Sunday, 28 October 2012

Thank goodness for Daniel Craig!

Good afternoon from chilly and damp Suffolk.

Thank you Daniel Craig - all 3 menfolk are big Bond fans and they've gone out together to a late afternoon showing of your new film 'Skyfall' - it means I get the house to myself and time to blog :)

The weekend started wintry;

Hailstones - least it wasn't snow AND they didn't last long.

In the afternoon MrVV & I went to Southwold for a walk and wander along the seafront. We stopped at the pier cafe (outside)  for a pot of tea for two - all rather civilised. Just as we'd finished drinking the heavens opened and we dashed into the arcades whilst the shower passed over. We had a quick play on the penny falls - amazing how long you can make 50p of tuppences last!

We wandered through the town on our way back to the car and I might have popped into a CS or two - just one thing - another Ladybird book for my collection - one of my childhood favourites;

I woke up at my normal time this morning and try as I might I couldn't get back to sleep - I thought I'd take advantage of the extra hour and get some crocheting done.

So far I've finished off 3 new dishcloths - I prefer these to the shop bought ones - easy to make and after I'd done a Granny Square one I thought I'd make a couple using other stitches - whilst I can Granny Square almost in my sleep I find other stitches require concentration. Since then I've started on a cowl scarf for me using a gorgeous Rowan Aran yarn I bought several years ago. I just need to sew the ends in and then I can take a picture - that will have to be tomorrow as already its getting dark - the downside to the hour change.

First thing this morning - the sky was blue and the rooftops were covered in frost - perfect for taking this weeks Autumn Views Challenge photos;

The trees and plants all have less leaves than last weekend - most of them are on the lawn waiting for a willing volunteer to rake them up - might see if a teenager wants to earn some money tomorrow!

Right time for more crochet I think - as well as my scarf there's at least 2 blankets on the go that I can add to for an hour or so till the menfolk come home.

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


Andrea@Familyconnect said...

I used to have that book too!

faith76 said...

It's been a pretty rotten day here too. I have spent the afternoon de-cluttering my daughter's mountain of a toy box. At last I have finished. She has tons of ladybird books. I think the illistrations are fantastic in them. I'm going to put a shelf up in daughter's room to put them on I think. Well done with your dishcloths.

Liz said...

I've been doing some crochet too - weather is awful here.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend! I wish I could just nip to Southwold! Ada :)

moonstruckcreations said...

I must say I quite fancy going to see that new J Bond film - will have to persuade "him indoors"!!

Lovely photos, quite a bit of frost evident this time!

Love your dishcloths - trouble is I dont think I could bring myself to use them :)


Vix said...

I used to have that book, too!
You missed a date with Daniel Craig? You crazy woman. Nothing would stand in the way of a Bond film for me! x

Magic Bean said...

Home made dishcloths??? You are putting us all to shame! Have a good week, Ax

Tracy said...

we have a modern copy of the three billy goats gruff but its a firm favourite in our house at the moment and i have to do all the different voices!!!

**Anne** said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your time to yourself although I would have opted for the movie. I LOVE BOND!
I also love home made dish cloths and need to make some more myself.
Anne xx

Josie-Mary said...

How nice to have the afternoon to yourself. I've been meaning to make dish cloths for years.... too many ideas & not enough time!!! x

BadPenny said...

We all want to see the new Bond film & are all going together tomorrow evening... a rarety to all want to see the same film !
Nice to get some time to yourself though - great dishcloths !

delia hornbook said...

Do you know what i haven't seen or wanted to go and watch a film for years but i have to say i can't wait to go and see the new James bond film Daniel craig has the most gorgeous eyes :-)Lovely photo's your summerhouse looks so sweet and cosy. Crochet is so lovely at this time of year like your dishclothes thats a cool idea. dee x

Victoria said...

It's that time of year for lots of crafting. Enjoy. x

Irene said...

Brilliant dishcloths, and what stunning Autumnal photos. I too remember Billy Goat Gruff, can you remember Childrens Favourites with Ed Stewpot playing the record????

Reginas Cottage said...

hello vicki
your dishcloths are wonderful,love the colors.great autumn have a wonderful blog.
have a nice week,

city said...

thanks for sharing.