Thursday, 28 April 2011
As you can see above, some progress has been made with the chevron garden blanket. It is slow going though - all those tiny stitches on a 3mm hook, when will it end? I really only have about another 8 inches to go on this blanket and it shouldn't take too much longer so I really should pull my finger out and just get on with it!
I really hope you have all been enjoying the school holidays as much as us. We are looking forward to a street party tomorrow. We only live in a little close and there aren't many of us so we are going to a neighbour's house for a buffet and lots of bubbly. We are all making something to take along and I am making a potato salad and a strawberry and rhubarb fool (I made this last week with some of the rhubarb from the garden and it was delish annd very easy to do). The met office says that it will be dry and partially sunny tomorrow so hopefully we will get the chance to sit out and enjoy some sunshine. Enjoy tomorrow, whatever you are doing. x
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Monday, 18 April 2011
Sorry to bore you if you are not in the slightest bit interested in tortoises. We also went to Ikea, had a day trip to London, spent loads of time in the garden (gardening and relaxing) and enjoyed each others company. More blog posts to follow. Hope you are enjoying the Easter Hols. Take care. x
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Unfortunately my husband was unwell on Sunday (he's now feeling better) and was feeling very bad about not being able to cook the dinner and do all the odd jobs that keep the house ticking over. I was not bothered in the slightest though as I had had such a lovely day on Saturday in London, so I was quite happy cooking the Sunday roast, sipping a glass of red and listening to Paul O'Grady on Radio 2.
I also got one last present, which I chose and ordered a few days before.
My Mum's Mother's Day present arrived yesterday - it's a bird feeding station with various hooks to hang several bird feeders from. I am hoping it fits together easily (let me know Mum if you need me to come over and help) and will soon attract more birds to her garden.
Right, I have a very busy week ahead of me - will report back soon. x
Monday, 4 April 2011
The very lovely and extremely kind Andrea at Apples and Pears has given me an award. Wow, totally wasn't expecting that! The Liebster Blog Award is designed to be awarded to blogs with fewer than 300 followers therefore promoting their blog to a wider audience. As such, I would like to pass on this award to the following blogs, each of which I enjoy reading immensely.
Chasing Rabbits Down Holes
Harmony and Rosie
It really was a lovely surprise to receive this after an extremely enjoyable day trip to London on Saturday with my Mum, sister and my eldest daughter (don't worry, youngest daughter had a fab day with Daddy - bowling, McDonalds for lunch, movie afternoon and pizza for tea! What more could a 7 year old ask for?). We were wedding dress shopping for my sister - I cannot really say any more on the matter as the Groom to be reads this blog, although I think it was a successful day. We had a champagne afternoon tea (yum!) before popping into Selfridges and Harrods for a mooch. Back home on the train feeling very sleepy, arriving home in time to eat leftover cold pizza with a glass of wine.
Hope you all had great weekends. Will post tomorrow about Mother's Day. x