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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Days Out

Hi There.

The weather of late has been pleasantly warm, a few days of thunderstorms but on the whole great.

I took to my favourite place in the garden on Saturday ~ my steamer chair ~ and took out lots of things to keep me busy.
My current book ~ 1000 Years of Annoying the French ~ a highly amusing look at Anglo-French relations and August's copy of Style at Home Magazine which had come through the letter box that morning.
As I was flipping through I saw a crochet cushion which looked a bit familiar on further inspection it turned out to be our very own blogger Gillian from Tales from a Happy House.
I was so giddy for her that I didn't do much knitting.

I've resurrected this top down cardi from behind the sofa.  I'd left it in summer 2012 having frogged one of the sleeves because it was too baggy. I didn't realise it has been there 2 years!  The decreases now have fewer rows in between.  So far so good.
I was also sipping a Gordon's with elderflower ~ my first try of this ~ and I found it most refreshing.
I've been on 2 school trips this week, one to a local farm for the children to build dens, toast marshmallows and scone twists over the camp fire and generally have a lovely time outdoors.  The sun shone, and whilst the children had fun I made a cosy for our new Garmin SatNav which didn't come with any sort of cover.
 At least it can be put in the glove box when not in use and not get scratched. 
 Today's trip with the Reception children was to the Bristol Aquarium.  I've not been before so was looking forward to it.

The jelly fish had red and blue lights to make them glow.
The four round bits are their tummies.

Fish, I have discovered are difficult to photograph!
There were some real monsters!
The seahorses were my favourite.
 A Leopard Shark sitting above us in the tunnel. 
 A member of staff dip-diving to clean the tank.
 When we walked through Millennium Square back to the bus, people were watching Andy Murray (lose) his match at Wimbledon. 
 I am tired after my two days of trips and have already had a quick snooze on the sofa this evening.  Next trip next week!

Lastly my new stripy (but muted) door mat.  I like it very much and it picks up the colour of the tiles well.
That's me for now.....see you soon.

Clicky Needles. x


  1. Somehow I missed this post, but am glad I found it now :) I enjoyed your aquarium photos and so agree it is difficult to photograph fish! What fun that you discovered Gillian in the magazine. I am so pleased for her, too! Your cardi behind the couch story inspires me! So glad you are making good progress now. I have never tasted elderberry anything, but am curious about the flavor having read about how good it is. Good for you in making a cover for one of your electronics...something I need to do as well! Hope you got well rested before your next trip :) xx

  2. Wow! You found a WIP behind the sofa!!!! What a lovely surprise! I hide many of my WIPs around the house so that I can have that "Christmas" moment during the year (I'm soooo easy to please) ..... School trips sound good. I also love doing them but they are exhausting! xxx

  3. I hope that you are enjoying working on your cardigan! It is nice when you take up something again having left it for a while. The gordons and elderflower sounds nice!! xx

  4. I have read almost all the Stephen Clarke books, I think he is a good writer. The title that you have is now to me so I shall just have to buy it. Thank you!

  5. I love cheery doormats, there's a good selection now down at our local garden centre. Like the colour of your cardigan and its a nice shape.


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