Saturday, 3 March 2012

To Have Succeeded

To laugh often and love much:
To win respect of intelligent people
And the affection of children;
To earn the approbation of honest critics
And endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To give one's self;
To leave the world a little better,
Whether by a healthy child,
A garden patch,
Or redeemed social condition;
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm
And sung with exultation;
To know even one life has breathed easier
Because you have lived...
This is to have succeeded

Attributed to RWE

Friday, 2 March 2012

The hugely inspiring Andrew Harvey

This littlepiggy stays at home.........

 - as a rule; I rarely go anywhere much at the moment, but if/when I do, I shall be ready with my new lunch bag lol. Couldn't resist it!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Latest crochet project

I've just made a start on this:

- from the lovely Attic24 blog I love her crochet, so vibrant and lively.
In that pic there, I love the wee blocks used for the cushion beside the frilly one too, might have to give that a go too.
As you can see in the top photo, I've made a start; I now have to go up to the cabin and see what else I have in the lind of double knitting, whilst waiting for a mixed pack of wool from e-bay for this one. Can recommend her tutorials - plenty of photos and very clearly written.
I want and need more colour in my home, so am going for it! lol

Random pictures for a new month

My favourite handwhisk - the kitchen equivalent of a hand mower :)

Cake for a friend's visit - butter sponge with passion fruit and mango conserve filling

Bob and Elsie go walk about lol

Caught in the act - this is Dude, the hen I hatched  the year before last; she's a lovely hen, very feisty, loves people :)

Monday, 27 February 2012


Knitted for the grandson of a friend  - a happy wee frog :)