Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Monday, 19 January 2009
I'm going to carry on with the cheerful theme today as well and get on with the penny rug. I've done 37 of the circle pennies so just another 28 to go.
Hope you can all have a cheeful day too.
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Just a quick update on the penny rug to show that ok yes I am back at work for another week but I'm still getting on with more enjoyable things once I'm home.
Saturday, 10 January 2009
After that I started to cut out the 'pennies' - big, medium and small circles - the templates made very scientifically - ie I drew round some glasses onto cardboard then used the cardboard to cut around the felt - very technical!!!
Thursday, 8 January 2009
We spent a weekend in October at Rydal Hall in Cumbria and had a bimble round the grounds where we came to this road. Wouldn't you just love to wander down here and take a peak at the other side of the gate?
I wonder what is down there? Is the grass even greener on the other side? Shall we see what was through the gate?
Well, through the gate we went and on the other side was this amazing site. I have no idea what sort of trees these were but I thought they were wonderful. In the centre was the perfect shelter from the rain, just the place for a little break to take in the peace and tranquility around us. Then it was back to our lovely green house for some hot chocolates and out of our wet shoes.
As a family we love camping - well Neil and Jamie love it the most and would camp every holiday if they could. Personally I'm a short term camper, I don't mind a long weekend and can even last a week but a bit more and I start to yearn for a normal bed (see another sign of being over 40 because I don't remember being bothered by a campbed before either ).
Anyway that was just a quick look at some green memories of last year but I couldn't go without showing you one of my favourite photos which is living proof that there is such a thing as little green men (ok I admit possibly not from Mars and also not that little)
Tuesday, 6 January 2009
It's a Blue Blue Blue Blue World........
I'm feeling a bit blue today as I went back to work this morning after a lovely 3 week break. I did not want to go back - although I work with some lovely people I really wish I could stay at home - I have so many things I would rather be doing and none of them resemble compiling monthly performance reports. But needs must and one day who knows - but for the time being an office worker from Tuesday to Friday am I.
I decided to do a blue post today to show that blue days do not have to be bad days. I sorted out some of my photos this evening and decided to put them into colour categories and see what I came up with. These are some photos taken over the last eighteen months and show just a few of my favourite blue days.
This is the Plaza de Espana in Seville, we went here for my 40th birthday nearly two years ago. It was my first (and so far only) trip to Spain and I loved it. Also it was warm - not bad for February. We went to this plaza as Jamie was at the time obsessed with Star Wars and here was the setting for Queen Padme's palace. This will of course mean nothing to those of you who are not clued up with Star Wars but trust me, down to my son's coaching at the time I could have taken star wars as my specialist subject at Mastermind.
This is the luxurious (not) Hotel Start in Krakow. We stayed here on our bargain bucket weekend last Feb. It's a converted lunatic asylum and still had padded walls and doors in some of the rooms - thank fully not ours. If you check out Annas blog on 'all things lovely' - on the side bar - I'm not techie enough to have worked out yet how to put a link in a post. Anyway if you look at Anna's blog she tells you all about the converted mal maison prison hotel in Oxford which looks like a lovely romantic place to stay - well that is probably everything that the Hotel Start is not!! But we did have an amazing weekend while we were away and although I may never visit the hotel again you cannot deny it fits the bill for something blue.
This is Neil and Jamie looking out to sea at Lands end last summer. The weather was soooo hot and the sea and sky seemed to merge into one. We go down to Cornwall most summers as I am half cornish on my dad's side and most of his side of the family still live there. It's a great excuse to travel down there and we really love spending as much time as possible just bimbleing about enjoying exploring the county. Definately my favourite place in the UK - so far....
Finally my last blue picture for today. The Serpentine Lake in London. I grew up about an hour and a bit from London and spent many weekends in the City seeing the sights and wandering around the parks. I moved north when I was in my teens and since then have only been back to London a handfull of times. We took Jamie for the first time in November and he loved his day seeing the sights and visiting the Natural History Museum. My brother lives in Essex less than an hours drive from the centre of London and his partner is a true born and bred cockney and both love going into London to the museums, parks or a general stumble around so we have now promised Jamie that we will go there at least once a year so that he gets to see more.
Well I hope you've enjoyed this trip into my blue world. Pop around again sometime and perhaps we can share another journey into perhaps a different coloured corner of the world. Till then, take care.