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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Rugby, rabbits and dancing

Hello all!

Rugby World Cup fever has well and truly taken hold in Clicky Needles' Towers.  The flag is being proudly displayed and every one of the eight matches on over this weekend have been/are being watched.  Miss Clicky, a rugby hater,  is not happy.
I got in a range of supplies to keep us going.  I trawled my way through a massive pile of ironing yesterday whilst watching, a jolly good use of time I think.
Away from rugby, I was in a dance demonstration last weekend at a local Fair.  As I type this I realise that I've never told you about the classes I have been doing for a few years now.  I go to a Dance Fitness class which is huge fun.  We lunge around, waggle our arms, shimmy our hips and laugh a lot.  About six months ago I started another class with the same instructor called Body Blitz.  This class is every bit as unpleasant as it sounds.  I'm not sure I should really being doing sit-ups, burpees and planks (have a google) at my age, but I do.  This class is not fun. 

The main street of the village was shut off and the bunting was out.
 I was very apprehensive ~ I'm not sure people really need to see me in lycra, what if I mess up?   We danced in the school playground on tarmac which was hard work.
 As it was, it all went well.  I'm not sure why my arms are going in a totally different direction to everyone else's but never mind.
Look!  I've finished my Tooty Fruity Bag!  I am so, so, so happy with it.  
 I'm really looking forward to using it.
 The string is Nutscene and I used a 5mm hook and single crochet and the pattern from here.  I've made string bags in the past but with two strands and a big hook.  This is much stronger.  I made my handles longer so I can use it as a shoulder bag.
Lastly, I have the show The Bunnies.  They are very happily living in separate runs ~ they fight otherwise ~ this is Thumper a very lovely bunny who eats and that's about it...and.....
 .....this is Blue.  He looks so cute with his grey eyes to match his grey fur but don't let appearances deceive you.  
 He likes to dig holes and try to escape.  Indeed, he managed an escape the other week and disappeared under the fence into next door.  After much exploring through the undergrowth we bunny tackled him and got him back to where he belongs.  The lawn is not looking it's best. 
That's me for now, I'm off to Caerleon, the Roman Legion Museum near Newport tomorrow with our 'big' class at school.  We're asking "What have The Romans ever done for us?"  Well, apart from the sanitation, education, wine............

See you soon.......Clicky Needles 


  1. What an energetic post! The bunnies are adorable even with their faults :) I love the way your bag turned out. Your sports activities sound like fun even if your daughter is not fond of rugby. Hope you enjoyed the museum. I am trying to make major progress on crocheting a shawl this weekend. xx

  2. Wow, what a buy beaver you are! Those bunnies are so cute! Your bag is amazing. I rested up this weekend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. You wear me out just reading your post!!!! Dancing looks great fun but not sure I could have done it in public....! Your bag is delightful - maybe you should make one to keep the escapologist in ????? xxx

  4. Hope you enjoy exploring the romans! Your bag is great, you can secrete your rugby watching treats inside to keep them safe from anyone else!! I hope that England do well! xx

  5. I think you look fabulous dancing about and it seems to me all the others were not in line with you! Your bag is fabulous, I just love it and I feel like I should start on one right away.

  6. That Tooty Fruity bag turned out lovely and I love those Nutscene colours.


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