Sunday, 29 July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - Men's Cycling Road Race

We watched the test for this one last year so had to go to see the real thing too.

The traffic lights at the junction in the photos and all the sleeping policeman in the road ahead had all been removed in preparation.

Lots of waiting, lots of yelling, cheering and flag waving and then back home to watch it on tv to see just what exactly was going on! 

Sadly, no GB medal this time but the women's road race is taking place as I type and then there are the time trails on Wednesday, so you never know!

Friday, 27 July 2012

London Olympics 2012 - The Torch

It's on its way.  Won't be long.

Here it comes!

Mate!  You've ruined my .... ahh no, there it is!

And there it goes................

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Oyster Fest

The Oyster Festival was a good excuse to visit Whistable once again.  One of us was content to scoff seafood and drink the local beer, one of us was content to paddle in the murky waters and one of us preferred the numerous, gorgeous, independent shops.  Three very contented people! 

Wednesday, 18 July 2012


You can't have too many white cardies, can you?! This one is Dolly from Rowan Kids, using All Seasons Cotton.  The combination of quite large needles plus the thick yarn makes it seem as if the pieces are almost knitting themselves, it's flying off the needles! 

The book I'm reading is a spin-off from the tv programme Time Team.  Despite it being on air for nineteen years, I've only just discovered it and am now totally hooked! Luckily(?!) old episodes seem to run on a loop on the Discovery History channel.  I learn something new each time I watch it - but have yet to find out why archaeologists never visit the barbers!

Joining in with Ginny's Yarnalong.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Sirdar Cable Cardigan

An update from a previous Yarnalong, just to show some things I start get finished!

This one is getting lots of wear, not just because of our rubbish summer weather but because it is goes with everything, isn't bulky and provides just enough warmth. 

Ravelry notes here. (As I hoped, it has stretched a little over the shoulders.)

Friday, 13 July 2012

Lavender Blue 2

Another year, another trip to the lavender field! I hadn't realised that the pretty insect is actually a pest!  It's a Rosemary Beetle, a native of southern Europe which has no natural predator here so is flourishing. 

Thursday, 12 July 2012

London Olympics 2012


Regent Street is again awash (literally with our lovely summer weather! ) with flags.  This time it's to celebrate the Olympics coming to town.  Deciding the layout of the flags must have been a diplomatic nightmare!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Late Summer Indeed!

Look what came with this month's Waitrose magazine.  Late summer?!?  It's late only insomuch as it has yet to arrive!!!
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