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We had a truly wonderful time last week , visiting family. First stop , Wales to see my Mum. She has Alzheimer’s and is now in a nursing home. I was thrilled that she still recognised me and Mr E.
Next destination was quite a trek as we went to Cornwall to stay with Mr E’s sister. We had a super time , talking mostly. However Dr M did take us sightseeing and the highlight for me was to visit a tin mine which I have always wanted to do.
This is the Levant mine and was operational until the 1980s. We took the tour which was very interesting. Mr E loved the beam engine best but I was fascinated by the man engine. An ingenious device for getting the miners down the shaft to the tin. They actually were mining under the sea here. Should you be interested here’s the link-Levant tin mine.
After that we drove across the south of England to see Mr B and Ms G and hear more of their wedding plans for next year. Then onto see Mr and Mrs T, Master T and Little Miss F who just so happens to be five now. Good news Little Miss F’s cardigan was not too small and fitted just right and Master T’s jumper was not too big or too colourful and had its first outing straightaway. The unicorn cushion was gratefully received and much squished. Which just left the two troublesome fairies.
Morgana had an immediate huff because Mrs T said her beautiful blue lace made her look like Rambo. However she was mollified by Little Miss F who gave them their proper fairy names. Amelia is Rosie because she is pink and Morgana because she is blue became Bluebell and declared Little Miss F she is the Queen of the Fairies. I think I detected just a hint of self-satisfied amusement in Morgana.
Back home again, why do weeds grow when you are away and how does the laundry pile get so enormous? In all fairness the weeds probably got a good head start in August when it was too hot for me to go outside for long. Anyway this week has mostly been about weeding and washing. And today is about ironing. Grr.
However I have now finished the third row of the Eastern Jewels blanket, ends sewn in and all.
I am enjoying the slow but steady progress of this project. The grey jumper for Baby J ( I say Baby J but he is now one year old), is making slow progress too, nearly knitted the back, at least I am now on to the bit of patterning.
This weekend will be quiet, yes really, more gardening and laundry and I am going to make a start on my Teal it to the Mountains block. I am feeling a lot more confident about this after the log cabin unicorn, and am really looking forward to making it.
A busy week next week for me, so I shall enjoy some quiet crafting.
So what is everyone else doing this weekend. Do tell, your comments really are the best bits.