Sunday, 30 August 2015

Baskets and Blanket

We picked the dogs up from the kennels this morning. Their holiday cost £229 plus possibly 2 new baskets as the kennels seem to have lost theirs. They're going to have a good look for them tomorrow and let us know if they find them. Of course, we won't be able to claim as we signed a disclaimer that covers anything and everything that could possibly go wrong.  

Today has been washing, drying, washing, drying, washing, drying - do you get the picture? At least there's been no rain. Tomorrow I will have to start tackling the pile of ironing.

Mum came down for a coffee and then I spent an hour joining another row to the blanket. I managed to crochet a few squares on holiday so there is already another row waiting in the wings.
And that has pretty much been it for today. Quickly back to the usual routine as though we've never been away. 

xxx





9 comments:

  1. Don't you find it frightening how quickly we get back to the old routine? I'll be back tomorrow afternoon and I know it will be wash-dry-iron-tidy away before I know it! The only BIG plus for me this year is that I made a darned good effort to leave the place spotless so that when I got back there was only holiday washing to do!

    I love the blanket; the colours are really bright, and the cream border sets them off well!

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    1. I'm only home for a couple of hours and I feel like I've never been away. Everybody else at Number 38 tends to carry on with their holiday and doing what they want while I've got my head stuck in the linen basket for days on end. The blanket is really enjoyable to do. I've been over to your blog and have to say I have slight ripple envy. I will never ever be able to ripple I'm afraid. xx

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  2. the massive amount of laundry is the bit I hate most after a holiday. I even did some while we were away to try and cut down on the amount when we got back, but nope, didn't help much.

    your blanket is coming on a treat.

    no rain. Bah. you say that like it's a good thing! ;O) x

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    1. Me too Sadie. I've washed on holiday before as well but as you say it didn't seem to help much - no idea why. The blanket is growing fairly quickly. Looking forward to wrapping myself up in it as the colder nights arrive. Haha, rain is fine as long as it doesn't impact on my daily cream tea - nothing worse than a soggy scone :) xx

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  3. My washer is broke n the man isn't coming to fix it till tmrw! So I did some whilst away but had a loooong visit to see my Dad yesterday! Three loads done! Just the ironing n putting it away now!

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    1. Oh no, that's a big catastrophe after being away on holiday. The washing bit is ok, it's getting it dried and ironed that I don't like. You are way ahead of me though. I'm still working my way through it. Can you explain how one black bag of dirty clothes morphs into about 6 loads of washing? It's a complete mystery to me. xx

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  4. You know what they say, after the Lord Mayor's Show.....! Good to hear the holiday went well (apart from the thumb incident, of course). Your blanket is looking fab. I haven't worked out yet how I'm going to join the squares for the blanket I'm making (are yours sewn or crocheted together?). So I just keep making more squares.

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  5. Oh Liz, you do tickle me. I have visions of you surrounded by piles of never ending squares. I crochet mine together, it seems easier and neater to do somehow. Angel Jem is 'rippling' at the moment. I'm Positive I will never be able to do that as I don't actually understand any crochet stitches or patterns (knitting is another matter, I can read a pattern and know the stitches no problem). The granny squares are a complete fluke lol xx

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