Tuesday, 5 September 2017


August. A month filled with beach trips and guiding trips and big skies. Perfect. 

we found the gruffalo,

and sparkly seas,

there were fluffy white clouds,

and strange sea creatures,

favourite cliff top walks,

and special beaches,

mysterious sunsets,

and distant castles. 

August you were lovely. 

Monday, 31 July 2017


we took the youngest teenager and his friend to a concert. 
there was dancing on a piano. 
seemed a bit reckless.

I tried to show respectable behaviour by casting on some baby socks.
which caused the teenagers to despair.
(might well have been what I intended!)

it was a beautiful venue. 

the rest of this post will be fairly random, so here goes.
random cat photo because there hasn't been one for a while!

Malene hat from Laine magazine.

Cassie, the smallest goat in the world.

a spoon carving workshop. 
so much fun
so hard. mine is the one of the right. 
don't look too closely.

this is dandelion. 
she wanted to eat me....

Bamburgh beach

Bamburgh castle. 
We went to take photos for work, and had to stay for a picnic. 
the sun doesn't come out that often here, when it does you have to make the most of it!

I also had to move my office outside. and admire the view.

today the weather is back to normal Northumberland grey and a bit freezing.
better get on with my new cardigan. it needs to be much bigger if it's going to keep me warm!

Thursday, 27 July 2017


June. summer apparently but not in Northumberland....
but that's ok, there's been more knitting.

and more photo shoots for work. this time we found a driftwood boat. 
I want one!

later we found a snake.
I think I can live without one of these!

I'm not allowed to post photos of the eldest teenagers leavers dinner, or youngest teenagers prom, so here's a selfie I took to show off my new jumper.

apparently you're supposed to be able to see your face in selfies....

bah humbug.


May was the month of the eldest teenagers last day of school, and revision and exams. none of which were photographed. 
but this stormy sea rather sums up everything.


knitting is taking up all of my time.
 I designed a sock pattern for work.
it almost killed me.

then we took it on a location photo shoot and a few hours in the hills of Northumberland and all was well with the world again. 

also cherry blossom,
and swings.
everything is better when there is cherry blossom.

Thursday, 23 March 2017


It's a bit difficult to get anything done at work at the moment.

there are far too many distractions.....

tiny angora goats are the cutest thing possible.

some of them are so adorable that you end up going to work on a Sunday morning and taking the family with you...

this is Ethel. don't tell the others but she's my favourite x

Saturday, 4 February 2017

February already?

Apparently it's February already. I'm not quite sure how that happened.

January got swallowed up with extended visits to my parents, my dad has broken his hip, my mum's Alzheimer's is getting worse.....

On the plus side the lost cable sock was found and I finished it's friend so I have lovely warm toes

I also knitted these lovely variegated socks in Hermione's everyday sock pattern from ravelry. So lovely to knit. So cross that I snapped my knit pro circular needle about ten minutes after finishing them. But at least it was after..............

I also finished the daisy cowl for when I want to wear a cloud of fluff.
Sometimes we need to wear clouds of fluff, it's kind of like pretending to be a unicorn.

Yesterday the sun came out for the first time in weeks.
I spent several hours battling with the mud in the garden and was rewarded with these snowdrops.

They have a fine delicate perfume and such intricate details.
Calming and restorative.
Just what I need right now.