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Bye-bye Mavis

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I went outside last week to give Mavis her daily fresh food and saw that she was lying very still – unlike her, as I though she had passed away when I checked. I had been expecting this day for a while now, after all she was nearly 8 years old which is quite old in rabbit years.

I was more sad for ‘T’ than for myself, she loved to go outside everyday and feed her a carrot or an apple, she’d spend ages just watching her and calling her name from in our bedroom whilst looking at her hutch in the garden.



Drying, baking, sewing, making

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Some pictures from the past week, I haven’t been online very much, ‘T’ has been suffering terribly with her teeth for the last 10 days, she’s only slept through one night (thankfully the night before I needed to go on an 8 mile run in the morning, phew!) and has been waking 5-6 times every night leaving us both exhausted and grumpy. It’s good to know this is just a ‘stage’ and will pass!

My husband brought home a bag full of walnuts last week – how fantastic are these!:

I have dried them in the oven and now they are drying on the side, I hope it works and that they are okay to eat for Christmas! (just think of all the cakes I can make!)

I’ve started to make a tiny Waldorf doll for ‘T’ though it’s proving quite fiddly – it’s currently with ‘T’s Grandma so that she can crochet her a wig – far too tricky for me!:

We found this sweet little shelf at a car boot sale a few weeks ago for a bargain price of two pounds!!! My husband put it up in the kitchen last night and I’m really pleased with it:

It’s been quite chilly here too with the first bit of frost in the morning so I made a batch of muffins, the cinamon, pecan and raisin ones were lovely whilst still warm from the oven with some custard!:

Hope you all had a lovely weekend xx

this moment……….

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no
words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary
moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.-

Fun at the fairground

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It’s that time of year again when the fairground comes to visit our town. I love going to the fair and seeing all the lights, soaking up the atmosphere, it’s even more fun this year now that ‘T’ can come along. I went every year when I was little, I remember having to dress up really warm and getting nervous and excited at the same time about going on some for the rides. I used to take my nieces every year when they were younger and lived nearby, and we used to take my step-son too but he’s too grown-up to be taken to the fair by us now!

One of the most sepctacular fairgrounds I have ever been to has to be at Luna Park – right beside the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia :

Here’s another fairground photograph I took when my husband and I went to London one Christmas to visit family, I remember it being absolutely freezing that day!:

And here are some photos of the fairground taken yesterday, I’ll treasure the moments and memories from this visit, little T’s face melted my heart when I saw how excited she got about looking at all the lights, stopping every now and then to stare and have a little dance.

We took on her one ride which was a merry-go-round and she sat on the boat and got excited every time we saw Daddy. I’ll savour this lovely evening.

A bit about the real me

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Well this is a fun thing to do-copy & paste and fill in your own!

A – Age – 30
B – Bed size – double – would love a bigger one day!
C – Chores you hate – Most! Though the iron very rarely gets touched. Unless I’m sewing something.

D – Dogs – Used to have a golden labrador when I was growing up and then an English X American Bulldog more recently – one day I will have a bulldog, a new foundland and a pug 🙂
E – Essential start to your day – black coffee

F – Favorite colour – is rainbow cheating?

G – Gold or silver – silver (or white gold?)
H – Height – Average 5 6″
I – Instruments you play – I got to Grade 4 on the piano but I’m not very good now – would love a piano again one day (along with the dogs and bigger bed………….)
J – Job title – Mummy-wife-house-fairy-cook
K – Kids – 1 truly scrumptious and perfect in every way toddler girl (18 months), 1 step-son (14 yrs) and hopefully at least 5 more children one day!!
L – Live – Wiltshire, SW England, though stayed in Sydney for 6 months and hoping to more to Australia possibly next year – EEEEEEEKKKK!
M – Mother’s name – Grace
N – Nickname – don’t really have one these days

O – Overnight hospital stays – None, had a homebirth.

P – Pet Peeves – Laziness, ignorance, selfishness
Q – Quote from a film – ‘There’s no place like home’ – Ok so I hardly watch any films!
R – Right or left handed – Right
S – Siblings – 1 sister, 1 brother
T – Time you wake up – 6-7am
U – Underwear – Thank G for M&S!
V – Vegetable you hate – Courgettes and broad beans.
W – What makes you run late – Other people!
X – X-rays you’ve had – A few on my shoulder.
Y – Yummy food you make – I try to make most of it yummy but the cakes are probably the best!
Z – Zoo animal – Gorillas

Yellow snood scarf completed!

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Hurrah! My first ‘real’ knitting project completed! I’m really pleased with it – it’s a bit more ‘snug’ than I was hoping for but all the same it will do the job over the winter! I’ve dropped a stitch as well but overall I’m pleased with it. I cast on 130 rows on to 7mm pins and used really chunky acrylic wool.

Now for some snow please!

Don’t forget to head over to ‘Handmade Monday’ to catch up with some other blogs! and of course ‘Small things’ for the ‘Yarn Along’ section t osee some MUCH better knitting jobs than this one!

this moment……….

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a
moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want
to pause, savor and remember. – soulemama