Archive | September, 2012

Autumn project

28 Sep

Despite the fact that I am mid-way through a scarf and near to finishing my patchwork crochet blanket, I have got another project on my mind!

I want to make this in time for our engagement party (in 4 weeks) and these are the lovely autumnal colours I have chosen…



I am going to use this pattern from Attic 24 but give it an autumn twist. 

Hmmm, too much crochet but not enough time!! 🙂


Reminders of summer

23 Sep

Summer already seems like a long time ago, this week we had the dreaded Ofsted at school and therefore everything went out the window for a few days.

So, now new photos of the week but a set of photos I took during the summer holidays of my Alium seed heads.




Now that Ofsted are gone, and I have caught up on some sleep, I can continue with some autumnal crocheting…


Exciting delivery

17 Sep

Today, I arrived home after a VERY long day to some very exciting post!


I am listening to it as I type, my current favourites are Runaways, Here With Me and Deadlines and Commitments which has some beautiful lyrics…

If you should fall upon hard times
If you should lose your way
There is a place
Here in this house
That you can stay

As you can see, the album also comes complete with some Zoolander-worthy pouting which is always entertaining 🙂


On my hook…

16 Sep

This weekend, I have made a start on the scarf I mentioned a while ago which will be a present for my fiancee’s mother. I am using a lovely soft yarn from Sublime (Extra Soft Merino wool) and it is a light plum colour.



I really like this shell pattern and it is a very simple pattern to follow.


Dahl day!

14 Sep

This week, I celebrated Roald Dahl day by starting to read one of his books which I have never read before. I have the set of 15 children’s books by Dahl which were given to me by my dad a few years ago and I love them! I especially enjoy reading them to children in school, they never fail to amuse and amaze.


I’m reading ‘Boy, Tales from Childhood’…

“An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details. This is not an autobiography”

It is in fact jam-packed full of funny, frightening, true stories about his life. One of the most painful being that of his father who, when he was 14, fell from a roof and broke his left arm just below the elbow. After waiting for half an hour, a drunken doctor arrived and mistook his broken elbow for a dislocated shoulder and proceeded to pull on the arm (with the help of two other men). This resulted in Dahl’s fathers arm being amputated at the elbow and therefore growing up with only the use of his right hand. He invented a fork/knife combination, a fork with a sharpened edge so he could cut his food, and kept this in a leather case which he carried wherever he went.

I do enjoy reading Dahl, it always puts a smile on my face and I feel you’re never to old for it!

Although, I am starting to think that ‘Roald Dahl day’ is one of those days that only teachers know about? (I hope not)



Photo(s) of the week…

14 Sep

This week I have been noticing skies. The season has changed from warm, blue summery evening sky on Saturday to a chilly, autumnal sky on Thursday morning.

The first two of these photos were taken on Saturday evening, when we had what I imagine will be the last BBQ of the year.



This final photo was taken at around 7.15am on Thursday 13th September, the coldest morning we’ve had for a little while and I do always enjoy it when I wake up to a cold, bright sky. I really like how the light is catching the curves of the chimney pots.


I’m not much of a fan of dark winter days but I do love autumn sunshine.


Beyond excited!

7 Sep

This afternoon, I was awoken from dozing (it’s been a tiring week) by a call from my lovely friend.

We have been talking, together and separately (to anyone who will listen) of our wishes that The Killers will come to the UK on tour soon…and she is so very clever that she signed up to be emailed when that day finally came.

Anyway, today was the the day! After much squealing with excitement down the phone, the tickets were booked and we will be heading to Birmingham in less than 8 weeks…I cannot wait!

Also, Brandon Flowers is very considerate to have planned this leg of the tour in our half term holiday…yipee!

So for fellow Killers lovers out there…

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