Tuesday, 22 December 2009


So here I am with only two days to go until Christmas day..hardly any of my presents wrapped,the house in total chaos an uber food shop to be done and what do i plan on doing?
Crochet..thats what!!!
I've finally turned some of my many circles into scarves...

and now I feel like something new..I think I'm going to try a 'ripple' pattern blanket..so watch this space!!
My little corner of South Yorkshire waws prettified briefly over the weekend by a rather heavy snowfall,now usually I can't stand the horrible cold,wet,white stuff but as We had to go out on Sunday afternoon I thought I'd take my camera along and seize any photo opportunity that came along!
There were some absolutely beautiful sights to be seen on our hour long trip including a long bush lined road that had a blackbird sat in every single bush!!
Unfortunately We couldn't stop to grab these shots as the roads were pretty scary and to stop was to (apparently) invite disaster!
But I did grab a few pretty snow scenes...

 I think We've had our share of snow though now and I for one am not sad to see it go, its very pretty to look at through the window when I'm all cosy in my house..but not so much fun when I have to trudge down the very slippery hill I live on..to try and get my Christmas organised!

Sunday, 13 December 2009


Okay so We're well into the run-up to christmas and it got to yesterday and I realised that 5 presents would not go very far between 3 daughters! Especially when one present is an 18 rated film and youngest child is only 7!
So a night time trip to Asda to stock up on DVDs,books,knick knacks,pyjamas etc etc was in order last night..followed by another trip there today to buy food,hadn't really considered this essential last night but this morning when I realised toast or ice pops were all that there was to eat ...another trip was on the cards!
Uuurgh though because I loathe and detest busy shops and most hated of them all are busy supermarkets,I think I'm going to make it my new years resolution to shop in supermarkets as little as possible.
So not much crochet time recently although I did finish a dish cloth for a monthly swap I'm a part of through Ravelry...it was a christmas/holiday theme this time and I'm rather happy with the result.

This will be winging its merry way to Austrailia tomorrow morning with a few little christmas goodies to accompany it.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

A Long Time Coming..

Ok so I know I was going to blog here everyday or at least almost everyday and it just didn't happen!
I got busy with other stuff and it just sort of fell by the wayside..but I'm going to have another go at it.if I can manage a few entries in the stressy run up to Christmas I can manage anything! (Blog-wise that is).
Anyways I am currently crocheting about a billion little hooky circles to make long brightly coloured scarves to give to people I love at christmas-time..so a good proportion of my day is spent glued to over long films on DVD or listening to audio books whilst I hook away like a woman possessed!
I reckon I need 200 circles and I'm fast approching my first 100...

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Lazy days.

A good proportion of Saturday was spent watching Dr Who DVD's And turning these beautiful beads into a memory wire bracelet and necklace.

Having spilt my dish of beads across the floor twice I didn't get my bits'n'bobs finished in time to wear at the family party we spent Saturday night at I ended up sat until late that night still stringing beads watching yet more Dr Who...Then a quick glance at the computer turned into a couple of fiddly hours trying to get my head round this whole bloggy nonsense,I finally crept tiredly up to bed at 3am!

Early Sunday afternoon we took a run out to Penistone to see a steam train crossing the viaduct there..the depressingly dull sky didn't lend itself to good photography which was disappointing as I had excitedly pictured the plume of steam against the crisp blue sky..sadly though that image stayed in my head.
It was still rather exciting to spot the train in the distance and hear it chugging along getting nearer and nearer..

A coffee and parkin stop at my Mums rounded off the afternoon nicely!

Saturday, 17 October 2009

So..whats this blogging thingy all about?

Here goes,My first ever venture into blogging..
My first foray into the blogosphere..
Opening my life up for all of cyberspace to see...and..
Its a little bit scary..
Its more intense than a status update on Facebook or a tweet on Twitter!
But,anyways Onwards and upwards..
I hope you like this little glimpse into my own chaotic corner of the universe and stop by often.
I'm hoping to post a ton of pictures as I tend to photograph almost every aspect of my life..and given the oppurtunity to talk I can ramble on endlessly about the joys of crochet or the delicious-ness of a particular cheese or the wonder of a newly discovered author or musician!
So I'm going to leave it here for now as its incredibly late (or indeed very early for those who go to bed at a reasonable hour) but I'm hoping to stop by tomorrow and post some pictures and tales of my weekend.
Nighty night xx