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What has made me happy today.......
Tue 25-Jun-13
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Aly
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Older duckling has joined the younger family so all six are mooching around the garden together. Very cute!

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Tue 25-Jun-13
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wave Jean, a big welcome to Maggie, I hope all goes well this time. She looks beautiful.....I have always loved lurchers. 

 

wave Val, how lovely your baby swallows sound.  smile

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

Tue 25-Jun-13
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Toffeeapple said:

What we Welsh would call a Cwtch, I bet they look gorgeous.  That wide yellow mouth is called the gape, for obvious reasons...

 

How is that pronounced?

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Tue 25-Jun-13
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wave Val, how lovely your baby swallows sound.  smile

 

Yes, Hattie, it was a lovely moment - I sat for ages watching them, as luckily I had a half-curtain at the window which didn't quite reach the bottom, leaving a gap where I could watch them without being seen. ok

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Wed 26-Jun-13
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Just had a boxful of wool arrive, lovely shades of blues smile.  I'm really enjoying crocheting the granny squares for the two blankets.....I need 80 squares for each blanket and have done about 30-odd so far.  I have to be in the mood to crochet - I seem to be definitely in the zone at the moment!

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Wed 26-Jun-13
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A lovely walk in a beautiful park with a lake with OH and Bruno!

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Wed 26-Jun-13
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A very nice hour and a half with our new neighbours sitting in the sunshine in their garden having a coffee this morning, and discovering that she is a retired interior designer, and has an art room - I've asked her if we can work together occasionally and she said that would be lovely!  ok

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"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Wed 26-Jun-13
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brightspark said:

Toffeeapple said:

What we Welsh would call a Cwtch,

 

How is that pronounced?

As in butch, but with the hard C in front, obviously.  It can't be translated litterally since it means more than to hug or cuddle.  Lovely to be able to watch tiny creatures.

What kind of yarn did you get Sue?  What make and ply?  Nosey, aren't I?

I'll try that again!

Wed 26-Jun-13
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brightspark said:

A very nice hour and a half with our new neighbours sitting in the sunshine in their garden having a coffee this morning, and discovering that she is a retired interior designer, and has an art room - I've asked her if we can work together occasionally and she said that would be lovely!  ok

I managed to miss this post.  What an exciting prospect, I wonder if she could give me a few pointers for my kitchen? tongue

I'll try that again!

Wed 26-Jun-13
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My thoughts exactly, Toni, as the kitchen in this house is the last one to decorate. Our mason/builder feller is currently working on the next little gite/barn, and the kitchen cabinets in our house will be finding a new home in there, which then gives me the freedom to have my own design!

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Wed 26-Jun-13
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Toni, it's nothing out of the ordinary, just an acrylic DK.  It's Stylecraft Special.....I've used it often for blankets/throws, I like it as it comes in a wide range of beautiful colours and is a lovely soft smooth yarn that is so nice to work with.  For a budget yarn, I think it's really good.

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Wed 26-Jun-13
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Ooh Val, that does sound good!

Sue, I have heard about that yarn, I think it must make blankets and thows more affordable than using pure wool or cotton.  Are you using different shades of blue and, how many rows are you using in each square?

I'll try that again!

Wed 26-Jun-13
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I went to stay with a good friend last night and this morning I cleaned her kitchen from top to bottom so that everything is spic and span for her visitors.  The look on her face when I'd finished made me very happy.....winkwink

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Wed 26-Jun-13
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Elsa, want a job?  big_laugh    big_laugh

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 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Wed 26-Jun-13
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Reasons to be cheerful...

Yesterday I visited my daughter and she taught myself and two friends of hers how to make felt. The friends proved to be good company and the felt making was fun.

Today, after collecting the children from school, my son took me to put flowers on the family graves. It's an isolated country chapel and I can't get there by bus. Okay, yes, I did shed some tears, it being less than two years since my dad died and today was my parents' anniversary - but I took photos and sent them straight away from my phone to my mum's and it made me happy to be able to do the flowers for her.

Afterwards we went to the lovely little village of Lerryn and watched the tide come in on the river while we ate a picnic. I found shoals of baby fish to show the children, and they had fun crossing the river by the stepping stones until the water got too high - but by that time they had both 'accidentally on purpose' got wet feet anyway. The sun was glorious and it was quiet and peaceful with lots of birds around us. It was a real tonic. smile

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