Friday, 31 October 2008

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Wednesday, 29 October 2008


On this occasion I am really pleased to say that the mouse in the middle is a catnip one.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Bodmin Moor in the sleet and rain.

We think this shows the real Bodmin Moor in Cornwall.

Moody skies, hail and sleet.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Wristwarmers pattern - FREE-

I have finished knitting Kiann's wristwarmer, scarf, hat and cardy. She asked for brown, so that is the colour I have done. Except I have added a flower on the hat and some sparkly beads on the scarf and wristwarmer.

It's starting to get cold and I have many people who have asked me to knit wristwarmers (which I will do for all that have already asked). Wrist warmers are so easy to knit here is the pattern.

It's a freebie....

I have tried to make it really easy, even Amie can follow this, if she were interested!

I have used all wool chunky, but you can mix wool. E.g.
1 strand of chunky or double knit with 1 or 2 strands of lightweight mohair.
For Kiann's wristwarmers I used 2 strands of chunky wool knitted together to make a thicker yarn. As long as you make sure you work through all the yarns for each stitch.

Make 2 the same.

Use 10 1/2 (7mm) needles. Cast on 30 stitches loosely.
Row 1............... Knit 2 *purl 2. knit 2. repeat from* to end.
Row 2...............Purl 2 *knit 2. purl 2. repeat from * to end.
Continue in rib until work measures 6in (15cm) Or longer if you wish.
End with a wrong side row.( purl2.knit2.purl2)

Place thumb....
1st Row.... Pattern 17 stitches, slip the last 4 stitches worked onto a stitch holder, pattern to the end.
2nd " Pattern 13 stitches, cast on 4 stitches. Pattern to the end of the row.
Continue in rib until work measures 1 1/2in (4cm) from thumb opening. Ending with a wrong side row.
Bind off/cast off loosely.

Cast on 3 stitches with right side of work facing you. Knit 1. purl 2. Knit 1 across 4 stitches on the stitch holder, cast on 3 stitches. You should have 10 stitches.
Next row........Knit 2.( purl 2. knit 2) twice
next row.........Purl 2.(knit 2. purl 2) twice
Repeat the last 2 rows twice more. Bind off/cast off loosely in rib.

Easy Stuff.......

Have fun..... I'm not taking any more wristwarmer orders....... sorry!!!!!!!!

Friday, 24 October 2008

Birthday Boy

Happy Birthday Steven

Steve was always at home in the water

and still loves meeting new people.

Have a great Birthday

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Charmouth Beach.

We love Charmouth beach.

You need to cross this bridge. Amie doesn't like bridges.

But like everyone else,

she likes stones and hunting for fossils.

Lyme Regis on a sunny, warm October Day

Monday, 20 October 2008

Wind swept

We found the pines on top of a hill, they line a steep cliff that goes into the sea. With a little more imagination, they could be palms trees, maybe a few chickens running around the bottom.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Happy Birthday Steve

Steven always had a thing about "hot countries".

always loved to meet new people,

And has always been at home in the water.

Photo's taken 30 years ago.

Happy Birthday Steve, with love, Mum and Dad xxx

Grace and a very young Amie

I know..... you can just see Amie's nose and her ears.

Amie grew up with Grace (the one with a red ball in her mouth).

Grace taught Amie many things.

This is a swimming lesson.

New cushions to lay on.

It amazes me that every new cushion we have,
Amie has to try out first.

Friday, 17 October 2008


The fire is on...............

Hanna is reading the pattern................

She has the wool..................

Is she interested?

Thursday, 16 October 2008

High Dartmoor

The South West has the highest water rates in the Country. So it is rather nice to know where our water comes from.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Empty Bubbles.

Not everthing that can be counted counts, and not everthing that counts can be counted.

Albert Einstein.

Been looking at Sparky Brand far too much!

Another lonely seat

Such a shame that there wasn't brilliant sunshine today as the view would have been great

The mouth of the River Exe.

Best of all this walk has sweet chestnut trees.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Who is Chris the Boxer?

The one in the middle... The one with chewed ears and looks like it has been in a very muddy puddle. The one that has been sewn so often that he just might be beyond any more repair.

Amie luvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv's Chris.... Can't you tell?

We think, she is thinking of setting up a Chris the Boxer fan club.

Friday, 10 October 2008


I'm sure that there must be some thing you can read into a Scrabble board.

Or it might have been the long, words we were using!!!!!!!!

Maybe we didn't shake the Scrabble bag properly.

O.K I lost this TIME ............. Ox....... huh........

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Fish "n" Chips

It's National Poet's Day so instead of posting more Ghosts in the Woods, today you have a poem from Amie.

I don't think any food outstrips.
A pile of golden fish and chips.

And though they're passable at home.
It's better for a gastronome.

Like me to have them when I'm out.
From shops who really have the clout.

The know-how and the expertise.
And hordes of customers to please.

Frying all day and half the night.
The batter always crisp and light.

The fat red-hot - a vital tip.
To cook the perfect fish and chip.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Ghosts in the wood

We came across ghosts in the wood today at Haldon Hill. We thought it was so different that we were out longer than intended. We took so many photo's that I can't add them all, but I'll post a few more tomorrow.

We also came across a large ape, but that's another story.

You sometimes find the strangest things in the woods.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Another find in the garden.

During the Spring we found this while weeding the garden.

We left it outside on a shelf by our back door until yesterday. I brought it in and cleaned it up.
We think it's a dagger hilt. Made of lead, as it's rather heavy, it's had some kind of coating at one time. It seems to be quite ornate and also has green "glass" embedded in the middle of it.


Probably glass...............

Any information, gratefully received.

In the mean time it sits in the fireplace along with the cannon ball.

Monday, 6 October 2008

We don't just have grapes

O.k. so the peaches came from the supermarket. But the grapes are ours.