabet Blogging - V

V is for 5

5 sections in my Filofax

'action' pics from the photo album
DS toddling
DH building
Me showing off the nearly finished car!
Me acting

'foodie' pics from mags

easy go!

card making bits

anything with numbers or days

V is for verbs

I'm busy learning and conjugating (steady there!) at the moment.

ich rede
du redest
er/sie/es redet
wir reden
ihr redet
sie reden

V is for Very Lovely Bloggers

who are joining in with our Alphabet blog.

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You are very welcome to join in with our Alphabet blogging. The next letter for Friday 7th March is U.

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Can you see?

Can you see my smile? Can you hear me chuckle? It's not my birthday but I've received a present. Just out of the blue! From a very, very lovely blogger.

I'd left a comment on her blog about my crocheted dishcloths which were done in a cream cotton. I found that my cotton discoloured very quickly and wondered how a white cotton would fare in the washing up routine. Pam very kindly sent me one of her cloths so I could try one out for myself.
Can you see my smile?
Pam, you've made my day, thank you - now I'm off to tackle the washing up!

Monday 24 February 2014

Mystery object

Briony from Crafty Cats Corner was close in guessing frills and lace. The mystery object is for making hairpin lace. The wool is wound around and crochet stitches hold it together in the middle.

It's quite easy but I wondered what on earth do you do with a length of frilly wool. Then I turned to Youtube and a whole new craft world opened up. Here is my humble sample.

The lady on this video has her own website which includes crochet and knitting too. Amazing.


Sunday 23 February 2014

List 52 - Week 8

I'm joining in with Dreamer's 52 list and am choosing small tasks that I've been avoiding and would like to do/finish. My list is written in my organiser and I hope this will give me a kick up the backside and spur me on. My eighth week task is:

8. Make a start on tidying up the back garden. It's not been cleared from last year's vegetable growing. It will soon be time to plant again and if you're not careful the growing season will have come and gone!

It's a fine day, cold but sunny so I'll clear the runner bean wigwam and cut back the asparagus. We've still got plenty of leeks to eat and there's beetroot to be cropped as well.

There, that didn't take long, did it! I can see some new asparagus shoots just breaking the surface of the soil.

And there's some beetroot to have with our tea tonight.

If it's fine tomorrow I'll clear another section. Leek soup again, anyone?


Friday 21 February 2014

Alphabet Blogging - W

W is for question Words - 


Why is it that there is always at least one odd sock in the house?
Why do people or pusscats always walk on a newly mopped floor?
Why do most question words begin with W?


Where are your glasses?
Where are your keys?
Where do you keep your dishcloth?


Who operates the remote?
Who gets up first to make breakfast?
Who can touch their nose with their tongue?


What is the difference between a referring URL and a referring site?
What is your favourite meal?
What is this? It was given to me by a friend who was clearing out her mother's sewing box. (I know what it is but do you?) The top plastic bit comes off. The ruler is just there to show you the size. The whiskers and paws are there because cats always get in the way.


Which sock do you put on first and does it matter?
Which way round in the egg cup do you put your boiled egg - pointy end upward or round end upward and why?
Which is the larger measure - 1 cup or 4 ounces?


When will the spring weather arrive?
When is it the best time to go to the dentist?
When will I stop asking silly questions?

Answers to the above will hopefully be in the comments below!
Answer to the last question - now.

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You are very welcome to join in with our Alphabet blogging. The next letter for Friday 28th February is V.


Tuesday 18 February 2014

Kitchen Window - February 2014

The kettle is an Aga kettle (soon to be Ebayed) that DH found when he was tidying the garage. I'd acquired it from somewhere in the hopes of teaming it with an Aga at some stage. (Dream, dream, dream.) That stage is not to be (saving energy and all that) so the kettle will have to go. The shells were picked up on St. Annes beach on fish and chips day. My climbing plant is sitting on top of a pastry cutter because the window sill collects the moisture that drips down the window.


Monday 17 February 2014

Just walking around

… on a sponsored walk for charity.

We went around the local hotel golf course first, through very muddy terrain.

This was a dry part.

This wasn't. The water is covering the footpath. It looks more like a river. We retreated to higher ground.

The tower is in sight so we knew we were on the homeward stretch.

No rest though.

Next was a walk around the local park. There were many trees that had been brought down by the gales.

This tree fell through the roof of a children's nursery. It fell during the night fortunately.

I had to walk around the band stand for my final trek home.

Croci were a welcoming site at the end of my 7 mile walk.


Sunday 16 February 2014

List 52 - Week 7

I'm joining in with Dreamer's 52 list and I'm cheating this week as I am choosing a task that our friend has been avoiding. So the seventh week task is:

7. Journey with DH to our friend's and stay there while they lift the greenhouse off the ground and slide in bricks to stop the wood of the greenhouse rotting because it's been sitting in puddles of water.

I don't have to do any work with this one - only watch on the sidelines and offer support. Much thought went into how to lift a fully glazed wooden greenhouse safely in order to slip bricks underneath. A gadget was made specially for the purpose (not by me).

I took the opportunity to go for a walk along the sea front and into the village.

sea fix and rainbow fix

walk fix

snowdrop fix

devastation left from the gales

sea fix again

and again

pretty church fix

snowdrop fix again

sea fix again

crochet fix

reading fix (plus sweetie fix)

greenhouse fixed

safely up on a layer of bricks

Come to think of it, I did achieve something today that I'd been putting off for a long time.

I ditched the book that I was reading (and not enjoying) and started reading a different book. No more will I carry on to the bitter end. If the book does not 'grip' from the start then it goes straight away. The CS has benefitted from about 30 books that I've been avoiding for a while. I'm not going to read them now as the subject matter does not appeal.

As an added bonus today we were treated to dinner out by a grateful friend.



Friday 14 February 2014

Alphabet Blogging - X

X is for kisses

X is for kisses


Happy Valentine's Day


I made one of my heart wreaths into a Valentine decoration with Astri's roses.


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Tuesday 11 February 2014


I have been enjoying the Reflections posts on Joyknitt's blog and thought I'd find some reflections of my own around the house. (It's blowing a gale outside.)

in the window

in the mirror

The mirrors have views of Blackpool Pleasure Beach etched in them.

in the mirror

in the juke box

in the TV screen

in the clock

in the teapot and kettle

 in the oven door

in the mixing bowl

in the toaster