Sunday, 26 June 2011

I have one very happy young lady

So you make your way to the front of the Pyramid Stage, in the heat of the day to stake you place a little after 1pm, armed with a hat and a bottle of water, you listen to some very strange bands, Paul Simon, not your cup of tea at all, then you make it to the barrier RIGHT at the front!!!!!
Your Mum is at home watching, catches glimpses of your happy, HAPPY, face, watching your heroine.

(OK, have to admit that when she then did this, mixed feelings, one of knowing that Jose must have been fit to burst, second that my baby was against the barrier, what happens if the crowd pushed forward - Hey I am a her mother, it is my job to worry!!)

And then the phone call to say Beyonce was cm's away from her.

On very happy camper.

And boy what a show that woman gave.

Now I am just thinking of all the washing that is going to come home tomorrow!!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Not a pair of wellies in sight!!

Hello.  I'm still on holiday from work, and, I have to say loving it.  last night was the first Friday night I have spent at home, not working, for, maybe six months (trying to think!!)

I spent it trying to keep two of Jasper's chicks alive, being Agony Aunt to a friends partner (they have just split up) and making tea,  bit awkward, as I can see it from both sides but don't like the way it has happened, but she is a good friend, so I just listened.  It was OK.

She has just very kindly made an e-book, have a look.  I have started making the mitts.  I never knew you could make a rib with crochet!!! Opens up a whole new world!!! Boy I must get out more!!

It is one of those skeins of wool that costs a bloody fortune and you don't know what to do with it but your HAVE to have it!!

Then I have finished these, made with yarn prom a swap from this lady.  Boy I wish I could see her knit, she knits SO much and SO fast!!

It is so soft, made with possum fibre.

sewed in the ends of this............ pattern from here.  So easy.

Quality controlled checked by the man of the house!!

And now I am sat in the warm, with a cup of coffee, making Mum's birthday present (an alpaca version of the cowl) with warm dry feet (Sorry Jose) watching Glastonbury.  I can SEE the bands, I can HEAR the bands, I haven't had to walk miles to get to a different stage, I have just clicked a mouse (talking of mice, just caught the blighter who had taken up residence in the kitchen dresser!!).

Josie and both of her Aunts (my sisters) are wallowing in mud as I type this!!

Mumford and Sons, think I am in deeply in lust with the lead singer!!! If I was 20 years younger...........

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Back again....

This is A HAPPY Rose!!!  She normally seems to cry when I see her!!  She is growing so fast and, as far as babies go, is adorable.

And this is my totally un-spoilt four legged daughter (well that is how it feels!!)

Lots have happened lately (seems to be going at that pace around this cottage at the moment), Jose passed her test (can't remember if I posted about that last time) She only started to drive at the end of Jan, paid for most of her lessons herself, taking her test the same day they lost their Dog, Ned.  It must have been so hard to keep it together with such a sad heart).

She has been off driving LOTS, even took her friends to North Devon for some festival.  Your heart is in your mouth when they are out on their own, it is ten times worse when they have two other people precious 17 year old daughters in their car!!  It isn't Josie's driving I worry about, it is all the other plonkers on the road!!

Jasper had work experience, the first two weeks her worked at a big local farm Estate, the second week he went to a Solicitors in town, boy did he look smart, his sister was on hand to offer fashion advice!!  Although this week she is off wallowing in Mud as she has gone with her Aunt to Glastonbury.  This should be interesting as Jose doesn't do getting dirty!!

My VERY smart young man!

Enjoyed feeding Rose, boy I am SO out of practice,(and plan to keep it that way!!)

Mind you just as well, you don't get much of a look in when Great Gran is around!! (now are you sure you are doing it right Ashley????  xxx)

And this..... is Whinney (don't ask) Jasper is buying his own dog, well chosen, little black girl.  I was really, really impressed by the breeder, and her dogs, the behaviour of the dogs was so good, and the Mum reminded me of Daz so much.  There is something about black labs.  I know that Jasper will be amazing with this pup, note to myself to encourage Mike to go off sailing more often, I get to babysit!!!  It is strange how nearly five years down the line, how we all seem to work, albeit in an un-conventional way.  Both J's have turned out to be pretty amazing kids, it could have so easily gone the other way.

Mike with one of the pups, a day in the car with him and Jasper (to see the pups) was a test of how much things have changed (suffice to say I was reminded why I have chosen to remain single all this time!!) but fair play, it must have been hard for him too.  He was totally smitten with the pups, I think he has found loosing Ned as hard as I found loosing Daz, Whinney will be a breath of fresh air for us all.

His Dad went to meet a friend so Jasper and I spent a good chunk of the day together, I hate shopping at the best of times, add my personal money minder (you don't keed that, you don't want that, nag, nag, nag) and I know why I don't like shopping either (well unless it is in a craft shop!!)

But Sunday saw me going to a local Country Fayre (boy, I really wish that I worked outside)

So as a bit of retail need (left over from the restrictive shop the day before) I just happened to call in at a craft shop on the way home, and it was rude to come out empty handed!!  -  Wasn't it?

Whoops!! Have since been back to get a further three balls for a cowl and a hat, preparation for winder you know!!

Lil and I have had some lovely walks as I am off from work this week,

Monday Mum and I went to Tiverton Canal.  Well we walked, Lil swam.

But she seems to have cut a pad on her back paw and is finding it painful to walk, so the plan to walk the Exeter Ship Canal tomorrow has gone on hold. 

Which means I will be at home, so a day of pottering and house work and finishing off projects is called for I think.

More of which will follow. 

But a question< why do we always leave sewing in the ends to last< how much better would it be to do it as we went along?????
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