10 January 2019

2019 - Hello

I'm a bit late in wishing you a happy new year but we were in France until Monday and I had no time for blogging.  Mending - yes, gardening - yes and a trip to Paris,  Yes, Paris.  Its just an hour away from Le Mans by train so super easy to visit.  This was a first for Peter and I, and Rebecca and family gave us a whistle stop tour of most of the major sites.  We walked miles and saw loads and it was SO cold. We will go back in the warmer weather to enjoy the river and gardens,  Here are some of the photos I took throughout the day

Luxembourg Gardens

Pantheon Paris


Notre Dame

English bookshop

Notre Dame


Sacre Coeur

Arc de Triomphe

Champs Elysees

The Eiffel Tower is never far from any of the views, peaking up in the back of photographs but we decided to leave our visit til dark so we could see it lit up, it was worth the wait. The walk up to Sacre Coeur nearly did me in, so many steps - 270, but the view was worth it, coming down was a piece of cake!!

That was the first week of this new year.  Now we are home we are getting to grips with the quiet and slower pace to the day.  Not many plans for this year as yet apart from the usual.  I have plenty to knitting and books to me occupied and there is always walking should the mood take us.

I don't make resolutions, easy made, easy broken, but I do want to try and master crochet this year.  Last year was socks and I managed that, in fact have a new pair on the needles.  Today I have pulled apart a cardigan I made a few year back, I was never happy with it so why not reuse the yarn,  especially as there is 400 grams of it.  I'm nearly done with the sweater for Dale, just the neck and sew it up.  I then need to decide what next to make.  I do have yarn aside for another cardigan for me, and I do want to make a ten stitch for our bedroom and to be honest I think I have enough yarn in my stash to make one.  I really want to shift some stash this year, some of its been around far too long.

So there you have it, up to date.  Maybe I will try to blog more often, especially as we have a new laptop and it won't be so painful to make a post.  Until then bye for now


  1. Great photos and what a beautiful city especially with the christmas lights. I bet you had a wonderful time. Happy New Year to you too! Like the yarn from the sweater your taking apart.It's nice to have you back!

  2. Paris looks so Pretty. I will most definitely look forward to your spring photos.


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