Wednesday, 31 October 2012


Half term is here and school and College are on hold, time to kick back and take it easy. Late mornings, lazing about the house -well mostly as Tony still has to work. Saturday was spent in Dorset visiting family, Sunday was a lazy day with a visit to the cinema in the evening to see 007's latest movie Skyfall. Outstanding film and loved every action packed minute Daniel Craig was everything one expects James Bond to be.

With the arrival of the cooler weather here my yearning to knit has returned. I finished off a lovely ripple scarf which I knitted in Regia Sock yarn. Presently I am crocheting a ripple blanket for me to use in the evenings whilst watching tv. Today we have a house full of teenagers celebrating halloween with scary movies, costumes and pizzza. Just off to warm up the pizzas. Happy Halloween Jane x

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Tempus Fugit

Time flies when you are having fun! Since I last posted we spent the summer holidays visiting my parents in Dorset.  Then we drove to Paris to visit Tony's family, they took us on a day trip to Rouen and saw the Grand Horlorge. in paris we visited the Trocadero and its museum opposite the Eiffle Tower with our cousins.
At the end of our five day stay we brought Auntie back to England to stay with us for two weeks. We visited Brighton - The Royal Pavilion and the shops, also London to see the sights and visit Harrods, many places and villages across Sussex too.
After we had safely delivered Auntie back to the Eurostar train to return home to Paris, we flew off across to Italy. We spent a week in Florence, Italy which was wonderful. The daily temperature was between 33-36 degrees, the sun was glorious after all the weeks of rain soaked summer back home.  We retreated inside each day around lunchtime/early afternoon to cool off and rest before returning to the streets in the late afternoon. We visited all the sights, ate delicious food, we browsed the many shops, took far too many photos but we had a wonderful time.  Back soon Jane x

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Oh No It Hasn't Gone Away (the rain)

We seem to have become Eeyore like, in so far as we have a permanent rain cloud stuck over the UK. Many parts of theses Isles are suffering awful floods and the mess and loss that goes with it, but as usual the British sense of grit and determination to get on with it and enjoy the "summer" come what may has surfaced.

One of the girls at work is leaving at the end of this week so we went out for a day last Saturday, we stopped for lunch in the Ship Inn at Itchenor. Then we boarded a friends boat and he sailed us around Chichester Harbour. We had such fun in spite of the weather and we filled the day with lots of happy memories.
Nearly time for the summer holidays which we have lots of plans for, see you soon. Jane x

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Rain, Rain Go Away.

After the excitement of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee ( I watched every moment of the TV coverage) life has plodded on punctuated by rare moments of sunshine. Most of the rest of the world is intrigued by the English obsession with the weather, and our obsession at the moment is when the sun will return. We are now officially fed-up with all this rain and the flooding it brings.

June half term we spent Thursday up in London and went to Leicester Square and found M & M's World it was amazing, Chocolate and Peanut heaven with lots of funny photo oportunities.

Today is our village fete and i am hoping it will be dry and sunny as I am running a coconut shy with the Guides and Rangers. Hopefully back soon Jane x

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Spring time and Stitching

Spring has arrived and with it the promise of warm sunny days, Em is studying for her GCSE's or Secondary school certificates this summer. My stitching mojo wandered off for a few months having been over worked last summer, but it is slowly returning. I have picked my way through a cross stitch heart for a special friend. I have finished off a little owl cushion which I started with intentions of it being a birthday present but it wasn't finished in time. Currently I am working on a cross stitch sampler for Em which we designed together for her 16th Birthday. Not long to go to the Easter Break, I just hope that the good weather holds and yet we desperately need rain. See you soon, Jane

Saturday, 28 January 2012

New Year and lots of stitching.

My New Year has been busy with stitching, as one of my friends handed in her notice at the beginning of the month and left on Friday. She brought her dog Cassie into school to listen to the students reading each week, her cake making skills will be much missed as well. The designs on the sampler are a mixture of Jo Verso people, bowl of carrots from the sampler girl and cupcakes from crossstitcher magazine. I designed the school logo, caravan, for sale sign, the sand castle and cassie listening to the child are my own design.
I also managed some stitching over Christmas as gifts - Britter Kitty and Britter Puppy for the christmas tree.
Now I am working on a beautiful heart cross stitch as a gift for another friend.
Today in my local supermarket I came across a new magazine called Mollie Makes it is lovely and has some delightful projects and beautiful things to read about and make.
Hopefully back soon
Jane x