As a family we try to spend as much time as we can outdoors. Fresh air blows away a multitude of niggly arguments between sisters or frustrations of busy parents. Today for example, we had a rare non-windy day up here on the ridge so we set off across the field for some outdoor time.We headed for our much neglected cabin. When we were building our house, we used it to sleep in at weekends but we haven't been in it since early May. There has just been too much to do to move in.
Sunday, 29 November 2020
Sunday, 22 November 2020
A seasonal make for you today, a warm lined pinafore with a more formal edge than the usual bib and braces pinafore style.
Tuesday, 17 November 2020
A last tour round our house while it still looks nice a new. Our house is so well insulated that we couldn't even sleep in our bed with my quilt called 'Lucky' on until late October. The underfloor heating has only just come on!
Just off the side of her room is a little desk area which looks out onto the landing. An ideal place to do your homework but shout if you get stuck.
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Admiring - Autumnal garden and hedgerow colour in my newly sewn leggings and roll neck top. This is my new neighbours garden, not mine!
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
This copy of the Times Atlas was my Great Grand Fathers. There is not a date in it but it would be from the late 1800's. Unfortunately it has seen better days and is beyond repair, somewhere along its loft life it has been gnawed at by mice.
One sheet in particular drew my attention because there was a little pencil circle around Bombay, now Mumbai. My dad worked there throughout the 1980's and this is where he must have shown his father where he had been on business. Remember, this was before the internet so the only way my dad could show his father was to get out 'his' fathers atlas and point it out for him. I love that they used the family atlas to share information.
The grey quarry tiles on the floor were in the field which my dad or grandad must have collected. Another week later, I found two boxes of white tiles in the shed and hey presto! free tiles for the toilet. It felt very luxurious to buy the full toilet unit but it fits exactly on the end wall and means the door can open freely.