Thursday, 27 August 2015

Where Did August Go??

Well, some of ours was spent "down south" looking after this little lady whist Mummy & Daddy spent a couple of days in London celebrating my baby's 30th birthday. (where did 30 YEARS go!!!)
little miss independent CAN climb up - thank you!
We spent a lovely afternoon at Hadleigh Farm where Little Miss could feed the goats and sheep and generally wander along at her own pace.

We left abruptly after she suddenly took off after another child (who was holding hands with her parent) into the bamboo maze.  She was only a few feet away, but by the time we had dashed after her she had disappeared!!  Three ways to turn and Grandma is in a frenzied panic - screeching her name when Grandpa called "I've got her"   She thought it was great fun but my heart can't take that sort of excitement!!!

The good weather has caused the bikes to be dusted off  and a lovely ride via the Green-way along the old railway line ( nice because its mostly on the flat!) past Stanwick Lakes
Thrapston in the background
 It was a lovely morning - the billowing clouds kept the temperature down till we were almost home
across the valley towards Woodford
 The ride is just about 15 miles and quite easy really, and my legs weren't at all wobbly when we got home!!
Stanwick Lakes Visitor Centre

A bit more excitement having an Afternoon Tea with friends to celebrate "A"'s "noughty" birthday

 She is looking good for someone HER age !!!

Friday saw the arrival of this......
Which has been toyed with a couple of times, but is going to get a proper work out today!
A bit of this has occured

And a couple of extras for the Around the World Craft Swap that have been finished
Yesterday three friends came round and we all started the Tilda dolls that we had for Christmas

There was much frivolity and a LOT of stuffing of the tiny limbs

We all got on much better than we thought and I think that each of these dolls will be completed before the weekend is out.

I will show you more next time

You may remember that I am involved in the Mini Mania Challenge group over on Flickr

Well, our good friend "A" (her of the big birthday fame) is not one to "mess about" with some things.
Patience is not one of her virtues........ but obviously DETERMINATION  is because unbeknown to me -  but in cahoots with J & L she has caught up with the back issues and "revealed' these lovely minis to me!

And will be ready to reveal her August Challenge with the rest of us at the end of the month!
I am so impressed and somewhat speechless!

Well Done "A"

Actually - it seems that a lot has been done this last couple of weeks. Must keep this little blog more up to date!!


  1. Looks like a good time was had by all....especially your granddaughter!;)

    Nice to have your friend "A" join us!!

  2. My goodness 'A has been busy - I too am speechless. I know what you mean about panic when you can't find the children - still happening to me and they are now 5 and 9!!!!

  3. You have been busy. Hope you had a great time with your girls always love going to their grandparents', I'm sure yours did too! And so happy for you for your new machine!!

  4. Phew! what a lot going on and most of it fun. Those littlies just like to test us every now and again...keeps you on your toes. Your new machine looks wonderful, so look forward to seeing what you do with it.