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16 May 2017

On the move

After 18 years in this house we have finally decided it is time to move on.  This house needs a full time family, not just us two 60+ rattling around in it.

It has been a lovely place to live, the garden and garden room (barn) will be hard to leave. Both have given us so much joy over the years, and the garden room has lent itself to a wedding, parties, christmases, and a perfect playroom for the grandchildren, we will miss your space.  But time doesn't stand still and we have our future to look to, lots we want to do and places we want to go before we are too old to do them.  So 2017 will be a year of changes.



If you are in the market for an old house (1910) with lots of further potential, like gardening, then this is the place for you - our house  - the outdoor space is perfect for young kids to let off steam.  We do have 2 families interested, but they still need to sell so it remains on the market until one of them firms up their bid.

We currently haven't decided what we will buy, we have our eye on a property but feel that until we have a firm offer we won't view, its a scary place to be and maybe the reason I am writing this post at 4:30 in the morning!! I am also finding keeping tidy a frustration and it eats into my knitting time.  I actually realise how little housework I do seem to do when knitting!!!  Is that a cobweb oh well it will still be there tomorrow........

I'll keep you posted on developments

24 April 2017

April happenings

As has become the normal these days, the blog appears to have fallen by the wayside.  I really don't seem to have the time or much to write about.

April what have we been up to?  Fortunately my iphone camera keeps a record of all our doings so I am able to share. We have had some lovely weather for April and the Easter weekend was good. We got out for some walks, spent time in the garden, of course the children and grand kids were in evidence a lot of the time, all growing fast and are lots of fun.  Many changes afoot, more on those another time.  Trips planned. And of course knitting, always there in the background for those calm quiet moments.

The garden











Walking






The family











The knitting



Cambridge backs/Kings Parade area on the way to dinner the other evening











So there you have it, the majority of April in photographs. I'm sure there will be a few more before the month is out which you may or may not get to see!  For now that's it

3 April 2017

We did it

We wanted £1,000, we got £1,174, we are happy.  It was a good day on Saturday.  Maybe not as many people as we had hoped for.  But those that came spent their money on the stalls that counted.

I must give a mention to Linda and Kevin who came all the way from Lowestoft just to say hello, and to give us a donation.  I "met" Linda on the Granny's World facebook page, and we have chatted online and when I posted about the bazaar she said they would come.  I didn't really expect them too as its about a 200 mile round trip.  But come they did, it was great to meet face to face, and I hope that we can meet up again when we visit Southwold as its not that far away.  Thanks again for coming xx

Here a a few photos of the day.  The cake stall alone raised £118 which was brilliant, we like cake

Cake!!

Brow4's teddy tombola

Jenni Jewellery & Crystals

GM Leatherworks

Michaelnn Leigh Glass

Bizi Lizi

Phoenix Cards

Handcrafted by Liisa


The raffle raised £206



Some of the Easter hats, one of my grandsons took joint 1st prize, we did a public vote to make it fair


Bluebell Florist

Granny's World

Sally's donated handknits and tombola
It was an exhausting day by the time we had cleared up, I did at least sleep well with the aid of a couple of beers and a sleeping tablet!  After 2 nights of laying awake thinking I needed to sleep.

Sunday felt really flat, for the past 3 months we have been planning and advertising and making, now its done its like - what now?

I do have a few orders to knit up.  But oh so many things to get shot of ............ not sure the craft fair circuit is for me, all those people that just walk by without even taking a glance.  The standing around trying not to look bored.  Maybe I'll open an Etsy shop, along with all the thousands that are already on there ....... or maybe I'll just give everything away