Saturday, 30 October 2010

Autumn Days.....

We're at the end of half term and I have no idea where my week off went! I haven't managed to get into my work room at all, infact there is no room in there at the moment. My house is at least a bit more decluttered and the spare bedroom which is soon to be Alice's room is now completely empty and ready to decorate next week. Now I think I need another week off to get over it all!!
We have had some lovely weather though and some very pleasant walks.
Barnaby having great fun in the fallen leaves

clear blue skies

First frosty morning, the dogs thought it was great, I was thinking it was time to find hats, gloves and scarves

Winter sun

despite it being Autumn everything is still surprisingly green.

Well, it's back to work and school next week so I guess back to some sort of routine and maybe some time for me to work on all the Christmas presents I still want to make.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Trafalgar day

Today is Trafalgar day and as a daughter of the Royal Navy, I was often reminded of the Battle and the role of Lord Nelson...It's a family thing!

We are lucky enough to live quite near Portsmouth and home to HMS Victory, which is always a pleasant day out

I had the pleasure of spending one winter a few years ago making all the miniature sails for a replica model my Pa was making. Unfortunately I don't have a picture here so one of the real thing in will have to do!

Friday, 15 October 2010

It's been a while.....sorry!

I'm sorry I've not been here for a while, i just don't know where all the time goes. I have been making a concious effort to declutter and clean as I go, the state of the house was really beginning to get to me and I have to admit i am feeling better for a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak!

i had a lovely surprise today, a gift from my neighbours garden. Such wonderful colours and perfect blooms. just right to cheer up a very grey and chilly day.

I have managed to finish the second raggedy BOM still finding it takes me such a long time to get the cutting and the sewing as accurate as it needs to be.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

What a week!!

It's been a long week over here. Perhaps its just me getting older but I've been so tired when I've got home from work not helped by finding out at the last minute that I had to work friday which is usually my day off and the day I usually manage to catch up with myself.
But...can't complain I have the weekend ahead of me, chores to do yes but the weather is lovely...It rained all day yesterday!

And i have a decision to make...... This is my back door, or rather side door. It's the original 1920's door but It lets in a lot of draft and since I had the rotting 'lean to' taken down from the outside it now poses a bit of a security risk, so I have to decide weather to put up with the draft and the security risk or get a new pvc double glazed door.........ho hum!
I do have the original front door but that is behind a PVC lobby!
I wanted to keep my house as original as possible but unfortunately i don't have the finances to do that as much as I'd like to.
So, to the housework and then hopefully some playtime for me!