31 January 2010

Woollie Weekend

Beautiful blue sky weekend...cold and bright and did I have my camera......

Spent Saturday at Dollar Glen with the National Trust doing footpath repairs and moving signs....it was great to be outdoors working again - our last project was cancelled so I hadn't been out since November. You'll need to click the link to see other people's photos of Dollar Glen and Castle Campbell.

I have also spent a lot of time these past 10 days helping good friends get ready for their move to Paris - not easy when you have to pack up a 4 bedroom house, with an almost 3 year old around. So we've wrapped and packed and boxed and stored and taken trips to the dump and eaten a lot of takeaway and finally today, was the last day, the leaving party.....a good old British Afternoon Tea (for our Costa Rican/Mexican Brits) with crustless cucumber sandwiches, crumpets, scones (made by me) with clotted cream and homemade raspberry jam.....

It was a lovely afternoon, but a sad afternoon, friends who have been part of my life for almost 9 years moving on....taking their adorable daughter with them and the bump......who knows when we will meet baby number 2.....

I have managed a little crafting and the latest blankie is progressing.




But as you can see, Little Red could do with a little more work!

Oh and the other excitement around here this week....the arrival of my new Camper shoes, straight from the  headquarters in Mallorca......comfy!



And a final little footnote....the old blog was 3 on the 28th of January and this is post number 348....perhaps I'll have a little giveaway when I hit post 350!


18 comments:

Arctic Mum: said...

I hate it when friends move, it's so sad. But that's just what it is, and now you have a good excuse for going to Paris.

Kate said...

Gorgeous blanket! Love Campers - so comfortable.

la ninja said...

oi, are those pelotas?
been checking their site to finally get those slippers and they haven't got 'em in my size. honestly... sigh.

boo hoo to friends leaving. I'm the same, have lost quite a few through the years (the bastards. just when you get attached.) but then, again, I also left my city and many friends behind many years ago so, hey.

paris is just around the corner, thought, isn't it? see it as an opportunity for many more of your w-end escapades.

Tangara said...

I have now checked the Camper website....why is it that we have such similar tastes? It only makes us spend more money!
It´s a fab pair of shoes, and I´m glad they have a bright colour too!

Manoute said...

Your shoes are fab :o)

ibb said...

Lovely shoes...I have some similar but in boots. They are so confortable...

Ali said...

So sad when friends have to move. But your new shes ought to raise your spirits - they're great!

Gina said...

Very pretty little blankie... love the expression on her face. Great shoes too!

jane said...

love your crafting! and now you have an excuse for going to paris.... a lot.....

montague said...

wahooo! happy 3 years!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh My! That little quilt is working up beautifully! And Happy Three Years!!!

Bethany Hissong said...

Happy 3 Year Anniversary!!! I'm loving your little Red Riding Hood! I think she's coming along perfectly! And your shoes are cute... we'll be seeing them in the States in about (hmmm) five years!

9patchnurse said...

Wow! I love your blankies. They're just beautiful.

sixorangecarrots said...

Cute shoes and ADORABLE little blankie- I'm off to your archives right now to figure out how make such cute, cloud-shaped little things.

Happy almost-three-years, by the way!!

Cheers!
Beth

nicolette said...

Congrats on the 3 year blogging and the 348 posts! It‘s always a pleasure to read your posts and see your creations!

jojo-caramel said...

Joyeux Anniversaire Woollie Wanderings !!! La “blanket” est très mignonne !!!

Bethany Hissong said...

I should have told you that I'm sorry you are losing some really good friends... well, not really losing but being farther apart. Thank goodness for the internet- and I think taking a trip to see them in Paris sounds wonderful!

likeschocolate said...

Totally sweet little red capped guy!