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What beautiful weather we have been having recently in the UK! Absolutely gorgeous! We’ve been making the most of it, as, if I know the British climate, it wont last, lol :)

Little J has been enjoying herself in the pool, oh how I wish I could fit in with her, lol :)

Maybe when she is older and we get a bigger pool I can share it with her :) After her play in the pool we dried her off

and put her in her pretty baby grow and sun hat, as, although it was hot enough for Little J to sit in the garden in just her nappy, I was rather worried about her catching the sun, so we covered her up and let her play on the grass for a while, which she loved! What a happy baby we have :)

On Saturday, John, Little J and I all went to Hylton Castle with my dad and step mam ( Pam ), which is just a 10 minute drive from us,

It is lovely here, I love anything historical, and visiting castles and the like is one of my favourite things to do, especially on a beautiful summers day. We walked around the castle and grounds

and then went back to my dad and Pam’s for tea, Little J enjoyed playing on the carpet :)


Today I am busy in the house, doing the washing, housework ect… Mondays I always try to get the housework done, so it is all nice and tidy for the week ahead, and I just have to do small jobs daily to keep the house clean and fresh, but at the moment, I am enjoying a nice cup of coffee, so thought I’d pop on here and do a new post :) On Friday I bought the new A Vintage View magazine which has just come out, this month it is the 1960′s…


Also, this weeks normal Woman’s Weekly magazine is a World War 1 special

Which has a free 24 page magazine inside

It makes very poignant reading.

Well, I think I had better get cracking now, this house wont clean itself! I hope you all have a lovely week, thank you for reading! Bye for now :) x


Hello Everyone :)

How are you all? I am doing good, been kept busy with Little J, she is such a delight! She is teething at the moment, bless her, we’re using teething powders to help ease the discomfort and they seem to be working a treat! Everything she does fascinates her, and us too! I have been reading to her, she loves sitting on my knee been read a story, I must post piccies of the books I have been reading her, but one of them is a Miss Read children’s book called The Red Bus and Other Rhyming Stories, it is delightful :)

I have been crocheting ( of course! ), I do my crochet on an evening, after Little J’s bath, when she is dozing in her moses basket, and John and I are settled for the night, watching a film together, or a tv programme, and the animals are all sleeping peacefully in their own little places in the sitting room with us, this is when I get my work bag and get on with my latest crochet project. At the moment, I am crocheting a blanket for Little J, in pink and green lacy squares, using a pattern from my crochet motifs book, and I have just recently finished crocheting this Springtime outfit for Little J

and this cute little Easter Chick which I crocheted for Little J and as part of a KAL/CAL in the Woman’s Weekly group I am a member of on Ravelry

Little J seems to like her little chick :)

I love crocheting toys for Little J, she is acquiring quite a collection..

By the time she is old enough to play with these, I think she’ll have enough to fill her whole room, lol :)

Those of you who read my blog regularly will probably know that I love Miss Read, she is my favourite author, her books are an absolute delight and that includes the newest Miss Read book, ‘Mrs Griffin Sends Her Love’, I have been reading this book whenever I get a spare moment, and it is wonderful, extremely cosy and homely, as you would expect of a Miss Read, and also, I think quite insightful of Miss Read ( real name Dora Saint ) herself, this book is a real treat. I have also recently bought the Miss Read cookbook and The English Vicarage Garden by Miss Read, so now, I have all of the Miss Read books except I think 2 children’s books which are currently unavailable, but you never know, I may come across them in a charity shop one day :) Today, I’ll be reading more of the delightful Mrs Griffin..

and also listening for the first time to, this recording of Miss Read on Dessert Island Discs from 1977!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, bye for now :)