Thursday, 30 December 2010

Christmas Holidays 2010

On Tuesday we went to London, it was a wet and gloomy day but we had a lovely time, we visited Trafalger Square and saw the ship in a bottle on the fourth plinth which I later found out is a replica of Nelsons ship The Victory which he sailed in for the battle of Trafalger. If you click on the link (ship in a bottle above) it takes you to a website with lots of photos of the ship in sunlight and if you click here you can read up more information about the artist who made the sculpture. We went to Leicester square where almost everything was boarded up and the swiss clock had gone! still it might just have gone for a service/repair as the flag stand was still there. We went to Wong Kei's for lunch and had Won tun noodle soup and Beef chow ho fun with chilli and black bean sauce, all washed down with Jasmine Tea. After lunch we walked through China town and wandered around the shops. Later we crossed Charing Cross Road and walked up to Seven Dials. we found lots of lovely shops along the way. We took a Taxi to St Pancras station and saw a Christmas Tree made of champagne bottles. Finally we caught the tube back to Victoria Station then a train home.
On Thursday we went to Brighton and browsed the shops in the North Lanes, fabric, shoes, boots, clothes, T-shirts, fancy dress, guitars, jewellery, secondhand, modern, bags, toys, home goods, stationers, CD's & records, health foods, cafes, bars, and restaurants all catering for every taste imaginable. It was amazing and I could have spent a fortune! Tomorrow is New Years Eve, I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year 2011 from me and the rest of the family at Crafty conundrum. Jane x

Monday, 20 December 2010


Another month has disappeared with alarming speed, it started with Ali's Graduation on the 30th November. Sadly I don't have photos as my camera decided to play up! Thankfully my parents took theirs so I'm hoping for a chance to copy the photos over Christmas. Travelling back from Graduation on the following morning, I arrived at Clapham Junction Station expecting to catch a train back to Sussex having come up from Dorset on the 5.18am. After a half hours wait we were told all trains had been suspended to the south coast! five hours later I caught a train. This photo is the village church in the snow. Since then I've been busy with Rangers doing their end of term show, which was brilliant. Stitching a special gift for my friend Debs and another gift for another friend which is yet to be given. Debs Loved her NOEL hanger and is so delighted with it that she facebooked it too. Finally the snow came back to Sussex not quite as deep and crisp and even as last time, but just a disruptive to the flights, Eurostar and roads. this photo is of the village pond and the poor frozen ducks.
Knitting, stitching etc has been suspended as
I have over done it recently and the osteopath has recomended a rest so my back and hand have a chance to recover, worse yet I have try to retrain my brain and left hand to use the mouse on the computer as I've bruised the bone in my right hand! Ouch! see you soon. J x