Tuesday, 4 November 2014


At the end of October we spent a few days with some friends at Ruby County Lodges in Devon. Very peaceful, very beautiful and very restful. We had some tips. Went to Bude Beach in Cormwall. Chagford, Moretonhampstead, Tavistock, Roadford Lake and The Hidden Valley. Although at The hidden Valley hubbie and I spent the time there in the first aid room dealing with a nose bleed he was having which then kept reoccurring the the next six days, ending up last night with spending two hours at a local A&E. Thankfully nothing seriously :-) Anyway. On the way home from Devon we stopped off at Dartmeet. So beautiful. We really want to go there again. Then we went on to Honiton for lunch. Not so taken with Honiton. The museum was good and worth a look around, but nothing grabbed me there to want to go there again soon. Tavistock was a lovely place. I think that was mainly because it had a fantastic wool/craft shop :-) Definitely want to go there again :-)

Monday, 3 November 2014

Feeling happy

My spinning wheel is up and running :-) It's back to square one as far as producing the yarn lol. Having began to produce something that could be called fairly passable on my drop spindle, it's now back to interesting looking yarn :-) Though not rope, which was my first drop spindle attempt efforts!!!
I also washed my first piece of fleece, and managed not to felt it. My machine has a 'hand wash wool' cycle, so I put a small amount in on that to see what would happen and it's all nice and soft and ready to be carded. Some of it is still drying. Photos to follow :-) Talking about drying fleece. I was trying to remember what the smell reminded me of, and it suddenly came to me. It reminded me of our Rottie when he was wet lol!!! It definitely has a 'wet dog' smell :-)

My Spinning Wheel

Tuesday, 21 October 2014


A lovely day today. Started off with me going to the post office with the cards I forgot to post yesterday!!!! Then off to have coffee with my lovely new friend :-) I will mention here that I did pop the vacum around downstairs before heading out into the windy weather. It was definitely needed. The floor was very bitty. On the housework front, the ironing has crept up again, so I'm going to have to get some done. Especially my mums stuff so I can take it back to her. I was her heavy stuff for her. Her light stuff she hand washes, always has done. She likes her bed clothes ironed. Something I don't do for mine, but to her it's important. "Just in case a doctor has to be called out to me. Mustn't have creased bed clothes." She's always stood by that conviction lol.

Tonight I cooked some pink salmon. To go with that I did some potato wedges, cooked in the Actifryer. A lot more healthier as only a minimal amount of oil is used. We had some mixed veg as well and a glass of low alcohol white wine. All very yummy :-)

I'm planning to do some baking Thursday. Get some cakes made and into the freezer. Got quite a lot to do as we are away for a few days, staying with friends and I'm providing a cheese and bacon flan and I said I'll make a chocolate sponge. I'm also taking my bread machine with me so we can have fresh bread each day :-) I am definitely going to write a list as I know I shall forget something if I don't !!!! Far too much for me to remember. lol. I think I will make a fruit cake to take as well as the chocolate one. Nice to have a choice, and I do like my chocolate sponge, but I like a piece of fruit cake as well :-)

It was 'happy days' for me today as I cast on the first of the chunky socks I like to knit. A sure sign winter is approaching :-) I always feel content when there are chunky socks on the needles :-)