Go on, have a virtual slice with your cup of tea. The good news is that it's zero calories for virtual cake. (In reality, the last slice was snaffled this morning. Tayberries and blackcurrants freshly picked specifically for this cake from our garden). xxx
Saturday, 18 June 2011
And I have already started on my next blanket ! That's right, I am a crochet machine!!! Will post next week with details. Must get that shawl finished too - not much more to do. Have a great rest of the weekend. x
Monday, 13 June 2011
Puzzlewood - what can I say? If you are anywhere in the vicinity of the Forest of Dean, make sure you visit Puzzlewood. It is stunning (the photos do not do it justice) and has been used as a film location for Doctor Who and Merlin. Truly beautiful.
Just a short post today as I have some more ends to sew in - will show you the finished blanket in the next couple of days. x
Friday, 10 June 2011
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
The scrumptious photo is the breakfast that my eldest very kindly cooked for us on Saturday morning. She had some homework during half term, asking for her to find some instructions to make something, then try them out and see how easy they were to follow. As we were going camping, I suggested maybe she could follow the tent instructions or making a bacon buttie for breakfast instructions. (Did you see what I did there?!) Well, she chose full english breakfast and boy, was it good!
It was a rainy day so we decided to go to Clearwell Caves near Coleford. I have to admit that I'm not all that interested in caves but the information about the people who mined there for iron ore was fascinating. And guess what I found down the mines -
Sorry for the close up - it looks fairly grubby and in desperate need of a wash, but I had to show you the v stitches. I'm not sure how it is worked but I think I might have to try it at some point. If anyone knows what stitch it is, please let me know.
We also went to a place called Puzzlewood but it deserves a post of its own. I took a fair few photos there so it will take some time picking the best ones so I don't bore you with ALL of my holiday snaps!
Talking of crochet, must get the chevron out and do a few rows whilst watching the tv. x
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Hello! We are back from camping - a day early due to the weather - torrential rain all Saturday night and then rain pretty much all day Sunday so we decided to leave Sunday afternoon. We had a fab time and managed to do all the things we had planned. Will do a separate post with photos later on this week.
Just a quick post today as I need your help. I went to look at all our lovely things growing in the garden as I knew they would have grown due to lots of sunshine and a bit of rain over the weekend. I discovered that the "raspberries" had started to change colour and had grown quite considerably in size. In fact, they are far too big for raspberries and with a little bit of a search on the internet and a chat with my Mum, we think they may be loganberries or tayberries, but which one I just don't know. Any ideas? Any recipe ideas? We have a few, but not enough to make jam. I am hoping that our crop will increase next year once I have properly weeded around them.
If you have any clue as to what these berries are, please could you leave me a comment. I would be most grateful. Always nice to know what's growing in the garden (and also what you are eating!). Thanks.
Right, better hang up yet more washing and get back to the gardening. x
Thursday, 2 June 2011
That's right, we're away for the weekend in the Forest of Dean, in our trusty tent for 3 nights. We put it up in the front garden a couple of weeks ago to make sure it was all ok and here's a photo. Very blue, but happily with this season's orange. We may be considered trendy at the campsite, doubt it though! Eldest daughter has promised to cook us a fry up for breakfast one day - not sure how she's going to do it with a smallish frying pan on a camping stove but as long as I don't have to cook...
We have already packed the boot of the car and it all fits, just! I'm taking a book and my crochet, tea bags and wine. I am sure we will venture out and about at some point but I'm hoping the kids will make friends at the campsite and entertain themselves so us adults can get some R&R. I'm sure I'll take a few photos so I'll be back next week to let you know how we got on. Please don't rain...