Sunday, 28 August 2011

Gregory Bear...

It's happened, our first piece of homework has come home for our pre-schooler!
Gregory goes home with different children each weekend and in his little backpack is a diary to record his adventures. So far we've taken lots of pictures but not filled it in until they're printed out.
I will share the end of yesterdays trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park as I've been playing with my new roidizer app.
I wonder what else we can find for Gregory to do?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Crafting FO...

I have a folder on my PC that I store all the photos of things I've made (in fact I have a few folders - one for each year) and I just uploaded some pictures of the following and realised that the last dated upload was the end of May! I have been making but it seems to have taken an age what with our landscaping efforts thrown into it too.

Anyhoo, here are the results of my efforts - the first a Shrug/Bolero that I am yet to name and is of my own design - I'll sit and work out the patter if anyone is interested, the second is called Cardi Shrug and the pattern is available here through Ravelry (sorry, you need to be a member but joining is free and the benefits for any knitter/crocheter humungous soooo many patterns, many of them free)...

Seems I have a thing for grey at the moment - not sure why, think I need to get some colour back in my life!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Glorious...



at least they are to me and look who has been visiting my sunflower head for days on end now, whatever will Mrs Ladybird do when it blooms??

Monday, 15 August 2011

Autumn/Hallowe'en swap...


As the first swap I ever joined was an Autumn/Hallowe'en one I couldn't resist when I saw this one come around - if you feel like joining in leave a comment over at Blueberry Heart (click on pic for link straight to post) it's open until 21st August and you can choose your theme x

Sunny Garden Pics...

As promised I waited and got a better shot of the finished garden in the sunshine and minus the washing line too!
And from the bottom down a couple of steep steps... wonder who that is in my shot - they see a camera these days and want to be able to see themselves on the screen!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Birthday Jaunt...

Happy birthday dh! We jumped on a train and found ourselves squeezed to within an inch of our lives like battery hens for an hour amidst many other fellow rugby supporters. People gave up trying to get on 2 stops later, I will forever be amazed at how another dozen slotted in to our carriage when we thought it was full already!
We got to cardiff hot but not bothered as we knew we'd all fit in the countries best stadium. 73307 to be exact. We had a great lofty view of the entire pitch and were treated to a slow but gripping match.
I can't fault cardiff city for its fan treatment but the rail companies should have put longer trains on, it cannot be safe to have that kind of shoving and those numbers crammed on to a 3 short carriage train. Anyway it didn't dampen spirit's and the singalong led by a jovial friend made the journey seem half the distance.
A little shot of the view for you...