Thursday, 5 April 2012

Another award - and keeping up to date

First of all - I have another award.  Thank you to Ali at "Hooked!! - a Crochet Addicts Blog"

I have to now tell you five things about myself, so here goes:-

I have an allotment - just a small one.
I love to grow Pelargoniums
I love to garden
I am membership secretary of a National Society - keeps me very very busy!
I am Show Secretary of my local Gardening club

Now I have to nominate five people to award the blog to:-

Sarah at
Kirsty at
laydilyke at
Maureen at

I do feel quite guilty about this award as I have not written here since before we went to France for ten days in mid March.   I have been keeping up with the Granny a Day project though, and in fact have done more than my one a day, but that is because I am still working on the blue baby blanket for cousin Pat's expected grandson in July.   Still need about ten or so more squares to do, then I can put them all together and crochet an edge.

Passing a charity shop the other day I noticed a large blackboard outside with the words "WOOL" written on it!  I could not pass (well I can't pass charity shops anyway) and there inside was a table loaded with bags and balls of wool.   Actually I thought it was all pretty pricey considering it was obviously very old stock,  but hey! it was a charity shop!  Most of the colours were pretty yucky as well, but I did buy some:-

I love both these colours and can see I will be making warm hats, scarves and/or cowls for Christmas gifts.

The photographs I took in France are on my Photography blog -
Take a look.

Today I went to the allotment - for the first time this year I am ashamed to say.  It was not so bad, and I managed to get one quarter of it dug over.  I have broad beans and potatoes chitting ready to go in.  I am about to start my fourth year at the plot - initially I had one in  Guildford shared with my younger son as it was near where he and his family lived.  After a couple of years they moved to near Godalming and as it was too large a plot for me to do on my own and quite a drive, but son wanted to have an allotment, we found a site near to where he lives (he does not drive, so this is important).  We were lucky to be offered the last available plot.  It is small - less than half a plot - and probably about a third.   Son is now too busy building an extension to his house, and as there has been a bit of a conflict of how we should plan the plot, I have decided that I will have a go myself and not involve him.   I do still have a 10 minutes drive to the site, I don't have a shed there, so have to take all my tools, etc. with me.   But I am looking forward to spending at least one day a week there, if I can.

Happy Easter all.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gwen, thank you so much for thinking of me for the award. I hope you wont be offended, but I don't take part anymore in these awards as I really don't have the time to do all the things involved. Like you this is the start of my 4th year on my plot. I have quite a few bits in now and have had a pear tree delivered today. Another tree to add to my growing fruit section.
    Have a lovely Easter
    best wishes


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