Monday, 28 July 2014

Summer days

With having 4 children at home keeping me busy I've not really had much time for blogging, crafting or even sitting still lately! Already though I can see the children settling in to their new routine and playing together. I love listening in to their role play games :-)

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I'm on to my Dad's second sock now, it's a good mindless project. My ripple blanket is nice to work on in the evenings when it's a bit cooler. During the day it can get a bit hot having it on my lap!

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To mark the start of the Summer holidays we had a tea party. A selection of chicken, ham and egg mayo rolls was pretty much the healthiest it got!

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Homemade potato salad is one of those foods I could eat all day. Just boiled new potatoes, some sort of onions whether red onion, spring onions, shallots etc., a sprinkling of mint and then mayonaise to mix it together. Yummy!

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Pudding was lovely too! Fresh strawberries, scones with clotted cream and jam and a few ready made cakes to chose from as well. I would like to point out that we didn't manage to eat everything in that one meal, I think the left overs lasted a couple of days at most lol

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Mr Soaring Sheep found this massive dragonfly in our garden yesterday. Sadly it was dying so we didn't get to see it fly. We think from googling that it's a female Brown Hawker

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Just look at the size of it :-o Eeep!

16 comments:

  1. I love the colors of the ripple! And I love potato salad too.

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  2. Your afghan is so colorful and happy! The scones and cakes looks yummy too. Poor old dragonfly. They are amazing to look at.

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  3. Gorgeous pics! We see those dragon flies all the time here as we live right next to a nature reserve. They are babies though compared to the green ones that are twice the size! X

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    1. oo not seen the green ones. We have a few lakes near us so we often have the smaller ones blowing over into the garden but this is the first one we've had that's this big

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  4. Great crochet and yummy food :D. The potato salad sounds good, must keep that in mind! Thanks for sharing :-). Greetings & enjoy the holidays! Nata xxx

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  5. Love that berry colorway. It's like blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries in a cobbler. How fun to have a tea party. Everything looks delicious.

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    1. ooo now you're making me hungry, a berry cobbler would be wonderful...

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  6. Love how your ripple blanket is shaping up, so cheerful and bright.

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  7. What a spread! Oh I love it! The blanket is going to be so pretty, it will probably be one of those treasured objects that is passed down the family for generations!

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  8. Love your blanket in the July 16 post. My grandson loves orange. I would love to get him a blanket if you have others to sell.
    Email me at jeeper5200@aol.com severe carpul tunnel & shoulder injury has brought my knitting to a halt. Don't really crochet except on edging so I can't make him one myself.

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  9. What a lovely spread! The pudding seems so British from over here!

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  10. The tea party looks like so much fun! Yum!

    I love that blanket! The colours are so bright and happy! :)

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  11. Mhhh I miss scones with jam and cream so much! I like the ripple blanket and I understand exactly what you mean about it being too hot to have a blanket on your lap while knitting....makes me want to make socks!

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