Saturday, 23 February 2013

Five days in Wales

Tow truck
View from Hotel
En-route to Anglesey

Castles everywhere

Driving round the Orme

A bridge
Welsh lesson!


Mountain goats

We decided to take a Shearings Self Drive Monday to Friday break at Llandudno, and set off early to make the most of the break. Two hours into our journey the back wheel on the Land Rover ceased and we had to wait to be towed home on a flat bed trailer. Once home after a lot of messing about we had a quick cuppa and moved everything into my car and set off again.. The 3 1/2 hour journey took us 12 1/2 hours!!

The Hotel had made us sandwiches as we missed dinner, so we crashed for the night.
The weather was really cold but the sun shone almost every day so we had some nice car trips.
Our room had a nice bay window where we could sit and watch the world go by.

The homebound journey was also eventful, we decided to stay off Motorways and take the A5, with in 20 minutes of leaving Llandudno we had to divert round tiny little lanes due to a major accident, and then we hit lots of road works, so again a long journey home but not as bad as getting there.

Chris is now taking the Land Rover to bits.. there are two wheels in the back garden so I expect we are in for some major expense!  BUT we had a great holiday.






Retirement

February 15th what a special day.

Chris officially took early  retirement from Box.
33 years ago our adopted son Richard came to live with us.

Box gave Chris a nice send off with a meal and a few gifts.

I made a special lap quilt for him, with his favourite wolves, Land Rovers, and tools for do-it-yourself. The quilt is backed with fleece and will be nice for use in the Land Rover.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

School Half Term

Granddaughters are staying with us a couple of days as it's their school half term.

Yesterday they used my Brother 4000D Embroidery Machine for the first time, and each made their own name, which will be made into a hanging for the door of the bedroom they share when they stay with us.

Today while Grandad is at work we are going to be The Ladies That Lunch and going to a local restaurant for our midday meal.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

BOM 2013

BOM2013
I have now finished the second BOM 2013 in my cushion series.
I am really please with the colour match.
Not sure I will make all 12 BOM's into cushions, may make a little lap quilt with some of them.

Almost there


BOM 2012
 My BOM 2012 quilt is almost finished, just a little more binding to sew down.
Chris is home from work today so thought I'd take the opportunity to get him to hold it while I took a photo, but it is very cold and windy in the garden so not a brilliant picture.. but at least the sun is shining!

Family fun

Last week the family came for dinner and Abigail insisted they play Twister to much fun and laughter. Richard was the only one willing to bend out of shape with the girls!