Sunday, 27 November 2011


My week unfortunately did start on a very down note!
My brand new, all singing and dancing kitchen has sprung a leak.
Not just any leak but a concealed leak, so it really didn't fully reveal itself until Monday and the extent of the damage become known until Wednesday.
The leak has now been repaired, the damage of course hasn't.

I was pleased that I managed to finish these two items. The hat is a christmas present for my daughter in law, but I do think it has something lacking. I haven't got enough wool left to make a pom pom but a tassel possibly. Do you think it would make it look more appealing?

The fingerless mittens are for my daughter. I really like these so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she likes them too!

When Charlotte & Jessica came this week they requested doughnuts with pink icing, sprinkled with hundreds and thousands. 
No problem, Tesco's sell them I thought, but not on Wednesday.
So being the soft Granny that I am, I came back with plain doughnuts, icing sugar and hundreds and thousands.
In the afternoon the girls had a great time and put the lot together.
I hope they enjoyed eating them!

On Saturday to get over our "uurrrgh" beginning of the week, Michael and I took ourselves off to Bury St Edmunds where they were holding their annual Christmas fayre. It was so so busy, but  there was such a lovely atmosphere. We did a little bit of shopping and had a very nice relaxed lunch. 
Very therapeutic!

Saturday, 19 November 2011


My week has been really good. Lots of knitting, some christmas shopping and on Wednesday my two little chefs came round to bake their christmas cake. They were brilliant! Charlotte beat the butter and sugar together, Jessica whisked the eggs for what seemed forever and then they both combined the two parts together and mixed in the fruit.  

all super gran had to do was, clear up the mess and wipe the grandchildren down!

After 4 hours the cake came out of the oven looking and smelling delicious.
They really are master mini chefs!

Friday, 11 November 2011


 For the first time my Dad, who served in Burma in WW2 was unable to attend his local Remembrance Day service in Chelmsford town centre this morning, where he always proudly recited the Kohima Epitaph following the two minute silence. 
My Dad at 89 has recently been suffering with a problem with his foot and although it's much better it remains swollen so he's unable to get his "polished shoes" on. Being a smartly dressed man this, along with the time he would have to stand meant that today, he decided regretfully that it would be best to stay at home. 
So there I was at 11am standing in M&S and I felt very emotional. In those two brief minutes of silence my thoughts reflected on how my Dad would be feeling, knowing that he would be thinking about his young brother Len who at 18 drowned when the submarine HMS Vandal sunk in Lochranza on 24th February 1943. 

So for my Dad,

When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And 
  For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today

Sunday, 6 November 2011


Autumn has really moved up a gear since we put the clocks back last weekend. Although still fairly mild the leaves are falling fast. Last Monday Michael and I went for a long walk through Maldon Prom. This used to be an outdoor swimming pool and I don't suppose there was a child in Maldon that didn't have a dip or two in there in the summer, or the winter if they were a little crazy. However, a few years back big changes were made and this is the result, a lovely area with an abundance of visiting wildlife and right on the bank of the river Blackwater.

I've been doing lots of knitting and these scarves, leg warmers and fingerless mittens are of course for Charlotte and Jessica.
They were very impressed when they saw them as Jessica was to join her sister and have her first ballet lesson on Saturday morning so the leg warmers became an essential part of their kit.

Charlotte was also keen to model for me and if I'm honest so too was Jessica but being only two she was jumping about so much with excitement that her side of the picture was too blurred to print.
They both came to visit yesterday afternoon and we had a re run of the ballet class plus an interesting game of Ludo which Charlotte played by her rules, Jessica played with no rules but with an interesting style of throwing the dice. Overarm and at her granny!
I think we should scrap the ballet and find out when can she can start having cricket lessons?