A few weeks ago I ordered myself a Tayberry plant and yesterday it arrived. It is a cross between a raspberry & a blackberry... hopefully it will eventually look a little something like this...
I decided I wanted to plant it on Lil Miss E birthday as I cant be with her to celebrate...
Next summer when the fruits are ripe we will make some special Lil Miss E Jam.
Problem is the weather was miserable this morning so I had to patiently wait for a dry patch to get out and plant...
At last some sunshine especially for Lil Miss E. I will need to get back outside again soon and clear the rest of the weeds at the bottom of the garden and plant some more fruit bushes because I have orders for blackcurrant jam too.
Ok, So Papa's back was turned while he was creating his masterpiece of a fire. And the minute it was... SHOCK...HORROR... Someone had been in the chocolate tin and left all the ones that no-one likes. Papa was astounded and said "No way has someone eaten all those sweets and left no evidence!" So Papa and Luna set to work on finding the culprits.
And all they found were empty hidden sweet wrappers.
Oh well saves the extra pounds on our waistline Papa!
I have always wanted a real open fire in my living room because of the warm homely feel they give to a house and when we first moved into our little seaside cottage we were greeted with this hideous gas fire.
First thing I said was "That has got to come out!"
A few days later I returned home from shopping and the fire place looked like this.
Papa had arranged the old gas fire to be removed while I was out and to our amazement behind it was a fully working open fireplace... all it needed was a good clean up and a grate. A very kind neighbour supplied us with an old grate that they no longer needed so Papa got to work of getting the fire burning.
Then before we could get the marshmallows out we had a roaring fire going, perfect now the weather has turned chilly.
Early this morning I opened my back door to let Luna out and was greeted with a gorgeous early morning view.
I love the way the light falls on a sunny morning so I took my camera with me on my walk to the post office.
So many hills and steps in our village. Some of them quite Steep.
This is the hill we climb for school everyday. I am getting used to it now but the first few times I walked it I was so out of breath and was amazed at how the other mums practically sprinted their way up it without a care in the world. The Quay in the mornings is so tranquil, even on stormy days it has a peaceful atmosphere.
This is one of my favourite streets in the village.
I walk it everyday and always feel a sense of pleasure.
Its just so pretty.
I've added this pic because the house on the right is a house I would love to live in. I dont know what it is about it but I'm so drawn to it, especially the colour.
I have been able to crochet from the age of about 11. A family friend taught me and I swear she must have had the patients of a saint because it really isnt easy to teach someone this craft, especially a child.
Anyway I'm not brilliant at it but I can crochet simple basic blankets and after a few years of not picking up my crochet hook I've recently made a start on a blanket for my sofa.
My grandaughter put the idea into my head because she likes blankets with holes to poke her fingers and toes through. I kept thinking to myself "I really should crochet Lil Miss E a blanket".
So the red blanket is really a bit of a practise run before I make lil miss E because I haven't done it for so long, but I didnt need to worry because crocheting came straight back to me as soon as I picked up that hook.
Then this morning I made a shock discovery. I was having a look through the latest Cath Kidston catalogue and I was flabbergasted to discover that they are selling granny square blankets at £85 each!
Gorgeous they may be but I could probally make myself one for a tenner!
So thats my next mission, crocheting lots of granny squares.
And this year hand making everyones crimbo pressies...aren't you all so lucky...hehehe!