Monday, October 20, 2014

me on Monday

hello Monday, hoping it is a good one where you are


It was a blustery, reading, reflection, family featuring weekend.

Very blustery weather with some bouts of rain that were heavy enough to capture on film – I’m fascinated by trying to capture photos of rain. When it wasn’t raining it was very windy which meant plenty of time with my book (Tanya French), a coffee, crochet and the TV. 

When I did venture out to the river I was rewarded with some lovely light on the water and great reflections. I also ventured for family dinner and laughter and circulating books.

Thanks to Sian for this lovely meme to get the week off to a good start.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

zoom in at the museum

one of my favourite part of the museum is the wall full of small collections - 5 typewriters; polished Scottish stone; decorative tile floors; railway station signs

and this lovely collection of blue pottery - perfect for a zoom in and zoom out on a grey rainy day

enjoying seeing a lovely range of subjects in the photo pairings that you are sharing - watching the changing seasons and life across the world - thank you for taking part

inlinkz has 'improved' their linky so hoping this works OK

Monday, October 13, 2014

me on Monday


settling down to look back on the weekend (thank you Sian) before starting on my Monday chores

it was a sunshine appreciating, but glove wearing, long legs in shadows admiring, tangerine / mandarin / clementine comparing, forum theatre event participating, sign language practicing, swan feeding, Mum visiting, scarcity of blogs to read sadly noticing, roti recipe trying kind of weekend

waving hello for a good week to everyone

Friday, October 10, 2014

5 in 5 as we craft and chat

every Wednesday I crochet and chat and drink good coffee and eat a scone or coconut bread with a group of lovely ladies.  We knit and crochet blanket squares and hats and toys and jumpers to send to charities (2 ladies also make dresses from charity shop duvet covers). The cafe lets us use the big room through the back so we can spread out around a big table with plenty of room for our wool and bags as well as our beverages.

I was taking photos of the items we had made recently but preferred the images which captured more of the feeling of the meetings – sharing 5 of them to join in with Sandie’s lovely 5 in 5 meme


The two main charities we send items to are

Knit a Square who give blankets (and hats and toys) to orphans in South Africa

Love in the Language of Yarn who are based in Turkey and give items to Syrian refugees