Friday, 21 September 2018

Five

Hello

Thanks for visiting.

Here's an eclectic mix for you!

1.  Time to celebrate becoming a grandparent!  So exciting, so proud, so wonderful.  Coincidentally the local garden centre sent us a voucher for a cream tea, how did they know!



2. Wokingham residents can now visit their shops without going round a maze of roadworks although there's still much to finish off.  The paving looks so light and extensive, as if it's been snowing!



3.  I've used my Knitting Swede Blue Faced Leicester wool to make a shawl. I used an easy pattern by Polly from Every Trick on the Hook called Mimic which uses moss stitch and v-stitch.  There was just about enough wool and I was pleased that the two different colour wools went so well together.






4. Isn't it amazing that Harry Potter has been around for 20 years.  I can very well remember buying the first book at a school book fair and we've never looked back.  I have gone on to enjoy J. K. Rowling's Robert Galbraith novels and am looking forward to reading the new Cormoran Strike book -Lethal White - which should be out now.



5.  With just the two of us at home on a regular basis,  I've stopped using the dishwasher in favour of washing up when I'm listening to The Archers on the radio.  It soon gets done and the amount of water used is cut down considerably.  Even better Mr CK takes over at the weekends!



Have a great weekend.

Cheerio

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations, such a wonderful event to celebrate. The afternoon tea looked amazing.

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    1. Thank you. The afternoon tea was great, only £12 for both of us.

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  2. What lovely news. Congratulations! Love the shawl too. Must admit when it’s just the two of us we hand wash as well. Have a good weekend. B x

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  3. Oh, congratulations, how wonderful. I have Lethal White reserved at the library I'm number thirty six in the queue! Your shawl is lovely:)

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    1. Thank you. 36!!! You might be able to read it by next year! 😊

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  4. Congratulations on becoming a grandparent. We use our dishwasher once a week to keep the seals from drying out. That happened in our last house and we had to replace the seals.

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    1. Thank you. That's a good idea, I'd better have a look at our seals. 😊

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  5. A happy five. Love the shawl, the tea and cakes outing, the mention of the new Cormoran Strike novel, washingup/listening to the radio plan, Wokingham's Market Place makeover coming to an end - hope that proves successful - and to know you are new grandparent. Congratulations! Wishing you a relaxing weekend.

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    1. Thank you. It's really raining hard at the moment, I might have to start another book! 😊

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  6. I haven't been to Wokingham since the renovations were finished, its been very controversil hasn't it,but I am keeping an open mind. Hard to believe HP has been around for 20 yrs. I too remember buying that first book. Who knew how big a franchise it would become!
    Jillxo

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    1. It hasn't been worth going into Wokingham really but maybe it will start to perk up now. I was glad to hear that the Grays farm is still going to be there until 2022. x

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  7. Congratulations on becoming grandparents! Those little ones mean so much. Hard to believe HP has been around that long. Makes me feel old!

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    1. Thanks Lorrie, it's so amazing. Harry Potter, meanwhile, stays so young!

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