It’s true time does go faster as you get older. Apparently March is over and it’s now April. Not quite certain how that happened. Been another lovely busy month, for which I am most grateful. So how did I do with my goals for this year?
17 swims – 2 more this month, making that 3 for this year.
16 hour long walks- I have done quite well this month and added 4 more, giving me a total of 6
This was the first one, through Cropton woods. A bird left me a present on my head shortly after I took this, I persist in believing that good luck is now assured for me and it’s not just an old wives tale! Walks in Dalby woods, the Oxfordshire countryside and seeing the daffodils in Farndale followed.
15 books read from the heap by the bed! I have read another two novels since the last Yarn Along (sigh)
One was about Hollywood in the 1930’s , and a dismal picture it painted of all the hopeless hopefuls. The other about the Land Army Girls in WW2. They were ok.
14lbs lost- hurrah for the first 1 1/2!
13 cards made- 8 all in one month. Three were cross stitch.
Four featured these bird toppers
And the last one for a certain 16 year old to be.
12 Posts about Yorkshire Villages- 1 , Cropton
11 Days out- 4 now, two added this month. One was to see my lovely grandson H at Oxford Utd, where he was one of the mascots. he had a brilliant time, with a tour of the ground, a meet and greet with the players, a training session and finally walked on the ground with the players. As it happens the player he walked out with scored the winning goal! Just saying.
H is the little lad all in black( his Dad Mr J just behind him) walking over to his
adoring fans ,doting grandparents, family. Shame about them.
The second day out was to Combe Mill.
10, try 10 new things. I am adding one more this month, total 2. I went with a group from the Family History Society to the County Records Office for a behind the scenes tour. I haven’t been on such an outing before, and was a bit apprehensive going on my own with a group of strangers. But it was a great day. The Society put out an appeal for someone to write a report for the newsletter. I waited to see if anyone else would volunteer, but they didn’t so I wrote one, and it was great seeing my work in proper print. Bit nerve-wracking but I did it.
9 crochet/knitting projects. Two more this month, the Mermaid.
Here posing with her brother now sporting an earlier finish of mine. And the little baby matinée jacket. Total 8.
8 craft projects- 0
7 sewing projects- still 1
6 non fiction books read- half way there, total is 3
5 questions answered about my family history. Whilst at the Records office I did some research. I didn’t find what I was looking for, but I did read some Banns for marriage and may have discovered the maiden name of my 3x great-grandmother. And that’s family history for you. You never know what you will find. In the meantime I have been taking care of more immediate family history. I have finally got round to scanning in my Dad’s slides. And it’s not easy to recall who is shown and where they are taken. It occurred to me that my most beloved Granny is Master H’s 2x Great Grandmother, and so I need to write down who she is in the pictures! I am counting this as 1 by the way, even though it’s not what I set out to do.
4 Good sort outs. The garden has been tackled, that gives me 3! Just the kitchen to go.
3 Interesting things found- At Combe Mill there was a wood-turning area, and in a box labelled FREE help yourself, were some practice bits. I selected this one.
Very tactile, but I have no ideas what to do with it. Any suggestions most gratefully received.
2 Picnics- 0
1 Boat Ride- 0
0 additions to the stash of craft materials, yarn, fabric etc. Whoops! There was a bit of an accident with the keys on my computer and some yarn and a pattern were bought. Bit of a mystery what happened there.
Onwards and Upwards. Hope you had a good month. April should be good… chocolate.
And as they say if life is giving you lemons there is always lemonade to be made.