Garden Square

There are lots of Garden Squares in Central London. Quite a lot of them are locked up and you have to be a resident to gain access. But happily this is not always the case. We found a very nice square to visit at the weekend. We did not clamber over railings in homage to…

day off

I am enjoying a few quiet moments – watching a film in the afternoon!! please do not tell on me. It’s Julie and Julia. One of my favourite films. I’m about to do some crochet but thought I’d pop in here first and share some photos from the garden. I love forget- me – nots. Such…

be scared but do it anyway

The above blog post title is not always a good idea. It depends what you are scared of and fear can be a very good thing. However, I was simply dunking a crochet baby blanket in warm water. Still scary but not life or death. I’ve made this for a friends new baby due in…

a walk in the wood

We live very close to this patch of Epping Forest but hardly ever go there. This is a real shame. It’s beautiful. But a family walk is not always what all the family want! We ended up here on Sunday because the intended destination was just too far away once we had everyone on side. Funnily…

the weather

  It’s been raining. It’s been cold. It has been un spring like most of this past week. This wouldn’t matter so much except that it had been very spring like the week before with warmer temperatures and sunshine. Our conker trees are still growing. We planted a few conkers in pots several years ago…

Easter holidays

My teens are off school. I like this very much Life changes pace in a very good way; although my son has been into school a few times for GCSE revision. It feels as though spring has arrived. The grass has been cut. I treated myself to two forsythia shrubs – we had this lovely…

Blogging friends

My blogging friends have been helpful. I started a different blog and along they came. Were we happy? Well sort of but then craft alone wasn’t going in quite the right direction. I was losing one friend! If I gained others well I hope you have found your way here as there will be craft…

on the move

Decided today to start a new blog – if you want to follow then of course you are very welcome! http://craftymakes.org/ Be lovely to see you! I may still blog here you never know!

birthday bounty!

My hubby bought me a whole load of seeds for the allotment for my birthday! The seed potatoes were bought by me. I loved growing potatoes last year as they were no trouble and they clear the ground that they grow in. So this year I have a different part of my allotment almost ready…

February frost

Half term is zooming by. We have been out to celebrate my birthday – very happy day. We have also been to Ilford – which is soooo empty! Now that we have a huge shopping centre down the road in Stratford no one seems to like Ilford anymore. This is a shame. Revision and homework…

M11

  We travel up and down the M11 far too much. It is generally a very boring route. But a couple of weeks ago the sky put on a show. I wasn’t driving so I got my rather inadequate camera and took photos. I don’t really know what happened to January – it sort of…