Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I'm Still Alive - Catch Up

Kitty, August 2011.

Hello everyone. Yes, I'm still here and feeling guilty as usual for my lack of posts. I still spend as much time as I can outside but as the days become shorter I should be able to be more reliable in my blogging efforts.


Every Thursday morning I go to a group in Tuamgraney called 'Woollygathering'. We sit and knit and chat and I really enjoy it. We had a sock making workshop a couple of Saturdays ago, but it wasn't long enough so we're going to have another two. I'd love to make a proper pair of socks. My current project is a jumper for Jim - a Jimmy Jumper! I've done the back and about half the front. Photos when it's completed (2012)?


In the same group, in November, we are having 6 weeks of crochet. I'm very excited about this as it's one of the crafts I've never tried. It's about time I learnt.


I seem to have made thousands of beads! I will put them for sale on Etsy soon. If they don't sell, I'll have to string them up around the house as Christmas decorations! I've also made quite a few keyrings. I've hung various things from a single ring. They can be hung on a bag, your phone, anywhere really. Just a bit of fun.


Sam, Jack and Kitty came over in August and we had a great time. The weather wasn't wonderful but it could have been worse. We did manage to go to the lake and have a bit of a splash around on their first day. They loved it.

L - R, Jack, me, Kitty and Sam. A distance shot to show the lake and lovely surroundings. The children are far too photogenic so it's hard to pick individual shots. Here's one of Kitty in her lovely 'wet suit'.

She is just adorable.

We went to Galway and nearly got blown away!! Jack, Sam, Me and Kitty in the pushchair.

The children enjoying helping Grandad Jim dig up, wash and dry potatoes. Look - sunshine!

We went to a family day in a local wood. Jack learnt all about his senses. Here, grandad talks Jack, blindfolded, through an obstacle course. They were very good at this.

We visited Clumber Park and sat on about every rock we could find!

I took this rather splendid photo of Jim:

That hat is rather chewed as Jim ran over it with the lawnmower!!

We walked to Lough Graney - Buster came too. More sunshine!

On the last day we made camps in the sunroom, made and ate cheese straws and generally played indoors. It was a super visit - come back soon!

New Arrival

Jim's daughter Ali had a baby boy, Tom, a brother for the lovely Poppy. Jim and I have both been to visit.

Here I am in Worthing having a cuddle.

Enough in one go I think! Today it's very windy and a bit drizzly. The Summer has been pretty awful here this year. Our outside vegetables have struggled but Jim produced lots of goodies from inside the polytunnel.

Blogging = must try harder.