First of all I would like to say hello to Sue in Suffolk who has just discovered my blog, welcome Sue.
This post is a bit of a mishmash, lots of random things have filled my life this week so hope you won't be bored reading about my day to day activities. On Monday I baked some cakes which I have to say did not last very long! Three menfolk in the house means they get consumed very quickly!
One was a tangy lemon cake and the other a dark Jamaican ginger cake, both of these moist sticky cakes are proving to be firm favourites. Of course as I am following the Slimming World program not one piece was consumed by me - feeling virtuous!
Talking of Slimming World, I am still in the zone, another 1.5 lbs lost this week so in total that makes 1 st 5.5 lbs, hoping for another 1.5 lbs next week to get my 1.5 stone award - keep your fingers crossed for me.
In between being at work for two days I have managed some crocheting. I have started making a baby blanket for a work colleague who is expecting a little boy and have continued with my Cottage Squares. I have printed of the pattern for part 4 of the Lilypond blanket but haven't made a start yet, will attempt to start that over the weekend.
There are so many crochet ideas in my head at the moment, just need more time to sit down and put them into practice. I am a bit of a serial starter and tend to have far too many projects on the go at once! I am also taking part in Winwick Mum's sock along but am falling behind with that one, I am at the point where I need to pick up stitches and I hate that part so am finding any excuse to put off doing it. Hopefully I will get back to it next week as it is half term so should have more time to get back on schedule.
I joined my friends from the Knitty Natter group that I attend to go and see an amateur musical production of Pride and Prejudice last evening, one of our members was in the cast playing Charlotte Lucas, a fun evening and a brilliant production.
I haven't been able to do so much walking this week as I have had a painful foot but have managed a couple of gentle strolls at Rooksbury Mill. Sorry if I am boring you with photos from this location but we cannot keep away, it changes almost day on day and we always see something of interest, here are a selection of images from this week. We were lucky to see two water voles, they can be somewhat elusive so it is always a treat when we spot them. Lots of babies in evidence this week as well, ducklings cygnets, moorhen chicks and one lone coot chick.
I hope you have enjoyed my mishmash post, will be back soon with more ramblings.