Monday, 31 December 2007
Saturday, 29 December 2007
I've got my fingers crossed for our coach trip out tomorrow. I have felt quite a bit better today and am eating almost normally again so hopefully that yucky bug has gone.Since I don't like to post without a pic here's a photo of my mum and her friends enjoying themselves on holiday recently. Go Mum!
Mum is on the right with her trade mark - a hat! 82 and one year on from major major heart surgery. I am very proud of my mum Mwah!
Friday, 28 December 2007
Wednesday, 26 December 2007
I am a little hesitant about making this post today as I do not wish to provoke outrage or offence by the subject of photos. Please feel at liberty to scroll down if you are not comfortable with the images above.
I suppose I sit on the fence here a bit. I love the spectacle of watching the horses and riders gather on Boxing Day but I have never liked the thought of what may happen to the fox. The arguments for and against are legion and I have no wish to provoke any sort of debate here. I hope you will accept the photos as they are presented, a window onto a very ancient tradition.
It was down to my mum that we were down the town watching these events this morning - she was keen to see the gathering. Fortunately it was a dry morning, if a little chilly, and as you'll see in the pix, a large crowd gathered to watch.
The foxhounds were the first to arrive.
This young horse was being kept out of the fuss and flurry of the crowd until it was time to leave. In the background the hounds are being kept together in the gardens alongside the Guildhall. Heaven nows what state the gardens were in by the time they all left!
You can tell my DH knows me too well by the bear he bought me! What's he talking about?! I'm a domestic goddess!!!!!!!
Saturday, 22 December 2007
Friday, 21 December 2007
BTW do you remember me telling you that we couldn't open the patio door from the lounge to the conservatory because we had lost the key (and Mum pushed the bolt in on her last visit!)? I had made a feeble attempt at ordering another from the supplier but 'said' replacement hadn't arrived. Well, I tend to have this "laissez faire" attitude to some things and they seem to work out. Well..........you'll never guess...........DH went up into the loft and fetched down the Christmas Tree decs the other day and what did he find in the bottom of the box!!! Yes!!!! The key to the bolt on the patio door!!!!!! Clever DH! How on earth did that get in there anyway??!! I have a theory that DH was stripping the tree last year, which we have in the conservatory, and didn't notice that he'd knocked the key down into the storage box! Well, it has to be his fault doesn't it? That's what hubby's are for! *lol** Hehehe! Needless to say we have now put the key's onto separate key rings. (Oh yes, there are 2 of them. Why didn't we do that originally?!) Oh no, that would have been much too easy!!!
I expect that some of you will be going away this weekend or may be too busy to be blogging so may I wish everyone a warm and happy time with your friends, family or however you are spending this time. I look forward to sharing our creative experiences throughout the coming year. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to look in here at my inane ramblings and thank you too for taking the trouble to leave me your comments. I really do appreciate all the comments I receive and I hope I have not left anyone out when I have been replying. I have had a wonderful time since I joined this amazing community this summer! Oooh! And I must thank all the wonderful people whose blogs I have enjoyed so much and who have cheered me up with their amazing friends, whether sock creatures, monkeys or bears! Not forgetting all those expert ladies who have so generously shared their techniques and ideas - thank you ladies!
Whatever your beliefs or you God I wish you a peaceful and happy holiday. XxxXoooXxxX
Wednesday, 19 December 2007
I hope it doesn't look too amateurish. I'm hoping my technique will improve as I get more used to working with fibre and textiles. Hopefully my DD will like it as it's on its way to her in Hampshire.
I'll leave you with a pic of our tree. It's not very colour co-ordinated but I like a bit of colour at Christmas.
Monday, 17 December 2007
PS Going back to the lights above, don't you thing the figure in the balloon looks like Snoopy?!!! I have to keep doing a double take.............sorry, it must be my mind! *LOL*
Saturday, 15 December 2007
Floss was busy watching me photograph the great post I received today.
The next parcel came from Kate and was some beautiful blocks that she had offered to send me.
Thursday, 13 December 2007
Our tree is still in the loft but this tree from the church festival is decorated with eggboxes and paper stars! Ingenious!
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Gina very kindly also sent me