Sunday, 16 October 2016

Candy stripe...

So this week I made a start on another basket.
Although I don't normally do the 'C' word, I wanted to a try two colour basket. 

So I thought Candy colours would be the perfect choice

I love how the stiches look like little knitted cables!

Not only did I start, but I finished it too!

Perfect to put treats in, or decorative items
I'm excited to do another one now, as I have bells and quite frankly what more could you want than a basket with bells on!!

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Out and about...

This week we've had a lovely week off of work and have been blessed with decent weather.
After a day of rest on Sunday, we caught a bus to Cissbury Ring

It was bliss, being in the heart of the countryside, so peaceful

Just surrounded by the sounds of nature

with views of the rolling fields in one direction, and across the town to the sea in the other

We weren't just there to take in the beautiful surroundings, but we knew there were plenty of Geocaches to find

It was a fabulous place for finds, and we bumped up our total by finding 11

The next day was another rest day, but we did take a trip to the cinema to see Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children

Midweek and we were on the bus to Brighton. I really wanted to go once I'd heard there were a trail of snow dogs

It seems we're always hunting for something whilst we're out!

It was great searching the lanes and seafront for these amazing doggies, all looking so different as they've been transformed by different artists

The following day we spent more time at home, but with lovely weather we did take some beach strolls, but can definitely feel that its Autumn now as the temperature has sure dropped

I took a trip to the hairdressers for a much needed colour. I've gone back to red to cover those 'natural highlights'

At the weekend we had a visit for hubby's sister and had a lovely day around town, stopping for afternoon tea and fun on the pier

Although we've been out and about a lot, on our rest days with our feet up in front of the tv, I've been beavering away on the mandala

I've managed to complete 3 rounds which I'm very pleased about

To give you an update I'm currently on round 94 out of 111

Despite a change of routine I've still kept on track with my eating

So a great week, relaxing and fun, but tomorrow it's back to reality and work :-/

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Life's full of food!

It seems I have been quite slack in writing posts recently, which is down to general life getting in the way, and I need to reassess my time management. Since starting slimming world (which is going well, I hasten to add) any spare time windows have been spent on either meal planning or food prep.

I haven't neglected crafting completely, as I'm still working away on my Mandala, but with the size it is now, working each round is quite time consuming, especially if its a complicated round.

I'm still enjoying working on it, but it does get very tedious from about halfway round!!

Having looked back over my September pictures (where did that month go!?) I need to squeeze a bit more time in for my baskets, I'm not sure how or when! Maybe if I can get a bit more super organised with the food, maybe I can squeeze a few more minutes!

Seeing as we've been extremely lucky with the nice weather in the uk, we've made the most of it and been for some lovely beach walks

Last night we went out to the theatre and saw a production of 9 to 5, put on by a local amateur group, this being said it was a great show. I had no idea what to expect but it was most enjoyable 

This was a great start to what is now a week off work for us. We haven't got too much planned but we are hoping to do a trip to Brighton and possibly get to the cinema!
Ta ra for now...