25 September 2008
Just a quick note to let you know that I am not going to be here for a while as we are embarking on a trip to the Stubai Valley in Austria. We are staying in a town called Neustift not too far from Innsbruck.
I am looking forward to the trip - just not the early flight!
I will be sharing my photos on my return :o) See you all soon!! *waving like mad to you all!!*
23 September 2008
22 September 2008
21 September 2008
My sister arrived at my house yesterday afternoon with the most beautiful bouquet of gerberas yesterday - just because Leah had her appointment on Friday and she thought we might need cheering up!
20 September 2008
Richard, Leah & I met my friend Lucy for lunch today, so we went to a local pub which has a lovely children's play area outside. The sun was shining, so we all relaxed whilst Leah played. She wanted to go on the slide, so with a bit of help from us she climbed the steps by herself (on her knees obviously!), lined herself up....
... then with a little help from Daddy ( I just LOVE her little face here, it is totally lit up with excitement - now I know what people mean when they say that!).... .....WHEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!
this is the view from the end of my road, and you can just see the sea in the background. Its a 5 minute walk at the very most and is lovely when the sun is shining....
here are a few of the boats on the water, mainly small fishing boats and sailing boats for pleasure. You can just about make out Kent in the background across the estuary.
Here are some of the beach huts that people use when the sun is out. They are so useful for getting changed, having your lunch etc. I would love one myself but they are quite expensive to buy. You are looking at £10,000 upwards - quite amazing actually for a glorified shed! I must admit they do have kitchens inside most of them, but no running water.
Leah and I ventured onto the beach itself and Leah wanted to throw stones in the water...
19 September 2008
Hopefully everything will still be doing fine and she won't have to have any more ultrasound scans - it was a bit of a nightmare keeping her still last time! At least she shouldn't have to have any more tests - the last ones were a year ago now...
To look at her, you wouldn't know that she was being monitored, and to be honest if she had been born 20 years ago, nobody would be any the wiser!
Off to put everything back in the bathroom cupboard now - she has decided to take all the toilletries out!
I'll let you know how we got on....
17 September 2008
I'll also be posting the baby sock pattern real soon :o) The first one turned out great!
15 September 2008
13 September 2008
This was the first one I saw and thought it was a rather nice specimen to show on my blog...
and this one was working to do something with straw - not quite sure what - but I'm sure it was useful!
here it is being hooked up just before the ploughing takes place...the second truck has a blade type thing at the front, which digs in the further it gets pulled, making it more difficult to pull along..
...and finally some cool American (or American style) trucks which looked great all lined up together.
Richard liked the yellow one best I think :o)
Leah has never been on a carousel before, so I was a good Mummy and went on with her (she kept pointing at it for ages - so we got the hint).
It was a little faster than ones I have been on before, and Leah was ok for a while - then got a bit worried! She didn't actually cry at all, but got a bit unsettled - the brave little girl!
Here are a few of them...
...a lovely sheep (I just ADORE) them!.....
12 September 2008
It is protected by The National Trust - although free to visit - and the views out to the Atlantic Ocean are fantastic.
You can walk right down to the mine, but as it was very windy when we visited, we gave that a miss this time!
Here are Leah & I posing by part of the old bulidings - just before it poured down with rain-
and here is another part of the old ruins - what could be some kind of shaft? - I'm not quite sure!
What a spectacular view!
11 September 2008
She's taking after her Mum and getting lost in a good book - not quite sure how much of a classic 'Keith the Caterpillar' is - not quite Austen but a start! It does make her look quite the bookworm....
I saw this Sirdar Eco wool, which comes in lovely undyed colours, and has a wonderful feel to it to. Just right for a little bunny boy or girl.
These are the three shades I chose, all good for bunnies......
..... and a little closer look at them here.
The next thing I want to show you in my next sock book purchase - I can't get enough of them at the moment, and once I have practiced enough from various patterns, I'd like to create my own designs from different stitches and lacework you can find in most knitting magazines.
10 September 2008
.. he's made from acrylic yarn (will use better yarn once my rabbits improve) and had a nice pair of dungarees made from bergere de France Caline yarn, which is lovely and soft. The buttons are vintage ones - from a charity shop!
I think he's a bit of a cheeky rabbit, as when my back was turned he was riding dapple, my horse! What a cheeky, cheeky rabbit, i think we'll have trouble with him!