Sunday, 28 September 2014
Saturday, 27 September 2014
I should have been there.
I should have been looking around Skipton. Drinking a coffee at Coopers Cafe and visiting the Studio.
I should have been giggling with my girl and eating a Chinese before settling down to Strictly and X factor.
Instead I spent the morning in a walk in. Seeing a triage nurse who marked us both (princess and me) as non emergency cases.
Seeing a nurse practitioner who gave me the immortal advice of rest and keep drinking and gave S cream (sore bits and a UTI)
And I spent the afternoon asleep through the end of Order of the Phoenix and the start of Half Blood Prince.
Bad timing? You betcha. Post plenty of pictures for me please Yarndalers. I can't even get to my computer, it's in use by a brave but itching princess.
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Sunday, 14 September 2014
I'm reading; I have set myself a challenge. To read as many of the Game of Thrones series as I can be bothered to get through. I'm not sure how many there are, or how long (I'm a Kindle reader; I can't tell if it's a novella or a doorstop, just that I'm 25% through and so far that's OK) so that sounds like a challenge to follow on a dark, dark night!
So, Winter is Coming and I'm away with the Starks and the Lannisters and wondering how far I will go...
|This fantastic city is in Game of Thrones.... yes, it is. There is no way this is mushrooms growing in MY lawn! No, stop laughing there. Really, now, stop... stop it, I tell you....!!!|
There, I've said it. Don't care. I'm a Christmas Fairy and I love Christmas. And I'm a crafter so there will be a LOT of Christmas crafting happening around here. Starting with today's project. It's taking a long time, but I am making trees for my mantelpiece.
Friday, 5 September 2014
Of course, it's a rabbit farm so there is a whole little barn full of rabbits and guinea pigs. Ideal spot for a rabbit loving little girl so we held a couple of rabbits each; the Princess really loved them; she held them gently and stroked them softly.
He turned 16 in February, and did well with his GCSEs so 6th form has begun.
I promised to do a post on them. They were really friendly and, at £20 for a family of five (no little children getting in free with us!) not too bad value. They haven't put the prices up for 3 years, and the workers are mostly family.
Thursday, 4 September 2014
The other Whistler was Rex, although his real name was Reginald. He died in the second World War but only after he had managed to have a torrid affair with a Marquess and decorated her house. I'd read about the house and been there once years ago but this year decided to revisit.
The house is Plas Newydd, a National Trust property which is set out to look as if there were a weekend party of the 30's in place. It just looked like something out of Agatha Christie, on the website at least. I don't know what it looks like inside. It's closed on a Thursday. Ho hum.
But it is a beautiful place even so. The gardens are Italianate, which means a lot of terraces and steps here there and everywhere. And everybody knows that steps must be climbed.
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
I never took my children to find a geocache
I never even got to sit out that much.
Where did the summer holidays go? Hey, I want them back!!
DP started 6th form today and it was a revelation as to how hopelessly organised he is. *hangs head in shame* He doesn't handle change and challenge well, so the next few days will be a matter of gently pushing him to get organised, find out who is in his group and grow up, just a little. JW just strolled into Year 9 while the Princess goes back tomorrow. But I still want to be free.
I had a lovely holiday this year, I will post about it tomorrow. We had such a relaxing time, I need to record it for posterity, since this blog acts as a kind of diary for me.