Thankful for a lovely and restful start to 2016, peace and harmony, fun and frolicks and a lot of relaxation.
It started with tiny sparklers , champagne in the Bucks' Fizz and amazing foreworks in London that seemed to go on longer than usual and to some techno music.
Earlier we'd had a lovely New Year's Eve supper with the favourite matchstick potatoes and veg in cream and garlic... Lots and lots of chopping involved.
And chocolate melt in the middle pudding.... Miss E had been at work so had a nap but did come down just before midnight to celebrate with us and JJ was out 18:30 to 22:00 which was unexpected, drinks with a client...
After retiring early, well I stayed up and crocheted while watching Goldfinger, but the others went to bed early.
Than after the New Year's Day concert from Vienna we headed off to the seaside at Brighton!
Lucy after mucg squirmong and protesting finally settled and slept in the foot area, while I crocheted row 15 on the 3rd set of medallions on the skirt.
Fisrt we had sat nav but soon JJ found the Sound of Music! How very NEW YEAR'S day!
Some were sleeping and some were not..
Horrid wet grey weather...
But joy came from hearing Edelweiss sung on the musical and then that romantic folk dance they do on the patio.... So romantic and the dance looks fun too, much twirling and clever work with the arms and hand-holding. I wonder what it is called and where you can learn to dance it?
At this Lucy woke up .
And then we were in BRIGHTON! Still wet though alas.
Dogs loved it, humans less so as it was cold, windy and wet so we lasted about 5 minutes beforfe heading to Alfresco for lunch!
mmmmm, very yummy seabass!
A strange concrete pillar next to the restaurant may have a restaurant at the top eventually...
We enjoyed the food and the view albeit a grey one.
Bye bye sea, I took a wee video of the waves will appear in a later post.
WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR AND MAY 2016 BRING YOU ALL THE BEST EXPERIENCES AND ENJOYMENTS YOU WISH FOR.
Hello and welcome to my homely world in a small Oxfordshire town in 2013.I am a full- time working mum.
Very proud of 2 gorgeous girls , a fabulous if very stubborn wire haired standard dachshund bitch and her daughter : the daughter takes after her dad so they are very different; a wonderful( well 99% of the time anyway) and long suffering husband.
This is to be my diary of events for a creative crafting sort of person with all the happenings that occur in this day and age in English family life.I am very much learning as I go along, my eldest is my first at all the things that occur in a young person's life as it's all very different from when I was a little girl and I did not grow up in England.
Totally obsessed with textiles and the making of things- anything!
My passion is to make things with yarn or fabric or thread : any textile crafts or beads too.