Sunday, 10 June 2012


Our family was away on holiday last weekend, so we felt quite, "home alone!"
Even though we live alone anyway, it was strange not getting the odd phone call or having one of them or all of them dropping by. Despite the most dreadful weather, we still managed to enjoy the jubilee weekend. 


Whilst watching some of the royal festivities on the tv I completed knitting Jessica's waistcoat and nearly finished Charlotte's. Once they're done, I've just got to crochet the ties for both of them.

The yarn for the waistcoats and the new yarn here was purchased from Yarn Therapy in Chelmsford, discovered by Diane. I bought this yarn to crochet some granny squares, I also treated myself to a new crochet hook as well. Haven't started yet but will be very very soon!

I managed to dash out in the garden for a short time to prop up my drooping plants. Drooping not because of lack of water but because they'd been battered by it along with the help of gusting winds. I took the picture of this clematis because I didn't think it would last. Amazingly it did and has, still looking stunning today.

We spent a lovely evening with Miriam and Dave. Miriam cooked korean lamb on the bbq, which was really nice and for dessert I rolled out yet another chocolate swiss roll with raspberries.

And we also managed, when the weather did try to brighten up, to take an evening stroll along the seawall to Mill Beach.

A very relaxing weekend!


  1. Are you making the grannies square blanket, advertised in the shop and matches the wool? Might need a lesson on making the squares.

    1. Yes, Diane I think I am!
      I wouldn't come to me for a lesson on crochet, I was actually thinking of coming to you.
      I can't wait to get started!

  2. I agree the Korean lamb was nice, one to cook again. I do like to experiment on you both, but the swiss roll was delicious and I'm going to have a go at making one, don't think it will be as good as yours though! I found a shop in Berwick upon Tweed today that sells Drops wool sadly for me it was closed, Dave was happy though.