Monday, 28 December 2009
Monday, 21 December 2009
As you know, I like to include photos in my posts,
so you will have to wait till I get home to see some photos of:-
and hear about some Carol Concerts I've been to.
I just hope the photos turn out.
I'm also looking forward to opening some ATC's that have arrived in my absence.
I will enjoy sharing them with you.
I will also enjoy Catching up with you all.
I'm sure lots of you have been busy with Christmas preparations.
Well I had to mention Christmas!
Pop on over to Jen's for more A-Z fun.
See you soon.
Sunday, 13 December 2009
But that has only been the weather!
It was cold as well when my sister and I took a trip into the Lake District.
I haven't felt so cold in a long while
and that includes being in Sweden when it can regularly Drop below freezing in the winter.
But this was a Damp cold.
This was the sort of cold that gets through your clothes,
and into your bones,
into your soul.
feel very cold.
But not to worry,
it's nice to get out and go for a walk
even though everywhere was grey.
I took some photos to show you.
But I haven't managed to download them yet.
But my Daughter came to the rescue
and emailed me some photos to show you.
Because I needed something for the letter D.
How about a Donkey?
Well it's my grandson in
He was a Donkey in his school play that I went to see.
I think he enjoyed himself.
Monday, 7 December 2009
Which is where I should be when this post is published.
Today I will be in Newcastle upon Tyne
in the north east of England.
I will be watching my Grandson in his first school performance
before travelling over to stay with my sister and her family for a while in Cumbria,
in the north west of England.
It is my nephew's 16th birthday.
I will be able to wish him a Happy Birthday in person.
Haven't done that in a while.
I should have some photos up on here soon,
try and make up for the lack of them today.
And be able to catch up with you all of course.
I look forward to that.
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Well they should all have reached their destinations by now.
I tend to have plenty of fabrics but not so many of them are plain.
And I think I needed some plain fabrics for most of my ideas.
I have found it an interesting experience.
Now it is my birthday month,
and ATC's are starting to arrive in the post.
But I will save those for another day.
On a different theme.
I made this skeleton for my grandson. It was for Halloween. I saw a photo on Womans Day Magazine, which you can Google. I couldn't find the photo again. I made my skeleton out of felt, I think they had made their's out of wool.
They had included a heart on their's but I made mine detachable and suggested he gave it to his Mum if he didn't want it. I must find out what he did with it. I know he carried the skeleton around with him all the time, even though it arrived late.
I thought it was so sweet I think I'll have to make another,
just for me!
Thursday, 3 December 2009
I know many of you are animal lovers and appreciate stories of them. So this is one that Mike has written for the rescue centre where we got Jewel, Paddy and Rufus. You will also see another reason for my impending visit!
Just click here to take you to it.
In case the link doesn't work it is www.northumberlandgreyhoundrescue.org.uk/66.html
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
They had been smelling deer as we walked.
Monday, 30 November 2009
Monday, 23 November 2009
And yet it wasn't always so.
This is an unusual picture. Rufus occaisionally sits, but only for a short time, and never on a chair or a sofa! I don't think I have ever seen Jewel sit.
They are also good travellers. They have probably spent a lot of time in a vehicle over the years being ferried to the racetrack. They generally retire from racing at about 4 years of age, unless they are injured.
I haven't shown any of our 3 running, something that they love to do, because those photos are on the other computer and are inaccessible at present. But you can see some from when we were in Sweden here. We don't let them off here as we don't have a safe enclosure to do so.
For more information about greyhounds, take a look here, here and www.northumberlandgreyhoundrescue.org.uk/index.html
Sunday, 22 November 2009
and what a treat it was.
I took lots of photos
just for a change!
We arrived when it was still light and after stopping to buy a glass of Gluwein
we made our way to the main market square.
We took the Gluwein with us as you pay a deposit on the glasses and can return them to any of the stalls selling the Gluwein.
The first thing we heard was a band playing Christmas Carols.
Then I looked around the square.
We saw them working on this house on Thursday.
I thought perhaps they were putting up lights
and changing the window boxes.
I never imagined the decorations would be so creative.
This Hansel and Gretel House below
is just off the market square.
Then the trumpeteers sounded.
A speech or two were said.
We moved around to soak up the atmoshere and take in the different views.
and couldn't resist,
Beliners are like a doughnut.
We then wandered up out of the square where we came across a horse and carriage.
Can you see Saint Nicholas in the carriage?
The carriage then made it's way to the square that we had just left.
Led by the small band below.
Mike waited patiently as I tried to get some decent shots.
Can you tell what the blurry shot is below?
Can you see it now?
We eventually made our way back through the town passing some different stalls in another part of town.
It wouldn't be complete without seeing some of these confectionaries.
I'm not sure why there is a toy dog poking his head out of a suit of armour......