Friday, 29 May 2009

British Holiday

We went to the lovely seaside town of Bournemouth, Dorset, to celebrate my daughter's birthday during the long weekend and we all really enjoyed ourselves. It was one of the best holidays that we've had this year. There has been a lot of news that more people are spending their holidays in the UK due to the recession, but Jax and I have been holidaying mostly in the UK while we were dating. I remember one year we went to the Cotswold's where there are beautiful scenery, gardens and cottages during the foot and mouth disease (we had to disinfect our tires everywhere we went) and was nobody there. We have a few photos of me on this lovely old fashion village all by myself. Hee hee hee, we were almost the only tourist visitors in the town that day.

Here are some holiday snaps.
The award winning beach was lovely and so clean that we wanted to go swimming there. From the photo you can see the rascal trying wall climbing for the first time. She managed to climb all the way up but could get down. The guy had to climb up to rescue her. Hee hee hee, I love wall climbing too (I use to go to the one near Swiss Cottage), so the rascal clearly takes after me.
I need to find some time to take a photo of the finished cardigan, I will post it as soon as the photo is done. I'm off to dance class tonight to burn off all the chocolate font and donuts I've been eating.

Friday, 22 May 2009

KIT - that's my middle name

Oh gosh, it has been that long since I've blogged. A lot has been going on recently so been a bit at work and out of work. Also my puffed up eyes is making me really tired. I think it is hay fever, but I'd better get a diabetes check as well, it tends to puff after I've eaten a lot of sugar. I hope it is not diabetes, image not being able eat cakes, chocolates and biscuits.
Anyway, I've received two lovely sewing KITs from Ruth (I won the giveaway...hurray!) and Kyoko.

Ruth's package was so pretty that I didn't want to take it apart.
Kyoko's lovely purse tutorial KIT so pretty too.
Thanks you girls!!!
We met up at I-Knit this week, so I can say thank you in person. It was so nice to meet up and chat about wool and knitting. It was so full inside that we decided to sit outside and we got lots of attention and questions from people walking by and the Lovely Craig gave us lots of sweets. He's so sweet.....get it....hee hee hee. I'm so glad that Kyoko and Ruth was there to give me moral support whilst sewing up my daughter's cardigan......and I'm happy to say that it is finished, just in time for her birthday next week!! Yay! Thank you girls (again). Well almost, I need to sew on the buttons. Hee hee hee. Here is a choice of buttons we had....which one do you think will go with the cardigan?

Now that the Rascal's cardigan is finished, it means that I can start on other projects. I think I'll better catch up with my sewing. I'm heading to Clapham/Tooting that way, so I'm planning on visiting my favourite craft shop. Yay, for the long weekend. Hope everyone have great break...I know I need one.
I haven't forgotten about the will take place, just need to think about what to giveaway....hee hee hee.
Have a nice long weekend everyone.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Hubby's Birthday

Didn't we have a lovely weekend! I took Friday off to bake a cake for my hubby and to take my daughter to her reception class which is my first time in the school term. My hubs have taken her a few times already, but as I start work at 8.30am I don't really get the chance. It was fun as I went into her classroom to see the caterpillars and had a little chat with her teachers. Here is a photo of the birthday cake which hubs and Rascal helped decorate:

Hubby is not too keen on Birthdays means he's getting older you see (being the wrong side of thirty), but hey look at Hugh Jackman....he looks good for forty something. Hee Hee Hee!

Rascal's cardigan is nearly done! Just need to knit one more side and finish the sewing up. I tried it on the Rascal and I think it may be a bit too small. Hey, kids grow up SO FAST! Or I KNIT TOO SLOW. Hee hee Hee! Next time I will knit two size larger than her age/size.