Friday 31 January 2014

Z is for Zoetrope

I have joined the backward Alphabet with Lynne ..............
but I have to confess I forgot about it until I read her blog!

Z is for Zebra

It was invented by William Horner and englishman in 1834, but it didn't become popular until 1860's until it was patented in England and America.  An American called  William F. Lincoln gave it the name Zoetrope which means 'wheel of life'  

Pictures are drawn on to a strip of paper or card and set at the bottom inside of a drum.   The same drawing is drawn slightly different each time.  The upper part of the drum has slits to look through as it is spun.  

The first moving film.

Wednesday 22 January 2014

His Masters Voice!

I made this for a bit of fun!  
People who know us, knows my husband collects and restores Vintage Radios and Record Players.  
This is  my take on Nipper the dog and his masters voice.  
You can read about Nipper here.  

Friday 17 January 2014

Please say hello to................

Scarlett Marie 

born today at 13.01 weighing at 7lbs 12ozs
by cesarean section

our second grand-daughter and third grandchild

Thursday 16 January 2014

I managed to knit the baby cardigan

Do you remember this pattern............

Well with lots of help from everyone, and especially Lynne who helped me to sort out why I kept gaining stitches I managed to knit this for my new grand-daughter - keep watching my blog, I will blog about her on her birth-day very soon.

I wonder if Lynne finished hers.......?

Friday 10 January 2014

Three years old!

Our beautiful grandson is THREE today

Tuesday 7 January 2014

This morning.................

I saw this saying on Meadow Daisy
think I will make this as my motto for this year!

Saw and optical illusion 
well we see it most days but thought I would share it.
It reminds me of a horse and rider what do you think........?

can you see it?
(click on pictures to enlarge)

saw a rainbow

and my husband decided he should sort his vinyl!
Even vinyl in those bags next to the flowers top centre!

Oh and I have changed the name of my blog too!

and heard this on the radio this morning which made me chuckle!

The Original Nursery Rhyme

January brings the snow,
Makes our feet and fingers glow.
February brings the rain,
Thaws the frozen lake again.
March brings breezes sharp and shrill,
Shakes the dancing daffodil.
April brings the primrose sweet,
Scatters daisies at our feet.
May brings flocks of pretty lambs,
Skipping by their fleecy dams.
June brings tulips, lillies, roses,
Fills the children's hands with posies.
Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers.
August brings the sheaves of corn,
Then the harvest home is borne.
Warm September brings the fruit,
Sportsmen then begin to shoot.
Brown October brings the pheasant,
Then to gather nuts is pleasant.
Dull November brings the blast,
Then the leaves go whirling past.
Chill December brings the sleet,
Blazing fire and Christmas treat.

Wednesday 1 January 2014


These aren't New Year pictures I know, but I thought I would share last Sunday's visit to the grandchildren.

One shared present

can you guess what it is.........?

not quite the idea.......


He saw the tunnel bit of the tent and said ROCKET

Don't think he has taken it off since!

Its amazing what a play tent and tunnel becomes!