Thursday 31 December 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone and I hope 2016 will be a year of good health, laughter and joy... and if you're like me, it will be the year you keep to the food plan and lose that extra weight!!
Usually I post all the craft work I have completed in the year in this last post, but this year broken arm stopped 'play!!'
But I am determined to get back into stitching so if anyone is hosting a WIPs finishing group or you know of someone hosting one please let me know. 
I have to say a big thank you to all you lovely bloggers, that have left comments over the year to wish me well and that my arm will heal, I can't say  thank you enough, they all gave me such a lift.. thank you to the moon and back!! I love you all......
A very Happy 2016


Wednesday 23 December 2015

Happy Christmas all, the little play is delightful.


An Unexpected Christmas - YouTube or Photo Display ...

An Unexpected Christmas. This is so adorable! ... The Best Christmas Card You'll See This Year; OMG! GALLERY: Home Alone stars Then vs Now. A Look Inside Santa ...

Happy Christmas all and hope 2016 will be your best year ever.. I am hoping my arm will continue to get better. I did last evening for the first time was able to eat my yogurt with a spoon in my right hand!! yeh!!
Love to all you peeps that have visited my blog over the last year, especially as I haven't been that active but typing left hand is very slow.
Wishing you all the happiest of Christmasses and a Healthy 2016.
Chris xx

If the link doesn't work, just search for you tube.. an unexpected Christmas.. well worth it

Thursday 17 December 2015

Hurrah I did it!

I managed to knit the last two pairs of socks.. it was an effort but here they are. These for #3 grandchild, opps young person!
  And these for my grand daughter.. I really like this colour and bought some plain pink to match up with the self patterning yarn to make a pair for myself.
The yarn I used was Drops Fabel sock yarn, 75% wool, 25% polyamide, so they can be machine washed.
And here they are my three growing up fast grand children, who are wonderful, of course!
My grand daughter, BSc... starts her first job in the new year, she is thrilled and so are all of us, although she kept her Saturday job in Waitrose all through her University years, so she knows the world of work..
Happy Days

Tuesday 1 December 2015

What a horrible day!

I had a horrible day yesterday.

Every other Monday DH drives to Coventry to see his aging parents, especially as his 93 year old dad, who has been very ill. DH's mum phoned at quarter past one to ask if DH had been in contact because he hadn't arrived. I said not to worry as I knew traffic was held up on the M25 so an hour and a bit late arriving wasn't too bad. My mobile was dead and I didn't have DH's number so I had to phone #1 son for DH's number!! Then I phoned DH.. and it went straight to answer phone. I decided to check the traffic and there was an accident reported on BBC traffic on the M1 north with a 12 miles tail back. I tried DH again thinking, if he was stationary in traffic he'd be able to answer. Answer phone again. at 2:30 I was frantic. I kept phoning him.

 At 2:45 I phoned the police to try to find out about the accident on the M1. I had to search thro papers to find the car number, I could only remember the old car number!! By now my mobile had charged up, so if DH could phone he would have phoned that as we both have each others numbers first on the list of contacts. He was now 3 hours over due.  I had to describe DH, and what he was wearing, was he mentally stable, etc!! I was crying on the phone, my son phoned me on my mobile to say he had tried our home phone too and it came up engaged.. he tried to console me saying I would have heard if anything had happened.

At 3:20 I had a text from DH, he had chugged along in the traffic and managed to leave the M1 at Dunstable and then chugged his way back to South Minns services, as there had been an accident on the south side of the M1 too!!  It was such a relief to hear his voice when I phoned him, there was something wrong with our home phone, hence the engaged tone. When he arrived home as well as crying because I was so happy to see him, I burst out laughing as I was completely wrong about what he was wearing!! 

He was in the car for 5 hours!!! I don't ever want to go thro' that again!

What a day……BUT I have learnt to keep my mobile charged and to use our land line to check if it’s ok and to memorise DH number!!.
Thank the Lord for his safe return on a day when there were accidents all over the place. I hope no-one has to go through what I did yesterday.

Chris xx