Showing posts from April, 2013

New Baby

Hello friends

Last weekend my sister-in-law and brother welcomed their baby daughter into the world. She was a bit poorly after the birth with a chest infection but is well again now.
We met her yesterday she is so cute. Sorry no photos as I was too busy with cuddles. She has two older brothers of 2 yrs and 10 yrs.

I don't have any other news at the moment. Have a great week.

Thanks for dropping by, I love reading your comments.


A Free Day Out

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We had a lovely day out on Saturday courtesy of the National Trust. They were doing a free entry weekend for most of their properties. We went to Rufford Old Hall at Rufford near Southport.
Rufford Old Hall is one of the finest Tudor buildings in Lancashire and the great hall was once the stage for William Shakespeare before he became famous.

We took along L's friend for company and took a lovely picnic which we ate in the grounds.

The woodland walk was nice but short. There was evidence of some den buildings which looked fun. In a month or so the woods will look very different with a thick carpet of Bluebells.
The back of the hall looking at the formal gardens. Unfortunately the formal gardens were looking a bit rough as a number of trees and plant had to be removed due to disease and was going through a reconstruction. There was a tiny vegetable garden herbs and rhubarb and a bed waiting to be planted up and a wonderful orchard. All the trees had labels on to stat…

Blooming Recycling

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Hope you had a good week end. It was a bit wet here but not too bad. It was glorious yesterday as is today if not a bit windy (great for getting the washing dry)

Today I'm excited to show you what I've been working on recently. It was inspired by this post by Angela.

I cut the flowers from plastic pop bottles (2ltr and smaller ones). I then painted them with acrylic paint.   The flat blue flowers, the butterflies and ivy leaves are cut out from milk bottles and painted in the same way.  I have a lot more to make as they are to be

)used as part of the Gala float in June where L is Prince Charming. I will do a post afterwards to show you the results.

I feel really pleased with the results and I hope you like them too.

My mum is at day care today so I will be sewing for most of the day but I also want to get in the garden and do some work towards getting it ready for planting out some veggies.

Thank you or dropping by and I look forward to reading your comments. Ca…

Nurse Maid.......

Hello friends

Hope you are having a good week.

My week has been nursing the sick. My dad got a stomach bug and was quite poorly. When he's poorly is is quite short tempered and likes to be left alone and doesn't want any fuss so bearing this in mind I brought mum back to our house for the afternoons and had tea with us. This gave dad a chance to relax when he went back to bed. His Dr said that there was a lot of it going around.

As soon as dad recovered poor L came down with a different bug. She had such a high temperature and just felt so ill. I dosed her with calpol and was also placing a wrapped cold compress on her head. I don't know what it was but you can be sure the Dr would have said it was a virus and to drink plenty. This morning when she got up she said she feels like herself again and feels wonderful.

Have a nice week end


Another Busy Week.

Hello friends.

Welcome. You might want to get a brew as this is going to be a long one. I started it yesterday.

First an update on my no spending days for March. There were 17 of them. I seem to be getting better. The decluttering is going well. I listed 10 items in the local paper and sold one (14 books in one lot) and swapped the PSP for a SatNav which will be advertise in the local paper as we already have one. I had some stuff set aside for car booting but have transferred them to either selling in the paper or to charity. I have two bags and a heavy box of books for charity so I called into one of the new shops that's opened up on the high street and made arrangements for them to be picked up - no one came. So I called in again and made arrangements and again no one has come for the items so I'll go to one of the others shops instead.

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Next our trip to Lancaster. We went to the Marit…

Why Have I Been Missing?

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Welcome to my new follower Hester from Hardup Hester Stretching The Pennies.

Sorry that I've been missing this past week but I have some exciting news to tell you. L and I have opened our on line shop. It's called L & C Crafts and our web site is Please take a look and please feel free to comment and give feedback if you think we could do somethings better. We are thinking of doing a facebook page as well, what do you think?
The yarn stuff is mine and the bead work is Ls. Some more stock will be added over the next coming days just need to take a few more creative shots.

Good Friday I was sewing in the morning(I will do a separate post about that when I have more to show) and in the afternoon we went for a walk to a localish park. It was nice to get out relax and have some fun. Here are some pictures:

Newly painted crazy golf. The colours looked so bright and cheerful.

A lovely place for a picnic in the summer next to the lake.

The lake is…