Showing posts from April, 2015

Lytham Hall

Today we had a lovely day out. The sun was shining warmly and the gentle breeze was B!@@&y freezing. Luckily we were nicely wrapped up and we found a sheltered spot to enjoy our picnic.
But where did we go? I hear you asking.

Lytham Hall is where we went. I didn't know much about the hall before we went and I still don't as we didn't go inside. We just walked around the grounds.
From a distance the hall looks very grand but as you get closer you see it's in need of some TLC 

There is work going on inside and outside as part of the restoration programme and have been awarded £5.9 million  from the Heritage Lottery to go towards this. Unfortunately the grounds are nothing special at the moment but I'm sure in a few years that will be a different story.

This sunny little courtyard is used by the tea rooms and was well sheltered from the cold breeze. I think it's also used for other activities too from looking at the photos around.
This looks like a nice cupboar…

Our Easter Getaway

Hi everyone

Back to school tomorrow after our Easter break. In the first week L had her first appointment with the orthodontist about having a brace fitted. They agreed she needed one and qualified for NHS funding. But, because she's waiting for her back operation (she's been pencilled in for 24th July) the dentist said he'll wait until after the operation when she's fit and well again so that he doesn't have to take the brace off partway through her treatment.
I had a further eye injection and the Dr made my eye bleed. It looks so much worse that it felt. The effects of the bleeding is slowly disappearing.
This past week I've had my nose to the sewing machine and finished L's Gala Queen dress except for the hem. I'm letting it hang for a little while for the skirt to settle. Next up is the coat to go with it and rally all the parent up for float decorating.

We went away for Easter and stayed with some wonderful friends in a tiny village called Blagill.…