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Hello! Happy New Year!  Wow, it is a long time since I did a post! hopefully 2016 will be the year I keep on top of my blog! We shall see :) I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, we did, and I have quite a few photos to share with you! So I think I had better get started!

Since it is such a long time since I last posted, I thought I would share some photos from the Summer first, as we did have a lovely Summer and enjoyed so many nice days out, we are very lucky to live quite close to a few different lovely beaches, so we can always enjoy days out there, whatever the weather, but it is particularly nice in Summer ( even though our Summers mean wearing coats to the beach, lol! ), Julia loves the beach!

Julia turned two in October, goodness me! Where does the time go! We made her a special cake for her birthday, a Little Miss Sunshine cake, as she is our Little Miss Sunshine :)

We had a day out at a nearby petting farm which Julia really enjoyed!

 

And she loved the dolly I made her for her birthday too, I love making things for my little one!

Halloween was wonderful! Julia dressed as a super cute clown, and we all went to the seafront, to walk along the promenade to watch all the beautiful lights, have chips looking out to sea, and then walking in the park directly opposite the beach to see all the magical lights, with a certain Alice In Wonderland theme going on :)

In late November, John, Julia and I all went to Beamish Museum, and had one of the most wonderful days out ever! Christmas at Beamish has just begun, so everywhere was completely magical, very old world Christmas, I love Beamish Museum, I could live there! Julia was dressed in her beautifully snug red winters coat, with her red scarf and bonnet ( which I crocheted for her ) on, and she just seemed to fit right in with Beamish wearing this ensemble! She would not keep her mittens on though, her little hands were perishing bless her, so whenever we could, we would wrap her right up under her blanket ( which I also made for her, by cutting down an old throw which was beautifully soft, hemming it and adding a crochet border, Julia loves this blanket! )  in the pushchair, to keep her hands warm, but after a while, the blanket would come off too! Here are some photos of our perfect day out at Beamish..

We had a lovely Christmas day, as I hope you did too! I knitted myself and Julia matching Christmas jumpers which we both wore together on Christmas day, here is mine ( I did wear mine but have not got a photo :) )

and here is Julia wearing hers at Johns mam and dads when we went for Christmas dinner

Julia enjoyed Christmas morning so much, opening her presents, seeing Santa Claus has been and ate his supper Julia left out for him and his reindeer before she went to bed, Julia loved the gifts I made for her, a baby doll…

and a crocheted tea set, which she was particularly taken with!

I made the little bag for the tea set too :)

At the moment I am knitting Julia a Peppa Pig jumper which I am really enjoying doing and can not wait to see Julia wear this, she loves Peppa Pig!

Well, that’s that for now, I really hope you enjoyed my blog catch up, I will try my best to keep on top of my blog this year, promise :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog, all the best for 2016!

Take care, bye for now :) xxx


Hello, good morning, afternoon or evening! How are you enjoying the Summer? Here in the UK,  we’re getting some nice days, and some not so nice days, so we are trying to make the most of thenice days  :) We went to a Roman Fort last week which was great, very interesting indeed, I love historical days out!

I wonder who this was in life? Every time we visit a museum, if there be human remains there, I always wonder about that persons life, who were they, what did they do in life, ect…

 

After seeing the living quaters for ordinary folk in this Roman Fort, I am quite certain that I definitely would not liked to have lived then!

We went to the sea front for chips after the Fort as we were close by and Julia loved her chips, a nice seaside treat :)

Last weekend I did some baking, apple pie, and jm tarts made with homemade strawberry jam, yum!

More books have been arriving, Christmas books for Julia, and two Alison Uttley books for myself, which I found going cheap on Amazon

Julia just loves the Cbeebies show, Katie Morag, so much so that we have treated her to the dvd, and book which the tv show is based on, the book we got her is the first four Katie Morag stories, so more will follow, as Julia just loves it!

I just love Katie Morag’s jumper! I plan on knitting Julia one when she is bit older :)

Speaking of knitting, I have finished the main part of Julia’s hearts and bunnies cardigan, and am now working on the sleeves, it is a little big, as I used DK instead of 4ply as stated in the pattern, but that is fine, it means it will fit Julia for longer :)

I love working on this cardigan at night! I am still crocheting the blanket for John’s mam and dad for Christmas, picking it up an doing a few rows every now and then.

At the moment I am reading again, for the umpteenth time, my all time favourite trilogy, Lark Rise To Candleford

I love these books and have read them so many times! These, as well as other books by Flora Thompson, the Miss Read books and Alison Uttley books are defiinitely my all time favourites! I am onto the last chapter of lark Rise, so tonight I’ll be starting Over To Candleford. I’ve also been watching Lark Rise To Candleford on dvd, and am just about finished series 2, I love wathing this beautiful, gentle period drama while knitting! This series is definitely one of my favourites to watch! This, along with Call the Midwife and The Darling Buds Of May are my favourite tv series :)

Well, I am going to print some patterns out just now whilst I am on the computer, and then get on with our day. I hope you all have  a lovely weekend!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog :)  

Take care, bye for now xxx