Thursday, 21 August 2014

Another Birthday!

August is busy month for birthdays in our house - on Wednesday  I was 21 again!!

I got the DVD Broadchurch - I missed this when it was on the TV but have heard goods things about it, so looking forward to watching it.

A lovely scarf as you can never have too many!

I got this set of really cute owl stitch markers.

My sister got me this cookery book. She has been using it and says it is really good, so look out for some reviews of recipes.

Of course I needed some more wool to go with the stitch markers!

Of course a birthday needs cake and candles!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Summer scavenger hunt

Scavenger hunt is going slowly this year- this working every day gets in the way!

7. A rural landscape

20. A bus with a picture painted on its side

6. an urban street scene
 17. a lamppost

8. A tattoo on a person - thought I wasnt going to get this one, but plucked up courage to ask the boyfriend of a colleague from work when we were at a Fringe show.

I still have 10 to get. If you are playing along how are you getting on?

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Birthday Boy

 Andrew was 15 yesterday - not sure where the time has flown to. Happy Birthday to you!

He was happy with all his presents.

Decorating cakes gets harder for them as they get older - my attempt at a playstation controller.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

A spending spree

Oh dear I seem to have gone on a bit of a spending spree and added to my wool stash. Fyberspates is changing from an independent dyer to concentrating on her wholesale line, so I really had to buy some of her lovely wool to add to my stash (which I will get round to knitting - eventually)


Rural Charm 4ply

Twizzle Silk 4ply
 Vivacious DK

Not sure what this one is - it was a lucky dip hank.
 Elegance Lace

Oh and before I went on holiday I just had to visit John Lewis sale and got some Rowan Summer Tweed

but I have actually started knitting with the green one!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Summer Scavenger Hunt 2014

While on holiday I did manage to take some photos for the Scavenger Hunt

9. A Bakery - this is Bryson's in Keswick - they do lovely scones and Plum bread

2. A garden gnome

5. A rack of postcards

19. A public garden

21. A photo of me with something representing the season

3. Birds on a wire

Monday, 4 August 2014

Summer Holidays Week 2

For the second week of our holiday we crossed over to Northumbria, to the seaside town of Beadnell (which is also where we were last year). The weather was glorious.

The view from the balcony of our holiday home.

 Across the beach to Beadnell limekilns.

Building a sandcastle.

Playing in the sea


Visit to Howick Hall Gardens

Visit to the local pub for dinner

Chips at Seahouses

At the harbour on the last night

Just to prove that I did get my feet wet!

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Summer Holidays Week 1

This year for the first week of our holidays we went again to Keswick in the Lake for the Convention.  The Convention is an annual Christian Convention, the main speaker this year was Vaughan Roberts who was very good. Andrew goes to the Youth Meetings and this year John was able to go to the meetings for 19-24 years old. Both of them really enjoyed the meetings. The weather was good, with only one day of terrible rain.


 Derwentwater again but from a different side.

The boys playing pitch and putt! I wandered round the shops.

The next two are taken from a hill walk - not one I did needless to say.

Our different piles of books we bought to keep us going through the year. This year John's pile was just about bigger than his dads.

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