Friday, 16 August 2019

Five Loose Ends

Hello

Welcome 😊

My five this week tie up a few loose ends from previous posts.

1.  Have you looked at the Instagram feed for the #grannysquareday2019?  Over 5000 posts were received showing a colourful granny square!  I've updated my post from yesterday to show some of the virtual blankets that have been made from them.  The Simply Crochet website gives suggestions for how to create your own virtual blanket from all the squares.



2.  I've made two extra Pages on the blog which you can see at the top left of the blog, these are links to my posts about Cathedrals and a list of books I've read since starting the blog, which I hope will be useful.


I might add to both of these pages as the weeks go by.

3.  Books - this week's reading has included these two.

 

I wouldn't recommend this book even though I have enjoyed others by this Author.  It started off ok but took a nosedive and turned out rather flat.  The characters had no depth.


Another mystery for Simon Serrailler set in a backdrop of dementia, motor neurone disease and assisted death.

4.  I've been back to Wallingford in search of a line of my ancestors and have been taken back in time at the Museum there which is full of old photos of the town years ago.  Could my Great Great Grandfather be staring back at me?  You never know but there was no conclusive evidence. No photos were allowed to be taken there though

5.  With such a rainy week and more rain to come this weekend, we're glad of the sunshine captured by our ripe garden tomatoes now ready and waiting to be eaten raw or as a topping to some pesto toast.


I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Cheerio

12 comments:

  1. I haven't looked at the granny square feed, I shall do that though, the blanket looks so much fun with all the different squares. I'm absolutely fascinated with genealogy, it's amazing what we can find out about our ancestors, even after such a long time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's really colourful and well worth a look, amazing what you can do with a short length of wool! It is fascinating going back through the years seeing the coincidences ofpeople meeting and moving.

      Delete
  2. Wonderfully creative squares! I hope you find some interesting information about your Wallingford family history connection. Wallingford is a pleasant place to visit as far as I remember. Thanks for the links on your side bar.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wallingford is such a pretty place, U'll be taking you down memory lane next week!

      Delete
  3. Lovely five. those ripe tomatoes look wonderful. I find family history fascinating and the photographs in the museum sound intriguing, you never know when you see photos of town events or street scenes of places your ancestors lived if they might be there amongst the crowd:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes I thought that too. It's all a big mystery! 😊

      Delete
  4. Your garden tomatoes look wonderful :)

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jan. The plants are really, really tall, I'm expecting a giant to come down any minute!

      Delete
  5. I like your new quick links, it has reminded me I must update by blogspot blog too! I'm in two bookclubs these days, it is hard to keep up but we are always looking for ideas so that's great - thank you!
    Have a great week.
    Wren x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I expect you've got loads of book ideas, I'm quite a few years out of date! x

      Delete
  6. I haven't seen the granny square feed, but it looks colourful from the photo you've shared. Book ideas are always welcome here. Have a good week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Lorrie, I hope you are keeping well. Have fun. 😊

      Delete