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Sunday, 8 March 2015

Spring is on it's way

Hello Folks!

I've had an upy downy last two weeks.

My lurgy got the better of me in the end and I got antibiotics from the doctor.  I'm happy to report I'm back to normal, but what is normal?  I came across this quote this week, which sums it up quite well I think.
"I tried being normal, but that was boring, so I went back to being me."

School wise, our Yr 5/6 class had a trip to Weston-Super-Mare Pier to look at tourism and have a fun day.  It was sunny but very blustery when we got there, more importantly the tide was in.  If you don't know Weston is also called Weston-Super-Mud.  It is on the very tidal Bristol Channel.  When the tide is out, beyond the sandy beach it is pretty much mud.  The tide can rise and fall as much as 14.5m making the second most tidal beach in the world.  
There was a fire in 2008 which completely destroyed the pavillion at the end and it was rebuilt and opened in 2010.
It is 1/4 mile out to sea.
I'm not all that happy about being able to see the sea through the slats!  With the wind the waves were really crashing in.
The kids had a great time, we went into the 4D Cinema, which was a new experience for me, we saw a Nemo type short film and got sprayed with water in the face, but were ok as we had 3D glasses on!
Spring is on it's way, evenings are lighter and I have put my first load of washing on the line this year.    Yaay!
The snowdrops are out....
and I have lots of hellebores flowering.
And I have two things getting me excited this week.
Mr Clicky suggested we change our Ikea Poang chairs.  They've done us well, we've had them 10 years and they've had several different covers.  I gave them away on Freegle to a young couple who were starting off together, so they'll still be put to good use :-).

We had a look around an came up with two tub chairs ~ and a footstool ~ from Dunelm.  I'm very pleased with them.  They go with the curtains, are very comfy, are much more compact and more importantly, I can knit in them!
The other thing making me happy is a bread maker, I'm late to the party on this one I know. 
We've made a variety of loaves, the granary and wholemeal being the nicest I think.  It takes a lot of effort from me not to lift the lid and give the mixture a stir, but leave it I must.
Lastly my Caramel Cardigan.  Do you remember I cast on with the wrong size needles and had to frog it?  
My next problem is I've tried to find some more of the green and pale purple yarns.  The original yarn was given to me by my pal Romain and she'd had it awhile.  The colours I got do not match, after spending at lot of time on Ravelry and various online stores I thought I had the right ones but, they are less tweedy and a different shade.  Plan B comes into play.  The sleeves are not going to be stripy, they'll be the purple (Bilberry.)  
Do you see what I mean?  These are both Bilberry but the (2nd) new ball is much less tweedy.
As I am typing this I have just realised that I have one row of green on the split for the sleeves.  I'll have to do a bit of jiggery pokey and take it out and add in the Bilberry.  Is life never simple?
Ah well, I'll leave you with another quote, this one from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. 
 "Everything will be alright in the end, and if it's not alright then it's not yet the end."

Bye for now.........Clicky Needles.


  1. absolutely crucial to be able to knit in your new chairs!!

  2. I loved that quote in the film.

  3. Goodness, that ocean water was not very pretty! But that pavilion sure did look fancy. I've been out working with the whole family to tidy up the yard and cut back some blackberries which are coming up where they shouldn't. Love your sweater! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Both quotes are perfect, love them and I could live by them. The trip sounds lovely even if it was cold and blustery, the water looks fascinating. Your sweater is wonderful, I think your plan for the sleeves is perfect.

  5. Sorry to hear that you have not been well, I hope that you are feeling much better soon. It looks as though you have been doing lots though, so long may that continue! xx

  6. Love that quote!

    Is the yarn Rowan? They are beggars for changing the composition of a yarn but using the same name...


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