Archive for October, 2008


October 30th, 2008 | Family | 2 Comments

Early morning light reflecting in my porch: a few moments later it had gone Thanks so much for all your kind words about dear old Jessie, they have truly helped and are very much appreciated. It’s half term here and our boys are waiting to be entertained. Rather like Paddington, they aren’t that good when at a loose end. […]


October 26th, 2008 | Family | 21 Comments

              Sad news. Our lovely Jessie has died at the grand old age of 15. She passed away very gently at the Vets with me stroking her favourite spot just behind the ears. We all adored her and she will be sorely missed.    

A bold choice

October 22nd, 2008 | Crochet and Knitting, Other | 11 Comments

No, don’t adjust your screens- I really did buy a skein of hand dyed orange wool at Ali Pali. I just loved it. And, I reasoned, it goes with green and brown (both safe, usual colours for me). One beautiful day it will be a pair of long wrist warmers, possibly with a cable running […]


October 15th, 2008 | Family | 7 Comments

This is one of our chimneys. The one that Father Christmas goes down to get into our lounge to be precise. Joe was stood in the garden staring and staring at this chimney yesterday. Eventually he said in a really incredulous voice “How does Father Christmas get down that?” P.S. Ali Pali was great at the […]

Bainbridge scarf

October 10th, 2008 | Crochet and Knitting | 7 Comments

My first long visit to Ravelry resulted in me downloading far too many free patterns, rushing to my meagre stash and realising that I have nothing, at all, to knit them with. Or to be more honest nothing I wanted to knit them with… my wardrobe is in a similar state I find.   However, I did […]

‘Free’ Pattern

October 7th, 2008 | Patchwork and quilting | 2 Comments

Recently, I was asked to contribute to the new website ‘My Quilt Patch’. I was only too pleased to say ‘yes’! It’s early days but it looks great and there are several exclusive freebies and tutorials available already. Janet Bolton has contributed too. I’m on the same website page as Janet Bolton- how exciting is that! I […]

Jam again

October 1st, 2008 | Food | 6 Comments

Autumn, for this year and every year for my family means: back to school, Joe’s birthday (he wants a shop bought cake this year, unlike last year)  and satisfying my blackberry obsession. Well, how can you not be obsessed by free vitamin C growing in abundance?           This years’ take on our traditional […]