Tuesday, 2 May 2017

A Long Gap in posts.

I must apologise for the long gap between posts - two reasons for this; one is that I have had a lot to do with sorting things out, both things I no longer wish to keep when I move and also matters to do with the farm accounts etc.   The other thing is that friends have been persuading me to go out to lunch (doesn't take much doing).

Yesterday I went up to friend G's to take the latest quiz sheet I have set for Foxglove Nature Reserve and the two of us, plus Tess, had a lovely walk round the Reserve.   The bird life was astonishing.  As we sat having a cup of coffee we saw a pair of jays, red polls, siskins, yellow hammers plus all the usuall birds I see here.

We went into the Italian restaurant and had a nice lunch (scallop and king prawn risotto for me and sea bass for G) - all in all a very pleasant day.

I find that I am getting very tired and need to go to bed quite early but at least I am sleeping well.   In the evenings I tend to knit for my great grand-daughter .  I have just had the latest photograph of her (I knitted the cardigan she is wearing) - she is sitting up now and the photograph is taken in the park.  Isn't she gorgeous?

36 comments:

Mac n' Janet said...

Beautiful baby they grow so quickly. Glad you're keeping busy even if some of it is tiresome paperwork.

donna baker said...

With a flower in her hair no less. She is a cutie and love the sweater. Just found out yesterday that I will have a fifth grandchild by Christmas.

Minigranny said...

What a gorgeous little girl and that's a beautiful cardi that you have knitted for her!

Frances said...

Some of the birds you saw on your walk have names that are unfamiliar to me. I will look them up. Meanwhile, i will just enjoy learning new names!

Your risotto lunch sounds delicious! I am sure that the paperwork is tiring. It's grand, though, that you are sleeping well.

Now...that little girl is a real beauty! And she models the cardigan so very well. It must be a pleasure to be knitting for her.

xo

Gwil W said...


That's a lovely photo. You'll have to find a nice frame for it.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

That's a nice cardigan Mrs Weaver. Well done! I always think that beige is such a cheerful colour. Most of my clothes are beige - even my underpants... or is that what they call "too much information"?

Jane Bellingham said...

What a scrumptious baby. That cardi looks good - the type mums reach for because it's warm and goes with everything. Sorting out and making keep or discard decisions is such hard work, physically and emotionally. Lunch out treats are just the thing to lighten the spirits. Best wishes from Lincolnshire.

angryparsnip said...

Oh My Goodness, that is one beautiful cuddle baby ! Wonderful photo.
Sorting out stuff is very tiring but I am so happy to hear you are sleeping better.
Lunch and walk abouts sound so lovely for me. As much as your friend are taking you out, I think you are giving them back as much as they are giving you. A change to slow down and enjoy a few hours with a friend.
How is Tess and the chickens ?
Also blog when you can but know how much so many of your followers enjoy your posts.

cheers, parsnip

A Brit in Tennessee said...

She's a gorgeous baby, I'm sure she brings you lots of happiness :)
I think it's good that you are filling your days with friends and keeping busy, sleeping early is a good thing.
Maybe I missed it, but did you say you are moving away from the farm ?
I can understand, completely.
Stay well, and hope your days are becoming easier.
Hugs,
~Jo

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Sounds like a lovely day, it is getting greyer by the second here and I have cricket nets shortly. I too seem to be feeling tired, I was exhausted yesterday and today. Too much running and cricket!

Marty Damon said...

That is one beautiful baby. No one ever admits it, but not all babies are cute!!

lynda said...

I am so glad you are busy with friends, walks, and meals out, along with all of the " must do's"....
The baby is beautiful, and a nice reminder that life goes on, and you have things to look forward to!!!

Bovey Belle said...

She's SUCH a sweet wee thing, and lovely knitted cardi. I am glad that you are coping and getting some pleasure from life. Farm accounts not much fun, but a necessary evil. That walk with Tess and your friend sounded wonderful. Envious of your Red Poll spotting.

Frugal in Derbyshire said...

Love the daisy behind her ear. What a lovely cuddlesome baby.
Gillx

Rachel said...

Best wishes. The baby is growing.x

Heather said...

There is so much to sort out, isn't there? Glad you get out for relaxation with your friends. Your great grand-daughter is a beauty - such lovely eyes.

Sue said...

You must be very busy sorting everything out, you are coping so well. What a beautiful great grand daughter. Love the daisy!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

So happy you have been getting out and about. I was interested to read we have the very same birds here. And yes that little child is an angel for sure!

justjill said...

Beautiful baby. I used to knit and I believe one of my hats is still going the rounds of my grandchildren. I have never seen a Jay. Paperwork sometimes is a necessary evil keeping you grounded. A good nights sleep has to be a plus. Good friends and a lunch another plus. Hope some just me time is in there to bring you to rights too. xxx

Jennifer Hays said...

What a beautiful baby. She has such huge eyes! I love the sweater, you did a great job. You're a lovely great-grandmother.

Iris said...

That little girl is a cutie! If she was mine, I would certainly appreciate the time and effort that you put into knitting something for her. I think that is very caring of you. But now I will have to go and try to get the image of Mr. Yorkshire Pudding's beige underpants out of my head. I might have to sit in a corner for a little while and hum to myself to get over it. (Wink, wink!)

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

That is a beautiful baby in a beautiful sweater.

Virginia said...

What a little sweetie! A bonnie lass, and a very useful cardigan Pat.
I'm so glad you're going out when you get the opportunity, and not letting the To DO list get on top of you! It's a good sign that you're sleeping well, and of course the warmer weather will make you and Tess enjoy your outings more too.
Take care.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Such a lovely little girl! I am amazed that she can sit up so well already!I'm sure she is a joy for all who know her!

Jennifer said...

She's a little cutie pie!

Gail, northern California said...

Precious baby with her little furrowed brow.

thelma said...

She is a 'daisy' of a baby, gorgeous. Enjoy your lunches out, just be careful when you are sorting things out not to throw everything away. There is nothing worse a couple of years later wandering round lost looking for a book that is no longer there!

Alphie Soup said...

She IS lovely, beautiful eyes and the daisy behind the ear adds the finishing touch.
Weaver Pat, I couldn't help but laugh when I read the words, your friend persuaded you to go to lunch. Persuaded. Really? I'm laughing again....

Alphie

Countryside Tales said...

Sweet little tot and what a lovely cardi. Great to hear about all the birds.

Tom Stephenson said...

She's got your eyes!

Barbara Womack said...

Oh, my goodness! What an adorable baby!
And, how very special for her to have a great-grandmother to knit things for her.
I'm glad to hear that your friends are persuading you to take advantage of pleasant diversions amidst the difficult tasks of sorting through and moving on.
Thinking of you...

Linda Metcalf said...

What a beauty! And the cardigan is pretty nice too!

Elizabeth said...

Yes, she is a very bonny baby!
and the cardi is excellent too.
What delight the little ones bring us!

Gwil W said...

Pat, you left a comment on Simon's Cream Cracker blog about his civil war photos and it reminded me of the time I was walking on a quiet country lane not far from Kirkby Lonsdale when I suddenly heard an explosions and saw smoke. When the smoke cleared I saw a lot of Germans in military grey uniforms in a field. One was a messenger on a motorbike. I looked around for anybody else on the road. But I was alone. It was a strange feeling. My first reaction was that I'd somehow time-travelled. But it turned out to be somebody making a film. I was quite relieved, I can tell you.

Acornmoon said...

Beautiful baby, I am sure your creations will be treasured. X

Jenny said...

Gorgeous indeed and so lovely to see a little one wearing handknits, such a good start in life.