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

16 comments:

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 :)

Helenxx

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????
luv
irene
xxxx

Reginas Cottage said...

hello vicki
your dishcloths are wonderful,love the colors.great autumn photos.you have a wonderful blog.
have a nice week,
regina
www.reginassimplelife.blogspot.com

city said...

thanks for sharing.