Thursday, 11 February 2016

Busy Day

It's been a busy day today. 

Shopping, housework, a visit to Aunty Edith, school pick up, Amy's parents evening and dancing.

I have nothing much to report today but I do like to have a photo or two on the blog, so...

... last weeks roses cut down. The vase is a baked beans tin and I don't think the roses will last more than a couple of days but they weren't quite ready to be thrown away.
... I started Teddy Number 2 last night and have managed a few rows here and there throughout the day. It's surprising how quickly they grow. This one has shoes and a jumper.
... I did this yesterday as well. It's slightly larger than my first ones and will fit a notebook inside.
... And just because my blog generally only shows the good stuff I thought I'd share my kitchen with you. We'd just got in from parents evening, had stopped at the chippy on the way home and we were starving. We came in, threw the lunch bags, book bags, phones and paperwork on the side and pretty much ripped the paper off to get at the food.
Just need to work my fish and mushy peas off now doing the cha cha cha. 

xxx

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  1. the roses look so pretty. I am a weirdo who loves roses as they fade and die, so quite often I leave them to do just that.

    You are getting on well with the bear knitting.

    ooh, chips, nothing as good as buying fish & chips and ripping that paper apart to get to them. :O) xx

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    1. With all the roses I buy I should really do something with the petals. Don't know what, but I'm sure dried rose petals could be put to some use.

      Thoroughly enjoying knitting the bears. I can see quite a few being sent to the charity.

      Oooh that chippy was good! We were like a swarm of locusts, I couldn't get the paper off quick enough haha. xx

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    2. I replied to your Q on my blog, but I've not posted today so thought I'd answer here. The little heart came from ......
      *drumroll*........
      .......
      ......
      ..... DUNELM! Where else? They are so nice, really heavy, so I'm not sure if they are ceramic or what, but I love that about them. They cost £1.49 each, we bought two (Violet wanted one), but my plan is to buy one or two each time I visit, so I can have them on my Christmas tree this year. They are THAT nice. I will always have mine out somewhere in the living room, it's just such a pretty piece.

      OH, before I forget. They aren't with the rest of the objet d'art, look for the weddingy section near candles. They have white silk flowers, candles, anything that would be good for wedding décor. That's where I found them.

      have a fabulous weekend xxxx

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    3. I always read your replies and I was expecting Dunelm or The Range but thought I'd ask just in case. Ah that's why I don't recognise them, I didn't bother looking at the wedding section, thanks for pointing that out. I'd have come away disappointed.

      We are off to Middleton this morning, then I'm back there again this afternoon with Amy to collect her glasses. Nothing else planned but you never can tell at Number 38, we tend to just up and do stuff. Hope you all have a lovely weekend as well. xx

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  2. The teddies are looking good. Where can I find the details for them please.

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    1. Hi Alison and welcome to Number 38. The details are on the 'Dress a Girl Around the World UK' website under the 'patterns and guide' heading. www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.co.uk (sorry I can't link it for some reason). They are lovely to make and I can see them breeding quickly here at Number 38! xx

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  3. Love the little dressed teddies! Busy day indeed! Those are big blousy roses! I've not even been home properly yet! Blogging on the move!!
    Hope the cha cha cha went well!

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    1. Good grief, it's gone 8.30pm what are you doing? Get home and get your feet up.

      We only visited certain teachers at parents evening this time. Maths (to thank the teacher for pointing us in direction of a tutor and to see which areas she struggles in the most), and English and History because those are the subjects she wants to take at college. Those 3 appointments took nearly an hour!

      The teddies might be my latest craft addiction. I love knitting and making something to give away means I can enjoy doing it again.

      We only did the waltz and a lot of cha cha cha tonight and my legs are killing me. xx

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    2. I have to confess I was at my Ma in Laws and she was doing my head in with her inane and infernal chatter about sweet Fanny Adams. Not what I needed after a long day followed by Junior Disco duty! So I escaped into Blogland on my phone for a few minutes!

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    3. No, I can imagine that was the last thing you wanted to do. We used to go to Tom's and Mark would pick the paper up and leave me talking to Tom. Well actually, Tom would talk at me about his days on the trains. Oh Lord, as much as I loved him he could be so boring when he got going and I'd sit there smiling and nodding in all the right places, quietly seething and wanting to kill Mark. xx

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    4. I nearly nodded my head off there - IN AGREEMENT!! Yes, the HG sits there watching TV leaving me to nod and smile as she repeats everything she told us on the phone - or told us on the answerphone....
      Bless her!

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    5. It must be a male thing. My Dad used to do it as well. Actually Mark picking up the newspaper was the lesser of two evils. At least he was still in the room to grunt occasionally. It was when he disappeared to the loo that I would lose the will to live. xx

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  4. Fish, chips and mushy peas - food of the Gods!

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    1. We're lucky to have a decent chippy near us, they're not all brilliant are they and their fish is done to perfection. When I moved from Cirencester and met Mark, we'd go to the chippy and I'd always say 'mushy peas' until he said, you don't need to say 'mushy', they're the only ones they sell in chippies up north! xx

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  6. Love that teddy! I've only ever made ones where the limbs are knitted separately which are a faff (is it an arm? Is it a leg? Why is the head so wobbly?) to sew together. Craving a bag of chips now. Even your mess looks pretty!

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    1. Haha, I know what you mean about sewing pieces together. Knitting I love, but I'm not very good at sewing pieces together so just having to sew around the edge is perfect for me. I love chippy tea, it's a real treat. xx

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