Friday, 24 September 2021

Flutter by Unicorn.

With a bit of flutter by yarn a Unicorn is born.
A work friend is expecting her first Grandchild very soon an as they know it will be a little girl I thought this was very fitting. I just love a bit of crochet whilst watching TV, I like to have busy hands.


Such a pretty little thing and so soft and snuggly.


Her mane has sensory locks for the baby to hold, It was hard to give this cutie up haha!

Isn’t she adorable 🥰 I just hope that baby will love her as much as I do.


Sunday, 19 September 2021

A load of old Balloons.

I loved my time in it but always hated the travel, and the staying away from home but loved the people and the craft.
I can now be found in the Party Shop at my local Morrisons and I have to say that I am loving it, still creative and a great set of workmates.
This is some of the things that we do there.

Table settings for parties.


 
Columns and numbers.


Hampers 

Special events.


A touch of rose gold and pink for a Christening event.


6th Birthday.


Black tie events.


Sweet hampers.


And the occasional well done.
As you can see, it is still creative and lots of fun.



Monday, 23 August 2021

Full Moon Sea Swim

 It was a full moon Sunday the 22nd August and myself and my Daughter headed off down to our beach for an open water swim with loads of the people that regularly swim there as it was a full moon evening.


We have a wonderful secluded part of the beach between two piers that we swim in, it’s quite sheltered from high waves.

In the above video you can see that there was quite a few of us in the water and yes…. It was very cold tonight, I swam in a rash suite but note to self I need to use my wetsuit on an evening.

It was a beautiful evening and the conversations were flowing, made some new friends too which is always nice.


It’s so pretty, as you can see.
Below is my daughter enjoying the moment



The moon didn’t make its appearance until we were ready to come out but as you can see it was a spectacular picture when it did arrive.


Thankfully we had a cup of hot tea when we were getting dried and changed and it was needed, my teeth were chattering with the cold, all in all a beautiful evening.

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Open Water Swimming

I’ve started sea swimming again, it was a regular occurrence when I was a child and living near to the sea has always been a privilege to me.
Now the North Sea is far from the temperatures that you get when holidaying in the Mediterranean but if you manage to get in to the North Sea you will find it invigorating.
Safety first, never do it alone, don’t stay in too long, build it up, take a warm set of dry clothes, a hot drink and a snack if you want it.
My partner in crime is my daughter Lauren, as soon as she said she would like to do it I was buying all the gear, shorty wetsuits, shoes, waterproof bags for our phones, changing gowns etc…
This was our first try.

It was gorgeous.
We take a big bucket with us to put or wet gear into for travelling home.
I wont lie, changing into dry clothes was challenging to say the least. I may have flashed once or twice getting changed haha!
I have since invested in a front zipped wetsuit jacket and shorts, much easier to get out of as I have a frozen shoulder. No more flashy me haha!


Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Our Yorkshire Farm visit.

Those of you that have enjoyed watching Our Yorkshire Farm or read and of the Yorkshire Shepherdess Books will appreciate the excitement I had to visit Ravenseat farm high up in the Yorkshire Dales.
The trip is not for the faint hearted and for most of our journey I gripped the seat of the car and braked several times despite Chris being an exceptional driver it was hairy to say the very least.


Although we weren’t allowed past the gate for obvious reasons one of them being that they were filming that day, we were lucky to see and chat with Amanda and 2 of her girls Clemmy and Annie.
Before I took any photos I asked as I think some can take this for granted.
Clemmy didn’t disappoint us and was as charming off camera as she was on it.
Now what you aren’t seeing here is that I fell over, I was on my crouching to have the photo taken with Clemmy and I wobbled and landed all my weight onto my my fingers and knuckles so decided to sit put and have photos whilst sitting and holding on to my bloody hand.


Thankfully you could get refreshments and there was picnic tables and public loos if you are thinking of visiting.
Annie was such a lovely young lady and we chatted a while with her as her filming was done of the day.


She was helping with the refreshments.
It was lovely so see all of the layout of the buildings that you see on the program and I can see just why Amanda and Clive fell in love with the farm.