Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Visiting a Cathedral.

In the school holidays we like to meet up with family.
This week we visited my Sister and family whilst they stayed in the Lake District.

No sitting around admiring the view, ooh no no!!
We headed out of Coniston to visit the Cathedral Quarry.

Oh how I wished we'd taken a torch, there is a 'secret tunnel' that my son wanted to check out but other visitors said we'd need a torch!! Maybe next time.

We saw these autumnal highland cows, but how do you catch a cows attention? 
Why will they not smile for the camera??

The sun didn't shine all day but it was breathtakingly beautiful up on the hills today, definitely just what we needed.

And even the small legs in the family manage to walk all the way round
(even if we needed to bride them with biscuits)

Sunday, 25 October 2015

When Herman came to tea.

Our house is going through a busy spell. We've had lots going on with school and work, half term approaching, dead lines to meet, all sorts of stuff going on.

So when my son arrived home from school with Herman it was just another thing to think about on my ever growing list.

This is Herman on day two of his visit, he looks happy in his bowl, bubbling away, making the kitchen smell of. . . . . .  . . . well Herman (you'll know the smell if you've had him to stay)

Yesterday we fed him one last time before his long journey to his new home(s)

Today we added a few extras to our Herman stew before we put our house guest in the oven.

And finally we could tuck in and eat him, bye bye Herman it was lovely having you to stay but even better having you with a cut of tea!!!

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Grey days.....

What to do on a grey October day??

Well you can drag the family on a 'nice walk'.

Block out the sound of complaining and questions of why and just walk along the river.

Then watch (and laugh) as they are almost stampeded by ducks!!!

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Sunday afternoon . . . .

I know 'Us Brits' love to talk about the weather, but we've had some glorious days in September and October.

This afternoon we headed to Brockhole nature reserve.

We are lucky to be able to park and walk through the woods, avoiding the busy car park!

Today they had a Vintage fair on and it was super busy.

After a look in the 'pond dipping' pond and a quick go on the park, we just had the big hill to climb, back to the car. 

Only two weeks until half term, fingers crossed for more sunny days like today in the holidays.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Finally I have two. . . .

So my sock knitting journey started many weeks ago.

I can say its definitely been a learning experience.

Many of the mistakes will be invisible to the 'non sock knitters' out there.

But they are finished !!!

The pattern was a free pattern off the internet.
Will I be using it again?
No way!!! 

Next time (yes there will be a next time) I will research my pattern and make sure its easier to understand.
I might even try knitting two socks at once to avoid 'second sock syndrome'.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Lunch break.

Today after my lunch I popped outside to do a few rows on my socks.

I'm now heading towards the toe . . . . .

What a beautiful start to October.

I could really love October if it stayed like this!!!

Anyway back to work !!