Tuesday, 31 March 2009


Taken on the way to the knitting meet-up.

Monday, 30 March 2009

The Lavender Hill Mob

I dropped in at work to speak to my boss and coincidentally the new uniforms arrived. The lavender blouses/shirts seem a bit of an odd colour choice but actually it looks surpisingly good , at least on the one person who tried hers on - whether it'll look as good on the men remains to be seen though!

Sunday, 29 March 2009

You ain't got a thing if you ain't got that zing

Zingy daffodil. Check out that blue sky! It was baltic in the shade though, a chilly wind.

Saturday, 28 March 2009


The best kind of paperweight - the kind you can tinker with. Pipe'n'Slippers' midlife crisis continues.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

An evening in with the Stig

He was adjusting the fit. Or something.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Dull even for knitters

The choice for photos today was 1) my knitting or 2) Monsieur Alky's motorcycle helmets (for he has several - okay, two). But as he used the helmets pic in his blog it'll have to be the knitting.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Towering Bin-ferno

These are the new wheelie bins arriving - these are for the monthly glass collection. Until now we were part of a pilot scheme for glass collection - it was fortnightly and we had large bags to put the glass in. I think the wheelie bin will work out a bit better. Unstacking the bins, attaching wheels and distributing them seemed to be a job that required much SHOUTING of random things by the hi-vis-bedecked guys, but much respect to the driver of the lorry who, as this street is a cul de sac, had to reverse a very looong lorry up hill, round a tightish corner and avoiding parked cars. I was impressed. The kids enjoyed watching the whole process.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Introducing Lexie

I went over to see my friend today and meet her new dog, Lexie. Her old dog, Sophie (or Sofie?) , was just about the loveliest dog imaginable (and I'm not remotely a doggy person), and Lexie is a worthy successor - very sweet and gentle, and she had the very good taste to curl up on my lap and sleep for ages. If she'd purred I wouldn't have been all that surprised :-D.
Anyway I spent a truly relaxing few hours sitting nattering, drinking coffee and cooing over the pup - a very nice day indeed.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Yellowness enters my soul

I love daffodils - they're just so yellow. And I love the smell. It was a damp and windy day but the yellowness was intense.

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Golden Girl

I know, I know, yet another coo picture but I've been trying for ages to get decent pics of the Highland coos and this is the one I'm happiest with so far. The problem is I'm only in the field with them when I'm driving the tractor, and I can only stop to take pictures when I haven't any passengers in the trailer! But this time she was obligingly close to the tractor track and the light was nice.

Friday, 20 March 2009

The Minister's Cat is an Amiable cat.

Miss Mouse is an Apprehensive Mouse.

Miss Mouse is a Brave mouse.

The Boy was just delighted that this friendly cat wandered over to see us.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Another knitty thing

Despite a second day of gorgeous weather, my only photographs today were of my knitting...
I'm following the Rainy Day Scarf pattern for this one.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

It's a Midlife Crisis

It's a Bike In A Box...

Tuesday, 17 March 2009


Miss Mouse helped me wrap her friend's birthday present. I like the colours in this one - stripes are fun. It reminds me a figure drawing I did for Higher Art where the model was wearing a stripy shirt. I seem to remember doing another drawing of a stripy shirt all crumpled up, with the stripes becoming quite abstract.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Looking oddly autumnal

I went out for a wander today as the weather was nice. I liked the textures and colours of these dead/dormant/whatever plants, though it doesn't look very springlike :-).

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Spring has Sprung

Apologies for yet another coo, but she's very sweet.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Oooh arty

We arrived a bit early at soft-play so amused ourselves taking photos. Then we discovered that one of my friends had also arrived early and was sitting in the soft-play on her own (apart from the company of her son) - d'oh..

Tuesday, 10 March 2009


Of some kind. Er, moorhen?

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Puddle And Coo

Not much more to say really!

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Ah'm OAN the PHONE!

Talking to Grandma.

Friday, 6 March 2009


She was quite insistent that I take Teddy's photo, but not hers..

Thursday, 5 March 2009

A couple of Midwich Cuckoos

Awww, etc. But if I start acting strangely you know it's their weird mind-control powers, right?

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Coooold, so cooooold

Cold but bright and sunny, so I went for a walk.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009


This is shortly after it started snowing - I was coming back from the knitting group. I'd parked outside Hopalong's flat about a ten-minute walk the night's knitting venue. By the time I got back to his flat I looked like snowman.

The second pic was going to be my picture for the day but I realised that technically it's the wrong day as I got home at 13 mins past midnight.
Good lord, is that boring or what...

Monday, 2 March 2009

Witty knitty

I couldn't think of even a remotely witty title for this one! It's a hat. I just finished it. My only photos for today were pictures of the hat for the purpose of uploading to Ravelry.

Sunday, 1 March 2009


Rather difficult to miss in fact. Weird sunset clouds over te supermarket car-park!
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