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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

Oh dear, I have been sadly neglectful of my blog again! Motherhood is a full time job you know :) I will try harder though, and try to post regularly here, promise :)

As the title of this post suggests, there is going to be things about the 1950′s in this post, and crochet things too, so without further ado, let’s dive straight into the 1950′s :) I love the 1950′s, it is my favourite era, I love everything about this time, and recently I have bought some really wonderful books about the 50′s, my favourite of these been A 1950′s Housewife and A 1950′s Mother, both by Sheila Hardy,

These really are wonderful books and I can not recommend them enough, they cover every aspect of life as a 1950′s wife and mother that you can think of, from going to the hairdressers, to the clothes we and our baby’s wore, what we ate, knitting, sewing and crocheting, leisure time, how we brought up baby, these books really are wonderful and I definitely count these two books amongst my favourite

Another good book is the 1950′s Scrapbook, which, as the name suggests, is a scrapbook of all things 1950′s! Here are a few piccies to whet your appetite :)


Another great book is this one..

This book was originally published as two, The 1950′s and The 1960′s – The Best Of Times, but has now been published under this one title, and of course, my favourite section is the 50′s part :) Here are some piccies from this great book.

And of course, the latest issue of Woman’s Weekly A Vintage View is the 1950′s, and it is fabulous!


I am really enjoying collecting this series :)

And now, let’s talk crochet :) Well, as regular readers of my blog will know, I am a crochetaholic! I love to crochet :) I always have something on my hook, and at the moment, I am crocheting a lovely cardigan for myself in purple 4ply, it is the South Sea Cardigan by Vicki Brown which was published in the Inside Crochet magazine a few years ago, I have no piccies of this as yet, but I will be posting some in the future.

I recently crocheted this gorgeous little sailors outfit for our beautiful baby, it is by ShiFio, I love their patterns :)

And I have also just recently finished crocheting this adorable little bear for our Little J, who is called Miss Pinkleberry on account of her pink eyes, lol :)


The pattern for this bear is by Sue Pendleton, who has recently retired from designing, her work is wonderful, I simply love her toy patterns :) Miss Pinkleberry is a jointed bear, so her head, arms and legs move, here she is in her frilly bloomers and stripey stockings

and in her finery, posing in Little J’s bedroom :)


And speaking of Little J, here is a recent photo of her, my gorgeous, beautiful, amazing daughter, I love her so so so so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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