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Tuesday, 23 June 2009

At Last!

I finally have a minute to sit down and blog - this last week seems to have shot past!! So much going on - well firstly we seem to have found a lovely home for Em's horse Pye

crap pic - i think he sneezed mid photo! (this is an old pic, camera still up the creek!) Well i'm touching wood as i say this - the lady who is having him for a trial period is the mum of one of Em's friends - so that is a bonus for a start! We took him over to her place last Thursday - lots of tears from Em and me before we even loaded him into the trailer! But he travelled well and on arrival at his new home gave a big whinnie to see who was around and then it was head down and lets eat!! more tears, and then we went on our way. We have had reports that all seems to be well at the moment, but you can never tell!!!

Em was feeling pretty low, but luckily on the Friday we were headed up to Birmingham for an open day at Em's Uni

so that gave her something to look forward to. I must admit i was rather apprehensive about her going - bi g bad city and all that - but i was pleasantly surprised!!! The Uni looks great - very modern and up together, and the halls of residence are lovely - all security guarded and cameras, etc,. (you can tell i'm a neurotic mother!!!). We then were taken on a tour of the city and it certainly was not the dismal place i had been lead to believe - there were lots of theatres, art galleries, opera and ballet houses - the nightlife is thriving - much to my daughter's delight!! There were of course areas not so pleasant as in any city, but the development of these areas is amazing! So a good day was had by all!

The weekend was spent getting Em's stuff ready for Glastonbury - i can't believe its come round again, it seems only a short while she went to the last one! I finally finished the blanket she wanted made for her friend Zoe, plus a flag to fly on a huge flagpole by her tent so she can find it amongst the sea of thousands - and a tutu - apparently a group of them have decided this is what they will wear, over leggings or jeans and wellies!
Phew - so glad to get that all done in time!
So tomorrow the girls are hoping to set out at half seven in the morning - that will be a miracle! and guess what, i will be doing Em's gap year job while she is away as they are short staffed!! I think i have definitely got something wrong somewhere!!!
Don't forget will be having a giveaway at the end of this month and any comments on this post will be put into the hat!!!
have a good week - its going to be a hot one!!

Monday, 22 June 2009

Catching up!

Still having trouble with blurry camera!!!! Have had a few really hectic days and no time at all to blog!!!
Hope to put that right soon before i forget everything!


Sunday, 14 June 2009

camera trouble and a giveaway!

Aaargh!!! i have taken a whole load of pics this week - my outing with trashy, the lovely shops we went into - also yesterday morning took part in a knit in public day - had great pics but my blithering camera will not download my pics - unfortunately it seems to be the camera and not the leads or the computer!!! am soooooo cross!!!! Will have to take it to a camera shop and see what they can do and just hope for the best.

Something completely different - its my BLOGOVERSARY this month - i can't believe its been a year since i started!!! I used to joke with Trashy about blogging and just didn't get it at all - how wrong could i be!!! I have loved it - loved meeting you all, making new friends and seeing all the lovely things you create. I have been inspired by you, laughed with you and sometimes cried too.

So, I will be having a giveaway near the end of the month - i have not decided what yet, but it will depend, i think, on who is the winner - if their passion is knitting, crochet, then probably some wool, or if they are a fabricaholic, then that's what they will receive - you get the idea! I will pick a winner from comments left on any of my posts from now until the end of June.
Couldn't leave you without some pics - so here's Molly trying to get into my laundry bag!

and Lilly's favorite pastime!!!

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!


Sunday, 7 June 2009

the scent of summer

My first sweet peas of this summer! How i love their scent. Bliss! roll on the hot weather (well maybe not too hot or i won't get any work done!)

Tuesday, 2 June 2009


Bath - that is the city, not as in the!! I decided i needed - needed and not wanted - subtle difference which of course you all understand - some fabric - there are so many lovely new designs around and some of my stash is looking a bit dull and boring. So early on Saturday morning i tootled off - i decided to go early as it was going to be a very hot day! I actually remembered to take my camera with me !!! Its amazing how you can take a place for granted and looking at it through a visitors eyes certainly makes you appreciate it more!

I always park by the cricket field and walk over the bridge to the city centre and that morning it was beautifulMy little camera doesn't really do it justice!

There is always something going on in the main street - this man is always here - being a statue - how he was going to cope when it got hotter goodness only knows

There were some people busking in a variety of costumes

there are lots of stalls too, selling tempting goodies - but i was strong!! After a few hours i decided i needed some refreshment so headed to a lovely little cafe i know and just sat and people watched for a while - on the board it was tempting you to have a refreshing jug of Pimms - but i was good - although i would have loved one! (not a whole jug!) Then it was off to my favorite quilting store - they are such lovely people the ladies who run it and always happy to help. On the way there i went past Sally Lunns which is the oldest tea shop in bath - always loads of tourists taking pics and sampling the goodies!

I was fairly restrained in my purchases, just some fat quarters - which i forgot to take a picture of!!! but i did take some pics of the shop!

So there you are! A lovely way to spend a morning!!!