Saturday, 23 February 2013

Half Term

Hello friends

By ek it's cold! Just come in from hanging out the washing. Don't suppose it will dry much. Oh it's just started snowing, defiantly won't dry now. Guess I'll bring it back in. Why not help yourself to a brew and I'll be back shortly. Mines black no sugar. Thanks

I'm back.

Its been a busy half term this week. On Tuesday I had an appointment at Wigan hospital. It was the follow up from having the polyp removed from my tongue. The department I was referred to was for facial cancer. I had no fears that the polyp that was removed was cancerous but it was still tested. It was clear and I've now been discharged. M drove us there and L came with us and after the appointment L suggest that as it was such a nice day why don't we go for a walk in this park she had seen near to the hospital.
We had to find the main entrance as the one near the hospital was the back and not good for parking. The park was Haig Hall Country Park and Golf Course. Sorry didn't take the camera. It was a lovely walk and will be much nicer in the summer when the walled garden will be planted up with the summer flowers, the paths through the woodland might be drier and the mini train might be running. There are lots of places for picnics and there's also a cafe and toilets. We are thinking of going back in the summer after visiting Wigan Pier.

Wednesday was L's show day and we had to leave home at 3.30pm to get to Middleton Arena for 5pm. We took sandwiches and drinks with us for our tea and munchies for on the way home as L is always hungry afterwards. The dance show was brilliant and the costumes were stunning. All the dancers were presented with a trophy and then special achievement awards were given out.
I won a raffle prize of some bronzing powder and lip gloss (I don't use it so will donate it to different raffle later in the year) I donated two items for the raffle as part of my decluttering, one was a photo frame and another was a picture I'd made.
It doesn't look it but the frame was silver coloured.
I took this photo before I'd finished so that I could see the layout after I'd done the embroidery of the leaves and flowers in different stitches. I then stitched on the lace and buttons. The material was from an old skirt.
 
Thursday is craft and chat morning, where I take my mum, at the local library and L came along too. One of the other ladies was teaching L to work with parchment and gave her some bits so that she could finish off her picture and lent her some books. On the way home we called in at a craft shop that is closing down and bought two tools so that she can have another go. One for rubbing the parchment so that it has a raised effect in whatever pattern you choose and the another is for piercing holes. These you can get as a one spike, two or more spikes. We got the one spike thingy.
 
Friday L and I went shopping for new school shoes and to look at some boots suitable for a prince charming. We also got some coloured plastic bin liners for decorating the gala float. We'd had a meeting earlier in the week and a theme was decided on so now it is a matter of collecting and preparing everything before we can get started. 
 
Looks like it's snowing a bit heavier now. It's not sticking though. No snowmen for us.
 
Hope you all have a good week end and thanks for dropping by. See you soon.
 
Carolx
 
 
 

6 comments:

  1. Glad your polyp was a "friendly" one . Love the colour combinations in the picture...what a great way to use up scraps - whoever wins that will be chuffed:o) Snowing here too, but I need to psyche myself up to wash the car..yuk

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    1. Thank you Kitty.
      It only snowed for about an hour here.
      My car also needs washing but have to take to the car wash as the car is too high for me to do the roof and I can't reach the centre of the windscreen.
      Carolx

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  2. IRYPT
    Jane x
    PS I didn't send the snow!

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    1. Hahahaha The snow was only a little shower, quite rubbish really.
      Carolx

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  3. So glad that all is well from the hospital visit and that you managed to have a lovely walk afterwards. Looks like you'll have to have a rest next week to recover from all the activity this week!
    Love from Mum
    xx

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    1. I think you're right, Mum.
      Carolx

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