Saturday, 7 October 2017

Knitting Needles

I am very pleased that a well known charity shop (a famous chain one) took my knitting needles to sell in one of their shops without thinking I am giving them a lethal weapon yesterday.

Friday, 29 September 2017

September Scavenger Hunt 2017


A term used for the old large pennies pre-decimalisation in 1971 in UK
There were 240 of these to £1

My grandfather's wrist watch for 50 years service in the same firm


It starts with a "C"
to draw circles

Sea Foam

my violet and silver warm shawl scarf for the winter

Ducks made from pulleys 

A Tradescantia (Wandering Jew) that was seen in most homes in the 1960's is making a comeback

My Choice
The potted Sunflower I bought at the beginning of the month

Linking with Hawthorn

Friday, 22 September 2017


First day of Autumn today.  
It is getting chilly I have to admit.


Silly Symphony 1930

Thursday, 31 August 2017

August Scavenger Hunt 2017


Something beginning with an M........
Marbles on the Solitaire board

Time for........
The tea I shared with a friend 
on my friend Denise's birthday at 
Lock's Victorian Tearooms Dunster

Colour tangerine is used in this 1950's embroidery
(click on picture for a closer look)

Something beginning with an O........
The octagonal box was full of chocolates

The whiskery model of Hagrid at Harry Potter World

A pretty knitted lace christening dress on display
at the Victoria and Albert Museum London

Packhorse Bridge at Allerford Nr Porlock Somerset


My choice
A statue of The Ancient Mariner 
at Watchet Harbour Somerset
 here and here

Monday, 14 August 2017

Week Thirty-Two

I should have done this yesterday but I don't know where the day went, I haven't done my weeks of the year since week 20 back in May, but you see we haven't done much, we haven't been out or away.  We had a family get together in week 25 but really not many photos were taken that day.........  I see we are over halfway through the year!

This week we saw our grand-daughter turn eight years old!  We went last Monday and had a wonderful day with her and her brother and sister, lunch out.

Friday, 28 July 2017

July Scavenger Hunt 2017

Crane(s) at the Model Village Babbacombe Devon UK

A ring of holes around the edge of the flower

A set of unread 70th edition of Enid Blyton's Famous Five, never been opened I bought at a bootfair for £2.50, for the five.  My grand-daughter's birthday present. 

Light and cascading water with music at a theatre at Watermouth Castle Ilfracombe Devon UK


Spring(s) in the record player.

Open gateway at Hampton Court Palace

The grandfather clock from the Weasley's house at Harry Potter World

At a fete in the local park

My Choice.  Actually I didn't take this photo, my son Peter did on his phone, , and probably many other people at the time did too, but he gave me permission to use it.  This duck was outside Tesco's in Crediton Devon UK about three years ago.  It always makes me smile

Linking with I Live, I Love, I Craft

Friday, 30 June 2017

June Scavenger Hunt 2017

The Setting Sun

My local Wild Place, well, my whole garden is wild with weeds plants in the wrong place.  We call this patch Prickly Corner, it has Bramble, lots of Bramble, the Yucca  as well as Bind Weed and Ivy

It was on one of those very hot sunny days I sat in the garden very early one morning and sewed buttons a new knitted jumper I made my granddaughter for the winter with my Mug of Favourite Drink - Tea

Rainbows are My Kind of Beauty,  
The day I put all the bags in the boot of the car thinking I won't need them on my journey home, we drove through a rainbow on the way back from Devon once, it was beautiful.

Look to the Skies
I did a two blog posts last year about looking up!  Here and here.  I love weather vanes and always try and take photos of them.  Always look to the skies you don't know what you might see.......

 Mini Beasts
Dragonfly on a pond

A species of spider in the garden

The Elephant Hawk Moth Caterpillar

A rather pretty moth.
(Not the Elephant Hawk Moth)

This dragonfly didn't like being trapped in our conservatory so was rather noisy!


Sitting in a carpark watching the Rain rolling down the windscreen.

Something Summery

The Urban fox we saw in London whilst staying with our son and daughter-in-law

My Own Choice.
My Yucca Filamentosa, it only flowers every three years  
See second picture, the leaves are like serated knife blades