Wednesday, September 22, 2010


This is how I am feeling RIGHT NOW.

Dad had his operation today

He is out, in recovery and all went well!

Fingers crossed he gets to come out tomorrow

Now my fingers are crossed for my friend Clare - who has her 4th Chemo session tomorrow. Only 2 more to go after that!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy National Cupcake Week!

I found out about National Cupcake Week from Ali over at With Love, Cupcakes & Biscuits. She posted an invite to take part - so here I am.

Cappuccino Cupcakes

In cute little brown spotty cases

...and a little chocolate coffee bean on top!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Randomness.... and THE SCARF!

So... here is the second scarf I have knitted with the Rico Can Can wool. The first was opened (with delight apparently) by my good friend Clare yesterday for her birthday - that one was Charcoal Grey!
:: A bowl of raspberries ~ freshly picked from our garden this evening as ready
for a dollop of ice cream ::
:: A cappuccino - in the cups Mum & Dad kindly bought for us for our anniversary ::

:: Perfect afternoon beverage ::

:: Kenny playing with his Macro lens again - Bilbo couldn't resist modelling ::
:: Happy Wednesday ::

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Blowing out the cobwebs...

As you may have read, we have been doing some renovations over the past few weeks, then had my Mum and Dad to visit for a lovely week! The day they left I started a cold and felt pretty crappy all last week, so we really haven't had the chance to be out that much this week - despite the weather being uncharacteristically sunny!

So today - we packed a picnic and headed out. The coastal path beckoned on such a lovely day. It was HOT!

We walked through some fields with rare breed cattle - they were lovely
...and Kenny got to try out his new MACRO lens (he is quite pleased)

Most of the butterflies didn't want to know - but this one chap was very accommodating!

He even posed - so we could get some "underside" shots of him!

All in all a GOOD day! My cold is still here so I struggled a little more than usual, but so worth it.

PS: With reference to my last post about the Rico Can Can wool - I have now finished TWO scarves!! One is already in Manchester, waiting to be opened by my lovely, cancer battling friend Clare on Tuesday, and the other is waiting for the ends to be sewn in and the weather to turn a little colder :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Visitors & Knitting...

My Mum and Dad have been here for the past week - and luckily it has been LOVELY weather. Mum was desperate for a "paddle" in the sea - and we have managed it twice!!

We have had a lovely week - I have been working during the day, but we have managed a trip to Truro - with a lovely lunch, a couple of visits to the beach in the evenings, and some fish and chips on the sea front - what more do you need?

Yesterday Mum and I went into town for a bit of a mooch around (mainly to the knitting shop in town called Knit-Wits). They had just got a new yarn in called Can Can by Rico. It looks more like a mesh bias tape - but the lady showed us how to knit a lovely ruffle scarf... it looked easy enough (and you don't even need to cast on normally) so I took the plunge and bought two balls of it and have so far knitted about 3 feet!!! Here is a link to a YouTube video. I bought a lovely Teal colour, and loved the Charcoal Grey - unfortunately they didn't have any Grey left apart from the one they were using as a demo - they very graciously gave me £1 off if I was happy to take the already started one!!! (for me I would have added a £1 on to have got me started!!!!)