10 November 2014


...this week of...

...happiness gifting a birthday present, catching up with friends, tidying the garden, visiting my brother.

...sadness thinking about my brother and the horrendous accident he survived, the obstruction in the road was going to lead to a prosecution by the police they have claimed the lights were stolen the night before so the police have dropped the case.

...creating a music bag, two fabric baskets, a pattern for a wrap, a cardigan now off the needles, a hat,  some bunting, peg people for Martinmas

...reading The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, to the children  The Hut-Man's Book by G.D. Fisher and these picture books* you can read a short review of them here, 261. George and Flora's Secret Garden by Jo Elworthy, 262. Skip through the Seasons by Stella Blackstone, 263. The Gunpowder Plot by Liz Gogerly, 264. Bonfire Night by Clare Chandler, 265. Life Stories:Guy Fawkes by Clare Chandler, 266. April Underhill by Bob Graham 

...learning about Spiders, Yew trees, Samhain, Sikhism, Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, Shapes

...thinking about pumpkins and how many people actually cook with the pulp they scoop out or just throw it away, such a waste when so many in the world are starving.

...wondering if I have left it to late to plant the rest of my spring bulbs

...hoping to make it to the yarn shop this week I have lots of purchases I need to make!

...of looking forward to celebrating a tenth birthday in our house


  1. I haven't planted out all the bulbs yet either, and now it's so wet.. your brother's accident sounds awful.

  2. It's not too late to plant your bulbs, they always seem to catch up. Happy birthday to the tenth birthday person, I hope they have a lovely day.

  3. The tradition in our family is to make pumpkin and ginger jam with the pumpkin middles, there's a recipe on my blog somewhere.

  4. I didn't need to feel guilty this year about composting the pumpkin innards because I didn't manage to actually buy one! I hope your brother is recovering well, it sounds like a terrible accident he had. Thinking of you both. I have just planted my spring bulbs, there is time yet! Have a lovely week. x

  5. Well, I'm WISHING the tenth birthday celebrations are a smashing success and lots of love is felt and shared with your new double-digit! xo


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