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25 October 2016

Me again

Yes, I'm still alive, where does the time go? Over 2 weeks since I last posted, really not sure what I've done other than garden clear up, knitting and visiting my mother.

The garden is a full time job right now trying to keep on top of the leaves.  Its a late leaf drop again and the trees are hanging on, though a few more cold days and they will soon start shedding. The first 3 pics were taken walking back to the car on Saturday after a trip to town.  Went for trousers ended up with boots!!

Garden after some raking
Rachel and I found a brilliant craft shop after a visit to my Mum.  Its situated at the Taverham Nursery.  We will definitely be calling in there again

So onto the knitting - actually looks like a achieved a fair bit in the last 2 weeks.  The photo below has come on a bit this afternoon just the neck and arm bands to do on this little slipover.  I plan to make a top for Jess too with the same yarn

for Gus
for Holly
for Gus
for Gus
for Gus
for Jackie
for Rebecca
for Rachel
So that's it for now.  Hope you are ready for the change of clocks this weekend, only bonus to the darker evenings i more knitting time!!

10 October 2016

Since last I posted!

Its been a busy 2 weeks since I last posted.  Loads of knitting done, fun with the grandchildren, gardening, zoo visit, crafting, baking.  I promise to try and get back to blogging properly at some point.

Photos in no particular order!!


27 September 2016

Life gets in the way

I feel like I am taking three steps forward and two steps backwards right now.

I have been busy with the requests for Baby B, altering sleeve lengths on my growing grand children's knitwear - they are long and skinny.  I have a request for a couple of hats for a friend going through chemo, a scarf and hat for my eldest daughter, a cushion with a dog on it for Rufus, and the list goes on.

Dealing with the continuing glut of runner beans and then there is the autumn clear up in the garden - no idea when that will start, childcare - that's a pleasure, eldercare and lots of decisions - not so.

Knitting is the only thing I feel like I can control right now, I have the list and I'm working through it, no deviation

These are my recent finished projects

I lengthened the sleeves on this for Jess

 The sleeves and length on this one for Gus

I am still working on Jess' coat but that is going slowly, but its something I just pickup and do a few rows as and when.

Time to cast on a new project.......

12 September 2016

Walking around the Tarn

Peter and I like to walk and its always a challenge to try out the local walks, especially when the instructions are in French!!  We used a very good book which was well laid out and had maps too.

All the walks we did started at various points in St Antonin, we also combined some of the walks making for some interesting days.

Our longest walk was just under 14 miles. We always started out early so as to get most of it done before it got too hot.  The terrain was varied with a lot of the walks going up to an altitude 340 meters.

We met some varied livestock along the way

We also went cycling, not so great for me, even with my new bike some of the hills defeated me, and  a lot of pushing was done!! Our longest ride was 25 miles, best bit was the very long hill on the way back, though taking my feet off the pedals wasn't the greatest idea

We also ran across a Vide Grenier (empty attic) - no bargains to be had, just didn't fancy the goat foot coat racks

 So that was our French holiday 2016, I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.