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Monday, 13 February 2012

centre parks

Hi everyone

Well I had a great time at Center Parks thanks to Catherine and John for inviting us, that's the two grandma's.  Lots of swimming and eating and just chilling out, bliss,  Here's a couple of photos, a truly winter landscape of the frozen lake, very inviting for ice skating but also very dangerous. We actually saw some people stepping onto the ice for a photo, and they had children watching, such a bad example to set. Apart from the cold the weather was dry so we were able to get out and about, just finding your bearings, then its time to go home.
A brilliant time was had by all.

Didn't do much crocheting while I was there, finished off a dolls blanket, just the border to add on ,
I love this variegated yarn ,

This is my Ripple Blanket in process , I've still got a love / hate relationship with it ,  managed to persevere  with it though after pulling over half of it out,  because I wasn't happy with the colour

Its not as wide as I thought it would be, even though its got over 200 chains, I'll carry on with it now and maybe it will grow on me ,  If not I suppose I could always give it away, which I have done with all my past projects, at least its a good stash buster

I started a new book while I was away, just for a change.  Back in 22nd October 2010 I posted about a book I had read and what  pleasure I found in it,
I finally plucked up the courage to read the sequel and how disappointed I am with it.  Usually with a book, I can't put it down and must sit up all night reading but not this one,  I started it last Monday and its not finished yet,  definitely not as riveting as the first book, and to think its been everywhere in the caravan with me waiting for me to start reading,  I will persevere (my second persevere)with it though , I never give up on a book.

My last book was very compelling and highly recommended.  A book I could not put down

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It was an impulsive buy, from Doncaster Market,  new only £1.00 a bargain,  its now passed on to my Daughter to read.

I know i said I was on a bit of a crochet lull at the moment, I couldn't resist whipping these two up,  Excuse the pyjamas,  totally lazy,, Took the photo while updating this post.
The Cheeky Monkey , faceless at the moment, only took couple of days to make and is from a pattern off Ravelry, I joined Amigurami Of the Month group and this is where I got the pattern from, He just needs a banana and a smiling face.
The tiny turtle I made in a night and again needs finishing

I,m also doing a swap on The Flower Bed Blog,,  Thank goodness its been put back till the end of the month, giving me a bit more time to make some flowers.

I better get on with that now

Thanks again to all comments on my last post, they definitely cheered me up


  1. I love the colour on your ripple, they leap out and look really cheerful. A border will make it wider too. I am glad you enjoyed Centre Parks, I have never been. Your photographs look very chilly, people take crazy risks with ice don't they. The monkey and tortoise are cute too.

  2. Hi Joan, Loving your winter wonderland photos, I kept expecting to see Mr Tumnus peeping out from behind a tree. I read The Shadow Of The Wind a while ago (before I started blogging if I remember rightly) and though I thought it was well written I didn't enjoy it as a book.

  3. Hi Joan hold fire on sending to swap partner until Jewel has checked it all out
    Just mailed her to say you had a problem so should get a reply asap
    Hugs Sue x

  4. Hi Joan, thank you for stopping by and following my blog. I think your ripple blanket is lovely and little monkey and the turtle are fab ;- My friend bought me a crochet book of animals i would love to be able to make from it sometime in the future. Take care. dee x

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