Tuesday, 31 August 2010


Well, here they are, my Mum and Dad.
My Mum will go nuts if she knows I've put this picture on the internet. It was bad enough last week when I arranged for the local newspaper to call on them. She was adamant that she wasn't going to have her photo taken for the paper and obviously not best pleased with me. It's always my fault! However when I called there afterwards she spent the whole time praising the reporter, probably gave him enough information to fill the paper from cover to cover and loved having her photo taken.

So there she was worrying about a few thousand people seeing her in the local paper and now she's on show to the whole world. We won't tell her!

I took this photo on a day trip to Aldeburgh a couple of years ago. They enjoyed it so much that we're taking them there for the weekend, along with the grandchildren and great grandchildren to celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary.

On Thursday, the actual date of their wedding we've arranged a get together with all their family - sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews. Fingers crossed the sun is going to shine and a good time will be had by all.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010


This is it!
The finished article. This is knitted in a very pale greeny colour.
It is a square, sorry if the picture makes it look alittle lopsided.

AND in the end, I enjoyed knitting it!

Thursday, 19 August 2010


I thought as I hadn't written anything for a while I should give a quick update on my exercise regime.
I swum my 3rd mile of the week this morning and at long last the needle on the scales is moving in the right direction. I took this photo yesterday morning on my walk, this time of the canal. [You must be bored silly by now of my endless flow of photos of the river.]

I'm really pleased with my progress, I feel much better and even think I look like I've lost a few pounds. Therefore can you imagine my face when my mother commented earlier this week, how big my arms are and that they're much bigger than hers! God bless her, she always knows how to wind me up.
I have had a fairly quiet couple of weeks, pottering around in the garden and doing those jobs that you never get round to doing in the house. I have actually enjoyed it and I'm really, really, really pleased to say that the entrelac blanket is near completion. I'm just half way through knitting the 56 triangles that go round the border. Do you think I'm counting?

Thursday, 5 August 2010


My exercise program is continuing in the right direction though, I could and should most definitely try to be a lot more disciplined with the healthy eating regime. However, I must be doing something right, I've lost at least half a pound, well that's what the scales at the gym indicated this morning. Either that or the arrows pointing to my weight are bent. Anyway, most importantly I feel better for it!
I'm also pleased to announce that I am now on the last main set of rows for the Debbie Bliss Entrelac Blanket. Touch wood, this is now going well. Had a brief hic-cup last week, I couldn't remember in which direction I should be knitting but in the end I put it down to the lateness of the evening. The next day it all became clear again and thankfully I didn't have to undo any of it. It's beginning to look really good.
When it's finished I'll post a photo.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010


Last week, I really got stuck into my exercise regime, starting on Sunday with the bike ride to Goldhanger. Had a good swim on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and walked the other two mornings. I have a target - I want to loose half a stone by the end of August and by exercising and putting less and better food into my mouth I hope to achieve it!
It was alittle misty first thing and a nip in the air but once I got going I soon got into my stride and actually got round to Osea Rd.
Osea Island had the air of mystery about it this morning, shrouded by sea mist. I was pleased to get that far, last week I could only manage Mill Beach and back.
As I returned home, out of breathe alittle and hungry for my breakfast, the sun broke through.
A gorgeous morning!