Sunday, 26 December 2010

S'No Balls!

We went to the beach today.

I didn't wear my bikini.  Not today. 

The temperature was -2.5°C.

Yes, that is The Runner.  Today.

Yes, he really is going To Do It!  This is Challenge One of Ten.

Ten years (nearly) since I had my life saving heart operation and it seems that The Runner is quite pleased I am still here!  He is planning on doing ten challenges in the next eight or nine months.

One down, nine to go.

Mad Bugger!


Just about managed to finish this last night!  Happy Christmas Scary.

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Look what we had delivered today!

No, not Starfish!  She's been with me for a long time!

We are now the proud owners of an old but trusty piano.  It's for Scary really but she's either with tall boyfriend or my weird God-daughter; sometimes I lose track of where she is!  Thinking about it, I reckon she's with Weird God-Daughter tonight, back tomorrow with the promise of being home Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

Things have been a bit hectic of late; just about got my cards in the post yesterday along with my last ebay sale, battling through the snow to the Post Office and waiting 25 minutes to get served; spending ages on the phone trying to get a taxi to take us half a mile down the road so that Starfish can get to the chiropodist to change the dressing on her toe (she had another operation on Friday); trying to finish all the knitting and crochet for Christmas along with all the other paraphernalia associated with Yuletide.

I did manage to make Scary a badge for Christmas though ....

She usually can.  Whether you understand it is another matter!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Merry Midwinter

When the days are the shortest, the nights are the coldest,
The frost is the sharpest, the year is the oldest,
The sun is the weakest, the wind is the hardest,
The snow is the deepest, the skies are the darkest,
Then polish your whiskers and tidy your nest,
And dress in your richest and finest and best ...
For Winter has brought you the worst it can bring,
And now it will give you
The promise of Spring!

from The Secret Staircase by Jill Barklem

Monday, 20 December 2010


This is the main A road out of Honiton on the way to Axminster at lunchtime.  If you didn't have a 4 x 4 or tractor, you were stuck!  Earlier on you couldn't see the road at all but it was still snowing then so didn't fancy going out!

No work today; thank goodness I didn't have to slip slide down the hill!

How's the snow where you are?

Saturday, 18 December 2010


Merry Christmas Everyone!

I'm now off to watch Strictly!

PS  The cider's ready!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

To Do List

I've been a naughty girl.  I've started something new.  And it needs to be done for Christmas! 

Some wrist warmers for Starfish.

The wrist warmers for Scary are half done, ie I've finished one!  (Still got the ends to sew in!)

Shhh, I've also bought some more wool to start something after I've finished the ripple.

Not sure whether it's going to be for Scary or for the living room.

The ripple is coming on and I'm on the 80th stripe; only 10 to go (and about a hundred ends to sew in, yuk!)

I don't know how I managed it, but I've landed myself with mending tall boyfriend's shirt.  It's lined with fleece so not the easiest thing in the world to mend.

And I've also got these trousers to shorten for Scary.  I hate shortening things.  They've been hanging around for a while now so I guess I'd better get on with it.

We've also got another Christmas Fair on Saturday, so a few badges need to be organised.

Good sentiments but I am beginning to panic.

Is what I've been saying until recently, but I do seem to have found a little enthusiasm for the season.

Well, maybe not completely, but I am getting there ....

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Tis December

Pinch, punch, first of the month and all that.

Just an update to let you know WE HAVE HOT WATER!!!!!

No heating yet, but hopefully tomorrow ...

Off to wash my face with a Warm Flannel!!  Woo Hoo!

AND have had a Very Tasty Apprentice to look at all day!

Not as gorgeous as Eric,

but very nearly.  Even Scary thought so too!