Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Knitting Paradise UK Secret Swap

Today I received a lovely box of goodies from my 'swap partner' in Wales including three balls of variegated cotton, hand-knitted dish cloth, doggie treats (for Roxy), notebook, M&M's and face cream. It was a lovely treat and I'm already designing a summer sweater using the lovely yarn.
I hope the recipient of my parcel will be as happy as me!

Snowy views 20.01.2013

 Very pretty but I'm glad it has all cleared now! The last week has been very changeable wind, rain, sleet, but today, despite a cloudy and showery start, the sky is a beautiful blue and the sun is shining. There are lots of spring shoots coming through and I'm hoping it will soon be gardening weather!

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Friday, 18 January 2013

A Winter Walk in the Park

First signs of Spring? A frosty morning walk in Hampden Park on Wednesday. A Robin singing among the early blossoms. Icy waterfalls between frosty banks. Inquisitive squirrels and ducks ready to start nesting. The Decoy Lake was very tranquil and I felt very relaxed watching the water fowl on a beautiful winter day with the warm sun trying to melt the frost. Who would have guessed that two days later we would have snow!!