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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Summer Nearly Gone

Hello Folks.

Well it's nearly the end of August and I haven't blogged as much as I hoped.   As it's turned a bit rainy I've also not got the front door painted, I'm hoping for a dry, windless day.

The first thing I must tell you is that Miss Clicky got the grades she needed for University and she'll be starting at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham (half an hour drive down the road.)  She's studying English Language and has decided to stay at home.

Me and Mr Clicky had another week in France.   This time we left both the kids behind and stayed for a night in Arras, Northern France to visit some WW1 memorials, more about that in another post I think.  The next day we travelled down to our house, and for the first time in roughly twenty years it had occupants.  That was a great experience, camping ~ only cold water, boil the kettle to wash ~ but we had crammed our £5.00 bed bought from Ebay into the car.  We took some old bedside lights and put some fleece blankets on the boards almost glamping!   We put up more plasterboard ceilings, fitted an new window pane and even went out one evening! 
We went to a night market at a local town called Cluny with our English neighbour.  We had a very pleasant wander around the stalls and then sat down at the tables, where families sat and chatted and enjoyed food and wine from local producers.
We had a freshly cooked crepes.  Yum.
Cluny has an impressive Benedictine Monastery
 which we sat opposite to enjoy a beer.  It was great to have a few hours off from plasterboard!
The weather was a bit changeable but one night we enjoyed sausages cooked on the front wall and admired the views too.
Of course, I got a bit of knitting in whilst not driving.  Another one of my Fabulous Stripey Socks finished.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
There are 8 so far, here they are living in the display unit in the kitchen!
My Green Behind-the-Sofa cardi is finished and blocking so pictures of that next time.  I have turned my attentions back to Mon Petit Gilet Raye, which has been scrunched up in it's bag for a while.  It seems my English arms and shoulders are larger than petit French ones so I have frogged it back to the yolk.  Yes, you're right, I should have worked this out before I knitted the whole of the front but there we are.
I've not made my bunting yet, but my sewing machine has been in demand as Miss Clicky has been handing me various items of clothing which need altering in some way.

One last thing to tell you about, I've been going to a dance fitness class ~ aerobics with ballroom steps ~ since Christmas.  We were talking at the class yesterday about our weight,  and I was paid the ultimate compliment "You're less wobbly than you used to be."  I spent the rest of the day with a smile on my face. :-)

Back to work Monday after the holidays, with a new gang to work with.  I'm doing Maths support all morning,  with both KS2 classes so a bit different for me too.

So there we are, I'll see you soon.

As always have fun........Clicky Needles.


  1. Well done to Miss Clicky! I hope that she enjoys the next steps in her education. Glad that you had a nice time in France too! xx

  2. They're such great pics, love the old building pic. Very lucky to be just half an hour down the road from Uni!!!! Love the bed frame, that's too yummy. The socks are great too.
    Cheers, Anita.

  3. Nice bed, nice socks, what more could you want!

  4. Nice crepes reminds me of holiday at Argeles. Stuck up a mountainside coming back from Andorra. All we had to eat were Crepes!!!! A bit more of an enjoable French break. xx

  5. Looks like you have been super busy.

  6. Cheers for Miss C. !!! It is wonderful she can attend University so close by. Some of our children were able to take college classes nearby which was a great savings and still got the job done :) I'm glad you are able to enjoy the property in France, and I love seeing all the knitting you have completed! You inspire me! xx

  7. I thought I'd commented on this one.. love the bed and new knitted lamps!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)


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