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23 March 2017

Nearly here

Our Easter bazaar in aid of Alzheimer's Research is nearly upon us.  I have been knitting up a storm, much to the detriment of my poor right hand, thumb pain.  Looking forward to giving it a bit of a rest. Most of the knitting is complete, all labelled and priced, packed up and ready to go.

The local village magazine dropped through the door this afternoon and there was our poster.  We have an advert going out on several local radio stations next week too, so we are hoping for a good turn out.  Everyone has been working so hard, and you have already been very generous, buying raffle tickets at local events. We have been begging raffle/tombola prizes and have offers of cakes for our cake stall.  Hopefully the weather will play ball and we can have the bouncy castles and of course there is an ice cream van

Things are perking up in the garden, with lots of spring flowers.  I know I share spring flower photos every year but they are so pretty not too.

So, if you are around the Swavesey, Cambridgeshire area next Saturday 1st April, we would love to see you at the Windmill.  Pop in and say hi, browse the stalls - buy your Easter gifts, have a coffee and cake, leave a donation in the bucket.  For more info check out our Facebook page.  Sally and I look forward to welcoming you.

28 February 2017

and now its the 28th

I really must get back on track with this blogging lark...........

This past week has been a blur of tissues, drugs, blocked noses, headaches and generally feeling rubbish.  Time off work did have the added bonus of more knitting time when I felt up to it.  We both felt so washed out we even cancelled having the boys, now you know how ill we felt!!  They will be with us this weekend so its not so bad. At the end of the day its just a cold and I know there are people suffering far worse.

The garden is sprnging back into life, daffodils, hellebores, snowdrops, primoses, pockets of colour everywhere.  Even some of the fish are at the top of their tank

I've been knitting up a storm this month, all for my bazaar stall, some of which I shared here

Its Pancake day here in the UK today, what do you plan to have on yours?  We will have chicken and sweetcorn for the main, followed by lemon and sugar for me and for Peter could be Nutella or Maple syrup.  Enjoy.........

15 February 2017

Halfway through Feb already

The weeks go by so fast, yet at times the days drag - especially when you are at work!!  I really don't want to wish the day away, but I guess we have all been there.

My knitting carries on a pace, not much else to do on these cold wet evenings and weekends.  The garden is perking up, lots of signs of spring, but short of a bit more tidying not a lot to do out there.

Yesterday was my birthday, another year older, but another new year to look forward too.  I guess you have to appreciate every one you are given.  Lets face it no one knows whats around the corner for them.

My girls and grandchildren gave me a surprise on Monday, I got home from work/grocery shopping and was just bringing the bags into the house, when they all jumped out on me.  I can tell you its the biggest fright I have had in a long time.  They came bearing gifts and stayed and cooked us a lovely dinner, all forgiven and of course it was great to see them all!

So here's what I've been doing since last I posted

I've been knitting these in between projects but finished them off at the weekend - hate doing faces

Also made 2 batches of marmalade, pictures below are just the first batch

7 February 2017

Audley End House & Garden

Last Saturday we took a trip out to Audley End House and Gardens.  Its not far from Cambridge and it had been an age since we last visited.  The main house was closed, but there was still plenty to see.

Firstly we took a wander to see the snowdrops and aconites and surveyed the house from the hill

We took a look around the old kitchens and pantry

The laundry

The dairy

The meat safe and game larder

The grounds and gardens

Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, until next time