We visited Charles Darwin’s home on Saturday which is something I’d been wanting to do for a long while. He is a very interesting character and his home was so great to visit as it had exhibits on the voyage if the Beagle as well as natural selection and some of his collection of taxidermy. [...]
Archive for February, 2012
I think there are only two I want to see. 1. the Muppets I loved the series which was on when I was a kid in the 70s. 2. The Artist. I’m fascinated by the genre and the concept of a silent movie these days. I’m not a big movie goer. I prefer DVDs at [...]
I finished my shawlette very quickly after unpicking it several times and it took just a few days to finish once I’d figured out how it was meant to be in my head. I’m hoping to have it ready to show off as my Monthly Apparel project for February. It is incredibly attractive to the [...]
We decided to have a stroll by the river today. I’d been chatting to someone who was extolling the virtues of a lovely new path by the River Stour and pao and I thought it sounded like a good chance for a stroll. We walked about two miles although back to the car wasn’t as [...]
I’ve not made any socks for a few months and I couldn’t resist the lovely Knit Picks Felici sent by Chris and Jeanne any longer and cast on today As you can see Phoebe is underwhelmed. She is more patchwork than stripes!
A brief nod to making winter this weekend. I saw these snowdrops poking up through the ground and they really made me quite cheery as they herald a new season. It has been unseasonably warm in Kent this month which is strange as it is more like April than February. I’ve even noticed the days [...]
I thought I’d share some photos of the amazing house we stayed in last weekend. It was most grand. With very grand stone guard dogs. There was a most beautiful lake and boat house. It was gorgeous. Sirius would haven’t known what to do with himself and all that wide open space.
We were away on our church weekend away at a gorgeous mansion house called Ashburnham Place. I was struck by the many beautiful gates at the place. There is a song we sing at church sometimes which came into my head when I was looking at them which has the words ‘swing wide you heavenly [...]
I used to adore writing letters but i haven’t done for ages so I figure that I’m not the best authority on how to write letters but I know what I enjoy about receiving letters so I’m going to try and think up 10 things 1. Lovely stationery. One of the pleasures of receiving a [...]
I was so in love with the yarn and the idea of a lovely Snowflake shawlette that I cast on straight away in the car on my way down to Sussex for our church weekend away. Three frogs later, I finally worked out what was wrong and I’m merrily on my way down row 6. [...]